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My Daughter was Killed on Live Television. I will do Whatever it Takes to End Gun Violence

Posted August 31st, 2015 at 12:47 pm (UTC-4)
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In recent years we have witnessed similar tragedies unfold on TV: the shooting of a congresswoman in Arizona, the massacre of schoolchildren in Connecticut and of churchgoers in South Carolina. We have to ask ourselves: What do we need to do to stop this insanity? In my case, the answer is: “Whatever it takes.”

Andy Parker: Welcome to the Parents of Children Killed by Guns Club

Posted August 28th, 2015 at 4:12 pm (UTC-4)
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So from one grieving father to another, Andy, I share your grief and mourn your loss. I know what you are feeling. You are not alone. Welcome to the heartbreaking club that no one wants to be a part of.  

Why There is No Viable Solution to America’s Gun Problem

Posted August 28th, 2015 at 10:40 am (UTC-4)
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Hand an automatic weapon to a civilized human being, and no one will end up dead. Yet the United States is a place where a not-insignificant number of people, when given access to deadly weapons, make a choice to use them for murder, often multiple murders …