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September 16, 2019

There are answers on gun violence

This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman. Reprinted with permission. Fifty-six years ago, Bob Dylan sang , “How many deaths will it take till he knows that too many people have died?” The answers, it seems, are still blowing in...
November 5, 2018
Tree of Life

Voters have a chance to protect America's Tree of Life

This article originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman. Reprinted with permission. Imagine sitting quietly with your family and friends in your house of worship, a place of peace. Then, a horror beyond belief strikes. Your prayers are shattered...
June 1, 2018

Gun Violence Awareness Day: Wear Orange Events

June 2nd is National Gun Violence Awareness Day and this weekend there are #WearOrange events scheduled across the country. Wear Orange events are an effort to raise awareness about gun violence and a way to honor victims and survivors. Below is a list of...
August 3, 2016
I Support Gun Free Classrooms

Pack the Courtroom: Books not Bullets

Despite opposition from professors, students, and police, Texas’ controversial campus carry law went into effect Monday, making it legal to carry guns into college classrooms and dorms. But Texans are fighting back. Several weeks ago, three UT professors...
January 22, 2013

What's Really in Your Tea, Ted?

In case you missed it last Sunday, Senator Ted Cruz was on Meet The Press. In just 20 minutes, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) declared on national TV the following: 1) That the "gun show loophole" does not exist: “You know, there actually isn’t the so-called...
January 17, 2013

Calling All Assault Weapon Carrying Yankees

On Tuesday, New York became the first state since the Newtown shooting to pass significant common sense gun violence legislation . But don't worry New Yorkers, there's a place where you can keep your AK-47 next to your bed without dealing with pesky...
August 2, 2012

Demand A Plan to End Gun Violence

Since the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado just 13 days ago, 455 Americans have been murdered with guns . While the media continues to analyze every possible motive of the gunman in Aurora, our elected officials continue to ignore the the real issue -...
July 1, 2012

Stand Your Ground Defense Fails In Raul Rodriguez Trial

On June 13, 2012, Raul Rodriguez was convicted of fatally shooting his unarmed neighbor , Kelly Danaher, during a 2010 altercation in Houston. Rodriguez now faces life in prison. According to a report from the Huffington Post on June 14th: Rodriguez was...