Gun Violence

Gun Violence

Dick’s Sporting Goods Announces Plans to Immediately Stop Selling Assault Weapons

Dick's Sporting Goods
National
Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack announced the chain would immediately stop selling assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, and that it would not sell guns to anyone under the age of 21, regardless of local laws. ...
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Fenway Institute: Gun Violence is an LGBT Public Health Issue

Health
The Fenway Institute says gun violence poses a substantial threat to the health of the LGBT community, and urges the community to join the movement to enact a reasonable gun control agenda in the United States. ...
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Final Call for Pulse Victims Fund, Sept. 12 Last Day to File

Thousands converged at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando to remember those lost in the mass shooting on Sunday. Speakers declared, “We are stronger than fear. Love will conquer hate. Orlando united!” Andy Campbell/HuffPost
National
Donations for the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund will continue to be accepted until 5 p.m. EST on Friday, September 23. ...
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Orlando’s Stephanie Murphy Receives LGBT Gun Reform PAC Endorsement

Stephanie Murphy/Orlando Politics
Politics
Pride Fund to End Gun Violence PAC announces its first candidate endorsement since its formation in the wake of the Orlando Pulse nightclub mass shooting. ...
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Glenn Close Makes the Largest Donation in Central Florida Mental Health History

Glenn Close/Mental Health Association of Central Florida
Entertainment
Close gave the organization $75,000 during her keynote speech for MHACF’s 5th Annual Legacy of Champions Luncheon. ...
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Seattle Women’s Pride Promises to Combat Hate with Love This Saturday

Seattle #weareorlando vigil on Capitol Hill
Local
Seattle Women’s Pride has issued an update to their upcoming Pride party in Seattle. The message is clear: the show will go on - and be bigger than ever. ...
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Senator Murray Calls for Congress to Act on Gun Violence

Students and faculty stand on a playing field outside Marysville-Pilchuck High School following a shooting at the school. Photo: Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times
Politics
Murray referenced gun-related tragedies at Seattle Pacific University and Marysville-Pilchuck High School and urged Congress to listen to American people. ...
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