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350 or bust: The Day After Newton

One failed attempt at a shoe bomb, and we all take off our shoes at the airport; 31 school shootings since Columbine, and no change in our regulation of guns…- John Oliver * This is a quote taken from Dr King’s eulogy for the children killed in the Birmingham Alabama Baptist church bombing in 1963. [...]

Song of the Watermelon: Mass Shootings by the Numbers

Over three-quarters of the firearms used to carry out mass shootings in the United States since 1982 were obtained legally. How on Earth can there not be a national discussion on gun control?

And to those gun advocates who say that tragedy ought not to be politicized, that we need to wait a respectful amount of time before debating such contentious issues as gun control (but who don’t object when such violence is attributed to the absence of God from public schools), I will point out that there have so far been sixteen mass shootings in the United States

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