Congressman Gregory W. Meeks Reintroduces Investor Choice Against Gun Proliferation Act

Washington, DC – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05) reintroduced the Investor Choice Against Gun Proliferation Act. In recent years, mass shootings have prompted many companies to sever ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA). This bill would require public companies to disclose their financial relationships with manufacturers, dealers and other entities in the gun industry, to increase transparency and help investors make informed decisions. “While common sense gun reform has languished in the partisan halls of Congress, American consumers and investors have taken action into their own hands by boycotting or divesting from companies tied to the gun industry. My

Congressional Black Caucus Calls Out NRA President Meadows For Attack on Rep. Lucy McBath

As reported in the news, during an interview with Marietta Daily Journal on May 5, 2019, NRA President Carolyn Meadows stated CBC Member Congresswoman Lucy McBath won her congressional seat because she is a “minority female.” Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement in response: “Let’s be clear, NRA President Carolyn Meadows’ recent comment regarding Congresswoman McBath is nothing more than the same old rhetoric from decades of racially charged scare tactics,” said Chairwoman Bass. “The NRA’s pro-gun agenda still remains overwhelmingly unpopular with the American people. For years the NRA has turned its back on Black

Los Angeles Blocked Access to 3D Printers to Make Deadly Plastic Guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump came under heavy pressure Tuesday to block blueprints for 3D printers to make deadly plastic guns, stepping into the dispute after his administration agreed to allow plans for guns that could be easy to conceal and difficult to trace. Trump tweeted he was “looking into” the issue and consulting with the National Rifle Association. The election-year headache is a problem of the administration’s own making. After a years-long court battle, the State Department in late June settled a case against a Texas company that wants to provide directions that would allow people to computer-print

WATCH: Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Calls for Suspension of Stand Your Ground Law

Tallahassee mayor  and candidate for FL Governor Andrew Gillum has called for current Governor Rick Scott to issue an Executive Order and suspend the controversial “Stand your Ground” law. In 2012, the law garnered world-wide attention when George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin and was found not guilty of the racist crime because of the law. Watch the mayor call for the executive order at a recent press conference.

Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

Pear said the number of gun homicides involving Black male victims dropped 32 percent from the peak in 2005 at 47 per 100,000 people to 31 per 100,000 in 2015. The homicide rate for Hispanic male victims was 6.7 per 100,000 in 2015, a 38 percent decline from its peak of 10.8 per 100,000 in 2005.

When Children are Forced to Protect Themselves 2018 Vote for Your Lives

The assaults on the 16 students and one school staff member represent the fifth school shooting in 2018. It also marks the 187th school shooting since April 20, 1999; 18 years ago, at 11:19 a.m. when 13 people were killed and 20 were injured in a similar attack. While the latest shootings garnered outrage across the globe, young people in African American communities were reminded of the everyday gun violence that riddles homes and doorsteps in poor communities on a daily basis with little or no fanfare.