Saturday, June 18, 2016

News you can share: an important new study on gun laws, clean air vindication, and more

Organizing for Action

Diane, you're one of the best messengers we've got in this movement. Here's some recommended reading that's easy to share.

48 people were shot during yesterday's 15-hour filibuster on gun control
Vox // Zachary Crockett and Javier Zarracina

Yesterday, in an effort to force legislative action on gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy staged a 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor. It lasted from 11 am Wednesday through 2 am Thursday, eventually ending with the GOP agreeing to vote on a gun control bill. As politicians recounted stories of gun violence before the Senate, there were 38 shootings that killed 12 people and injured 36 more across America.

Study Calls Snub of Obama's Supreme Court Pick Unprecedented
The New York Times // Adam Liptak

In every one of the 103 earlier Supreme Court vacancies, the professors wrote, the president was able to both nominate and appoint a replacement with the Senate's advice and consent.

America doesn't have more crime than other rich countries. It just has more guns.
Vox // Zack Beauchamp

Why does the US have such a high rate of gun murders, by far the highest in the developed world? Is it because of guns, or is there something else going on? Maybe America is just more prone to crime, say, because of income inequality or cultural differences?

Supreme Court rejects case challenging key White House air pollution regulation
The Washington Post // Brady Dennis

The Supreme Court on Monday left intact a key Obama administration environmental regulation, refusing to take up an appeal from 20 states to block rules that limit the emissions of mercury and other harmful pollutants that are byproducts of burning coal.

A huge international study of gun control finds strong evidence that it actually works
Vox // Zack Beauchamp

The authors are careful to note that their findings do not conclusively prove that gun restrictions reduce gun deaths. However, they did find a compelling trend whereby new restrictions on gun purchasing and ownership tended to be followed by a decline in gun deaths.

Study: Repealing ObamaCare would increase uninsured by 24M
The Hill // Peter Sullivan

The study from the Urban Institute finds that 14.5 million fewer people would have coverage through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program and 8.8 million fewer people would have individual private coverage like that offered on the health law's marketplaces. Another 700,000 fewer people would have health insurance through their jobs.

The Boston Globe

In this country, the federal government limits duck hunters to weapons that carry only three shells, to protect the duck population. But you can buy an assault weapon in seven minutes and an unlimited number of bullets to fire with it.

If you're not interested in receiving these Truth Team updates, just let us know.

This movement is powered by small-dollar donations from organizers across the country. Chip in today to help keep it going.

Paid for by Organizing for Action

Contributions or gifts to Organizing for Action are not tax deductible.

This email was sent to:
If that is not your preferred email address, you can update your information here. We believe that emails are a vital way to stay in direct contact with supporters. Click here if you'd like to unsubscribe from these messages.
Organizing for Action, P.O. Box 618120 Chicago, IL 60661

No comments:

Post a Comment