Gun safety – Gonv http://gonv.org/ Sat, 27 Nov 2021 10:59:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://gonv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-3-120x120.png Gun safety – Gonv http://gonv.org/ 32 32 Gun buyback promotes gun safety and mental health awareness – Scot Scoop News https://gonv.org/gun-buyback-promotes-gun-safety-and-mental-health-awareness-scot-scoop-news/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 18:42:11 +0000 https://gonv.org/gun-buyback-promotes-gun-safety-and-mental-health-awareness-scot-scoop-news/ Content Warning: This article mentions suicide and contains other content that may provoke some readers. In order to provide a safe space for gun owners to dispose of their firearms, San Mateo County is organizing a gun buyback event next month. The redemption event, scheduled for December 11 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1000 […]]]>

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In order to provide a safe space for gun owners to dispose of their firearms, San Mateo County is organizing a gun buyback event next month.

The redemption event, scheduled for December 11 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1000 Skyway Rd. in San Carlos, strives to get guns off the streets and promote gun safety, as gun owners receive financial compensation for each gun they put back.

The event will accept any firearm, from handgun to shotgun, assault weapons and ghost weapons. It will also be completely anonymous.

Danielle Lacampagne, co-chair of Citizens for a Firearms Buyback in San Mateo County, explained why she created this type of event in 2018. For her, the focus is more on stopping suicides than on the prevention of mass shootings.

“I have been a parent of children who grew up with lockdown drills and watched the news about mass shootings and worried about that. In addition, I am a social worker and I certainly know a lot about the risk of suicide by firearms, ”said Lacampagne. “[In our county], firearm suicides account for about 74% of all firearm deaths. They are all equally tragic, but the prevalence of gun suicides outweighs the prevalence of homicides in our county. “

When Lacampagne first attempted to host this event in 2018, she worked with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department. She explained that her group was in charge of raising money to pay for the guns, while the sheriff’s department took care of everything else.

“[San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos said he would] do it all for it, advertise it, run it, send officers, find a place but don’t donate money for guns. He said, “You have to raise $ 75,000,” Lacampagne said.

Instead of raising $ 75,000, Lacampagne raised $ 140,000 and used $ 125,000 of that funding for the three previous buyouts in 2018 and 2019.

According to the data presented in the San Mateo County Supervisory Board meeting on November 16, the three redemptions collected more than 1,000 firearms.

Additionally, the supervisory board recently granted the group funding for additional buyout events, allowing a total of five buyout events through the end of 2023. The first event would be the December 11 event. The plan is that for the next two years there will be a buyout event twice a year, once in the spring and another during the holiday season, focusing on different parts of the county.

Lacampagne noted that a greater number of redemption events would benefit the community, as a stable event would be an additional safety net.

“[It would be] a safety precaution to have it regularly so that people expect [that service] is available to rid your home of something that could be potentially dangerous, ”said Lacampagne.

While a gun buyback event will help reduce the number of guns in the region, some believe governments should take additional steps to help reduce gun violence. Samantha Kim, junior and president of the Students Demand Action Club, which works to raise awareness of gun violence and prevention, proposed additional measures that may coincide with the buyout event.

“I think buyouts, along with other gun violence prevention methods, including red flag laws and universal background checks, can be effective, but it has to be. [part of] a bigger plan, ”Kim said.

Regarding the mental health crisis, Seona Sherman, a senior, noted that while gun buyback was part of the solution, it would also be beneficial to have other education services. in mental health.

“I think any support and any system that can be put in place is beneficial, but that does not remove the problem, because just because you have no more guns does not mean that you cannot do anything. to do, that kind of takes away a method, ”Sherman said.“ I think [another way is by]by creating events or programs that deal directly with mental health and helping to change mentalities and making it clear that this is a problem we can talk about. “

Responding to some of these concerns, Lacampagne highlighted the steps taken at these events to promote gun safety and mental health awareness.

“We’re giving away free weapon trigger locks to people who know [other gun owners], or if they have another weapon at home, ”Lacampagne said. “We distribute suicide prevention brochures with the suicide hotline number because some people tell us they have someone in their house who is suicidal. “

I think anytime you can give information or potentially start a conversation it can help someone feel less alone.

– Danielle Lacampagne

In addition, Sherman described other ways the county could provide mental health support to those in need.

“We need to end this stigma against mental illness and figure out how you can take care of yourself,” Sherman said. “Finding solutions is such a huge thing, and I know it’s idealistic, but I think offering free therapy [would be helpful], but it’s so hard to do with government funding.

While gun buybacks are not the complete solution, Lacampagne noted that events like these help spread awareness and allow people to support their loved ones.

Lacampagne said: “I think any time you can give information, or potentially start a conversation, it can help someone feel less alone.”


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Gun Safety Expert Shares Tips With Parents https://gonv.org/gun-safety-expert-shares-tips-with-parents/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 00:07:00 +0000 https://gonv.org/gun-safety-expert-shares-tips-with-parents/ HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Even if you don’t have a gun in your home, chances are someone you know does. Children may come in contact with a firearm at a neighbor’s house, play with friends, or in other circumstances beyond their parents’ control. Brian Lucas, a gun safety expert who teaches concealed carry classes, explains […]]]>

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Even if you don’t have a gun in your home, chances are someone you know does. Children may come in contact with a firearm at a neighbor’s house, play with friends, or in other circumstances beyond their parents’ control.

Brian Lucas, a gun safety expert who teaches concealed carry classes, explains that gun safety begins with a conversation between parents and children.

“As the owner of a firearm, we have a responsibility to ensure that that weapon does not fall into the wrong hands while we are using it or storing it,” Lucas said.

He recommends establishing ground rules. The first is to never touch a child with a gun until he or she has asked permission and a trusted adult is there with them.

To help start the conversation, Lucas recommends that parents check out the NRA’s Eddie Eagle Program to discuss the four safety tips in depth.

“As soon as a kid starts to get interested in guns, enroll them in a gun safety course,” Lucas said.

If you have a gun at home, be sure to:

  • Keep the weapon unloaded and locked in a cabinet, safe, gun chest, or storage case.
  • Lock bullets in a separate area from the gun.
  • Consider using a pistol lock (a lock that prevents the pistol from firing).
  • Hide the keys (or password) of the locked storage.

If you keep a gun at home, keep the gun unloaded and locked with the bullets locked up and stored separately.

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Cast explains gun safety precautions on set https://gonv.org/cast-explains-gun-safety-precautions-on-set/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 12:11:26 +0000 https://gonv.org/cast-explains-gun-safety-precautions-on-set/ Two scenes from the finale of “One of Us Is Lying” feature a character pointing a gun at people. Insider spoke to several “One of Us Is Lying” cast about gun safety in Hollywood. Warning: Major spoilers ahead for the season finale of “One of Us Is Lying”. Loading Something is loading. During the climactic […]]]>
  • Two scenes from the finale of “One of Us Is Lying” feature a character pointing a gun at people.
  • Insider spoke to several “One of Us Is Lying” cast about gun safety in Hollywood.
  • Warning: Major spoilers ahead for the season finale of “One of Us Is Lying”.

During the climactic final scenes of the first season of “One of Us Is Lying,” a new teenage drama from Peacock, the show’s true villain is finally revealed.

The psychological thriller, based on a book of the same name by Karen M. McManus, begins very innocently when five teenagers are held up. But the vibes of “The Breakfast Club” disappear when an allergic reaction kills Simon (Mark McKenna), the mind behind Bayview High’s gossip app, About That.

Simon doesn’t hide the fact that he runs the outrageous app, so a lot of people have motives for killing him. Children in custody are obvious suspects, so they must come together to clear their names and expose the real mastermind behind Simon’s murder.

Two of the most pivotal moments in the final episode, titled “One of Us Is Dead,” featured the real murderer, Jake (Barrett Carnahan), wielding a gun. First, he points one to Nate (Cooper van Grootel), Cooper (Chibuikem Uche) and Janae (Jessica McLeod) to let him into his room at the Halloween party.

Barrett Carnahan as Jake in "One of us is lying."

Barrett Carnahan as Jake in “One of Us Lies”.

Barrett Carnahan as Jake in “One of Us Lies”.


Later, in the woods, he takes turns aiming the gun at Cooper and Addy (Annalisa Cochrane) before a brawl ensues and Jake is fatally shot with his own weapon, setting up the mystery of season two since viewers don’t see who fired the gun.

Insider spoke to Carnahan, Cochrane and Uche on October 22, just a day after the fatal shooting on the set of Alec Baldwin’s movie “Rust” that resulted in the deaths of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel. Souza. The trio spoke about gun safety on their set and the changes they want to see in Hollywood going forward.

The cast were able to hold the propeller pistol whenever it was on set for a scene

Care was taken on set to ensure the weapon was safe to handle, the cast said – although Carnahan was the primary person handling the weapon.

Carnahan said the accessories department “constantly reminds us that this is not a real gun.”

“The hammer couldn’t even move back. The cannon was not a real cannon,” he continued. “There was no chamber. There was nothing inside. It was a completely fake pistol. For most of the scenes, we also had a rubber fake pistol.”

Annalisa Cochrane and Barrett Carnahan

Jake tried to disguise himself as the “perfect” boyfriend.

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The cast also got the chance to hold the prop pistol whenever it was on set. Carnahan said the prop department was “very open” to letting the actors pass the prop around so that they are comfortable with it during the scene, “just so everyone is aware” of it. that was used.

Uche told Insider that he appreciates that each actor has the chance to hold it and see it for themselves.

“Not once, but before every time the gun was brought on the shelf, you could see it so it wasn’t ‘Oh, well, when we did that yesterday it was empty’,” did he declare. “No, we had that assurance every time the gun was brought on set for the scene.”

‘A little mistake’ can cause tragedy, Cochrane said, calling for more conversations about safety on sets

While the cast of “One of Us Is Lying” felt safe every time a gun appeared on set, they recognized that the entertainment industry needed to continue to have conversations about the conditions on the set. tray.

“Safety is paramount,” Uche said.

Carnahan added “that there definitely needs to be more of a conversation going forward when it comes to using real guns on set. Whether it’s rubber, whether it’s a prop. , whether it is a real weapon, no matter what it should never be taken lightly. “

Cochrane pointed out that because the entertainment industry has followed certain practices for so many years, it is possible that many ensembles will “ignore” security checks because “you think you get it.”

“But a little mistake or some kind of lax effort, because nothing has happened in a while, is causing this horrible, horrible accident,” she said, referring to the October shoot on the set. of “Rust”.

Cochrane also referred to the recent threat of strike action by a union representing Hollywood crew members as evidence that safety conditions on set need to be improved.

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Jake tried to get Addy accused of murdering Simon.

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Employees (IATSE) and the Alliance of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP) reached a deal in October, preventing a strike by workers.

As senior Insider reporter Elaine Low and her colleague Francis Agustin reported, the union was working to improve “problematic working conditions in the industry”, including issues of wages, time off and labor. implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

A deal was reached between the Alliance of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP) and IATSE on Oct. 16, but Cochrane said talks should continue.

“They were just fighting over basic safety procedures and rules, so you could get home at night… after a 19 hour day on set. [and] you [won’t] falling asleep while driving, ”she said. “How do we not put human life above all else? Why does money pass over human life? “

The first season of “One of Us Is Lying” is available to stream now on Peacock.


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UW Health gives deer hunters tips on gun safety https://gonv.org/uw-health-gives-deer-hunters-tips-on-gun-safety/ Mon, 15 Nov 2021 14:57:00 +0000 https://gonv.org/uw-health-gives-deer-hunters-tips-on-gun-safety/ November 15, 2021 8:57 AM Posted: November 15, 2021 8:57 AM Update: November 15, 2021 5:01 PM MADISON, Wisconsin – With the armed deer hunting season opening on Saturday, UW Health is giving hunters tips on gun safety. “We always want to take precautions when it comes to COVID-19,” Dr. Jeff Pothof said in a […]]]>

MADISON, Wisconsin – With the armed deer hunting season opening on Saturday, UW Health is giving hunters tips on gun safety.

“We always want to take precautions when it comes to COVID-19,” Dr. Jeff Pothof said in a statement Monday, “and make sure we are aware of the safety of tree stands, the safety of guns to fire and our physical condition “.

Dr Pothof recommended getting vaccinated before going to the deer camp and staying home if you feel sick.

Those who are not vaccinated should wear a mask indoors and avoid being near others.

Dr Pothof also recommended that groups sharing a hunting lodge limit the number of people in the group to 10 or less.

Hunters also need to be mindful of their tree stands and make sure they are structurally sound. Always wear a safety harness when stepping onto the rack.

UW Health also encouraged hunters to remember gun safety rules.

Identify your target and what is behind it, and never shoot on a move in brush, over the crest of a hill, or towards buildings.

Always make sure there are no chambered cartridges when getting up or down from your shaft support.

Dr Pothof also urged hunters to consider their physical condition. According to UW Health, hunters have heart attacks every year due to overwork.


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Residents hope gun deaths decrease with Gun Safety Consortium https://gonv.org/residents-hope-gun-deaths-decrease-with-gun-safety-consortium/ Sun, 14 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://gonv.org/residents-hope-gun-deaths-decrease-with-gun-safety-consortium/ Reverend Willie Davis, senior pastor of Unseen Reality Ministries in Milwaukee, has had enough. Since he began his ministry, located at 2700 N. 54th St., he has seen pain and loss in his congregation. He consoled mothers whose sons attempted suicide with unsecured weapons. He organized services for young people who lost their lives due […]]]>

Reverend Willie Davis, senior pastor of Unseen Reality Ministries in Milwaukee, has had enough.

Since he began his ministry, located at 2700 N. 54th St., he has seen pain and loss in his congregation. He consoled mothers whose sons attempted suicide with unsecured weapons. He organized services for young people who lost their lives due to gun violence.

He’s tired and he’s had enough.

“I don’t want to do any more funerals,” Davis said. “If we can save as many people as we can with smart weapons, with gun locks… let’s do it.”

He hopes the first step in the process will be for Milwaukee to join the Gun Safety Consortium, which includes a group of towns and villages across the country that are committing funds to research new gun safety measures. The group aims to bring together public funders to support research and procurement of new gun safety technologies.

The Common Council voted Nov. 2 for Milwaukee to join the Gun Safety Consortium, and Mayor Tom Barrett signed the resolution on Wednesday.

Davis is a member of Common Ground, a citizens’ group based in Southeastern Wisconsin that works to address social issues, such as gun violence. The gun safety group’s campaign, Don’t Stand By, brings together citizens, clergy and law enforcement to advocate for policies.

Members of the Milwaukee Police Department will begin testing 18 products that could help mitigate gun violence. Laura Vuchetich, East Siders member for Common Ground, said the immediate goal is to identify five or six of these products to use.

The effort could result in the conversion of normal firearms to smart weapons, which are weapons that require user ID to fire; cases that make the handling of weapons safer; geolocation devices; and anti-theft measures.

Although product testing for the new technologies will begin in December, it may take some time to see the effects. Rev. Robert Ater, associate pastor of Immanuel Presbyterian Church and a member of Common Ground, said Milwaukee will participate in the program for at least two years, based on its $ 10,000 contribution towards consortium membership.

Once the products have been tested, work begins to integrate them into the community. The effort is easier said than done: Many products cost over $ 100 on average, making them expensive for many gun owners. Cost considerations will make distributing these products more difficult than it is currently for less expensive efforts, like the gun locks distributed by the Office of Violence Prevention, Vuchetich said.

Common Ground members will also be responsible for engaging the community. Regarding convincing them of the importance, Davis said the plan is to let the stories of those affected speak for themselves.

“It’s the power of history,” Davis said. “We share the stories of families who have been hurt by senseless violence, by suicide.”

The stories also help keep those working on the project grounded.

“It depends on where we’re from, but we all have some kind of story that motivates us to find a solution and keep our eyes on that long horizon,” Vuchetich said.

Ater said the initiative goes beyond violent crime. Suicide accounted for about 70% of gun deaths in Wisconsin in 2019, he said. The initiative also hopes to reduce accidental gun deaths, especially among young children.

It can be difficult to attract so much attention for suicide gun deaths, Vuchetich said, because they are often less covered than violent crime.

“Suicides are silent,” Vuchetich said. “People don’t know them. It is not death or violence that creates fear.

The efforts could be critical, given the way guns are handled nationally. Less than 50% of guns are properly secured, Ater said. These efforts hope to find common ground between security advocates and the everyday gun owner.

“It’s a matter of life and death that we hear about every day,” Ater said.


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Residents hope gun deaths decrease with Milwaukee joining the Gun Safety Consortium https://gonv.org/residents-hope-gun-deaths-decrease-with-milwaukee-joining-the-gun-safety-consortium/ Fri, 12 Nov 2021 12:00:07 +0000 https://gonv.org/residents-hope-gun-deaths-decrease-with-milwaukee-joining-the-gun-safety-consortium/ Reverend Will Davis speaks at a press conference on Wednesday where Mayor Tom Barrett signed the resolution to make Milwaukee part of the Gun Safety Consortium. (Photo by Matt Martinez) Reverend Willie Davis, senior pastor of Unseen Reality Ministries in Milwaukee, has had enough. Since he began his ministry, located at 2700 N. 54e St., […]]]>

Reverend Will Davis speaks at a press conference on Wednesday where Mayor Tom Barrett signed the resolution to make Milwaukee part of the Gun Safety Consortium. (Photo by Matt Martinez)

Reverend Willie Davis, senior pastor of Unseen Reality Ministries in Milwaukee, has had enough.

Since he began his ministry, located at 2700 N. 54e St., he saw the pain and loss in his congregation. He consoled mothers whose sons attempted suicide with unsecured weapons. He organized services for young people who lost their lives due to gun violence.

He’s tired and he’s had enough.

“I don’t want to do any more funerals,” Davis said. “If we can save as many people as we can with smart weapons, with gun locks.” . . Let’s do it. “

He hopes the first step in the process will be for Milwaukee to join the Gun Safety Consortium, which includes a group of towns and villages across the country that are committing funds to research new gun safety measures. The group aims to bring together public funders to support research and procurement of new gun safety technologies.

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The Common Council voted Nov. 2 to have Milwaukee join the Gun Safety Consortium, and Mayor Tom Barrett signed the resolution on Wednesday.

Davis is a member of Common Ground, a citizens’ group based in Southeastern Wisconsin that works to address social issues, such as gun violence. The gun safety group’s campaign, Don’t Stand By, brings together citizens, clergy and law enforcement to advocate for policies.

Reverend Robert Ater is demonstrating smart weapons technology that will be tested by the Milwaukee Police Department at a press conference on Wednesday. (Photo by Matt Martinez)

Members of the Milwaukee Police Department will begin testing 18 products that could help mitigate gun violence. Laura Vuchetich, East Siders member for Common Ground, said the immediate goal is to identify five or six of these products to use.

The effort could result in the conversion of normal firearms to smart weapons, that is, weapons that require user ID to fire; cases that make the handling of weapons safer; geolocation devices; and anti-theft measures.

Although product testing for the new technologies will begin in December, it may take some time to see the effects. Rev. Robert Ater, associate pastor of Immanuel Presbyterian Church and a member of Common Ground, said Milwaukee will participate in the program for at least two years, based on its $ 10,000 contribution towards consortium membership.

Once the products have been tested, work begins to integrate them into the community. The effort is easier said than done: Many products cost over $ 100 on average, making them expensive for many gun owners. Cost considerations will make distributing these products more difficult than it is currently for less expensive efforts, like the pistol locks distributed by the Office of Violence Prevention, Vuchetich said.

Common Ground members will also be responsible for engaging the community. Regarding convincing them of the importance, Davis said the plan is to let the stories of those affected speak for themselves.

“It’s the power of history,” Davis said. “We share the stories of families who have been hurt by senseless violence, by suicide. “

The stories also help keep those working on the project grounded.

“It depends on where we’re from, but we all have some kind of story that motivates us to find a solution and keep our eyes on that long horizon,” Vuchetich said.

Ater said the initiative goes beyond violent crime. Suicide accounted for about 70% of gun deaths in Wisconsin in 2019, he said. The initiative also hopes to reduce accidental gun deaths, especially among young children.

It can be difficult to bring so much attention to suicide gun deaths, Vuchetich said, because they are often less covered than violent crime.

“Suicides are silent,” Vuchetich said. “People don’t know them. It is not death or violence that creates fear.

The efforts could be critical, given the way guns are handled nationally. Less than 50% of guns are properly secured, Ater said. These efforts hope to find common ground between security advocates and the everyday gun owner.

“It’s a matter of life and death that we hear about every day,” Ater said.


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Firearms Security Group files alleging NRA coordinated with Ron Johnson and Josh Hawley campaigns https://gonv.org/firearms-security-group-files-alleging-nra-coordinated-with-ron-johnson-and-josh-hawley-campaigns/ https://gonv.org/firearms-security-group-files-alleging-nra-coordinated-with-ron-johnson-and-josh-hawley-campaigns/#respond Tue, 09 Nov 2021 15:11:15 +0000 https://gonv.org/firearms-security-group-files-alleging-nra-coordinated-with-ron-johnson-and-josh-hawley-campaigns/ Two National Rifle Association affiliates have made up to $ 35 million in illegal campaign contributions, in the form of coordinated communications efforts, to GOP Senate campaigns from Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Josh Hawley of Arkansas , Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Cory Gardner of Colorado and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, as well as the […]]]>


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We lost a gun safety champion last week – Mother Jones https://gonv.org/we-lost-a-gun-safety-champion-last-week-mother-jones/ https://gonv.org/we-lost-a-gun-safety-champion-last-week-mother-jones/#respond Sat, 06 Nov 2021 21:32:07 +0000 https://gonv.org/we-lost-a-gun-safety-champion-last-week-mother-jones/ Mark Glaze at a press conference urging Congress to pass gun control law, February 6, 2013. Roll call Chris Maddaloni / CQ Fight disinformation. Get a daily rundown of the facts that matter. Register for free Mother Jones newsletter. Mark Glaze, a prominent gun control advocate, died last week, leaving a country ravaged by gun […]]]>

Mark Glaze at a press conference urging Congress to pass gun control law, February 6, 2013. Roll call Chris Maddaloni / CQ

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Mark Glaze, a prominent gun control advocate, died last week, leaving a country ravaged by gun violence without one of its most effective advocates to combat it.

Glaze was born in 1970 in Pueblo, Colorado. He attended Colorado College, then George Washington University Law School, and then worked for Washington-based political affairs firm Raben Group. Glaze, who was gay, joined the Human Rights Campaign in 2010, helping the group push Congress to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Say”. He joined the gun safety movement after the Newtown, Connecticut massacre in 2012. He left behind a son, Archer, aunts, uncles, cousins ​​and a dog named Tallulah, according to his family.

I met Glaze in 2013, in the US Senate, when he was executive director of Everytown for Gun Safety. He was unsuccessfully advocating that the Senate pass a background check law, an effort I reported on.

I remember him as a handsome, young and approachable guy who wore nice suits. I didn’t know him well. I spoke to him maybe a handful of times. But he seemed like a confident, poised lawyer for an influential group, the kind of suckers and suckers you meet in Washington.

Like many people, however, Mark struggled in private. On October 31, he committed suicide at the age of 51 while in custody on impaired driving and other counts at the Lackawanna County Jail in Scranton, Pa., Members of the her family in a Facebook post. According to Washington blade, Glaze was involved in a car crash on I-81 in Dunmore, Pa. On September 9, and fled the scene.

Facebook’s statement on Mark’s death also read: “As we celebrate the life of our beloved Mark, we would be remiss not to mention his heart-wrenching struggle with alcohol, depression and anxiety. During the last years of his life, Mark actively sought help. He went through several treatment programs, hoping to find peace and break free from the cycle of addiction that made him feel hopelessly alone and in pain.

“All those who have been bereaved by suicide face a period of unimaginable mourning, misplaced guilt and unanswered questions,” the statement continued. “We pray that by being open to the cause of Mark’s death, something positive can emerge from our devastating loss.”

There is no indication that Mark used a gun to kill himself. Yet he was the victim of a scourge which he strove to oppose. Almost two-thirds of all gun deaths in the United States are suicides, according to Mark’s former organization. To fight armed violence is to fight suicide. Research shows that people who have access to guns are much more likely to kill themselves than people who don’t.

Glaze and others in his field have advocated for the enactment of so-called red flag laws in 19 states and DC, which allow local police to confiscate the firearms of people who have threatened to injure themselves or injure themselves. other people. These orders aim to stop not only the murder, but the suicide. Evidence suggests that they are the most effective in preventing people from shooting themselves.

In a tribute released Friday, Michael Fleming and Igor Volsky of Guns Down America, who worked with Mark, said his “accomplishments have saved countless lives.”

I think it’s right. Tragically, he couldn’t save his family.

Mark’s family said that “If you’re thinking about suicide, worrying about a friend or loved one, or want emotional support, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at across the United States at 1-800-273-TALK. . “


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Why Kody Brown spoke about gun safety on Twitter https://gonv.org/why-kody-brown-spoke-about-gun-safety-on-twitter/ https://gonv.org/why-kody-brown-spoke-about-gun-safety-on-twitter/#respond Sat, 06 Nov 2021 16:01:00 +0000 https://gonv.org/why-kody-brown-spoke-about-gun-safety-on-twitter/ Kody Brown shared his interest in politics on Sister Wives. Kody’s tweeted more about gun safety after the tragic shootout on the Rust film set. Kody Brown has not been silent about his political views on Twitter, and recently the Sister Wives star shared his thoughts on gun safety. Aside from being a strong advocate […]]]>

Kody Brown shared his interest in politics on Sister Wives. Kody’s tweeted more about gun safety after the tragic shootout on the Rust film set.

Kody Brown has not been silent about his political views on Twitter, and recently the Sister Wives star shared his thoughts on gun safety. Aside from being a strong advocate for the legalization of polygamy, Kody is also a strong supporter of gun laws and frequently shares his thoughts on the controversial weapon. From Kody’s tweets to the Alec Baldwin tragedy that sparked a conversation about gun control, here’s all about the Sister Wives the star’s beliefs in gun safety.

Kody has an interesting history with politics as he has used his reality TV platform to promote his constitutional ideology. Kody has shown just how concerned he is with the law when he tries to get the Supreme Court to hear his polygamous discrimination case. Although the case was dismissed in 2016, Kody continued to voice his political opinion on and outside of Sister Wives. In Season 13, Kody announced that he was planning to run for office in Utah, but his bureaucratic ambitions came to nothing. Although he never held a government post, Kody continued to share his political beliefs on Twitter. Notably, Kody devotes a generous portion of his social media space to advocating for gun rights.


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Kody started sharing more gun safety tweets following the devastating events that happened on the set of Alec Baldwin’s film, Rust. The movie star was at the center of a calamity after firing a gun the team believed to be empty during a rehearsal. Unfortunately, the gun was loaded and it fatally struck cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. In a video obtained by TMZ, Alec explained, “We were a very, very well oiled crew … and then this horrible event happened.” Alec, known for opposing gun rights activists and the NRA, responded that he wanted to see fewer guns on film sets. Alec shared, “An ongoing effort to limit the use of firearms on film sets is something that interests me enormously.” The conversation Alec started about limiting gun rights likely served as the impetus for Kody’s recent activity on Twitter.

Kody Brown in Sister Wives

Although the catastrophic events that took place on Rust together created a new conversation about gun rights, Kody’s tough stance on gun handling didn’t sway. Kody’s recent retweet from Libertarian Spike cohen‘S account listed some rules for the safe use of firearms, including “Treat every weapon as if it were always loaded” and, “Never point a gun at anything you don’t want to destroy.” The tweet ended with Spike claiming that people who can’t follow these rules should “Stay away from the guns.” By retweeting this, Kody confirmed that he did not blame guns or gun rights activists, but the mishandling of the lethal weapon by others. End of September, Kody tweeted that he would be “instant friends” with a hypothetical neighbor if they had more than 40 guns. Kody’s ongoing gun rights tweets are on the polygamist mark, but are also likely motivated by Alec’s anti-gun claims.

Kody’s Twitter activity might frustrate fans who disagree with his policies, but the reality TV star can’t be said to be consistent. To respond to the Rust Tragedy to assert that if one follows several rules, no innocent will be harmed, Kody remains a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. Hopefully Kody’s tweets will soon start to focus on Sister Wives in the run-up to the highly anticipated Season 3.

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Sources: TMZ, Spike cohen/ Twitter, Kody Brown/ Twitter

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