Honolulu Civil Beat published a great story today on Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s voting record on gun control. Reporter Nick Grube’s story is complex and nuanced, just like Gabbard’s record, which despite her progressive credentials, is not so easy to describe. Of course, her campaign website (Votetulsi.com) makes it all seem so simple. “Tulsi has a consistent record of advocating … [Read more...] about Great Civil Beat story on Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and guns
National Rifle Association
In the weeks following Florida’s Parkland high school massacre, a new fervor has set in when it comes to challenging the formerly bulletproof National Rifle Association (NRA)–and the organization is beginning to take some significant hits. Whether it’s the powerful emotions created by angry, grieving Parkland students, or a collective consciousness snap at the news of yet … [Read more...] about What do Maui’s legislators think of the NRA?
It’s with very cautious optimism that I think (okay, hope) that this nation has turned a corner in its response to school shootings. I know, usually we stick to the script of crying, offering useless “thoughts and prayers” and then forgetting about it, until the next mass shooting. Some people may note that many mass shooters are young men with histories of domestic violence, … [Read more...] about Thinking about guns and gun control in wake of Parkland mass shooting
Stop me if you've heard this before. On June 12, there's a terrible mass shooting at the LGBT nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida. A few days later, a group of U.S. Senators (including Democratic U.S. Senators Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz of Hawaii) stage a 15-hour filibuster, calling for votes on a few "common sense" gun control regulations. Well, today the Senate voted … [Read more...] about Hawaii Senators Mazie Hirono, Brian Schatz react to gun control bill failures