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Amy Schumer Reacts to Open Letter From Sandy Hook Survivor'' s Child About '' Trainwreck ' Shooting

Sunday, 02 August 2015 00:57 Written by
A week following the deadly Trainwreck theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, Amy Schumer is responding to an open letter from a Sandy Hook survivor’s child who is calling the starlet to “be a voice for our generation and for females” against gun violence. On Saturday morning, Schumer tweeted in response to Sarah Clements‘– who describes herself as “Child of Sandy Hook survivor, student protestor for safer communities, weapon violence prevention advocate”– Medium.com post,”Her name was
Valley Voice: Mass shootings show failings of laws
Saturday, 01 August 2015 23:29 Written by
Dori J. Smith(Photo: Courtesy) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE On Thursday night, July 23, I was on a conference call with other California women who are volunteering their time with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. I noticed on my browser that CNN was reporting a shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana. My stomach dropped. Our daughter-in-law’s parents live in Lafayette, and I was very scared that they could
Shooting aftermath: Victims are unwitting martyrs to pro-gun ‘cause’
Saturday, 01 August 2015 23:08 Written by
Jillian Johnson, 33, was not a native of Lafayette, La., “but was as big a champion of the region as anyone,” reported The New York Times. She was co-owner of a printing business that specialized in shirts that trumpeted boudin sausage, plate lunches and other old Acadiana cultural touchstones. She also owned a boutique business with her husband and was a songwriter, singer, ukulele player and member of several bands. She brought together her design…
Lafayette residents unite to take a stand against gun violence
Saturday, 01 August 2015 22:56 Written by
LAFAYETTE - A vigil and a peaceful march was held on Saturday to address the recent acts of violence across Lafayette. Community members and leaders spent the day taking a stand against the violence. There have been multiple shootings in the last week, with three of them fatal. Leaving many begging for a change. The day began with the Unity for the Community march near Martin Luther King Center on Cora Street. Marchers walked
Community works to get Lafayette's Freetown-Port Rico neighborhood on National Register of Historic Places
Saturday, 01 August 2015 21:56 Written by
Residents of a Lafayette neighborhood once known as a safe haven for freed slaves and free men of color during the mid-1800s are working to add the area to the National Register of Historic Places. Louisiana's historic places The state's Division of Historic Preservation has an online search engine at www.crt.state.la.us/dataprojects that lists properties, searchable by parish, on the National Register of Historic Places. Also, the National Register's web site at www.nps.gov/nr/ is
A night of fun has turned fitful
Saturday, 01 August 2015 21:00 Written by
Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY reporter [Via MerlinFTP Drop](Photo: Trevor Hughes) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE DENVER – As a college student in Boston, movie nights were often rowdy affairs as we raced from classes to snag the best seats in a darkened theater to catch the latest sci-fi flick or cheer the re-released original “Star Wars” films. We reveled in the group experience, good-naturedly bickered over the theater sound
Atlanta airport leads in number of guns found in bags
Saturday, 01 August 2015 20:12 Written by
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say Atlanta's airport once again leads the nation in the number of guns found in carry-on bags. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports reports Transportation Security Administration officers have found 92 guns so far this year. They found a total of 109 last year. TSA spokesman says 9mm pistols are the most common guns found at checkpoints. He says they're usually found in clothing at the bottom of a bag. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International…
Hitchhiking robot's cross-country trip in US ends in Philly
Saturday, 01 August 2015 19:57 Written by
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S. The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment say someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair on Saturday, ending its brief American tour. The robot was trying to travel cross-country after successfully hitchhiking across Canada last year and parts of Europe. It set out from Marblehead, Massachusetts, two weeks ago in July with…
Ian Somerhalder is angry about continuing violence
Saturday, 01 August 2015 18:10 Written by
Ian Somerhalder is greatly concerned and angry about the growing negativity and violent behavior on this planet.Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images View all 6 photosPhoto by Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesHis Twitter feed turned
PopPolitics: Selling the Iran Deal With a Dose of Irreverence (Listen)
Saturday, 01 August 2015 17:33 Written by
When President Obama went on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” recently, he spent much of the half hour highlighting the merits of the deal with Iran to limit that country’s nuclear program. That drew criticism from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who said Obama’s appearance lacked class, as he “goes on comedy shows to talk about something as serious as Iran.” But the political environment is not a battle for decorum, but attention. This week,…
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