The $222.5 billion California State Teachers' Retirement System said it will try to unseat board members at companies that resist and could dump their stock if they still refuse to conform to laws already in effect in California. One of the largest public pension funds in the nation voted Wednesday to use its financial might to pressure gun retailers across the country to stop selling military-style assault weapons and accessories like rapid-fire "bump stocks" used at the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting. "We are going to do our part," said the fund's investment committee chairman, Harry Kelley. The system funds pensions for more than 900,000 public school educators and their families.
Four people were killed at a Nashville-area Waffle House early Sunday after a gunman shot two people in the parking lot with an assault rifle, and then entered the restaurant to continue firing. Soon after the news came out about the deaths, Parkland shooting survivor Emma González tweeted about the Waffle House shooting and argued that the because the gunman was white, the narrative would immediately move to his mental health being the problem, not gun proliferation. Shootings don’t just happen in schools, they happen everywhere in America, and now one has happened in Waffle House. Last year 107 people were killed in Nashville, the highest number since 1997. She wrote: The @NRA is about to say this man had mental health issues, so that the rest of us will get scared of anyone with poor mental health and buy a gun in preemptive defense so that gun sales increase. The state is the 15th highest in terms of gun ownership, CBS News reported, with 39 percent of the residents owning a firearm.
Childish Gambino's This is America: tackles police brutality, gun violence, media misdirection, and the use of African Americans as a brand shield, all while dancing in Jim Crow-style caricature.