Wednesday morning House Democrats, led by U.S. Rep. John Lewis, began a sit-in on the House floor demanding votes on gun-control legislation. C-SPAN picked up the live feeds that members streamed from their smartphones after Republicans shut down the chamber. Here, Northeastern faculty members shed light on the significance of the protest and the role of social media in its impact.
On Wednesday, Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy launched a nearly 15-hour filibuster, pressing the Senate to call a vote on existing gun-reform legislation. Here, Nick Beauchamp, assistant professor of political science, talks about the filibuster and what, if anything, it might accomplish.
Northeastern University criminologist Jack McDevitt chaired an advisory committee that on Monday released a report recommending strategies to improve gun safety in Massachusetts, whose laws are already considered some of the nation’s strongest.
After 1983 shooting leaves him paraplegic, alumnus builds his life around commitment, service, advocacy, and a philosophy of acceptance