Mary Sanchez

Let’s temporarily take guns out of the hands of domestic abusers

The way gun laws currently read in Missouri and Kansas, the right to own a gun too often supersedes a woman’s right to safety. Given the lengths that legislators have gone to expand gun rights, bills that would allow police to temporarily remove guns in extreme circumstances, like severe domestic violence, will face the obstacles of ignorance and patriarchal dismissal.

Mary Sanchez

GOP’s immigration amendments are cynicism as usual

Lost in all the partisanship bickering on immigration is this truth: The president’s executive actions are not, and never were meant to be, a permanent solution to the problems of immigration. They merely put a temporary hold on deporting certain undocumented immigrants; they are only temporary reprieves. Obama hasn’t granted anyone amnesty, much less U.S. citizenship. He cannot do so. Only Congress can.

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