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A song so good I almost forgot the terrifying reason it was written.

This woman's got a voice that could stop a bullet.

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Everytown For Gun Safety

Meet Grace Weber. She's a musician on a mission.

In April 2013, four months after the Newtown massacre, Congress rejected a bill that could have helped make communities safer from gun violence.

Like millions of others across the country, Weber was sad, angry, and disappointed. But she was not discouraged.


Writing this song is her way of fighting back.

It's about the battle between feelings of hope and helplessness, which you'll hear in lyrics like: "Half of me is trying to start a little revolution. The other half is just trying to get by."

But Weber's passionate delivery is nothing short of inspiring.

Weber is partnering with Living Rooms Across America, a tour that uses music to spark dialogue about community-based solutions to gun violence. They're planning the 2015 tour, so stay tuned for ways to show your support.

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


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Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

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