Gun Safety

Despite NRA Panic, Gun Background Checks Good for Public, Economy

Despite NRA Panic, Gun Background Checks Good for Public, Economy
While everyone agrees that there is no one solution to lessening the number of deaths from firearms, one common sense proposal is almost universally supported — background checks for all gun purchases.
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School Renamed After Slain Teacher Near Newtown

School Renamed After Slain Teacher Near Newtown
Officials of a town near Newtown, Connecticut are renaming a local school for a resident killed in the massacre there and hailed as a hero. HoneySpot Elementary School in Stratford will be named after 27-year-old Victoria Soto who died trying to shield her students from the gunman inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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NRA: Violent Video Games Are Bad, Unless It's Our Video Game

NRA: Violent Video Games Are Bad, Unless It's Our Video Game
The NRA has made it its mission to force the blame of gun violence onto everything except guns. Following the tragic shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School where 20 children and six adults were gunned down, NRA president Wayne LaPierre was quick to place the blame on the influence of violent video games.
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Newspapers Banned in WI Capitol, but Concealed Guns Are OK

Newspapers Banned in WI Capitol, but Concealed Guns Are OK
If only certain lawmakers valued the First Amendment as much as they do the Second. Wisconsin Assembly leaders came to an agreement Thursday to eliminate the body's all-night sessions, but Republicans were able to force through stricter rules on Capitol visitors, banning everything from cellphones to newspapers.
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Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Announced

Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Announced
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday the names of 16 members of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission. The expert panel will review current policy and make specific recommendations in the areas of public safety, with particular attention paid to school safety, mental health and gun violence prevention.
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12-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Cousin with Shotgun He Got for Christmas

He brought the gun outside and was showing it to his cousin, who was on a trampoline, when he unintentionally discharged the gun and shot his cousin in the chest.
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Shooting in CA: San Joaquin Valley High School

Shooting in CA: San Joaquin Valley High School
The shooting occurred about 9 a.m. at Taft Union High School, a community of fewer than 10,000 people amidst oil and natural gas production fields about 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
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Biden to Discuss Gun Safety with NRA, Walmart Thursday

Biden to Discuss Gun Safety with NRA, Walmart Thursday
Vice President Joe Biden says he will deliver recommendations to President Barack Obama on steps to curb violence by Tuesday. The president hopes to announce his administration's next steps to tackle gun violence shortly after he is sworn in for a second term on January 21.
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Bill Clinton Calls Opponents of Gun Control Nuts

Bill Clinton Calls Opponents of Gun Control Nuts
"Half of all mass killings in the United States have occurred since the assault weapons ban expired in 2005," said Bill Clinton. "Half, in all of the history of the country."
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Gun Violence in America: Four Newtowns a Day, a 9/11 a Month

Gun Violence in America: Four Newtowns a Day, a 9/11 a Month
With more than 30,000 Americans killed by guns each year - 85 deaths per day - setting limits and regulations on gun ownership is just one aspect to be considered in curbing the violence. If this country realized that we suffer from four Newtowns, five Auroras and five Columbines a day, and a World Trade Center each and every month, would we tolerate these weapons that have no purpose but to kill?
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