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Another school shooting rekindles gun violence debate in US

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 14 2013, 3:03am CST | by IANS

Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) As America prepared to mark the first anniversary Saturday of the "massacre of the innocents" at an elementary school, a student opened fire inside a Colorado high school rekindling an angry debate over gun violence.
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School Violence And Gun-Related Injuries Rank Among Top Concerns For American Families

Aug 12 2014 4:32pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers may have moved on from the gun control debate that ensued after the 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, but a new poll released Tuesday found that adults still rank school violence and gun-related injuries among their top concerns for children. In the National Poll on Children's Health, an annual survey conducted by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan, adult ...
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Tom Foley Really Doesn't Want To Discuss Gun Control

Aug 7 2014 10:49am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut, is critical of the state's sweeping gun control laws passed after the 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown. But when asked what measures he would support, Foley wouldn't say. During a meeting Wednesday with the editorial boards of several Connecticut outlets, Foley was short on specifics when quizzed on a number of issues. The Conne ...
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GovBeat: Missouri governor rejects bill that would arm teachers

Jul 15 2014 2:19pm CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon blocked a bill this week that would have allowed specially trained teachers to carry guns in their classrooms. The state’s Republican-dominated legislature, which overwhelmingly approved the bill, said armed staff members could prevent deadly attacks like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. ...
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Missouri Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Teachers To Carry Concealed Weapons

Jul 14 2014 6:40pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that would have allowed specially trained teachers to carry concealed guns, asserting that the move could jeopardize student safety in public schools. The veto by the Democratic governor sets up a potential showdown with the Republican-led Legislature, which could override Nixon if it gets a two-thirds vote of both chambers during a September session. Nixon anno ...
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Obama calls gun control measure defeat shameful

Source: Politics Balla | Apr 18 2013, 3:31am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Obama calls gun control measure defeat shameful
Washington, April 18 (IANS) After a stinging defeat in the US Senate, President Barack Obama lashed out at those who voted against several gun control measures backed by him in the wake of Newtown massacre of the innocents last December.
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Sikh Americans join Obama in calling for gun control

Source: Politics Balla | Mar 29 2013, 9:33am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Sikh Americans join Obama in calling for gun control
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Members of the Sikh Community joined President Barack Obama as he sought to spur lawmakers into action against gun violence in the wake of tragedies like the Newtown massacre in December that killed 20 first-graders.
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Biden demands courage from US Congress on gun control

Source: Politics Balla | Mar 22 2013, 12:44am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Biden demands courage from US Congress on gun control
New York, March 22 (IANS/EFE) US Vice President Joe Biden Thursday demanded "courage" from Congress in approving gun control measures that would include a ban on assault rifles.
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Obama pays tribute to teachers slain in Newtown

Source: Politics Balla | Feb 16 2013, 12:58am CST | by Luigi Lugmayr

Obama pays tribute to teachers slain in Newtown
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama awarded posthumously Friday Presidential Citizens Medals to the six educators who died along with 20 of their students in the Dec 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
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