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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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Obama is the man who doesn't WANT to have a plan

Sep 2 2014 11:22am CDT | Source: Big Government

In response to Feinstein: Obama is a Too Cautious Man Without a Plan: Obama isn't cautious about ISIS, he's annoyed.  He has stuff he wants to do to the United States, and he was really enjoying the luxurious perks of the Presidency.  He wants to stand in front of adoring audiences - he prefers either students, or people who paid tens of thousands of dollars to hear him speak - and spout the same tied old lines he's been using since 2008, to thunderous applause.   ...
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Newtown Teachers Are Heading Back To School With Better Mental Health Training

Aug 28 2014 8:01am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

A memorial for the victims of the elementary school massacre at Sandy Hook 18 months ago CREDIT: AP Photo/Jessica Hill This year, as kids head back to class in the Newtown Public School District, their teachers will be better equipped to respond to their mental health needs. In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which put mental health and gun control issues back in the national spotlight, about 600 t ...
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Aug 27 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: National Center for Policy Analysis

Many students heading back to class this fall will see new security measures in place, a response to the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six educators were shot and killed by 20-year-old Adam Lanza. According to the Wall Street Journal, districts across the country are taking measures to protect students against possible violence: In Tampa, Florida, Hillsborough County Public Schools (the eighth-largest school district in ...
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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, adults were asked to name their biggest health conce ...
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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 Connecticut Post reported that the Greenwich millionaire would not say whether he ...
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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., in 201 ...
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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 announced the veto with a wr ...
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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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