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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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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 2012. Read full article >> ...
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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 chamber ...
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Student: High school blocks conservative websites

Jun 18 2014 1:18pm CDT | Source: WND

(WTIC) — A Woodbury High Schooler claims he uncovered political bias in the implementation of a firewall blocking some political Web sites at his school. 18-year-old Andrew Lampart, a senior at Nonnewaug High School, said he made the discovery when he was doing research for a classroom debate on gun control in May. Lampart said he first noticed that he could not get on the web site for the National Rifle Association. “So, I went over to the other side. And I went over on sites such as Moms ...
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Mental Health Reform Should Also Help Families

Jun 16 2014 3:20pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Mental health reform has been in the air since the tragic 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In that time, the nation has witnessed 74 more school shootings, including one last week. Justified or not, these crimes continue to fuel public discourse about our present mental health system. Many of these instances, including last month's mass killing in Isla Vista, California, highlight one glaring inadequacy: how difficult it is for ...
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Washington Post: 'No Place Is Safe' in America Without More Gun Control

Jun 14 2014 9:01am CDT | Source: Big Government

On June 12, the Washington Post ran a column by their editorial board claiming "no place is safe" in America without more gun control. They justified this claim by citing six gun-free zones--Troutdale, Newtown, Columbine, Blacksburg, Seattle, and the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard--in which guns were used to commit crimes.  They cited three other crimes that happened in areas other than gun-free zones ...
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When Will These Heartbreaking Gun Violence Front Pages Stop Having To Be Printed?

Jun 11 2014 7:43am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The New York Daily News issued a call for gun control on its front page once again on Wednesday. It is the latest in the newspaper's series of front pages demanding stricter gun regulations. Wednesday's front page comes after yet another school shooting on Tuesday. A teenage gunman opened fire at an Oregon high school, killing one student and injuring a teacher before killing himself. The Daily News r ...
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All 74 School Shootings Since Newtown, In One Depressing Map

Jun 10 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012, President Obama promised "meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this." His gun reform push, focused on a background check measure that had overwhelming public support, failed in the Senate last year, and Congress hasn't passed any other gun legislation. At least 74 school shootings happened during those 18 months, according to a tally by Eve ...
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GovBeat: Map: At least 74 school shootings since Newtown

Jun 10 2014 1:08pm CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

Tuesday’s school shooting in Oregon is at least the 74th since the late-2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., according to a list maintained by the gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety. Read full artic ...
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