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2018 has already outpaced 2017 in K-12 school shooting deaths
Posted: May 25, 2018

If it feels like these incidents are happening more often, it’s not just your imagination. According to data from the Gun Violence Archive, K-12 school shooting deaths and injuries are up in 2018 compared to 2017. ...

Texas governor supports 2 small gun rules after shooting
Posted: May 24, 2018

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he could support stronger regulations for gun storage and quicker reporting to law enforcement when a court has determined someone is mentally ill in order to keep them from having weapons. Abbott said those were top considerations after meeting representatives of a gun control group and gun owners as well as mental health and education experts in discussions on school safety after 10 people were k ...

The U.S. and Australia Had Mass Shootings One Week Apart. There Was a Crucial Difference in How They Responded
Posted: May 24, 2018

The reactions to the two incidents could not be more different. ...

The Santa Fe shooter used his father’s guns. But his parents aren’t liable under Texas law.
Posted: May 23, 2018

Texas already has a law aimed at keeping parents' legally owned guns out of the hands of their children, but it failed to prevent Friday's shooting for several reasons - the most important of which, said state Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, is that it's reactive, not proactive. ...

Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America
Posted: May 23, 2018

The massacre that killed 10 people at a high school in Texas last week was just the latest to happen in a small or suburban city. Of the 10 deadliest school shootings in the U.S., all but one took place in a town with fewer than 75,000 residents and the vast majority of them were in cities with fewer than 50,000 people. ...

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