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2018 has already outpaced 2017 in K-12 school shooting deaths

Posted on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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.

Can Parents Be Charged for Failing to Keep Their Guns Locked Up?

Posted on May 22, 2018

The authorities in Texas were quick to identify the owner of the pistol and shotgun used to kill 10 people at Santa Fe High School on Friday — they had been bought legally by the suspect’s father, the police said. Less clear was how the suspected gunman, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, came to possess the weapons, raising questions about whether anyone else could be held responsible for the massacre.

So States Ban Bump Stocks. Now How Do They Enforce the Law?

Posted on May 22, 2018

Even though proposed bump-stock bans have stalled in more than a dozen states, gun control advocates who want to rid the country of the accessory are celebrating their existing statehouse victories. They agree with gun owners and police, however, that enforcing the bans will be a challenge. It’s hard to know for sure, but Americans could own as many as 520,000 bump stocks, according to estimates from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fir

Since Parkland, 14 states have introduced 25 measures to arm teachers and staff. Only 1 has passed

Posted on May 22, 2018

Once again, we're talking about arming teachers as a solution to gun violence. After a student gunned down 10 people Friday at a high school in suburban Houston, some Texas elected officials are resurrecting the idea, which has been floated by President Trump and debated across the country since the Parkland, Florida, school shooting in February. But in state after state, the proposal so far has largely failed to gain traction.

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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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