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Outcomes in school shootings can differ wildly despite presence of resource officers

Posted on May 21, 2018

Two high school shootings within days of each other show how radically different outcomes can occur despite the presence of an armed police officer when someone enters a school and starts firing.

Houston police chief says he's 'hit rock bottom' after school shooting

Posted on May 21, 2018

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has spent the past few months demanding action after a series of mass shootings. On Friday, he pleaded for gun reform again, this time after a shooting not far from his city. In a Facebook post Friday night, hours after a teenager allegedly shot and killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School, Acevedo shared his frustrations.

10 People Killed In Texas High School Shooting; Suspect In Custody

Posted on May 21, 2018

At least 10 people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a small-town Texas high school, in what Gov. Greg Abbott called probably the worst disaster ever to strike this community. Ten others were wounded in the morning attack at Santa Fe High School.

Texas official says that fewer doors could mean fewer school shootings: We had experts weigh in

Posted on May 21, 2018

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, an evangelical Christian and Republican former radio talk-show host who has been a strong proponent of expanding gun liberties in the state, spoke with a cadre of officials on Friday, pointing out that though Santa Fe High School had been given a safety award from the state and enjoyed the regular protection of two police officers, it still fell victim to horrific violence at the hands of an armed teenager. So after recommen

Police chief: Reno sees sharp increase in gun violence

Posted on May 15, 2018

Reno is seeing a sharp rise in gun violence, according to Reno Police Chief Jason Soto. Chief Soto says an increase in crime is expected with population growth. But, the numbers he's seeing just don't add up.

Columbus City Council approves legislation aimed at curbing gun violence

Posted on May 15, 2018

New gun regulations in Columbus will ban imitation firearms and bump stocks and allow the city to shut down businesses that attract violence.

More states approving 'red flag' laws to keep guns away from people perceived as threats

Posted on May 15, 2018

Since the fatal shooting of 17 people at a South Florida high school, five states — Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Rhode Island and Vermont — have passed laws that allow authorities to temporarily take away guns from a person who has shown a pattern of violence.

Quick release of gun data called trailblazing and troubling

Posted on May 14, 2018

Gun control advocates are hailing New Jersey’s release of near-real-time firearms trafficking data as a trailblazing use of federal information, but Second Amendment advocates and skeptical Republicans question whether the report amounts to a way around a federal limitation on the release of some data.

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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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