Mississippi Residents Divided Over Guns In Churches Law

“Under the bill, places of worship could designate members to undergo firearms training and carry guns during religious ceremonies. In addition, all worshipers would have the right to carry a holster-concealed weapon without a permit.”



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Women Aren't Drinking Gun Industry Kool-Aid

“But when it comes to the extent to which women have become an important marketing segment for guns, leave it to the NSSF whose job it is to make up whatever nonsense has to be made up to convince America that everyone has or wants to own a gun.

“Because the truth is, according to this survey, that only 5 percent of females who identified themselves as either gun-owners or living in a gun-owning household purchased a gun in the last five years.”


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Dan Gross' TED Talk

"Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, spoke at the annual TED conference in February. For more than two decades, TED has brought together inspired minds from all disciplines with ideas worth sharing with the world. The theme of the 2016 conference was 'Dream.' In his speech, Gross talked about the how the gun violence prevention movement has arrived at tipping point, in part because it has grown beyond the activist community to become a cultural phenomenon."


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Kids Have Brought More Than 185 Guns Into America’s Schools Since the Start of the Academic Year

"Research shows that America’s 55 million school children pack heat at a surprising rate. A 2011 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 5.4 percent of schoolchildren carried a gun, knife, or club on school property on at least one day during the month before they were surveyed."


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The Senate Defers to the N.R.A

" 'I can’t imagine that a Republican majority in the United States Senate would want to confirm, in a lame-duck session, a nominee opposed by the National Rifle Association,' he (Senator McConnell) told “' News Sunday.' "


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The Real Danger of Guns in Schools

"For colleges and universities to be effective, educators must be free to teach and discuss ideas—even controversial or unpopular ones—without fear of government censorship or retribution. And the best way to secure that freedom is to give them the autonomy to make key decisions about what is or isn’t a good policy for their schools."

Gov. Deal, please #‎veto869.


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Artwork Speaks For Young Boys Affected By Gun Violence

In America last year, about 700 children under the age of 12 were killed or injured in gun violence. Tens of thousands more know someone who has been killed or live in neighborhoods where gunshots are common. Kavitha Cardoza of member station WAMU spent some time with two 9-year-old boys at a program here in Washington, D.C., trying to help children cope with this.


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The armed campus in an axiety age

"A better case against guns on campus appeals to anxiety rather than safety or speech. Deep and pervasive unease already pervades college campuses, and safety and speech worries are just instances of a more general and more universal anxiety.

“A concealed-carry campus becomes a campus in which everyone carries a potential gun.”


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Mass shootings, and casualties from them, are increasing in America

“Before the Pennsylvania shooting, the US had 61 mass shootings in 2016, with 91 dead and 216 injured, according to Mass Shooting Tracker. The latest incident brings the death toll to 96. This year’s totals so far are higher than in any of the previous three years for each category up until March 9. Each year has experienced a steady stream of shootings.” http://goo.gl/aOs40p

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St. Patrick’s Day a Year After Tragedy

A powerful piece by Andy Parker whose daughter, Alison Parker, was murdered on camera.

"This year is different. There is no merriment. For me, it is an anniversary that represents lost hopes and dreams."

#enough http://goo.gl/2CR5Fu