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

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'Ghost Voters' Appear on D.C. Sidewalks to Highlight Gun Violence

"States United to Prevent Gun Violence continues to highlight the devastation wreaked by guns in America with an outdoor and social media campaign that gives a symbolic 'Ghost vote' to a person who has died due to gun violence."

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Gwinnett child’s accidental shooting latest in series of gun incidents

"In November, police say a 6-year-old found a loaded gun tucked between cushions of a sofa in her family’s southeast Atlanta apartment and ended up shooting herself in the head. Separately, a 2-year-old boy was killed in Jackson while playing with this twin brother in what appeared to be an accidental shooting."

#Enough Contact us at ncgv@ncgv.org to get involved with the ASK campaign that focuses on locking up guns where there are children present.

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Gun control: What works, what doesn’t and what remains open for debate

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