Sandy Hook Elementary School

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Kids’ Suspensions Renew Debate Over Zero Tolerance

In Maryland, two 6-year-old boys pretend their fingers are guns during a playground game of cops and robbers. Waiting in line for the bus, a Pennsylvania kindergartener tells her pals she’s going to shoot them with a Hello Kitty toy that makes soap bubbles. In Massachusetts, a 5-year-old boy attending an after-school program makes a gun out of Legos and points it at other students while “simulating the sound of gunfire,” as one school official put it.

02/18/2013

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Sen. Cruz: Constitutional Gun Rights Must Be Protected ‘Not Just When Popular’

The plague of gun violence makes it plain that current firearms restrictions are insufficient and new federal limits are needed, a top Democrat said Tuesday at a Senate hearing on gun control. Parrying that, a Republican said gun rights must be protected, even amid horrors like the mass shooting of school children in Connecticut.

02/12/2013

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Va. Senate Panel Advances 3 School Safety Bills

A Virginia legislative committee has advanced three bills intended to improve school safety.

02/11/2013

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Obama Proposing Gun Limits, Faces Tough Obstacles

President Barack Obama is launching the nation’s most sweeping effort to curb gun violence in nearly two decades, urging a reluctant Congress to ban military-style assault weapons as well as the kinds of high-capacity ammunition magazines used in last month’s massacre of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Conn.

01/15/2013

Academy-Award winning director of 2002's "Bowling for Columbine" said he's very disappointed with the country's lack of legislation against weapons. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Moore: Americans Are A Violent People, Government ‘Says It’s OK To Kill’

More than a decade has passed since Michael Moore released his pro-gun control documentary “Bowling for Columbine,” and the director says he’s saddened that the nation has not made enough strides toward ending violence in schools.

01/10/2013

File photo of a police officer with a gun in his holster, watching over a public area during the holidays. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Poll: Va. Supports Armed Officers in Public Schools

Virginians overwhelmingly support requiring background checks on buyers at gun shows and posting armed police officers in public school buildings after last month’s Connecticut school shooting, according to a statewide poll released Thursday.

01/10/2013

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Groups To Hold National ‘Gun Appreciation Day’ This Month

A coalition of gun rights and conservative groups will hold “Gun Appreciation Day” on Jan. 19 in response to President Barack Obama’s push for new gun control laws.

01/07/2013

People stare in silence at a memorial for those killed in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 24, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Experts: Trained Police Needed For School Security Following Newtown Shooting

The student’s attack began with a shotgun blast through the windows of a California high school. Rich Agundez, the El Cajon policeman assigned to the school, felt his mind shift into overdrive.

12/28/2012

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre calls on Congress to pass a law putting armed police officers in every school in America during a news conference at the Willard Hotel on Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NRA: ‘Only Way To Stop A Bad Guy With A Gun Is With A Good Guy With A Gun’

The National Rifle Association is finally speaking out one week after a school shooting in Newtown, Conn., left 26 people dead, including 20 children.

12/21/2012

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre addresses the NRA Leadership Forum on April 13, 2012 in St. Louis, Mo. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

NRA To Break Silence Week After Newtown Shooting

One week after the mass shootings that killed 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school — 20 of them children — the nation’s largest gun-rights lobby is returning to the spotlight as Congress prepares to consider tighter restrictions on firearms in the new year.

12/21/2012

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