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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.
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.
A Virginia legislative committee has advanced three bills intended to improve school safety.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Rifle Association is finally speaking out one week after a school shooting in Newtown, Conn., left 26 people dead, including 20 children.
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.