First, we must compel our elected officials to review and decide gun legislation on its merits and not under the crushing political weight of the NRA and other gun-industry lobbies. Their decisions must be in our interest, not that of the NRA and the gun industry
“They have very different personalities, backgrounds, interests,” she said after Thursday’s hearing. “They have been linked by what I call very weak circumstantial inferences.” Juvenile court is a better place for Higgins because it focuses more on treatment and therapy than incarceration, said Van Der Jagt, who told the judge her client struggles with depression.
The Times’ editorial suggests drastically reducing the number of firearms and even “eliminating some large categories of weapons and ammunition.”
NEW YORK | Amid the bloodbaths of 21st-century America, you might think that there would be a lot of research into the causes of gun violence, and which policies work best against it. You would be wrong. Gun interests, wary of any possible limits on weaponry, have successfully lobbied for limitations on government research and funding, […]
DENVER | Colorado’s colleges all have plans for emergencies, including shootings. Community colleges work with the state system that oversees them, while universities have more autonomy over their individual plans. All work with law enforcement to develop these plans. HOW THE PLANS ARE DEVELOPED The Colorado Community College System, which oversees 13 campuses, hired ERCM Consulting […]
Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the U.S., some schools make “active shooter” training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little more than brief online guidance on what to do if there’s a gunman on the loose, a review by The Associated Press finds. The AP […]
“Most people who suffer from mental illness are not violent, and most violent acts are committed by people who are not mentally ill,” said Dr. Renee Binder, president of the American Psychiatric Association.
“We’re actually about six years into a major resurgence of right-wing extremism, the largest we’ve had since the mid to late 1990s,” Pitcavage said.
Fox News chirps that the tragedy at fill-in-the-blank is a distraction from Benghazi and Hillary Clinton must be happy about it