Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Details emerge about the president's plan, which he is scheduled to announce Wednesday. Share your thoughts.
Wednesday, January 16
Updated 1:37 pm, January 16 The president's proposal includes several executive actions, according to the Washington Post. --- A ban on assault weapons and a call for universal background checks are among the gun-control proposals that President Obama will announce Wednesday morning, according to media reports. CNN.com has reported that the president will also seek a ban on high capacity magazines in his 11:45 a.m. news conference. -- What are your thoughts on the president's proposals? Have you taken any action since the Newtown shooting fallout? Share your thoughts in the comments below. The president is calling for the measures in response to the December 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 students and six adults. The …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
A spokesperson for Barge likes the suggestion for schools. Share your thoughts.
The suggestion Friday (December 20) of having armed officers at schools as a deterrent to mass shootings found approval from Georgia School Superintendent John Barge. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Having a school resource officer would certainly be ideal,” Matt Cardoza, director of communications at the Georgia Department of Education, said Friday after a conversation with Barge. “It makes the school a safer place, but the state would have to pick up a significant part of that cost. "Districts aren’t really in a position to pay for more than what they’re already struggling to pay for.” Friday, a National Rifle Association executive called for Congress to foot the bill for armed guards at every school in the country. "The …
Friday, December 21, 2012
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," the NRA's Wayne LaPierre said.
In an amazing Friday morning press conference in Washington DC, the National Rifle Association broke its weeklong silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people at a school in Newtown, CT and called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." "We care about our president, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents," LaPierre said. "Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by Capitol Police officers. Yet, when it comes to our most beloved, innocent, and vulnerable members of the …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Virginia-headquartered group issues a statement about preventing future tragedies.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
After days of silence, the National Rifle Association has released a statement on the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., saying it will make "meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." In the release, the organization begins to explain its silence, saying: "Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting." Critics had called out the group in the days following the December 14 shooting: As citizens and legislators began to fall on either side of a debate about what, if at all, should be done about gun laws, many wondered why the group was absent from the conversation. Patch submitted a media …