Why do we have a double standard when it comes to kids, guns, and negligent homicide?
Did the Aurora, Colorado shooter choose the Cinemark Century 16 theater specifically because it was the only gun free zone in a 20-mile radius? Or were other factors at play?
The NRA’s “School Shield” program, if carried out nationwide, could usher in a new billion dollar market in selling firearms, equipment, and weapons training and certification to schools, teachers, and staff.
Danbury State Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III authorized the release of new information concerning the December 14, 2012, tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Among the guns, knives, ammunition, and other items discovered by police in the Lanza home were two NRA certificates made out to Adam and Nancy Lanza, and a NRA handbook “NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting.” The NRA denies any association.
Complete list of Sandy Hook guns, ammunition, knives, gear, and other items found in killer’s home, according to recently released search warrants.
The NY Times is reporting a four decade decline in gun ownership in the home, based on 2012 General Social Survey data. But the trend may be reversing.
CDC statistics indicate that American gun deaths are on track to exceed traffic fatalities by 2015.
The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that the number of anti-government, far-right extremist groups has soared to record levels since 2008 and they are becoming increasingly militant.
In the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, more than six in ten (61 percent) say that “laws covering the sale of firearms” should be made more strict while 34 percent want the laws kept the same and four percent want them made less strict.
According to 2011 FBI statistics, there were 12,664 murders in the US, 8,583 caused by firearms. Handguns 72.47% Rifles 3.76% and Shotguns 4.15%.
The Court’s opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms