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Guns in Schools

The Glamorization of Toy Guns -- Counter-Productive Symbolism?

Iain Patton | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents
Iain Patton

With names like Shooting Play, Army Machine Gun and Rapid Firing Gun, are we not pretending that these toys are doing anything other than re-enacting death and destruction in a play format?

Those Who Say Guns Don't Kill People Are Anti-American Bigots

William H. Harwood | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact
William H. Harwood

"Guns don't kill people. People kill people." We've all heard this argument. Some think it ridiculous, while others chant it like a mantra--especially every time one of a thousand massacres in the US manages to get airtime, or a kid shoots another kid.

Texas Lawmaker Believes Students Already Bring Guns To Class

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

Texas state Rep. Allen Fletcher (R-Cypress) suggested this week that students at public universities in the state have already brought thei...

Remote Idaho School Buys Guns For Safety

AP | Kimberlee Kruesi | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A tiny school district in Idaho far removed from law enforcement has purchased firearms and trained a handful of staff to use the...

Wyoming House Approves Bill Allowing Guns In Schools

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics

By Laura Zuckerman Feb 2 (Reuters) - Legislation that would allow people with concealed-gun permits to carry firearms into public scho...

Teacher Carrying Gun Hurts Herself At School

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A Utah elementary school teacher with a state permit to carry a con...

Missouri Lawmakers Expand Gun Rights In Schools

AP | SUMMER BALLENTINE | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns to schools and for residents to openly carry firearm...

Massachusetts Creates National Gun Safety Model

Robert A. DeLeo | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Robert A. DeLeo

While states in much of the country were content to take quick action to address gun violence, Massachusetts took time to craft a comprehensive and strong bill which has garnered wide support. Our law in Massachusetts is unique.

Missouri Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Teachers To Carry Concealed Weapons

AP | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that would have allowed specially trained teachers to carry concealed g...

Should Kids Be Taught About Guns in School?

Keosha Varela | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Keosha Varela

Metcalf made headlines late last year when his long-time career at Guns & Ammo came to an end after a piece he wrote about the line between firearm regulation and the 2nd Amendment.

Joy Resmovits

Schools Were Getting Much Safer Until 2010, Government Report Finds | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

American public and private schools are generally much safer than they were 10 years ago, but school crime began a slight climb in 2010, according to ...

Photo Gets Army Vet Banned From Child's School

Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents

A Georgia mother is demanding an apology after being banned from her daughter's school over a Facebook photo of her concealed weapons permit. Army ...

Colorado School Allows Teachers With Concealed Handguns

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

A school in rural Colorado is implementing a new safety plan allowing the school's teachers and staff members to carry concealed handguns. The plan is...

The Horrifying Way A School Employee Decided To Teach Kids A Lesson

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.17.2013 | Parents

Parents at a North Carolina school are upset after a staff member came to classes dressed up as an armed robber last week. The staff member’s aim...

Georgia District May Start Keeping Assault Rifles

AP | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Under a plan being discussed by a northeast Georgia school district, AR-15-type assault rifles would be stored in safes insid...

Bullies With Guns

Ken Toltz | Posted 11.26.2013 | Denver
Ken Toltz

As a third generation Coloradan, I'm confident this is neither the vision nor the image of Colorado the vast majority carry in their hearts. However, the question now is; what are we willing to do about it?

Should An Elementary School Be Raffling Off A Rifle?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

A North Carolina elementary school has come under fire for choosing to raffle off a rifle at an upcoming school fundraiser. Lucama Elementary Scho...

Could This Sign Deter A Potential School Shooter?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Do you think this sign could deter a potential shooter? A private school in Arkansas apparently hopes it will. Reddit user Jmillerdude poste...

Professors Get Bulletproof Whiteboards

Posted 08.22.2013 | College

Bulletproof whiteboards will be among the back-to-school supplies for professors at one university. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is spe...

Back to School: Lock and Load

David Beem | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
David Beem

Is the United States of America a country where guns come before books? Arming teachers represents a major step in advancing our cultural arms escalation. Consider: Teachers aren't "supposed to be" soldiers or law enforcement officers.

Should A High School Have An Indoor Shooting Range?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

When North Atlanta High School in Georgia opened its doors on Wednesday, students were greeted by a number of unusual features: a 900-car parking deck...

State Attorney General: Schools Can't Arm Teachers, Staff

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas school districts can't use a little-known state law to employ teachers and staff as guards who can carry guns on ca...

Jason Linkins

Steve Stockman Discovers Some Love For Big Government Intrusion | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

Here's one for your "GOP small-government fetish is selective garbage" file: Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), endeavoring as always to present himself a...

Student Shot At Middle School

Posted 07.24.2013 | Miami

A teenage student was shot in the leg at a middle school south of Miami Friday afternoon, sending the campus into lockdown. Miami-Dade Police said...

School District Debuts Random Metal-Detector Screenings

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

Following a slew of recent gun incidents, Florida's Orange County school district has opted to introduce random metal-detector screenings through the ...