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Guns in Schools

Guns on Campus, and Beyond

R. Barbara Gitenstein | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
R. Barbara Gitenstein

What's needed are policies that address the underlying social, cultural, and mental health factors that drive gun violence, with the understanding that these issues vary from one region of the country to another.

In Guns We Trust

Rev. Kenneth Tanner | Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion
Rev. Kenneth Tanner

As individuals, we are responsible for our choices, especially the choice to kill. But something in our collective heart appears diseased. We cling to guns, it seems, more tightly than we cling to God.

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Plans To Expand Armed Volunteer Posse

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to expand his armed civilian posse in Arizona, KJZZ public radio reported Monday. Arpaio's volunteer armed...

The Armed Teachers Movement Stumbles

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — When a gunman killed 26 children and staff at a Connecticut grade school, Missouri state Rep. Mike Kelley quickly proposed...

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows What Americans Think Of Arming Teachers | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Americans are deeply divided over an idea put forth in a recent proposal by a National Rifle Association task force to arm more teachers and other sch...

Administrators Armed In Colorado School District

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 05.26.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- As lawmakers across the country debate arming teachers and administrators to prevent another deadly school shooting, one Colorado school dis...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Guns On Campus | John Celock | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Georgia House of Representatives voted Friday morning to pass legislation that would permit guns on college campuses, church...

Governor Signs Nation's First Law Allowing Armed Teachers

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

Teachers are now allowed to bring guns into the classroom in South Dakota. Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed House Bill 1087 into law Friday, enabling st...

Could This School Police Program Be A Model For The Country?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

Every school day, Simpsonville, S.C., police officer Justin Chandler patrols the halls of Plain Elementary School. But Chandler is not a school resour...

Officer 'Accidentally Discharged' Gun In School

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

While legislators in several states are seeking to arm teachers or place police officers in schools, a recent incident at a high school in Highland, N...

School Employee Accidentally Shot During District-Sponsored Gun Class

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

An employee at a Texas public school was accidentally shot on Wednesday during a district-sponsored handgun safety class, KLTV reports. According t...

SURVEY: How Teachers Really Feel About Guns In Schools

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

Following the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, several state lawmakers introduced proposals that would enable teachers and staff to carr...

A Large Sausage Pie and a Semi-Automatic

Floyd Elliot | Posted 04.27.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Apparently 57 percent of the readers of the Los Angeles Times, who, asked whether a "gun-themed pizza promotion" would appeal to them, answered yes.

GOP Rep: 'Grab Free Donuts And Coffee Before Obama Grabs Your Gun!'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) on Thursday attempted to draw attendees to an upcoming Capitol Hill event with a brief advisory featuring pro-gun parano...

Joy Resmovits

Education Secretary Duncan: Teachers Don't Want To Work In 'Armed Camps' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- People who say that teachers want to carry weapons are just pushing "a marketing opportunity," according to U.S. Secretary of Education ...

Arpaio Snaps Back At Criticism

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX -- The self-proclaimed "America's Toughest Sheriff" joined forces this weekend with action movie star Steven Seagal to train volunteer armed p...

Will Mississippi Schools No Longer Be Gun-Free?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Mississippi teachers may be getting some new, albeit unconventional, school supplies if a new piece of legislation passes in the House. Under Hous...

Schools' Realistic Shooting Drills 'Kind Of Scary,' Parents Say

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 10.23.2014 | Education

"I want to see my kids! Bang! Bang!" the man shouted as he stormed into the front office of a South Carolina elementary school and pointed a handgun a...

Republican Wants First-Graders To Learn What?

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Missouri has proposed legislation that would make gun safety a mandatory part of the first-grade curriculum. State S...

Grand Action, Not Just Chatter

Donna M. Butts | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Donna M. Butts

America is a land of ingenuity, creativity and hope. It is also a country distinguished by the amount of gun violence we endure year in and year out. It's time we call on our strengths, as a nation, to weed out the root causes of that violence and find lasting solutions.

L.A. School District Buys 14 Semi-Automatic Rifles To Protect Students

Saki Knafo | Posted 03.26.2013 | Crime
Saki Knafo

CBS Los Angeles is reporting that the Fontana Unified School District Police Department has purchased 14 AR-15 assault weapons "to protect students in...

Ed Today: Marco Rubio Wants Education Reform, Rick Scott Proposes Teacher Raise

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Rubio-Style Reform? Republican rising star Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday that lawmakers must pay more attention to the "skills gap" between ...

Southern California Schools Get High-Powered Rifles

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education

FONTANA, Calif. — The high-powered semiautomatic rifles recently shipped to school police in this Southern California city look like they belong...

GOP Lawmaker Wants High Schools To Teach Kids To Shoot

Posted 01.23.2013 | Education

As the fight continues on whether teachers and school staff should carry weapons, one South Carolina lawmaker is turning the armed attention to studen...

Mother Writes $12,000 Check For Armed Guard At Daughter's Elementary School

Posted 01.23.2013 | Education

A Florida mother has cut a $12,000 check to pay for a full-time armed guard at her daughter's elementary school for added security in the wake of last...