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Guns In Schools? How Far Donald Trump Will Go To Undo Gun Control
“This is our historic moment to go on the offense," the NRA said.
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Gun Lobby Extremism Blocks Cities' Common Sense On Guns
President of Everytown for Gun Safety
As much as Cleveland might like to set more reasonable limits on where people can openly carry guns, the city is handcuffed. In 2006, the gun lobby's allies in the Ohio general assembly overrode a Republican governor's veto and made "preemption" the law.
Open And Concealed Carry Firearm Laws Increase Gun Violence
If you are planning to attend this week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, please be sure to leave your tennis balls at home. But if you want to bring your fully loaded AR-15 assault rifle, please, feel free.
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Police Across The Country Push Back Against Open Carry Laws
By Julie Harte, Reuters
Some law enforcement leaders say municipalities should have the power to suspend open-carry laws to protect public safety.
Dallas Officials Say Open Carry Makes Situations More Confusing, Not More Secure
"When you have gunfire going on, you usually go with the person that's got a gun," Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said.
Local Woman Escorted Off Premises After Gun Revealed To Be Yoga Mat
Concert-going, upcycling, roller skating, weather lover - awkw...
Looking up from the gun he was cleaning, Rawlings added, "Young folks these days don't have so much impulse control, and I've heard that yoga is a gateway to meditation. I mean, have these kids even taken a yoga safety class?"
"The Only Thing Jesus 'Open Carried' Was the Cross": A Minister Confronts the Gun Industry
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
Professor of Theology, Chicago Theological Seminary
Did Jesus ever "open carry"? Yes, he did. Jesus open carried the Roman weapon of execution, the cross on which he died. And that's the only weapon Jesus ever open carried.
In Defense of Open Carry at the GOP Convention
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I am an American citizen and Republican primary voter planning to attend my National Convention in Cleveland this July. As
Playing with Guns
A petition has enveloped the looming Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer in awkward surrealism, and has forced the three Republican presidential candidates to duck for cover from their own words.
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How the Second Amendment Differs From the Rest of the Bill of Rights
Mike the Gun Guy
When I look at the 2nd Amendment as an Article in the Bill of Rights, one thing jumps out at me which the gun debate seems to have overlooked, namely, that it is the only Article in the Bill of Rights that protects only a certain group of individuals: people who decide to own guns.
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Obama's SXSW Appearance Coincides With Open Carry Protest
"We look forward to him approaching us, shaking our hands, and thanking us for exercising our rights ... in the way he is tasked with supporting," the group said.
3 Things Every Citizen Can Do to Make a Difference in Reducing Gun Violence...Meet Gotham Chopra (Interview No. 4)
I am a former lawyer, dedicated to reducing the senseless loss...
YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and women who are leaders, activists and influencers on the subject of gun violence in America.
Packing Heat in the Lone Star State: Why Texas Abandoned Progressive Gun Control Policy
Donald G. Nieman
Author, teacher, university dean and provost at Binghamton Uni...
Why are Texans safer yet feeling more vulnerable? Certainly, it's a manifestation of single-issue politics and the power of the National Rifle Association. But it also reflects the failure of political leadership and the triumph of the politics of fear.
Open Carry in Thoughts and Beads
David W. Peters
priest, veteran, writer
Coming face to face with raw violence changes a person's vision of the world. In this new, unsafe world, threats are everywhere and hyper-vigilance is the new normal. Can carrying a gun help a person feel safer? Can it, at least, give us back our illusion of safety?
Texas Open Carry Law Puts Pro-Gun Arguments to the Test
Mike the Gun Guy
I believe that wearing a gun in a public venue does nothing to promote public safety. And the merchants who have opted out of open carry evidently agree, with most citing concerns about guns endangering rather than protecting their customers, particularly in places where alcohol is served.
The Price of 'Normalizing' Open Carry
Executive Director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Those who advocate the Open Carry of firearms in public have been telling us for some time that their goal is to "normalize" this behavior. On October 31, we learned the price of treating such threatening and dangerous behavior as normal, and it might have been three human lives.
No Guns in My Classroom
Bilingual journalist and photographer
The Texas State Legislature went one gun too far when it passed the so-called "campus carry" legislation this year, which would allow individuals to carry concealed firearms on public university campuses in 2016. I don't want those guns in my classroom.
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Judge Allows Man To Openly Carry A Gun At His Daughter’s Elementary School
A Michigan judge held last week that a Grand Rapids man may carry a gun inside his daughter’s school — provided he carries
NRA's Post-Charleston Silence Shows Vulnerability of Tenuous Pro-Gun Positions
Mike the Gun Guy
In the weeks following the unspeakable gun violence in Charleston, there was one public voice notably absent, namely, the NRA. This time America's "oldest civil rights organization" kept their collectives mouths shut. Well, almost all of them did.
7 Companies That Don't Want Guns In Their Stores
A majority of Americans prefer that shops and restaurants don't allow customers to carry their guns inside. These companies are listening.
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