Parkland School Board Votes Down Measure To Arm Teachers

The Broward County School District swiftly and unanimously voted down a measure this week that would arm teachers in hopes of defending students. The decision comes less than two months after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in which an armed former student took the lives of 14 innocent teens and sparked […]

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Fox’s Laura Ingraham Loses Advertisers, Takes Vacation Amid Row with Parkland Shooting Survivor

Fox News host Laura Ingraham continues to face backlash after sending out a scathing tweet about Parkland shooting survivor, David Hogg, in which she seemingly mocked the 18-year-old activist for whining about not getting into the college of his choice. Hogg responded by calling on Ingraham’s advertisers to cut ties with her show. So far, […]

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Former Senator Santorum: Kids Should Learn CPR, Stop Bullying Instead of Protesting for Stricter Gun Laws

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum criticized protesters who took part in the March For Our Lives demonstration for gun control for not taking enough personal action to solve the problem of gun violence. “How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying […]

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Gun Control Stalls in Congress

Despite calls from students, parents and lawmakers, gun control has stalled in Congress.  We discuss the week’s events surrounding the debate in this episode.   http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Gun_Control_Stalls_in_Congress.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Submits Notice to Ban the Gun Accessory Known as the Bump Stock

The Department of Justice has submitted a notice to the Office of Management and Budget to expand the definition of “machinegun” to include any gun outfitted with “bump stocks.”  President Trump had pledged to make the accessory illegal in the wake of the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, FL, last month that killed seventeen […]

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New Research Shows Firearms Purchased Without Background Checks closer to 13% than Previously-Thought 40%

Public outcry from parents, students and lawmakers is causing Congress to consider stricter gun laws such as expanding the nation’s background check system to include purchases made at gun shows and over the internet. Proponents of expanded background checks have claimed that up to 40% of the nation’s gun purchases take place without a background […]

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NRA Officer Contends President Trump Doesn’t “Want Gun Control” After Meeting with Him

The Executive Director of the National Rifle Association’s legislative arm contended that neither the President nor the Vice President want gun control after meeting with them earlier this week. Chris Cox, head of the organization’s lobbying unit, took to Twitter to praise a meeting he had with President Trump and Vice President Pence and to […]

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President Trump Confuses Attendees with Calls for Expanded Background Checks, Comprehensive Gun-Control During White House Meeting

A meeting the President had on guns with members of Congress at the White House yesterday has left Democrats optimistic and Republican flummoxed, on what, if any legislative fixes Congress can pass to address gun violence.  The President flouted Republican orthodoxy on the subject and encouraged lawmakers to be ambitious in their goals for gun-control. […]

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FedEx Pushes Back on Calls to Cut Ties with NRA – “We Do Not Deny Service Because of Political Views or Policy Positions”

Federal Express, the worldwide package delivery service, has announced that it will not be severing ties with the National Rifle Association, despite public demands for it to do so.  In the wake of the deadly Parkland, FL, school shooting, many public voices have called on corporations to cut ties with the gun-rights group. Hertz, Avis, […]

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“Everything I Was Trained on Mass Causality Events Says They Did the Wrong Thing”

Brian Entin, a reporter for WSVN News in Miami, Florida, spoke with a seasoned medical first responder who was among the first to arrive on the scene of the Parkland school shooting that took place on February 14. The responder paints a picture of authorities refusing to enter the building where the shooting took place […]

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