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The recommendations are a result from Vice President Biden's commission that investigated U.S. gun laws in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.
In an address to the public Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama announced that he will sign 23 executive actions that provide law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals and the public health community more tools to combat gun violence. The actions include launching a responsible gun ownership campaign, having the Consumer Product Safety Commission review standards for gun safes and locks, nominating a director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and directing the Center for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence. Obama also want to improve incentives and look at removing any unnecessary legal barriers that may prevent states from sharing information with the federal background …
Friday, December 21, 2012
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, interrupted by protesters during a national press conference, says, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
The National Rifle Association (NRA) called on Congress to act immediately to put armed security officers in every school and make sure "blanket safety" is in place before school resumes after holiday break. "We need to make every school in America immediately deploy a protection program," said NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. Should every school have armed security? Tell us in the comments section below. The NRA went on the offensive Friday saying violent video games such as Kindergarten Killer and "blood-soaked" films are to blame for gun violence such as last week's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Do you think assault weapons should be banned? A protester interrupted the press conference by holding up a …
The Upper Moreland Police Department and school officials recently investigated an incident after talks of a possible attack at the schools.
The tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut has everyone across the country on heightened alert when it comes to violent attacks. Days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School incident, Upper Dublin High School was put on lockdown after a student held his umbrella like a gun. And now days after that, talks of another possible attack hit closer to home. Earlier this week the police had to step in after students at Upper Moreland High School were suspected of planning an attack at the school. After interviewing the subjects, police found "no truth to any of the rumors." On Wedesday, Dec. 19, the Upper Moreland Police Department sent out an advisory message with the subject: "False reports of pending school violence" Everyone has become …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
An expert shares advice for parents who are trying to explain the Newtown school shooting to their kids.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy, parents are wondering what to tell their children about what happened and how to help them process what they may be hearing from friends, on television and via social media. Lauren Hutchinson, LMFT is a child and family therapist and parenting consultant with a practice in Bellevue, WA. She says step one for parents is to “turn off the TV”. “We don’t want to have the TV playing in the background all the time. It isn’t helpful and the news is traumatizing for kids to watch.” For kids age seven and younger Hutchinson says, “you want to shield them from the media coverage completely and parents should not initiate a conversation about the event because kids this age cannot make sense …