Gun Control

Read: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Investing in SROs Over Arming School Staff

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Investing in SROs Over Arming School Staff

Money from a program to arm school staff members will be put toward hiring school resource officers.

Read: Civil Rights Groups: Police in Schools Won’t End Gun Violence Epidemic

Civil Rights Groups: Police in Schools Won’t End Gun Violence Epidemic

Several civil rights groups met on Monday to voice their opinion that placing armed officers in schools will not address the nation’s gun violence epidemic.

Read: House Passes School Safety Bill in 407-10 Bipartisan Vote

House Passes School Safety Bill in 407-10 Bipartisan Vote

The Senate Judiciary Committee also held a hearing to discuss failures made by the FBI and law enforcement in acting on warning signs displayed by the Parkland gunman.

Read: Schools Handling National Student Walkouts Differently

Schools Handling National Student Walkouts Differently

Schools have both endorsed the National Walkout Day and condemned it in statements to parents and students.

Read: Explaining Florida’s New School Safety Law

Explaining Florida’s New School Safety Law

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act features several broad and controversial reforms.

Read: White House Unveils Gun and School Safety Proposals

White House Unveils Gun and School Safety Proposals

The proposals primarily focus on hardening school security, improving background checks for gun buyers and overhauling the mental health system.

Read: Alabama School Shooting Leaves 1 Student Dead, Another Injured

Alabama School Shooting Leaves 1 Student Dead, Another Injured

The shooting at Huffman High School is being investigated as an accidental incident.

Read: Florida Governor Outlines $500 Million School Safety Plan

Florida Governor Outlines $500 Million School Safety Plan

The proposed plan includes the strengthening of gun purchase and possession restrictions and additional services for students suffering from mental health issues.

Read: Study: States with Concealed Carry Laws See Increase in Violent Crimes

Study: States with Concealed Carry Laws See Increase in Violent Crimes

The study found states with concealed carry laws have seen an increase in violent crimes by 13 to 15 percent within 10 years of the law’s enactment.

Read: Students Plan Walkouts, Sit-Ins Following Florida School Shooting

Students Plan Walkouts, Sit-Ins Following Florida School Shooting

The Women’s March organizers and the Network for Public Education are encouraging students and teachers to organize walkouts, sit-ins and other events to protest gun violence in schools.

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