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Urban Gun Homicides Drop With Police Background Checks: Study

Urban states and counties where handgun  gun purchasers are required to submit to background checks by law enforcement before obtaining a license or permit are associated with a 14 percent reduction in firearm homicides, according to a study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health.

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Guns in Schools: The Nuanced View From ‘Trump Country’

Few messages are more alarming to the parent of a schoolchild than a “lockdown” alert from a school. When an incident near a small Catholic school in Gainesville, Fl. triggered that alert it reinforced some local views that having weapons available in schools made sense. But not everyone in this conservative pro-Trump stronghold agrees.

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Guns Kill More Young People Than Road Accidents: Study

Firearm violence is “shattering” the younger generation, and is second only to drug overdoses as the leading killer of individuals between 15-29, according to a report by the Center on American Progress, Some 820 youths have been victims of gunfire so far this year alone.

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Domestic Violence Calls About Guns Up 75%

The surge of firearms-involved calls to the National Domestic Violence Hotline involving firearms was attributed to increased publicity about mass shootings. Nearly 12,000 of the hotline’s calls in 2017 were related to guns, up from about 6,800 such contacts in 2016.

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Louisiana is Latest State to Consider Allowing Guns in Schools

If Bill 602 becomes law with state Senate approval, Louisiana will join nine other states—Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Kansas, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Mississippi, and Texas—which allow visitors to bring guns to schools or college campuses. Nine more only allow concealed guns in parking lots and locked cars.

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NY Bans Guns For Domestic Abusers

New York’s new law barring anyone convicted of domestic abuse from owning firearms will save lives, says Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He signed the legislation April 24 in a public ceremony that doubled as a platform to attack federal inaction on gun violence.

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Some New Faces Join Gun Crusade; Others Blow Up Yetis

In a shift that could have political implications, some gun owners have become firm supporters of gun control measures. Meanwhile, others are blowing up their Yeti coolers, prompted by an NRA blast claiming that the firm was ending its discount for members of the group. Yeti said the NRA had gone off half-cocked.

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