• Nation’s largest teachers unions call to end active shooter drills over fears they’re traumatizing students

    (CNN) — Since Columbine, active shooter drills have become an increasingly normalized practice in schools. During the 2015-2016 school year, for example, about 95% of schools drilled students on lockdown procedure, according to a report from the US Department of Education. But on the other end of the spectrum, some psychologists have said these practices can be traumatizing for students depending […]

  • California Boy on the Road to Recovery After Shooting Himself

    Almost three months after accidentally shooting himself in the head with a handgun found under a pillow, 4-year-old Na’vaun Jackson is back at his Oakland, California, home. Na’vaun left Benioff Children’s Hospital last Thursday, happy and smiling, something his mom thought would never happen. She called it a miracle. “He loves dinosaurs, dragons, Paw Patrol,” Brijanna Price […]

  • Cory Booker Proposes National License for All Gun Owners

    Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is proposing that all gun owners be licensed by the federal government, a process that would include an interview and safety training. National licensing is one of more than a dozen specific proposals in a sweeping gun control agenda the U.S. senator from New Jersey released on Monday. It’s his […]

  • Betsy DeVos says safety committee formed after school shootings won’t study guns

    U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday appeared to back away from studying guns’ impact on school violence, telling a Senate panel that the topic was not a priority of the Federal Commission on School Safety. Her statement seemed to contradict the mission statement of the commission, which President Donald Trump formed after 17 students and teachers […]

  • Parkland families sue gun manufacturer and dealer, citing complicity

    The families of two students killed in the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are filing lawsuits against the gun manufacturer and seller of the weapon used in the massacre. The parents of Jaime Guttenberg and Max Schacter say that American Outdoor Brands, the company that makes the AR-15 assault rifle used by the suspected shooter Nikolas […]

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