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Congresswoman who cast doubt on school shootings, shouldn’t be on education panel, Dems say

GOP leaders chose Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to serve on the Education and Labor Committee, amid a growing outcry over the Georgia Republican’s past comments challenging the veracity of deadly school shootings. Taylor Greene has also been show on video harassing a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.... Read more»

Giffords report claims gun violence in Arizona costs state billions

A new report claims that Arizona loses as much as $1.9 billion every year to costs directly associated with gun violence, from lost wages to expenses on everything from health care to police and criminal justice. ... Read more»

A year after Newtown, searching for answers in the nation’s schools

Guns or funds? Districts debate what it will take to make kids safer, and schools and state governments have feverishly searched for ways to protect their students. State legislators introduced hundreds of pieces of legislation on school safety. Many called for arming more security guards or, like a law passed in Texas, for arming teachers.... Read more»

Criminologists' critique questions NRA task force school safety strategy

Just as a National Rifle Association task force unveiled its “National School Shield” report this week, a detailed critique from three criminologists termed the gun lobby’s push for enhanced school security “superficially simple.”... Read more»

Tx shooting highlights struggle to regulate replica guns

The fatal police shooting earlier this month of a Texas middle school student clutching a BB gun spotlights how localities and states have struggled to identify and control both look-alike toys and guns that fire something other than bullets. ... Read more»2