Since the December 14th massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut, our country has begun a wide ranging dialogue seeking to identify practical and effective steps we can take to curb gun violence in our society.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Saturday's accidental shooting at the Medina Gun Show was the first in 35 years.
On what was pitched as "Gun Appreciation Day," five people were shot and injured at three different gun shows across the country, including one in Medina. The Huffington Post reported earlier this week that a handful of conservative groups declared Jan. 19 Gun Appreciation Day. It was also a day that many communities hosted gun shows where hunters, gun collectors and enthusiasts gather to buy and sell guns. The Medina Gun Show has been an annual event since 1978, according to its website. Organizer Conrad & Dowell puts on gun shows at the Medina County Community Center throughout the year. At Saturday's show, a vendor bought a handgun at the show and knew it was loaded, according to The Plain Dealer. The vendor aimed the gun away from …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
President Barack Obama presented a wide-reaching proposal for the country’s gun control policies on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama presented a comprehensive gun control proposal to the country on Wednesday, about one month after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The Huffington Post reports that the proposal includes four major sections, focusing on topics like law enforcement, mental health, school safety and the availability of dangerous weapons. Many of these measures would require congressional action and could cost up to $500 million. The president also announced more than 20 executive orders that can go into effect immediately, the New York Times reports. These include having the attorney general review the categories of people who are not allowed to have guns, reviewing safety standards for gun locks and safes and providing training …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Despite a renewed debate about guns in the wake of the Aurora, Colo., Northeast Ohio Democratic Insiders are divided on whether gun control could be a winning issue for Democrats this November.
Despite the renewed debate over gun control since the mass murder in Aurora, Colo., Northeast Ohio Democrats are mixed on whether the issue can be a winning one for their party this Fall. In Patch's latest survey of influential party members in Northeast Ohio, Democratic insiders were mixed on whether gun control was a battle worth fighting. About half said they thought the issue could galvanize the state's Democrats in November, but the other half also said that would be bad politics considering the strength of pro-gun interest groups and the overall acceptance of guns by Ohioans. "Gun control is bad politics in Ohio," said one insider who responded to the survey. "Only three Ohio Governors in the forty years since Kent State have been …