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Friday, February 23, 2018

Students across US walk out of class to protest gun violence

In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week’s deadly shooting in Florida.

Gun control advocates take aim at the Georgia Capitol

Hundreds of anti-gun protesters have descended on the Georgia Capitol, fighting through drizzling rain to lobby the legislature for stricter gun laws.

‘Fix it!’ Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents

Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America’s school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers.

Democrats, Rubio want ‘red flags’ to enable gun seizures

Only five states have laws enabling family members, guardians or police to ask judges to temporarily strip gun rights from people who show warning signs of violence

Police: Georgia homeowner shoots man breaking into car

Police outside Atlanta say a homeowner killed a man who was trying to break into his car early Friday.

Gun industry converges near Las Vegas mass shooting site

The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from the site where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers.

Police: Man killed after breaking into home

Officials say the men exchanged fire with the homeowner. The intruders fled and one of them was later found dead in a neighbor’s yard.

School virtual shooter training program aimed at survival

The shooter rapidly fires through the front doors of an elementary school with an assault rifle and blasts his way down the hallway. Screaming children are running for their lives or frozen in fear. Teachers quickly try to decide: barricade the doors, or make a run for it with their students?

Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren’t reported to the national background check system.

Georgia college bus driver accused of leaving gun on campus

Officials say a student bus driver for the University of Georgia is accused of taking a loaded gun into a residence hall.
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