Monday, March 25, 2013
December’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn., reopened the debate on whether violent video games lead to violence in real life. Tell us if you believe such games have a real-world impact.
In the wake of December’s Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., one of the habits of alleged shooter Adam Lanza came to light. The 20-year-old reportedly owned “thousands of dollars worth of violent video games,” MailOnline reported, adding that he was believed to have played games from the Call of Duty series “for hours on end.” The games are classified as “shooters” that have players using weapons against human or computer-controlled characters. Weeks after the shooting, the White House “pressed start” on talks with video game industry representatives, as Vice President Joe Biden took the lead to find legislative remedies to problems associated with gun violence. Among those taking aim at the games has been The …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Congressional Democrats say the firearm legislation set to be proposed next month won’t include a ban on assault weapons. What would you think of any legislation that left out such a ban?
United States senators next month will consider firearm legislation that may not be as loaded as some would hope. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the gun legislation to be debated next month will not include a ban on assault weapons. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said that including such a ban would reduce the votes needed to overpower the will of Republicans aiming to keep the Senate from considering the matter. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is expected to push an amendment focused on banning military-style weapons, the AP reported, though the Democrat’s proposal does not seem to have enough support behind it. Some of sought a ban on assault weapons in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The National Rifle Association released a statement hours after President Barack Obama proposed sweeping gun reform.
Wednesday, January 16
President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Congress to pass bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, according to the Associated Press. Hours after Obama unveiled the $500-million gun violence package, the National Rifle Association, which last month called for armed security at schools, released the following statement: Throughout its history, the National Rifle Association has led efforts to promote safety and responsible gun ownership. Keeping our children and society safe remains our top priority. The NRA will continue to focus on keeping our children safe and securing our schools, fixing our broken mental health system, and prosecuting…
Monday, December 17, 2012
In the wake of last week's mass shootings—one at a mall, another at an elementary school—how safe do you feel? Should more measures be put in place to ensure safety?
On Tuesday, a gunman opened fire in an Oregon shopping mall, killing two. Then on Friday, the nation began looking toward Newtown, Conn., in the wake of a shooting at an elementary school that left 27 people dead, including 20 children. Related news: Newtown School Shootings: News Hub (Newtown Patch) Though these events happened far across the country, they have to make one wonder: “Could these shootings have happened where I live?” We shudder to imagine either of these tragic incidents happening in metro Atlanta, but in the wake of these tragedies, we want to know: How safe do you feel in public? Share what’s on your mind with us, and then return here to see what your neighbors in Paulding, Douglas and Cobb have said.