Archive for January, 2013

04 Jan 2013

Lessons in Politics and Fine Print in Assault Weapons Ban of ’90s

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Check out this blog post on Nytimes.com. Discussing gun control in modern America in response to the horrible events at Sandy Hook, Michael Luo and Michael Cooper describe lessons learned from the politics of the original assault weapons ban initiated in the 1990s even in the face of strong opposition. More than 20 years later, […]

04 Jan 2013

Schools Are Implementing Safety Drills

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Interesting article posted on Saipantribune.com. The school shooting in Sandy Hook has raised questions about school safety. It has people asking what they can do to avoid this. There is talk over what drills can be done to save the lives of children. Schools are practicing what to do like how to get out and […]

04 Jan 2013

School safety at what cost?

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Just read this on Washingtonpost.com. With the horrible school shooting that took place in Newtown where twenty six kids and teachers were killed, school districts and leaders have been focusing on school security. Debates have been happening now regarding letting professional guards walk the hallways of the schools, or letting teachers be armed while in […]

04 Jan 2013

Punishment Of Criminals Quote

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The punishment of criminals for their wrong deeds should be something which will be of use for the society such as community service. A person will be useless if he will be sentenced to death. Community service or capital punishment? What’s your take on this issue? Copy the embed code below to use this picture […]

04 Jan 2013

Mass Killings Are Not on the Rise, They Are on the Decline

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Interesting article posted on Theblaze.com. In this short piece, the Associated Press informs us that, contrary to popular belief in the wake of Sandy Hook, mass shootings are actually on the declines. Experts agree with the empirical evidence that the number of mass shooting incidents in the United States has been decreasing in recent years. […]

04 Jan 2013

‘Martial law’ policing plan announced in Arkansas town

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Check out this article on Digitaljournal.com. Possible Constitutional issues be damned, Paragould Arkansas Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall have introduced stark measures to fight crime which admittedly is tantamount to martial law. Heavily armed police will be patrolling the streets of the city with the notion that they can demand identification and […]

03 Jan 2013

NRA promises to help prevent school shootings

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I just read an article on Google.com that I thought you should read. For four days after the horrific school shooting in Newtown where 26 people were murdered with guns, the NRA remained silent. The NRA has been under pressure from many politicians since this event so the NRA has been very careful about holding […]

03 Jan 2013

Threat-assessment and violence prevention programs to avoid future shootings

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Check out this blog post on Verdenews.com. The state of Arizona has threat assessment and several violence prevention programs. These programs have been looked at recently with the horrible school shooting when Adam Lanza killed twenty six people. More states and local cities will look at these violence prevention programs to see if they will […]