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School Safety: Science Shot in Dark

School Safety: Lack of Science Makes It a Shot in the Dark

In 1996, the Republican Congress threatened to defund the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if the CDC didn’t stop researching deaths from guns. The threat sent a chill through the CDC that continues...
NRA Bang for Buck

Is the NRA Getting Its Bang for the Buck?

Eight lawmakers have taken more than a million dollars from the National Rifle Association over the course of their careers, according to research by the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics and reported by CNN. The...

The Boy Scouts of America: Proudly Sponsored by the NRA

Like a “Shooting Sports” merit badge stitched to a Boy Scout’s sash, gun culture is part of the fabric of American childhood. While parenting experts are torn about whether gunplay is harmful to kids...

The New Children’s Crusade

It was May 1963. The Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, nicknamed “Bombingham,” Alabama for its violent explosions against protesters, began to wane after the arrest of Martin Luther King failed to attract new adult...

An Urban Teacher’s Response to the Suburban School Shooting Crisis

It may be strange to say, but, as a teacher, I feel totally disconnected from the seemingly weekly occurrence that is the horror of mass murder in our nation’s schools. I shouldn’t feel disconnected.  After...

It Hasn’t Been Enough. But it Could Be.

Enough with the same responses we get every single time there is a shooting and our children die. On December 14, 2012, 22 beautiful first-grade children were slaughtered in Newtown, CT, at Sandy Hook Elementary...
Gun Repeal

Republicans Press Repeal of Gun-Free School Zones Act

A handful of Republicans have signed on to a bill that would repeal portions of the 1990 Gun-Free Schools Zones Act, saying the federally imposed ban on carrying firearms within a certain distance of...
Gun Violence

Caught in the Crossfire: Children and Gun Violence

As Child’s World America reflects upon the events that took place at Sandy Hook four years ago, it is vital to recognize that childhood gun violence continues to occur throughout the nation. Dr. Marano...
Human Cost

The Human Cost of Irresponsible Gun Ownership

A few months ago, I was scrolling down my Facebook feed when I noticed a news report about a child finding a loaded gun left out by a grandparent. The usual emotions coursed through...

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