Gun Control

12:23pm

Wed July 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Illinois Is 50th State To Legalize Carrying Concealed Weapons

Illinois became the last state in the U.S. to legalize carrying concealed weapons after state lawmakers overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Tuesday's votes — 41-17 in the Senate and 77-31 in the House — came just before a federal appeals court deadline to pass a form of concealed-carry.

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5:15pm

Tue July 9, 2013
Politics

For The Politically Disenfranchised: A New State Or A Change At The Legislature?

A view inside the dome of the Colorado state capitol.
Kent Landerholm Creative Commons

Weld County Commissioners will now float two ideas at upcoming community meetings aimed at addressing what they say is a growing feeling of rural disenfranchisement from the political process.

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12:26pm

Tue July 9, 2013
Shots - Health News

Should Doctors Ask Older People If They Have Guns At Home?

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 3:49 pm

Older men may have guns in the home that can pose a risk when people are depressed or not thinking clearly.
iStockphoto.com

Older men are at high risk of suicide, and they're far more likely to kill themselves if they have access to firearms.

Doctors should ask relatives of older people with depression or cognitive problems if there are guns in the home, much as they might ask about whether it's time to take away the car keys, an academic paper says.

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1:53pm

Mon July 8, 2013
Shots - Health News

Youths At Risk Of Violence Say They Need Guns For Protection

Originally published on Mon July 8, 2013 3:21 pm

A young neighbor watches as police respond to a double homicide in Flint, Mich., on June 30. Organizations including the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center are working to help young people choose non-violent solutions to conflict.
Michelle Tessier MLIVE.COM /Landov

Public health efforts to reduce the number of children and teenagers killed by guns got a big boost in visibility after the tragic killing of children at Sandy Hook Elementary School last fall.

Each week about 50 children and teens are shot and killed in the United States, with homicide the second leading cause of death among teenagers here, behind car crashes.

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8:41am

Sat July 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Giffords Reaches 'Responsible Gun Owners' At Firing Ranges

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., at a firing range in Nevada earlier this week. Her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, was behind her.
Americans for Responsible Solutions
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