Guns in Society

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:30
Jan. 11, 2013 NBC NewsA Texas man is facing third-degree felony charges of making a terroristic threat after he allegedly told elementary school staffers he brought a gun to the building, reported.Officials say Ronald Miller was unarmed Wednesday when he told...
Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:24
Jan. 14, 2013 CNNThe "universal background checks" now being pushed by some gun control supporters is code for closing federal loopholes on such checks at gun shows and other private sales.U.S. law requires background checks for all people who try to buy firearms from federally...
Mon, 01/14/2013 - 12:13
Jan. 14, 2013 New York TimesNEWTOWN, Conn. – Several parents whose children were killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting joined the national debate on gun violence on Monday, gathering here to begin sketching their response to the massacre by helping start a...
Wed, 01/09/2013 - 12:54
Jan 9, 2013 The Daily BeastArizona’s Joe Arpaio is back in the news—this time, he’s sending armed ‘posses’ to protect Phoenix school kids. Terry Greene Sterling on why the sheriff’s plan is truly terrifying.The self-described “Toughest Sheriff in America” raced off to a hospital...
Wed, 01/09/2013 - 11:39
Jan. 9, 2013 Salon.comA customer checks out a shotgun at Burdett & Son Outdoor Adventure Shop in College Station, Texas. (AP/Pat Sullivan, File)  Recently Salon posted on so-called stand your ground laws (sometimes known as castle doctrines), which increase the...