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4 Students Injured In Shooting At Ohio High School

Two students were shot and two additional students were injured Monday during a shooting at a high school in Madison Township, Ohio. A suspect is in custody and all other students are safe, according to the school district’s Facebook page.  Madison Local School District confirmed the incident on Facebook, saying that none of the students … Continue reading

‘A Militia Of Toddlers’: Iowa Lawmakers Approve Bill Allowing Children To Have Handguns

In a move that’s being described as “completely ridiculous,” Republican lawmakers in Iowa passed a bill this week to explicitly allow kids to use handguns without any lower age-limit. The measure, which was approved Tuesday by Iowa’s GOP-controlled House of Representatives, would permit children under age 14 to use “a pistol, revolver or the ammunition” with parental supervision. … Continue reading

Kalamazoo Rampage Was The 42nd Mass Shooting In 2016

At least six people were killed and two more left critically wounded Saturday evening during a shooting spree in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, marking the 42nd mass shooting on U.S. soil since the start of 2016. The rampage began about 6 p.m. Saturday outside an apartment complex on the eastern edge of Kalamazoo County, where a … Continue reading

Zika And Emerging Viral Epidemics: When, Where, And Why They Strike

The US looks to be on the brink of a new viral epidemic, as a virus that did not even exist in the region a year ago is now among the top concern of infectious disease specialists across the Western Hemisphere. Zika virus, transmitted primarily by the bites of Aedes mosquitoes, has been found across … Continue reading

STUDY: Increasing Breastfeeding Could Save More Than 800,000 Lives Annually

A new analysis estimates that approximately 800,000 childhood deaths and 20,000 breast cancer deaths could be averted if nearly all women worldwide breast-fed their infants and young children. That decrease in children’s deaths is equivalent to 13 percent of all deaths in children younger than 2 years of age, the study authors reported in a … Continue reading

Most Americans Want Safer Guns – So Why Is The Gun Lobby Getting In The Way?

The majority of Americans are in favor of making safety-enhancing design changes to firearms, according to a new study released by the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings, which are consistent with other recent survey results, reflect the growing national interest in using technology to reduce the toll of gun violence, … Continue reading

Gun Deaths Have Now Surpassed Motor Vehicle Deaths In 21 States (And Counting)

Gun deaths surpassed motor vehicle deaths in 21 states plus the District of Columbia in 2014, according to a new analysis of U.S. mortality data. The Violence Policy Center, a non-partisan gun violence research group, has found in past reports that traffic fatalities have been steadily falling due to effective regulation, such as safety prevention … Continue reading

President Obama’s New Year’s Resolution To Tackle Gun Violence

President Obama made fighting gun violence his chief resolution for 2016 in a New Year’s Day address, calling it a major piece of “unfinished business” for his White House administration. The President said Friday that he would meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday, his first day back at work after the year-end break, … Continue reading

President Obama Will Announce New Executive Action On Guns In 2016

President Barack Obama will ring in the New Year by taking executive action to expand background checks on gun sales, according to media reports citing people familiar with White House proposals and planning. The action, which will likely come sometime before Obama makes his final State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 12, is … Continue reading

25 Truly Shocking Statistics About Children And Guns In America

This week marked the third anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a 20-year-old gunman armed with three semi-automatic weapons opened fire on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, murdering 20 children and six teachers as they sat in their classrooms. In the aftermath of this unthinkable tragedy, public support for stricter … Continue reading

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