Tag Archives: school shootings

Protesters demonstrate in the Not One More rally for gun legislation, held at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 17, 2018. Since Wednesday, when a gunman killed 14 students and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., teenage voices have resonated where those of longtime politicians have largely fallen flat. (Saul Martinez/The New York Times)

What if Our Schools Are Actually Safer, and School Shootings Aren’t Actually More Common?

What if Our Schools Are Actually Safer, and School Shootings Aren’t Actually More Common?

One point I’ve been trying to make in the debate which erupted after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, is that America is actually a far less violent country than it was a generation ago. The public perception driven by myopic and sensationalist media coverage is that violent crime, and gun violence specifically, is on

From The Left: School Gun Bill Seems Appropriate

I may surprise a few people this week, but after closely studying House Bill No. 1195, I am inclined to support it. The bill give school districts the authority to designate an individual to carry a concealed weapon on school grounds, but only after undergoing background checks, additional training on both firearms and violence prevention,

Do We Really Want More Cops In Schools?

Yesterday there was a debate before the House Education Committee over two school security bills. One was HB1195, sponsored by Rep. Dwight Kiefer (R-Valley City), which would allow school boards to choose and train certain personnel to concealed carry on school grounds. The other was HB1388, also introduced by Kiefert, which would begin a pilot

Rep. Dwight Keifert: We Need Concealed Carry To Protect Our Schools

I feel that we can pass a bill to allow trained personnel to conceal and carry in schools with the approval of the school board, hold a class one license, receive training similar to a resource officer, and work with local law enforcement. But the only way it will be implemented is if parents demand

Teenager Jailed For Months Over A Facebook Joke

Was the joke in poor taste? Absolutely. Should he have been jailed for months over it? Don’t our cops have better things to do with their time? Jack Carter says his son Justin and a friend got into an argument with someone on Facebook about the game and the teenager wrote a comment he now

Guest Post: Rep. Kevin Cramer Told The Truth About Moral Decline

Before It Was History, It Was News is the title of a book written to connect actual news stories with the recorded history of the America Revolution. In this day and age, however, the words to an old chorus might give the careful reader cause to think: The voice of truth tells me a different

Cramer Gets Heat For Linking Legalized Abortions And School Shootings

Even though it’s not an election year, it’s clear the avenues of communication between North Dakota Democrats and national liberal media like the Huffington Post are still wide open. A couple of weeks ago Rep. Kevin Cramer delivered the commencement remarks at the University of Mary in Bismarck. In the remarks, Rep. Cramer decried what

Democrat Wants NASCAR Race Pulled Off Air Because The NRA Is Sponsoring It

Why not, the nanny statists got the Winston Cup sponsorship pulled. So, having successfully censored tobacco advertising, obviously they think they can get guns pulled too. Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy does not like the NRA, and he’s making that quite clear. In a letter to News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, he’s asking that Fox cancel

Audio: ND Superintendent Explains Her Opposition To Concealed Carry In Schools

Today North Dakota Superintendent of Public Schools Kirsten Baesler testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to HB1215 which would allow schools to authorize concealed carry on their property. Currently concealed carry is prohibited in schools state wide; this would be a permissive law which would allow the decision to be made locally. The

Sandy Hook Father: You'll Only Take My Guns "From My Cold Dead Hands"

“Unfortunately, her friend’s little sister was murdered in Sandy Hook that day when lock-down and 911 were not enough to protect her from an evil person,” Bill Stevens said of his daughter before a Working Group Public Hearing at the Connecticut State Capitol. “Charlton Heston made the phrase “From my cold dead hands” famous and

Top