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Stepdaughters of Sandy Hook principal speak out against gun violence

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Anne, Amy, and Beth: The three stepdaughters of Sandy Hook Principal Dawn Hochsprung share their pain and speak out against gun violence. This story originally ran on One Million Moms 4 Gun Control. Anne’s Story The afternoon of Friday, December 14th… [Read More]

Boy, 7, suspended from school for throwing imaginary hand grenade

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Here we go again. A 7-year-old Colorado boy was suspended for throwing an imaginary hand grenade on his elementary school playground. Yes, imaginary—as in not real, as in there was absolutely nothing in his hand. Alex Evans told KDVR-TV that he didn.. [Read More]

NRA’s new target-shooting app for gun enthusiasts age 4 and over

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) made a strong statement against violent video games after the tragic Newtown shootings, but that didn’t stop the organization from releasing an app with an immersive shooting game for kids as young as 5 years old,… [Read More]

Boy suspended after shooting classmate with finger gun

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A 6-year-old boy was suspended from an elementary school in Maryland for forming his fingers into a gun and saying “pow,” according to UPI. In a disciplinary letter to the parents, the boy’s actions were described as a threat “to shoot a studen… [Read More]

Talking with the parents of your children’s friends about guns

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Your 15-year-old son is sleeping over at his best friend’s house as he often does. Your son has been friends with Jake Johnson ever since kindergarten. You know the Johnson family well. You attend their annual holiday caroling party and coached the b… [Read More]

Paul Ryan supporters post images of their gun-shooting kids on Twitter

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Yesterday, while campaigning in Ohio, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan made a pit stop at Outdoor World to buy his 10-year-old daughter some camouflage clothing. We’re not talking about a trendy camo mini skirt. Ryan spent $101.14 on a … [Read More]

Is new book on making LEGO firearms harmless or scary?

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This month a book with instructions on how to build four of the world’s most iconic firearms with LEGOs goes on sale. Should parents be concerned about “LEGO Heavy Weapons,” a book that was written by a 17-year-old yet intended for ge… [Read More]