Sandy Hook http://blog.wlrn.org en Why A New Gun Bill Ticks Off Mental Health Advocates http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-new-gun-bill-ticks-mental-health-advocates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Florida Legislature passed a gun control measure this year that would prevent more people with mental illness from buying guns.&nbsp;</span></p><p>It essentially <a href="http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=50732" target="_blank">closes a loophole that enables people who seek mental health treatment to buy guns</a>.</p><p>The bipartisan bill even got strong support from the National Rifle Association.</p><p>But some critics think it may do more harm than good.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 14866 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why A New Gun Bill Ticks Off Mental Health Advocates Sandy Hook Made All Schools Feel Unsafe, But Arming Teachers Isn’t The Answer, Mom Says http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sandy-hook-made-all-schools-feel-unsafe-arming-teachers-isn-t-answer-mom-says <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.1500000000000001; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 10pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:26:00 +0000 Dee Trillo 12460 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sandy Hook Made All Schools Feel Unsafe, But Arming Teachers Isn’t The Answer, Mom Says Retired Teacher Says Armed Educators Will Keep Children Safe http://blog.wlrn.org/post/retired-teacher-says-armed-educators-will-keep-children-safe <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When a mentally ill person entered a Connecticut school and slaughtered children and teachers, it was the last straw for some people. In this ultra liberal, politically correct climate in which we find ourselves today, the immediate outcry was to ban this and ban that. The very thought that teachers should not have the right to defend themselves and their pupils is laughable.</span></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:36:00 +0000 Evelyn Stahl 12263 at http://blog.wlrn.org Retired Teacher Says Armed Educators Will Keep Children Safe A Victim Of Gun Violence On Gun Control http://blog.wlrn.org/post/victim-gun-violence-gun-control <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On June 22, 2004 I was <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/25/nyregion/man-is-shot-at-entrance-of-a-subway-in-queens.html" target="_blank">shot point blank with a .45-caliber gun</a> as I entered a subway station in Astoria Queens. The bullet entered my back and rattled around, destroying my hip. It had just enough inertia to come to a stop after puncturing the femoral artery. Nobody was ever prosecuted for my shooting. Meanwhile, I suffered for six years before being diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder.</span></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:02:09 +0000 David C. Hart 10871 at http://blog.wlrn.org A Victim Of Gun Violence On Gun Control