A teacher at a Northern California high school has apologized for accidentally firing a gun inside his classroom, injuring three students.
Actress Charlize Theron has called the idea of U.S. teachers arming themselves as a gun violence solution following recent U.S. school shootings, "so outrageous."
Teenagers across the country sent a clear message to their lawmakers on Wednesday by taking part in a 17-minute walkout to protest gun violence, in honor of the 17 students and staff who died in the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. An estimated 2,500 schools and tens of thousands of students took part. Now that the immediate media attention on the walkout has died down, students have found themselves faced with a variety of punishments for having the courage to express their political views. On Friday, 150 students at Park Hill High School in Kansas were told that they needed to serve detention or attend an administrative conference for their walkout. At Pennridge High School near Philadelphia, more than 200 students were given weekend detenti...
If you don’t know who Ben Shapiro is, God bless you. He’s the young right-wing “intellectual” who has made a name for himself like many pseudo-libertarian-intellectuals in the mainstream of America by telling the aging right-wing bigots and hoodwinked masses that Fox News is right, the left is brainwashing American children. He has a similar pedigree to other “alt-right” “intellectuals”: educated at a reputable higher education university, but clearly didn’t have a fun time dealing with all of those other educated people that didn’t agree with his half-baked and intellectually dishonest positions. As a result, places like Fox News love to have Shapiro on to give them something resembling a patina of intelligence. Shapiro is articulate and fast-talking, and in the world of Fox News, that me
After the murder of 17 high school students in Parkland, Florida, one month ago, Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana roundly dismissed student calls for reforms to the nation's gun laws. "I don't think we need more gun control laws," Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana told CNN's John Berman Tuesday. "Not a single one?" Berman asked. "No. I think we need more idiot control," he said, referring to people who perpetrate mass shootings. On Monday night, a puppy died on a domestic United Airlines flight after it was placed, on apparent instructions from a flight attendant, in an overhead bin. By Wednesday, Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana had written the airline to "demand an immediate explanation." He promised immediate legislation, and followed up this morning by filing the Wel...
America just had a moment. Our children looked us in the eyes and said: Act. Thousands of teenagers organized themselves Wednesday to make a peaceful public expression of their personal feelings and political views about gun violence. The two are tightly intertwined when your classmates or people of the right age to be your classmates are gunned down right in school. The powerful voices of some of the immediate survivors of the Parkland massacre did a great deal over the past month to inspire Wednesday’s outpouring, controlled and tamped-down by adult authorities though it was in most places. Campaign Action These young people had a message for the rest of us. And especially for our leaders. What happens next will tell us if the moment they created was wasted and the message yawned
On Wednesday, students from thousands of schools across the country walked out to protest the government’s failure to protect kids from gun violence and to demand tougher gun restrictions. The National Rifle Association, the most powerful defender of the status quo, was not happy. The tax-exempt lobbying group’s national spokesperson Dana Loesch attempted to dismiss the effort on Thursday morning’s edition of Fox & Friends. Loesch suggested that many of the kids participating in the anti-gun violence action may just have been paying tribute to the 17 people killed at last month’s horrific Parkland mass school shooting. “You can memorialize the lives lost but it doesn’t necessarily mean every single person who went out is somehow supportive of gun co
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) said thousands of high school students across the country walking out of their classrooms Wednesday morning to protest gun violence was “shameful.” McMaster told South Carolina public television network ETV Wednesday that the students are “being used as a tool by [this] left-wing group to further their own agenda,” The Hill reported. “It sounds like a protest to me. It’s not a memorial, it’s certainly not a prayer service, it’s a political statement by a left-wing group and it’s shameful,” McMaster said. The governor instead suggested that South Carolina students choose to pray for the victims rather than protest. McMaster is on the record saying he would support a bill choosing to arm teachers, echoing the policy p
The owner of a suburban Indianapolis tax preparation shop faces a weapons charge after fatally shooting a man with two guns.