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New and Improved- Safety regulations coming to ARS after Florida shooting

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Since the Florida school shooting that occurred on Valentines Day, it seems the entire country is on edge, especially public schools. New safety measures have been implemented in schools across the nation, and Ann Richards is no different. “We are becoming more strict about people buzzing in through the front door,” Ms. Isadora Day, middle…

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On guns, violence, and the irreversible: 13-year-old accidentally kills himself on Instagram Live

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Photo courtesy of Creative Commons. On April 10th, 13-year-old Malachi Hemphill accidentally shot and killed himself in his room on Instagram Live, a live video feature on the popular social media app Instagram. He had received the gun from a friend at Babbs Middle School, where he attended near Atlanta, Georgia.   On Instagram Live,…

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License to Kill: New “Open Carry” laws implemented in Texas

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The organization “Open Carry Texas” reportedly held demonstrations by filming themselves walking into a Chili’s and a Sonic with semi-automatic weapons strapped to their backs, in an effort to see how management would respond. This was followed with criticism from the NRA, and these tactics were outlawed in six national restaurant chains. On June 13,…

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Inside out: On terrorism at home

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People stream in steadily throughout the day to pay their respects at the memorial site for victims of Wednesday’s mass shootings near the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS) When I was in the ninth grade, 2012, the Sandy Hook shooting happened. Twenty first graders…

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