In the wake of the devastating accidental death of a gun-range instructor at the hands of a 9-year-old girl who could not control the automatic weapon she was firing, we are left to consider whether children have the developmental or physical maturity to handle such weapons.
We commend the California State Senate for approving Gun Violence Restraining Order legislation, which allows law enforcement and family members to petition the court to temporarily limit someone's access to firearms when they are suspected to be a danger to themselves or others.
A kindergartener brought a loaded gun to school in his backpack Monday, the third day students were back at school in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.
“We are extremely honored and grateful to the Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest for this very generous donation. This funding will help us continue our mission of preventing gun violence and support the needs of our community,” said Executive Director Tim Makris.
"Mental illness is a disease that knows no race, gender, socio-economic background or political party. It impacts Americans from all walks of life."