A 13-year-old student from Hamden, Connecticut stole her father's handgun, brought it to school, and later gave to another 13-year-old on the playground yesterday.
"We've been able to work together as Democrats and Republicans. We've been able to cross the aisle to get things done in this field. I'm determined that we're going to make more progress. I want to build in Virginia the best system of mental health care treatment for a public system in the country."
The California Assembly gave final approval on Gun Violence Restraining Order legislation Friday. This bill 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.
At this time of year, social media becomes a magical, mood-lifting loop of first-day-of-school pictures filled with painstakingly selected outfits and excited smiles that remind parents how quickly their children are growing before their eyes. We try to outsmart time, capturing the once-a-year moments that make them still feel like our “babies” — because, of course, that’s how they will always remain in our hearts.
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.