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1. Lots of Noise, But Few Results in Legislature
- Thursday, April 12, 2018
Just when you think the Tennessee Legislature is going off the deep end, someone will throw them a bungee cord. Maybe a rope made out of hemp would work better because a bungee cord leaves people bouncing, never quite reeling them in.
2. Frontier Gun Maker Remington Seeks Bankruptcy Protection
- Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Remington, the storied gun maker that began turning out flintlock rifles when there were only 19 states in the Union, has filed for bankruptcy reorganization amid years of slumping sales and legal and financial pressure over the Sandy Hook school massacre.
3. 'Enough is Enough': US Students Stage Walkouts Against Guns
- Thursday, March 15, 2018
Declaring enough is enough, tens of thousands of young people from Maine to California walked out of school to demand action on gun violence Wednesday in one of the biggest student protests since the Vietnam era.
4. Trump Meets With Video Game Execs and Critics
- Friday, March 9, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump revived a debate over the link between gun violence and graphic depictions of violence in video games Thursday, bringing members of the video game industry and some of their most vocal critics to the White House.
5. Trump Leaves Lawmakers Hanging on Gun Priorities
- Monday, March 5, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his quest to tackle gun violence, President Donald Trump has ricocheted between calling for tougher laws and declaring his fealty to the Second Amendment's right to bear arms, leaving a trail of befuddled lawmakers and advocates in his wake.
6. Kroger Joins Other Big Retailers, Tightens Gun Restrictions
- Friday, March 2, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – Kroger will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21 at the stores it owns, becoming the third major retailer this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws.
7. Defying the NRA, Dick's Takes a Harder Line Against Guns
- Thursday, March 1, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – Dick's Sporting Goods will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21, the company said Wednesday, as its CEO took on the National Rifle Association by demanding tougher gun laws after the massacre in Florida.
8. Trump Urges Lawmakers to Buck NRA Every Once in a While
- Wednesday, February 28, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump declared he's willing to take on the National Rifle Association over gun legislation, but Republicans who control Congress aren't so sure. They prefer to consider only modest changes to firearms limits in response to the mass shooting at a Florida high school.
9. Trump Endorses Raising Minimum Age to 21 for More Weapons
- Friday, February 23, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed a higher minimum age for buying certain rifles and tighter background checks for purchasers, saying "there's nothing more important than protecting our children," amid a public outcry for action after the Florida school shooting.
10. Consensus on Gun Legislation? Not on Your Life
- Thursday, February 22, 2018
That burning smell emanating from the General Assembly isn’t coming from the flame of bipartisanship. More likely it’s the result of scorched-earth politics.
Even though a weapons measure called the “carry-like-a-cop” bill died recently in a House committee, the gap between Republicans and Democrats on gun legislation is, for the most part, about as wide as the range of a Barrett .50-caliber rifle, more than 2.5 miles.
11. Beleaguered Gun Maker Remington Points to Bankruptcy Court
- Tuesday, February 13, 2018
MADISON, N.C. (AP) – Remington, the gun maker beset by falling sales and lawsuits tied to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, has reached a financing deal that would allow it to continue operating as it seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
12. Is There Room for Common-Sense Gun Legislation?
- Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action picks its battles judiciously. Once labeled as a bunch of anti-gun extremists, the group is anything but, spokeswoman Kat McRitchie says.
“We seek common ground. We work with legislators on both sides of the aisle. We’re nonpartisan,” McRitchie explains. “We’re simply looking for common-sense gun solutions, which the majority of Americans support.”
13. An Emotional Obama Unveils His Plan to Cut Gun Violence
- Wednesday, January 6, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, at one point wiping tears from his cheek, unveiled his plan Tuesday to tighten control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass.
14. Interest in Guns Ranges From Self-Defense to Recreation
- Saturday, April 4, 2015
While the stereotype of the “gun guy” clad in camouflage still exists, firearms owners are much more likely to be your dentist, doctor or the guy or gal next door.
As of March, there were more than 500,000 handgun permit holders in Tennessee – about one in 10 residents.
15. Moms Demand Action Seeks Common-Sense Gun Restrictions
- Saturday, March 28, 2015
It’s another blood-pressure-raising Tennessee legislative session – at least for a politically active group of moms concerned about their children potentially being shot.
This spring, lawmakers who want to loosen gun restrictions will get a morale boost from a three-day National Rifle Association convention. It coincides with consideration of several gun-related bills, including one that would eliminate the need for a firearms permit altogether.
16. Training Ground
- Saturday, June 14, 2014
You can’t perfectly simulate a real-life disaster. Dr. Joe Holley knows this better than most.
17. At 11th Hour, Congress Debates Plastic Gun Ban
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – With 3-D printers increasingly able to produced plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.
18. School Security Bill Advancing in Legislature
- Thursday, April 11, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Proponents of a measure that allows school districts to hire individuals with prior law enforcement experience say it's a needed option for financially strapped schools.
19. Bill to Allow Schools to Choose Security
- Friday, April 5, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal that would allow school districts to hire retired law enforcement officers for security advanced in the Legislature on Wednesday after being approved by the governor.
- Monday, February 4, 2013
The University of Memphis will screen “Duty of the Hour,” a documentary about Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Monday, Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre on campus, 470 University St. Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu.
- Saturday, February 2, 2013
Nike Inc. will host construction symposiums for locally owned small, women-owned and minority businesses Thursday, Feb. 7, and Friday, Feb. 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the U of M Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Attendees will learn about construction opportunities at Nike’s Memphis expansion. R.S.V.P. to Brenda Montgomery at email@example.com or 543-3500.
22. Sheriffs, State Lawmakers Push Back on Gun Control
- Friday, January 18, 2013
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – From Oregon to Mississippi, President Barack Obama's proposed ban on new assault weapons and large-capacity magazines struck a nerve among rural lawmen and lawmakers, many of whom vowed to ignore any restrictions – and even try to stop federal officials from enforcing gun policy in their jurisdictions.
23. Schools Security Plan Emphasizes Consistency
- Monday, January 14, 2013
While many of the most controversial issues of the coming merger of Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools are still to be decided, the issue of how to handle school security appears to be settled.
24. New Heroes
- Friday, January 4, 2013
SCHOOL LESSONS IN HEROISM. On Friday morning, Dec. 21 – one week after semi-automatic gunfire swept through elementary school classrooms and the nation, murdering innocence – one week after a Memphis police officer stood between a bullet and you and me, giving us all she had – a single two-ton bell in the tower of Idlewild Presbyterian Church rang 29 times. Once for officer Martoiya Lang, 20 times for the children of Newtown, six times for their teachers and, unlike anywhere else I’m aware of, once for the shooter’s mother and once for him. Each is the toll of madness, of misplaced priorities and violence, of the belief that more armed violence is not only a righteous solution but a constitutional right. And of a country where it’s easier to buy an assault rifle than vote, easier to buy ammunition than Sudafed.
25. Sandy Hook Lives to Be Remembered
- Saturday, December 22, 2012
The 26 children and adults who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut will be remembered locally Friday, Dec. 21, with several ceremonies.
26. Sandy Hook Lives to Be Remembered
- Friday, December 21, 2012
The 26 children and adults who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last week will be remembered locally Friday, Dec. 21, with several ceremonies.
27. Obama Sets January Deadline for Gun Proposals
- Thursday, December 20, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama vowed to send Congress new policy proposals for reducing gun violence by January.
"This time, the words need to lead to action," Obama said Wednesday. He tasked Vice President Joe Biden with leading an administration-wide effort to create the new recommendations and pledged to push for their implementation without delay.
28. Haslam: Tennessee Will be Part of National Gun Debate
- Tuesday, December 18, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday that he expects the Connecticut elementary school massacre to stir new debate in Tennessee about gun laws, as well as better ways to help those with a mental illness.
29. Official: 27 Dead in Connecticut School Shooting
- Friday, December 14, 2012
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left 27 people dead, including 18 children, an official said.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way. Another official, speaking on condition of anonymity for the same reason, said the gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown was killed and apparently had two guns.