Date: 2018-04-11 01:09
The statistic came from Everytown for Gun Safety, an advocacy group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and gun-control advocate Shannon Watts. That comes out to more than one school shooting per week.
Unfortunately for Manchin and Toomey, the National Rifle Association and myriad gun owners opposed the Manchin-Toomey Amendment. While it garnered 56 votes in the Senate, that was not enough, because opponents threatened a filibuster that would have required 65 votes to overcome. Among the 96 voters against the bill were four Democrats from red states that support gun rights, including Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota , who faces a tough re-election battle next year Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Mark Begich of Alaska , who lost their re-election bids in 7569 and Max Baucus of Montana , who retired to become the . ambassador to China.
“At the state and federal levels, and in the media, the conversations after almost every school shooting go to gun control-vs.-gun rights issues, extreme and questionable ideas of arming teachers, and other gun-focused conversations,” Trump said. Armed teachers are a reality in some states and school districts.
While the list includes a lot of gunfire, deaths and injuries, only about 69 percent were shootings that mirrored Columbine and Sandy Hook.
Now that Republicans control both houses, Congress is unlikely to pass any gun safety measures. That is likely only if Democrats can recapture both chambers next year and persuade President Donald Trump to sign them.
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“The balance [between mental health and school security] is tricky,” he added. “You want a safe and supportive learning environment, but you don’t want a school to be prison-like, with barbed wire and armed guards roaming the hallway.”
“We have to keep our schools safe, but adults’ perception of threat is so high, it’s going to come out,” he said. “Kids are going to feed off the adult reactions, so how they communicate and teach the safety is critical.”
The organization follows a “ Straight-A Safety Improvement Model ” with three phases: assess, act and audit. The first phase involves assessing a school’s safety and emergency preparedness procedures. The next step is to act on that assessment by developing a new plan or making changes that would solve existing problems. Once the new systems are in place, the third step is to audit the plan by testing and refining it repeatedly.