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NRA Study Suggests Trained, Armed School Staffers

WASHINGTON - Schools across the nation should train selected staff members to carry weapons and should each have at least one armed security officer to make students safer and allow a quicker response to an attack, the director of a National Rifle Association-sponsored study said Tuesday.

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Connecticut Lawmakers Unveil Bipartisan Gun Control Plan

HARTFORD, Conn. - With an announcement of sweeping proposals to curb gun violence, Connecticut lawmakers said they are hoping to send a message to Congress and other state legislators across the country: A bipartisan agreement on gun control is possible.

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Police Train to Defend Schools in Western South Dakota

LEAD - A high school in western South Dakota has started working with law enforcement to better prepare officers in the event of a campus shooting.

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Thousands Rally Against Stricter Gun Control

AUSTIN, Texas - Gun advocates - some with rifles slung across shoulders or pistols holstered at the hip - have rallied peacefully in state capitals nationwide against President Barack Obama's sweeping federal gun-control proposals.

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Obama Unveils $500 Million Gun Violence Package

WASHINGTON - Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades.

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School Security on the Fast Track in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS - Security is being increased more quickly than planned at public schools in South Dakota's largest city in the wake of last month's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

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A Disconnect Between Violence, Television [POLL]

PASADENA, Calif. - If there's any soul-searching among top television executives about onscreen violence contributing to real-life tragedies like the Connecticut school shooting, it isn't readily apparent.

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Mpls. Elementary School Employee Caught With Gun At Work

It's a sign of the times. A Minneapolis Elementary School employee was found with a loaded .357 Magnum in her school locker today. What hits home for me? It was at the Elementary School I went to for seven years.

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Survivor’s Guilt for Victims’ Siblings

Some news outlets, including ABC News, are reporting that the siblings of the children killed in the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut could face what's known as "survivor's guilt."

Talk about adding tragedy to tragedy, when the innocent brothers and sisters of the innocent children who were killed find themselves feeling guilty

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Gun Sales Rising in South Dakota: Is This a Good Thing?

Gun sales are surging. Nationally and locally. Why? Because gun owners are scared of having their rights taken away.

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