Category Archives: Gun Violence

One day, two very different demonstrations

Yesterday, Saturday 19 January, saw the state of South Dakota play host to two very different demonstrations. The first occurred in Pierre as 80 gun enthusiasts gathered inside the State Capitol to demonstrate against gun control on Gun Appreciation Day, … Continue reading

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The pros and cons of assault weapons

Why would anyone want to own an assault weapon? That’s the question the Rapid City Journal asked on the front page of its Saturday edition, as debate about gun control heats up in the wake of the Newtown shooting. Answer: … Continue reading

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Parents react to NRA’s call for armed schools

Parents and educators across the country have reacted predictably poorly to the NRA’s recent call to arm teachers and post more armed security guards in schools: The reactions of parents, teachers and school administrators ranged from hesitation to anger on … Continue reading

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SDPJC condemns NRA, calls for stricter gun regulation

A week after the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, CT, the National Rifle Association (NRA) finally broke its silence on the raging gun control debate, calling for armed teachers in U.S. schools in a press conference earlier today. … Continue reading

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Pierre holds vigil for Sandy Hook

Karl Kroger, the President of the SD Peace & Justice Center board, helped lead a candlelight vigil on the Capitol steps in Pierre yesterday to commemorate the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting. He has graciously provided photographs and … Continue reading

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Gun control likely to become an issue next legislative session

In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut that killed 20 elementary schoolers, gun control is once again on the national agenda. In South Dakota too, though not in the way you might expect. The Capitol Journal reports: [A] … Continue reading

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