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NRA says answer to school violence is more guns in schools listen

12/21/12 wire services including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The National Rifle Association broke its silence today on last week's shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 children and staff dead. The nation's largest gun-rights lobby called for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer waiting in the wings.

"I call on Congress today to act immediately, to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school — and to do it now, to make sure that blanket of...

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President Obama promises swift action to deal with "epidemic" of gun deaths in the U.S. listen

12/19/12 AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to send Congress new policy proposals for reducing gun violence by January.

The president, who exerted little political capital on gun control despite a series of mass shootings in his first term, bristled at suggestions that he had been silent on the issue during his first four years in office. But he acknowledged that Friday's deadly shooting had been a wake-up call.

The president's announcement W...

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Mass shooting at CT school rekindles push to stop gun violence listen

12/14/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A man opened fire Friday inside the Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked as a teacher, killing 26 people, including 20 children.

In a statement to news media, President Barack Obama said,

"As a country we have been through this too many times. Whether it's an elementary school in Newton, or a shopping mall in Oregon or a temple in Wisconsin or a movie theater in Aurora or a street corner in Chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our ...

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Rawstory Writer Tells How To Legally Bring a Gun to the Republican National Convention

07/24/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Welcome to the second half of Radioactivity. I'm Rob lorei. In this segment we'll talk with Megan Carpentier who wrote a controversial piece yesterday for Rawstory.com called How to Legally Bring a Gun to the Republican National Convention

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SWFWMD considers allowing hunting on some properties, but there's opposition listen

12/06/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Southwest Florida Water Management District, or SWFWMD, is considering opening more of its public land for hunting. Recreational users like horseback riders and hikers are squaring off against the hunters to stop the plan from proceeding.

Opponents of increased hunting on three SWFWMD properties are staking much of their debate on the financial burden it could put on the agency. Those properties are [Cypress Creek Prese...

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State Rep. Rick Kriseman announces bill to repeal Florida law forbidding doctors from asking about guns listen

09/13/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Update to this story: on Wednesday (September 14) a federal judge found Florida's law forbidding doctors from talking about guns with their patients to be an unconstitutional infringement on the free speech rights of both doctors and patients.

State Representative Rick Kriseman introduced a bill that would repeal a law that forbids physicians from discussing gun safety with patients. House Bill 1405 is intended to give...

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Gun Control Group Says More Regulation Of Guns Is Needed In Wake of Tucson Tragedy

01/13/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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This is WMNF's Radioactivity program. I'm Rob Lorei. Our next guest is Dennis Henigan, VP of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and author of "Lethal Logic: Exploding the Myths of the Gun Lobby". He's here to talk with us about whether we have strong enough gun laws to protect us from a recurrence of the tragedy this past Saturday in Tucson.

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