gun violence

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SLU Researcher Commissions St. Louis Gun Violence Documentary

“This is an enormous public health problem and part of our city needs help,” Dr. Sharon Frey said.

04/26/2013

Speakers and dignitaries gather for a group photo after the Moms Demand Action rally in downtown St. Louis on March 30, 2013 (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Moms Demand Action in St. Louis

Dozens gathered Saturday for rally to stop gun violence.

03/30/2013

Getty/Scott Olson

‘Straw Purchases’ Contributing To St. Louis Gun Violence

Both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are considering plans to raise the penalty for straw purchasing a gun.

02/06/2013

Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce

Curbing Gun Violence Tops Circuit Attorney’s 2013 Goals

Better cooperation from victims and witnesses will make prosecuting gun crimes much easier but, Joyce said, “continues to be be one of the biggest challenges we face.”

12/31/2012

Mayor Francis Slay

Slay, Other Mayors Discuss Guns With Vice President

Issues discussed included mental health, and violent movies and video games.

12/21/2012

Chicago Turns to Twitter For Gun Violence Help

Nation’s third-largest city embraces social media as way of reaching out to combat crime.

09/29/2012

Crime-Police-Lights

Front Porch Shooting in Bethalto

Police have two in custody for questioning.

09/09/2012

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay

Mayor Slay Reacts To Central West End Murder

St. Louis’ top elected official goes to Facebook and Twitter to vent about gun violence.

08/19/2012

Shooting 2

Illinois Politicans Debating New Ammo Tax

The bill would impose a 2 percent sales tax on ammunition and could raise between $800,000 and $1.2 million.

03/01/2012

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