gun violence

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Guns In Your Home: A Statistical Accident Waiting To Happen

Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.


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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.


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.


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‘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.


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.”


Mayor Francis Slay

Slay, Other Mayors Discuss Guns With Vice President

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


Chicago Turns to Twitter For Gun Violence Help

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



Front Porch Shooting in Bethalto

Police have two in custody for questioning.


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.


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.




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