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Gun Policy News, 25 August 2008

United States

25 August 2008

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Poll

CARSON CITY — The never-ending battle between gun control supporters and Second Amendment advocates has nearly fallen off the charts as a significant issue either in Nevada or the West, a Review-Journal poll says. Water issues, immigration and climate change all rate much higher as concerns for residents of Nevada, as well as neighboring Western states including Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, according to the poll by Washington, D.C.-based... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

25 August 2008

Times Record (Wichita Falls, TX)

The 110-student school district of Harrold made history Monday. The country school that sits in the middle of a prairie 30 miles from Wichita Falls is the first school district in Texas — and the nation — to allow its teachers to carry guns into the classroom. The new Harrold gun policy, which passed its school board last October, took effect with Monday's start to the 2008-09 school year. The lag time gave teachers time to meet the board's requirements before... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

25 August 2008

Associated Press

HARROLD, Texas — Along with normal first-day jitters and excitement, students in this tiny district started school Monday wondering which teachers might be toting firearms. "It was kind of awkward knowing that some teachers were carrying guns," said Adam Lira, 17, a senior. "I don't feel like they should be, 'cause we already have locked doors and cameras. But I didn't feel threatened by it." Several parents said they had no idea that employees of the K-12 school... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

25 August 2008

Fox TV News (Cleveland)

AMHERST TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A former assistant prosecutor in Lorain County has been upgraded to fair condition Monday after he was shot in the back while skeet shooting at a local gun club this weekend. It happened Saturday afternoon at the Sportsmen Gun and Reel Club in Amherst Township. Investigators say that Jonathan Rosenbaum, 54, was there with his son. According to the Lorain County Sheriff's Department, 23-year-old Aaron Rosenbaum told deputies that his gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

25 August 2008

Politico (Washington, DC), Web Page

DENVER — It was on July 23 last year in Charleston, S.C., that Joe Biden really showed what he is made of. It was at a Democratic debate — one of approximately 700 or 800, as I recall — that was sponsored by CNN, Google and YouTube. Via a video clip, a man identifying himself as Jered Townsend from Clio, Mich., said: "To all the candidates, tell me your position on gun control, as myself and other Americans really want to know if our babies are safe." Then... (GunPolicy.org)

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