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School shootings have forced dramatic changes to school security

School shootings have forced dramatic changes to school security

| January 24, 2014

The increasing threat of gun violence over the past decade has led to a paradigm shift in the country’s school security measures. More schools have now indulged in tighter security measures, and several strategies are in place to keep crime at bay. According to a poll conducted by NPR, 62 percent of parents whose kids […]

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Accidental discharge: Should America ban guns in public buildings?

Accidental discharge: Should America ban guns in public buildings?

| January 21, 2014

Existing gun laws routinely come under fire following accidental discharge incidents, and a recent accidental discharge  in Kentucky has added fuel to the fire, forcing lawmakers to consider whether imposing restrictions can prevent these occurences. As activist groups demand the gun owner in this case, Rep. Leslie Combs, to step down from office, accidental discharges […]

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Illinois State Police unveil concealed carry sign for weapon-restricted areas

Illinois State Police unveil concealed carry sign for weapon-restricted areas

| December 12, 2013

The Illinois State Police (ISP) has released the proposed design for a mandatory “No Guns” sign following the state’s adoption of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act in July of this year. The act will allow citizens of Illinois to carry concealed firearms in public after obtaining a license, applications for which become public in early January. […]

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What ‘Home Alone’ can teach us about home security

What ‘Home Alone’ can teach us about home security

| December 5, 2013

We’ve been enjoying the holiday classic “Home Alone” for more than 20 years now, and upon repeated viewings, the measures a young MacCauley Culkin takes to protect the family home seem increasingly alarming. Sure, he got the job done, but can one prevent theft without involving a blow torch? Of course. In case your memory […]

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3D plastic guns threaten public safety as undetectable firearm ban nears expiration

3D plastic guns threaten public safety as undetectable firearm ban nears expiration

| November 21, 2013

America’s ban on undetectable firearms is expiring in just a few weeks, raising concerns for federal law enforcement authorities about the future of 3D printed plastic guns. DIY Plastic guns mean untraceable weapons Cody Wilson, who created the world’s first 3D printed plastic gun, The Liberator, has posted online instructions for making the handgun almost […]

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In fatal dog attacks, owners get harsher punishments

In fatal dog attacks, owners get harsher punishments

| November 7, 2013

As the saying goes, there are no bad dogs, just bad owners. A new law in the UK is putting the burden of consequences directly into the lap of the responsible parties. Previously, the owners of a pets involved in fatal dog attacks could face a fine or up to two years in prison. Now, […]

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World’s first drone hunting ordinance gears up for approval

World’s first drone hunting ordinance gears up for approval

| September 5, 2013

A sleepy town in Colorado is considering a proposal to make itself the national hotspot for people protesting against government surveillance. Deer Trail’s tiny population of 550 will be voting on October 8 on whether or not to issue permits for drone hunting– this would attract gun enthusiasts from afar and increase revenues for the […]

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