Friday, January 11, 2013
Increased police presence at local schools will become part of everyday operations in wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy.
Teacher Talks Down Student With Gun –Huffington Post, Jan. 10 Lockdown at Elementary and Middle School Draws Ire from Parents - Snellville Patch, Jan. 9. Despite the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre occurring a month ago, area school districts aren't quite ready to return to a sense of normalcy. School districts continue to implement forms of heightened security in the tragedy's aftermath. Both Bartow County Schools and Cartersville City schools continued with its increased police presence on their campuses when their second semester got underway earlier this week. Cartersville Police Capt. Mark Camp said officers will continue patrolling city schools and surrounding areas for the remainder of the school year. Also, three school …
Friday, December 21, 2012
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," the NRA's Wayne LaPierre said.
In a Friday morning press conference in Washington DC, the National Rifle Association broke its weeklong silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people at a school in Newtown, CT and called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." "We care about our president, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents," LaPierre said. "Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by Capitol Police officers. Yet, when it comes to our most beloved, innocent, and vulnerable members of the American family…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The company suspended the sales chainwide, and removed all guns from sale and display at its store closest to Newtown, CT.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Dick's Sporting Goods has suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles in all of its stores chainwide, the company announced on its website. This includes the Dick's store in Canton off of Cumming Highway. In a story first reported on CNN, the company made the decision in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, CT, that left 20 children and 6 school staff members dead. "We are extremely saddened by the unspeakable tragedy that occurred last week in Newtown, CT, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families, and to the entire community," company officials announced on the website. "Out of respect for the victims and their families, during this time of national mourning we have removed all guns from sale and from display in …