Archive for Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Students push for more gun control

April 2, 2008

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— Twenty desks - enough to fill a classroom - sat empty in a downtown plaza Tuesday, each bearing a pair of sneakers and representing a Chicago Public Schools student killed by gunfire this school year.

Several hundred more sat empty in city schools, as busloads of teens skipped classes to attend a gun-control rally - their absences sanctioned by the district, whose CEO says he's angry that too many students talk about "if" they grow up, instead of "when."

"This doesn't happen in other countries," Arne Duncan said. "We just value our right to bear arms more than we value our children, and our priorities are fundamentally backwards."

Since September, 20 students in the nation's third-largest school district have died in shootings. Last school year, 24 students were shot to death, compared with 10 to 15 in the years before.

Comments

jmadison 6 years, 12 months ago

32 people died at Virginia Tech in a gun free zone.

Poon 6 years, 12 months ago

Anybody want to guess how long until we have our traditional "little penis" comment?

Flap Doodle 6 years, 12 months ago

Reality_check, check this out: ""If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an out right ban,picking up every one of them... "Mr. and Mrs. America, turn 'em all in,"I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren't here."--U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), CBS-TV's "60 Minutes," 2/5/95"http://www.alphadogweb.com/firearms/Diane_Feinstein.htm

SettingTheRecordStraight 6 years, 12 months ago

Never, EVER a story about lives saved by concealed carry or a firearm being used to defend against an intruder.

SettingTheRecordStraight 6 years, 12 months ago

Did the protestors also burn the Constitution in effigy?

toefungus 6 years, 12 months ago

Thank a teacher. They are the social engineers of our time.

gphawk89 6 years, 12 months ago

Doesn't the city of Chicago already have a ban on handguns? So only the lawbreakers have handguns, right? So what are more gun laws going to accomplish?

SettingTheRecordStraight 6 years, 12 months ago

toefungus (Anonymous) says: "Thank a teacher. They are the social engineers of our time."This is why I support private schools over government schools.

JayhawksandHerd 6 years, 12 months ago

toefungus (Anonymous) says:"Thank a teacher. They are the social engineers of our time."Typical...slam teachers without offering solutions.

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