Navy veteran Telemachus Orfanos survived last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 59 people, but on Wednesday night he was gunned down in another shooting, this time in Thousand Oaks, California.
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Rand Corporation researchers asked an interesting question: Instead of looking for the divisive points on gun control policy, they looked for areas of agreement. They polled nearly 100 experts and found them polarized: “There was no middle ground.”
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Former Navy SEAL Admiral Bill McRaven, the former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command who helped plan the 2011 raid on Osama Bin Laden, praised the young US citizens who marched for justice in the wake of a tragic school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead.
In the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Parkland, Florida, President Donald Trump offered a simple solution to end the United States’ sad tradition of school shootings: Arm teachers with “military or special training experience” against potential gunmen.