Health Experts warn most mass shootings aren’t carried out by the mentally ill

After last Wednesdays shooting at a High School in Florida left 17 dead and 20 injured, and the over the 10 other mass shootings to happen this year has sparked heavy debate on common sense gun laws and mental health. But many health experts have warned that Mental Health isn’t the primary problem behind these shootings. Trump’s argument was bolstered last year when it was … Continue reading Health Experts warn most mass shootings aren’t carried out by the mentally ill

Bernie Sanders comes forward saying Clinton campaign should have spoken out about Russian bots during 2016 election

On Wednesday afternoon, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders appeared on Vermont Public Radio for an interview where he was asked why he didn’t warn his supporters of the Russian bots on the internet during the 2016 election season. Sanders suggested Hillary Clinton’s campaign should have done more to notify the public that Russians were attempting to sow division during the 2016 presidential campaign. In the interview … Continue reading Bernie Sanders comes forward saying Clinton campaign should have spoken out about Russian bots during 2016 election

Donald Trump in talks about a minimum age requirement for rifles

According to reports Donald Trump is reportedly talking about the potential of implementing a new minimum age of 21 to buy guns similar to the weapon used last week in the deadly Florida high school shooting. Axios first reported that President Donald Trump has said to associates that he doesn’t believe high school students should be able to purchase guns. Currently federal law in America … Continue reading Donald Trump in talks about a minimum age requirement for rifles

Florida House rules Pornography a Public Health Risk after voting against banning Assault Rifles in front of Students

Six days after the school shooting in Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, which left 17 people dead, students from in attendance this evening were been told that pornography is a more pressing public health risk than guns. Many student survivors from Stoneman High who had travelled to the state capital to lobby their legislators for stronger gun controls were reportedly in the House gallery … Continue reading Florida House rules Pornography a Public Health Risk after voting against banning Assault Rifles in front of Students

Middle school student shoots himself in Ohio middle school bathroom

On Tuesday Morning at Jackson Memorial Middle School located in Massillon, Ohio the school was out on lockdown earlier that morning after a gun shot was heard. WKYC reported that a 7th grade student suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the bathroom, no other students were injured. According to USA Today following the situation, the student was taken to a local hospital, but his identity … Continue reading Middle school student shoots himself in Ohio middle school bathroom

Donald Trump urges Department of Justice to begin a ban on bump stocks

On Tuesday, United States President Donald Trump directed the Justice Department to write regulations on banning the use of accessories known as “bump stocks”, which allows semiautomatic rifles to be fired more rapidly, his press secretary however declined to rule out supporting restrictions on the purchase of AR-15-style rifles like the one used in a Florida school shooting last week, and other mass shootings in … Continue reading Donald Trump urges Department of Justice to begin a ban on bump stocks

Make The Poor Cold Again, Donald Trump sets sights on eliminating energy assistance for low income citizens

President Trump’s 2019 budget seeks to cut all funding from a program that provides heating assistance subsidies to low-income families in cold-weather states. The administration’s argument: “the program is marred by fraud and unnecessary,” according to AP reports. The program, which is known as LIHEAP(Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) helps families pay their heating bills primarily in the form of grants that are sent … Continue reading Make The Poor Cold Again, Donald Trump sets sights on eliminating energy assistance for low income citizens

Trump looks at improving FBI background checks for gun owners

On Monday, the weekend After visiting Parkland, Florida after the most recent school shooting, Donald Trump has now been reported to be supportive of legislation that would strengthen background checks for gun owners. The president had previously suggested mass shootings could be resolved primarily through addressing mental health, which is still something that should be addressed in America. In a report by the Washington Post, … Continue reading Trump looks at improving FBI background checks for gun owners

The Latest – It IS About Guns

Giovanni LoPiccolo This week saw the death of 17 individuals in a high school in Parkland, Florida. This past week we heard the repeated message from the Republican Party of “thoughts and prayers” to the victims. This week we heard the repeated message of mental illness being the main factor in why the shooting even happened. This week we heard Republicans saying now’s not the … Continue reading The Latest – It IS About Guns

The American Nightmare: School Shootings

In America mass shootings at schools have become something that has almost been accepted as a public norm. Mass shooting after mass shooting the debate goes on whether it is a gun problem or a mental health problem, and each time nothing gets done. Being half way through the second month of 2018 America has already seen more than 8 school shootings, thats one a … Continue reading The American Nightmare: School Shootings

Trump administration sets public school safety and trauma counseling funding on the table for debate

The Trump administration is proposing steep funding cuts for violence prevention and recovery assistance programs for public schools across the country. This comes amid 18 school shootings so far in the first 2 months of 2018. Donald Trumps budget is seeking to cut $25 million (36%) from the Education Department’s funding for school safety activities. The department has also called for the complete elimination of … Continue reading Trump administration sets public school safety and trauma counseling funding on the table for debate

Shots fired: Highline College on lockdown

Highline College is currently on lockdown after the colleges Facebook page alerted students to take cover and any in the way to go somewhere else. The school is 15 miles south of Seattle in Des Moines, Washington and has about 17,000 students. Facebook alert Heavily armed swat forces swarmed the Highline College on Friday morning after the reports of shots fired. Police in Renton, Washington, … Continue reading Shots fired: Highline College on lockdown

FCC inspector general investigating Pai over Sinclair deal

On Thursday the New York Times published a report over how the inspector general wants to know whether Ajit Pai improperly pushed through rules in an effort to benefit the Sinclair Broadcast Group. One of Pai’s biggest critics, Frank Pallone who is the top Democrat on the House Commerce Committee, confirmed the investigation in a statement: “For months I have been trying to get to … Continue reading FCC inspector general investigating Pai over Sinclair deal

Elizabeth Warren Slams Trump on “Pocahontas” Name-Calling

Giovanni LoPiccolo We live in a country, and in a world, where you’re judged on what you look like and where you’re from before being judged by your character. You’re also judged if you don’t meet specific “standards” of stereotypes, which has been promoted by ignorance. The President of the United States has been calling a member of the United States Senate Pocahontas for a … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren Slams Trump on “Pocahontas” Name-Calling

Zuma steps down as President of South Africa

After weeks of pressure from his own party, the African National Congress (ANC), South African President Jacob Zuma has resigned his office with immediate effect. The announcement came at the end of a long televised adress to the nation on Wednesday, in which he stated his disagreement with the ANC’s decision. On Monday, the ANC had told Zuma to quit or face a vote of no-confidence … Continue reading Zuma steps down as President of South Africa

Truck crashes into NSA gate barriers, 1 in custody

Early Wednesday morning a black suv with tinted windows barreled down a restricted road towards guards. A guard opened fire on the approaching vehicle leaving the windshield shattered after crashing into the barricades, with the suspect now in custody. In video taken by WUSA-TV, a black SUV with bullet holes in the windshield is shown slammed against a concrete barrier near the gates of the NSA, which is located … Continue reading Truck crashes into NSA gate barriers, 1 in custody

Kim Jong-un thanks South Korea for being a “gracious host” of the Winter Olympics

Kim Jong-un, whose nuclear bomb and missile tests have stoked international tension, praised the South for hosting his state at the games in Pyeongchang. Tuesday afternoon North Korean state news agency KCNA reported, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un thanked the South for being a “gracious host,” of the Winter Olympics and said the games were a positive step towards bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula. … Continue reading Kim Jong-un thanks South Korea for being a “gracious host” of the Winter Olympics

Israeli Police to recommend indicting PM Benjamin Netayahu on corruption charges

Israel’s Channel 2 and Channel 10 reported Tuesday that Israel Police will recommend indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery and breach of trust in two cases. Netanyahu, who denies any wrongdoing whatsoever, has been questioned multiple times since the beginning of 2017 and is a suspect in two separate cases. Police can only make a recommendation, the final decision to indict rests with the … Continue reading Israeli Police to recommend indicting PM Benjamin Netayahu on corruption charges

South African President Zuma told to resign by own party

The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party, has formally requested President Jacob Zuma to step down as country leader. The party’s Secretary General Ace Magashule supposedly visited Zuma’s official residence on Tuesday to hand him a letter which explained the ANC’s decision, which was reached during a party meating on Monday night. The South African president has been dogged by criminal investigations and … Continue reading South African President Zuma told to resign by own party