Gun Control

Members of the public health community are calling for action on gun violence by shifting the conversation away from gun control.

A panel of judges heard arguments Tuesday in a court case involving Mayor Andrew Gillum and other members of the city commission who voted against repealing a pair of local gun ordinances. The case may have larger implications surrounding what’s known as home rule.

Fifty people, including the gunman, died in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016, and Florida gun control advocates hoped lawmakers would be compelled to propose stricter gun laws. They urged a special legislative session.

A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows Americans increasingly favor making gun laws tougher by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months. But it also shows pessimism that change will happen anytime soon.

Washington State House Republicans via Flickr Creative Commons

About 7,000 delegates from across the country have converged on Washington D.C. for the National Education Association’s 154th annual meeting and 95th Representative Assembly.  Through July 7, delegates are working to establish the association’s budget for the next year, hear concerns from members and tackle nationwide hot button issues ranging from standardized testing to the Presidential election.  On Tuesday, attendees heard from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.  WGCU’s John Davis recently spoke with Florida Education Association President Joanne McCall whose attending the meeting and says school safety and gun control will once again be a priority on the heels of the Orlando nightclub mass shooting.

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