newtown http://kbia.org en Kirksville Public Schools install panic buttons after Newtown shooting http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-public-schools-install-panic-buttons-after-newtown-shooting <p>Calling the police is now as easy as pushing a button in Kirksville Public Schools.</p><p>A day away from the two-month anniversary of a Newtown, Conn. shooting that left 20 elementary students and six teachers dead, Kirksville’s school board president Neal Chamberlain said he is more confident than ever in the safety at district schools.</p><p>“For a small community, I think we really are trying hard to provide a quality education for our kids," Chamberlain said. “One component of that is making sure we have safe places and good places for our kids to get that education.”</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:08:23 +0000 Megan Schultz 28887 at http://kbia.org Kirksville Public Schools install panic buttons after Newtown shooting Is Missouri on board with Obama's new gun proposals? http://kbia.org/post/missouri-board-obamas-new-gun-proposals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gun control is going to be at the top of President Obama’s agenda this year, and Missouri’s US Senators are divided on what to do about it.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:00:20 +0000 Scott Pham 27429 at http://kbia.org Is Missouri on board with Obama's new gun proposals? Closing the 'gun show loophole': Mo. legislators put guns on the agenda http://kbia.org/post/closing-gun-show-loophole-mo-legislators-put-guns-agenda <p>In the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Missouri lawmakers will have competing gun proposals when they convene next month for the 2013 regular session.&nbsp; They include one that would require background checks for anyone who buys a firearm at gun shows.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 14:12:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26530 at http://kbia.org Closing the 'gun show loophole': Mo. legislators put guns on the agenda Governor Nixon calls for moment of silence in remembrance of Newtown http://kbia.org/post/governor-nixon-calls-moment-silence-remembrance-newtown <p>Governor Jay Nixon urged Missourians today to pause today to remember the victims of the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.</p><p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:52:47 +0000 Associated Press 26269 at http://kbia.org McCaskill urges NRA to help stop future mass shootings http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-urges-nra-help-stop-future-mass-shootings <p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is circulating an online petition urging the National Rifle Association to "make their voice a part of the solution" to prevent future mass killings like the one last week in Newtown, Connecticut. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:15:22 +0000 Associated Press 26241 at http://kbia.org McCaskill urges NRA to help stop future mass shootings Politics, not massacres, drives gun sales http://kbia.org/post/politics-not-massacres-drives-gun-sales <p>After the mass shootings in Auoroa, Colo., last summer, the media were flush with articles <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/aurora-shooting-panic-pro_n_1703402.html">noting huge runs on guns</a> and spikes in the numbers of background checks associated with firearm purchases.</p><p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:52:03 +0000 Scott Pham 26221 at http://kbia.org Politics, not massacres, drives gun sales Columbia schools under heightened security Friday amid rumors http://kbia.org/post/columbia-schools-under-heightened-security-friday-amid-rumors <p>Superintendent Chris Belcher says Columbia Public Schools will be under heightened security tomorrow following rumors and chatter about a possible planned violent act at one of the district’s schools. In a letter to parents today, Belcher said the district and the Columbia Police Department have investigated the rumors and can’t find any credible evidence. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:50:01 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 26229 at http://kbia.org Columbia schools under heightened security Friday amid rumors Missouri lawmakers propose allowing some teachers to carry guns http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-propose-allowing-some-teachers-carry-guns <p></p><p></p><p>More than two dozen Missouri lawmakers are backing legislation that would allow teachers and administrators with concealed gun permits to carry weapons in schools. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 22:59:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26184 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers propose allowing some teachers to carry guns Missouri officials engage in gun control discussion, following Newtown tragedy http://kbia.org/post/missouri-officials-engage-gun-control-discussion-following-newtown-tragedy <p></p><p></p><p>The national discussion about gun control following the Newtown, Conn. shootings that killed 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, is also playing out in Missouri.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:42:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Associated Press & Daniel Verbeck 26085 at http://kbia.org Missouri officials engage in gun control discussion, following Newtown tragedy Memorial service on MU campus honors Newtown victims http://kbia.org/post/memorial-service-mu-campus-honors-newtown-victims <p>More than two hundred people took part in a short memorial service on the University of Missouri campus this afternoon to honor the victims of the Newton, CT mass shooting. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 20:32:33 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 26052 at http://kbia.org Memorial service on MU campus honors Newtown victims Funerals Begin In Newtown, Investigation Continues http://kbia.org/post/funerals-begin-newtown-investigation-continues Six-year-olds Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner — two of the 20 first-graders killed Friday when a gunman stormed Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:26:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 26028 at http://kbia.org Funerals Begin In Newtown, Investigation Continues Will Newtown Killings Shift Public's Attitude On Guns? http://kbia.org/post/will-newtown-killings-shift-publics-attitude-guns The <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/167276841/shootings-in-newtown-conn" target="_blank">tragedy in Newtown, Conn.</a>, will surely spur pollsters to ask Americans again about guns, gun ownership, gun laws and the Second Amendment.<p>If recent experience is a good guide, public opinion may not shift too much.<p><a href="http://www.people-press.org/2012/12/14/public-attitudes-toward-gun-control/" target="_blank">Pew Research Center writes</a> that:<p><blockquote><p>"Recent mass shootings have had little impact on the public's attitudes toward gun control. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 17:11:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 25995 at http://kbia.org Will Newtown Killings Shift Public's Attitude On Guns? Small Town Tries To Cope With Unimaginable Tragedy http://kbia.org/post/small-conn-town-trying-cope-scale-mass-shooting Newtown, Conn., is a white-collar community an hour and a half northeast of New York City. It's the kind of place where crime is rare and the biggest thing that happens each year is the Labor Day parade.<p>Now the peace and quiet has been shattered, and residents are trying to make sense of what's happened.<p>Hours after the shootings that left so many people dead, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church opened its doors for a prayer vigil. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 09:34:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 25982 at http://kbia.org Small Town Tries To Cope With Unimaginable Tragedy