Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, a Florida resident who has long expressed an interest in law enforcement, said on Wednesday that the only way to prevent future school shootings is to ensure the nation’s K-12 educational institutions have a pronounced police presence.
The House of Representatives passed the Stop School Violence Act with broad support from both parties on Wednesday.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, waded into the conversation surrounding school safety on Tuesday, proposing two pieces of legislation that would expand the number of armed resources officers on campuses across the country.
Sens. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) introduced the Stop School Violence Act on Monday as a response to the Parkland shooting.
Popular dating app Bumble on Monday announced plans to ban images of firearms and other weapons in profile photos for its nearly 30 million users in the wake of last month’s Parkland, Florida school shooting and recent calls for gun control.
In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, earlier this month, Democratic lawmakers and gun-control advocates have argued that a full ban on “assault-style” weapons and high-capacity magazines is the only way to ensure the safety of children in educational institutions, but school administrators across the country have other ideas in mind.
President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on the prior day’s bipartisan White House meeting on gun-control measures, noting that background check reform was a focus of the conversation but that Congress should “respect” the Second Amendment.
Researchers from Northeastern University said on Monday that school shootings are not on the rise over the past decade and remain rare events.