Three professors at the University of Texas in Austin were dealt a bit of a blow after they were told in a judge's ruling that they cannot ban students from carrying guns into their classrooms.
U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled this week that the Texas legislature and other state regulatory bodies are fully within their purview to decide whether certain guns could or could not be allowed in th
At the White House on Tuesday, President Obama introduced 10 new provisions aimed at reducing the gun violence he says is plaguing the entire country, as evidenced by the spate of mass shootings that have occurred over the last several years.
On Tuesday afternoon, a man in Dale County, Alabama, near Midland City, got on a school bus, demanded a child be let off with him, then shot and killed the bus driver when he refused. The shooter, identified as Jimmy Lee Dykes, then took the boy from the bus and is currently holed up with him in an underground bunker nearby.
On Wednesday President Obama announced a series of proposals to address gun violence. The day before, the National Rifle Association, which opposes the president's ideas, released a Web ad that stoked controversy, particularly because the ad focuses on Obama's daughters.