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Yesterday, 33 Republicans joined Democrats to renew the Violence Against Women Act

Guess who was not among them

NBC News explains the vote:

The House on Thursday passed an extension of the Violence Against Women Act, which provides protections for survivors of domestic violence, and includes new gun-related provisions that are opposed by the NRA. . . .

The bill today, which would extend the law for five years, includes new provisions . . .

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April 05, 2019

News sources carry update on the legislature's "campus carry" bill

Let's qualify that to "some"

Media coverage

  • This morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail:

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  • MetroNews at 9 AM this morning:

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  • Nexstar's statewide television news network carried a story about campus protests on its 5:30 PM statewide news last night.

Media non-coverage

This . . .

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February 26, 2019

A 17-year-old brings a loaded gun to a local high school and the Intelligencer finds that "worrisome"

It has had nothing to say, however, about the increasing likelihood that 18-year-olds will legally be allowed to bring concealed weapons to WV Northern and West Liberty campuses

From this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, "Keeping Firearms Out of Our Schools":

City police say that when they went to Steubenville High School to question a student about an armed robbery, they found a loaded .40-caliber pistol in his backpack. Later, that 17-year-old and a 16-year-old were charged in . . .

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February 25, 2019

Guns on West Virginia's college campuses?

The NRA tries again

The National Rifle Association was excited at the end of last month – its Institute for Legislative Action reported on what was happening in the West Virginia legislature:

West Virginia has hit the ground running. With session having started only two weeks ago, three pro-gun bills have already been introduced. Two of these bills . . .

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February 12, 2019

A look at the "guns in the schools" issue

Should the rest of the country follow Barnesville and the state of Ohio?

Ohio gets serious

Monday’s Wheeling papers had a long (by their standards) article on teachers carrying guns in Ohio schools. After quoting Trump on what a great idea it is, the article tells us:

Under the cloak of security, school districts in 68 of Ohio’s 88 counties have armed teachers — many without telling the . . .

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October 17, 2018

Mike Myer echoes the NRA: it’s not guns, its violent video games

Sunday’s Mike Myer column, “What’s Wrong With Us,” argued that it’s video games, not guns, that need restricting.

The beginning of the column attacks “Active Shooter,” a video game that will likely not be released. (It fits his thesis, however.) Myer then moves on to attack older video games like “Thrill Kill” and “Grand Theft Auto. . . .

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June 04, 2018

Cherry-picked statistics and straw-man arguments

Yes, it’s another Ogden editorial on gun control

First, we get the “straw man argument:”

London, England, is reminding Americans that gun control does not translate automatically to reducing violence.

(Is anyone, liberal or otherwise, arguing that it “automatically” translates?)

From there, Monday’s Wheeling News-Register editorial* ignores the . . .

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April 04, 2018

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