gun control http://wwno.org en Take Five: Filmmaker John Ritchie On The Making of 'Shell Shocked' http://wwno.org/post/take-five-filmmaker-john-ritchie-making-shell-shocked <p></p><p>While working at a Recovery School District after-school program five years ago, filmmaker John Ritchie noticed a disturbing connection between all of the kids.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:48:44 +0000 Brian Friedman 39015 at http://wwno.org Mayor, Police Chief Support President's Gun Control Drive http://wwno.org/post/mayor-police-chief-support-presidents-gun-control-drive <p>New Orleans’ mayor and police chief have issued statements in support of President Obama’s plan to strengthen gun control. Mayor Mitch Landrieu is urging Congress to go further in broadening the scope of crime reduction. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 27222 at http://wwno.org The Cultural Wants & Desires of Gun Control http://wwno.org/post/cultural-wants-desires-gun-control <p>Gun control, gun control, gun control.&nbsp; In spite of this holiday season, I’ve heard the phrase “gun control” more than “peace on earth.” As an educator in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy, there would be few better presents for me than a national ban on assault weapons, body armor and high volume magazines. Yet I have to admit that while a national ban would be a tremendous political gift, I don’t see it as a watershed solution to our culture of violence. The discourse of gun control must quickly transition towards peace if we want substantive change.</p><p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:41:25 +0000 Andre Perry 25930 at http://wwno.org House Backs Bill to Limit Gun Restrictions in La. http://wwno.org/post/house-backs-bill-limit-gun-restrictions-la <p>BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) &mdash; The Louisiana House has agreed to rewrite the state&#39;s constitutional protections for weapon owners, striking a provision that gives the Legislature explicit authority to limit concealed handguns. Critics say the plan could lead to the nullification of most of Louisiana&#39;s gun limits.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 May 2012 15:57:39 +0000 The Associated Press 12060 at http://wwno.org