gun control

Hollywood South
12:48 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Take Five: Filmmaker John Ritchie On The Making of 'Shell Shocked'

A scene from 'Shell Shocked' on gun violence and youth in New Orleans.

NolaVie reporter Brian Friedman talks to local filmmaker John Ritchie about his new documentary 'Shell Shocked'.

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.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Mayor, Police Chief Support President's Gun Control Drive

Landrieu and Serpas back Obama's plan.

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.

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Andre Perry Commentary
3:41 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

The Cultural Wants & Desires of Gun Control

Dr. Andre Perry

Gun control, gun control, gun control.  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.

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Gun Limits
10:57 am
Fri May 25, 2012

House Backs Bill to Limit Gun Restrictions in La.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House has agreed to rewrite the state'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's gun limits.