Gun control

Lucy McBath is the Democratic nominee for the 6th District Congressional seat
(Photo courtesy of the Lucy McBath Campaign)
Maria Boynton
October 02, 2018 - 1:55 pm
Sixth District candidate for U.S. Congress Lucy McBath says "gun violence is so extreme, there are no safe places anymore." It was gun violence, the shooting death of her son Jordan Davis in 2012, that propelled McBath into politics. He was shot and killed by a man over loud music. "After Jordan...
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Amanda Cooper
April 20, 2018 - 6:10 pm
Thousands of students from all over the country staged a national school walkout today on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. In Atlanta, roughly 100 students skipped school and gathered on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in protest for “congressional, state, and local...
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Amanda Cooper
April 13, 2018 - 4:52 pm
Organizers are encouraging gun rights supporters to bring unloaded rifles to rallies at state capitols across the U.S. this weekend, pushing back against a wave of student-led gun violence protests that some see as a threat to the Second Amendment. A group called the National Constitutional...
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Maria Boynton
March 26, 2018 - 2:08 pm
Organizers of Saturday's March For Our Lives ATL , say there were as-many-as 70,000 participants, though the Atlanta Police Department estimates there were 30,000. Gerald Griggs with the Atlanta NAACP says "it was bigger than the Women's March", which drew 65,000 in Atlanta in January 2017. And, he...
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February 28, 2018 - 3:43 pm
DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a locked classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and apparently fired a single shot from a handgun, authorities said. No students were in the classroom at the time, and the only injury reported was a student who hurt...
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February 22, 2018 - 4:10 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of anti-gun protesters have descended on the Georgia Capitol, fighting through drizzling rain to lobby the legislature for stricter gun laws. Led by the advocacy group, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the gathering was joined Wednesday by several Democratic...
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