Gun Control

Coalition groups vowed Friday in Atlanta to rise together and stand against the hatred that lead to the deadly mass shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. (l-r) Hank Stewart, Rainbow Push Coalition; Mary-Pat Hector, National Action Network Youth Movement; Robert Patillo; Rob Woods, Georgia Equality; Amanda Hill-Attkinsson, Deputy Director of Georgia Equality; Chountelle Bullock, Rainbow Push; Janis Mathis, Rainbow Push Coalition; Markel Hutchins, MovementForward; Herman Andrews, Executive Committee Officer, National Council of Urban League Guilds; Nancy Flake Johnson, President of the Urban League Guild of Greater Atlanta; and Joe Beasley with Rainbow Push Coalition. (Credit: maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Charleston Gunman “Acted Out Of Evil”: Coalition Groups Vow To Rise Together And Stand Against Hate

Members of various Civil and Human Rights groups gathered in Atlanta Friday in a show of solidarity against violence and hatred. They vowed to fight the “hatred shown in the mass shooting” at a historically […]

WAOK-AM–06/19/2015

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Gun Owners Buying Up ‘Green-Tip’ Bullets That May Be Outlawed

Proposed federal ban on armor-piercing bullets is seen as opening the door to a wider gun ban by firearms enthusiasts.

03/03/2015

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Gun Store ‘Regrets’ Decision To Supply Guns For Liam Neeson Movie

Neeson told reporters there are “too many guns” in America during a publicity tour for ‘Taken 3.’

01/21/2015

File photo of a sign for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. (credit: Scott Wintrow/Getty Images)

Brady Campaign Sues Ga. Town Over Mandatory Gun Law

A group that supports gun control filed suit Thursday against a north Georgia town that recently passed a law requiring gun ownership that it said is mostly symbolic.

05/16/2013

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Its Free Your Mind Friday!

Its Free your mind friday and what a open conversaion it was. We talked about guns, immigration, Atlanta politics and of course the Boston bomber. Have a great weeked and talk to you on monday! […]

WAOK-AM–04/19/2013

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Changes to Local and National Gun Legislation

ATLANTA (WAOK/AP)-A proposed gun law has changed as it makes it way through the Georgia House. Guns would not be allowed by default in bars and churches, though they could be carried on college campuses […]

WAOK-AM–03/20/2013

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Georgia Gun Proposal Could Close Legal Loophole

ATLANTA (AP) — A proposal to change Georgia’s gun laws would close one loophole potentially allowing mentally ill people to purchase firearms. Still, state judges are concerned the proposal could open another gap allowing mentally […]

03/13/2013

States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Study: States With Most Gun Control Have Fewest Gun-Related Deaths

States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference.

03/06/2013

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Bill Introduced For School Employees To Carry Guns

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican state Senator has introduced a bill allowing local school boards to decide whether to let elementary school employees carry guns on campus The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Sen. Ronald B. Ramsey […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2013

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President Obama Returns To Atlanta

WASHINGTON (AP/WAOK) — President Barack Obama will travel to Atlanta after his State of the Union address on Tuesday. It’s a tradition for presidents to launch a post-speech tour to pitch their proposals to the […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2013

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