Guns

The survey also found that between 42 percent and 60 percent of lethal violence occurs with a firearm, and that civilians hold about three-quarters of the approximately 875 million weapons worldwide. ( JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Global Survey: Civilians Hold 3/4 Of Total Worldwide Weapons

The vast majority of people who die from armed violence each year are killed outside of wars and other conflicts, a global survey of firearms revealed Tuesday.

07/02/2013

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Mom Gets Arrested After Bringing A Gun To Forest Park High School

ATLANTA (WAOK)- The mother of a Forest Park High School student has been arrested after bringing a gun to the school and using it to threaten another student. Students witnessed Melika Duggan engaging in an […]

WAOK-AM–06/14/2013

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Police Listen To Criticism After Baby’s Slaying

Two weeks after a baby was shot to death in what police say was an attempted street robbery, residents of this coastal city faced police officials Thursday with suggestions and grievances that included pleas for more officers in their neighborhoods and more efforts to get guns off the streets.

04/04/2013

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Georgia City Council Approves Mandatory Gun Ownership Ordinance

Backers of a newly adopted ordinance requiring gun ownership in a small north Georgia town acknowledge they were largely seeking to make a point about gun rights.

04/02/2013

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Survey: Ala. Teachers Support Having Armed Guards

A new survey of Alabama teachers finds that a majority of them support having armed security officers in their schools.

04/01/2013

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Conflict Over Gun Rights Exposes Political Gap

ATLANTA (AP) — A push to expand gun owners’ rights in Georgia has exposed a political gap between the long-powerful National Rifle Association and a more strident group seeking to expand where people can carry […]

03/17/2013

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2 Georgia Police Officers Arrested On Theft Charges

Police in Macon say two officers have been arrested for selling and disposing of guns recovered during investigations.

02/15/2013

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[POLL] Did The Ad “Aimed” At President Obama, By The NRA, Go Too Far?

According to CBSNews.com, President Obama’s agenda to reduce gun violence will be unveiled today at the White House, but the National Rifle Association is not waiting to react, preempting Mr. Obama’s announcement with a hard-hitting […]

WAOK-AM–01/16/2013

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Beefed Up Security As Kids Return To School

Gwinnett(AP/WAOK)-Sheriff’s deputies and police officers greeted students in some Georgia school systems as students returned to school in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last month that left […]

WAOK-AM–01/03/2013

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Atlanta Airport Guns

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) — With 100 guns confiscated in 2012, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport leads the nation’s airports in terms of the number of guns that have been confiscated. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Dallas-Fort Worth […]

WAOK-AM–01/02/2013

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