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The front entrance of Covenant Presbyterian Church after school shooting
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Let’s Take A Stand Against Gun Violence: ‘Our Children Deserve Better’

“We must take action to ensure that (our children) are kept safe and protected from these horrific acts of gun violence,” Duvalier Malone writes in response to the recent mass shooting at Covenant Presbyterian Church School campus in Nashville, Tenn. “It is our responsibility as adults to make sure that our children are safe and secure and that they have the support they need to heal and move forward.”

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State reps. Justin Jones (left) of Nashville and Justin J. Pearson of Memphis hold hands up in the air together
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Democracy Lost, But Justin J. Pearson And Justin Jones Will Be Back

“The Tennessee Three’s offense: Briefly disrupting a legislative session to call for an end to gun violence, days after the Covenant School shooting massacre that left three 9-year-olds and three adult staff members dead. And for this violation of decorum, Republicans insisted, must be punished,” Wendi C. Thomas writes.

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People holding signs at a gun control activists rally in Nashville, Tenn
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Nashville Attack Renews Calls For Assault Weapons Ban

“The shooting deaths of three children and three adults inside a Nashville school has put further pressure on Congress to look at imposing a ban on so-called assault weapons,” Michael J. Klein writes. “Such a prohibition would be designed cover the types of guns that the suspect legally purchased and used during the March 27, 2023, attack.”

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MC Law students enrolled in the Youth Court Clinic and Adoption Legal Clinic being sworn in to limited practice
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Help Prevent Youth Gun Violence in Mississippi and Implement Juvenile Gun Courts 

Professor Crystal Welch, law professor at Mississippi College School of Law, and clinical law students Laken Dunn and Jessica Gamez propose the creation of gun courts in all youth courts across Mississippi to restrict young people’s access to guns, help prevent unnecessary life loss at the hands of juveniles and strategically prevent recidivism.

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Two mourners hug in front of a long row of crosses with flowers resting at the bases
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Five Years After Parkland, School Shootings Are More Frequent and Deadly

“Since Parkland, school safety has been a priority for parents and policymakers, but efforts to physically fortify schools to keep intruders at bay often are detached from the reality that most school shooters are current or former students of the schools they target,” Criminologists Reidman, Densley and Peterson writes.

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