Major U.S. Retailers Tighten Rules on Gun Sales to Teens

Gun control is a complicated issue in the United States. It’s illegal to sell firearms to anyone under the age of 18 or to anyone who has a criminal record, mental disability, or dishonorable military discharge. However, none of these restrictions are foolproof in preventing gun violence. Last week, several…

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U.S. Students Rise Up Against Gun Violence

Last Wednesday, fourteen students, two coaches, and one teacher were killed during a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. More than a dozen others were wounded while trying to escape or protect their classmates. The Parkland students, who had practiced lockdown drills, barricaded themselves inside classrooms…

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Teen Drug Overdose Rates Have Increased in the U.S.

In April 2017, a 13-year-old Ohio boy died from a suspected heroin overdose. Last week, another 13-year-old boy from New Jersey died from an opioid overdose. Now a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says drug overdose deaths among U.S. teens have increased since 2015…

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