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School board member resigns over plan to pass out free ammo to honor Sandy Hook victims

A school board member finally stepped down Tuesday after his plan to hand out free ammunition to honor victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre misfired. Gregory Beck drew calls for his resignation almost immediately following his election in November to the Brookfield, Connecticut, school board after making a post…

Dear NRA: Are you really going to tell me that ‘guns don’t kill children; children kill children’?

The cover of the recent Children’s Defense Fund report (pdf) on gun violence in the United States carries a single statistic: The number of children and teens killed by guns in one year would fill 134 classrooms of 20 students each. That’s just a more dramatic way of stating an…