NRA http://news.stlpublicradio.org en McKinley High Students Oppose NRA Proposals For Guns In Schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mckinley-high-students-oppose-nra-proposals-guns-schools <p>The Gay-Straight Alliance of McKinley Classical Junior Academy held a press conference today in opposition of&nbsp;</p><p>the NRA's proposal to train and arm at least one staff member in every school in the U.S. Released today, the report from the NRA's newly-formed <a href="http://www.nraschoolshield.com/NSS_Final.pdf">National School Shield Taskforce</a>&nbsp;recommends weapons training programs for school resource officers and personnel, and for states to adopt a new law that will allow additional personnel to bear arms.</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:33:20 +0000 Erin Williams 25064 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McKinley High Students Oppose NRA Proposals For Guns In Schools Ill. Senate Committee Approves Two Gun Control Measures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-senate-committee-approves-two-gun-control-measures <p>Following last month's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, Illinois legislators are hurrying to crack down on guns, despite opposition from groups like the National Rifle Association.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>On their first day back for the General Assembly's last week of session, Senate Democrats sent two gun control measures to the floor.</p><p>Illinois Council on Handgun Violence Director Colleen Daley pleaded with Senators to pass a ban on new purchases of assault weapons. She says she doesn't want Illinois to become the next state where they're used in a mass killing.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:28:19 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 7966 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Senate Committee Approves Two Gun Control Measures Slay, Dotson Don’t Like NRA Proposal For Armed Guards In Schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slay-dotson-don-t-nra-proposal-armed-guards-schools <p></p><p>St. Louis City Mayor, Francis Slay, has a crystal clear response to the National Rifle Association's position that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nra-calls-armed-police-all-schools-post-newtown-press-conference">armed guards should be placed in every school</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>He doesn’t like it, not one bit.</p> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 20:26:09 +0000 Tim Lloyd 7630 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Slay, Dotson Don’t Like NRA Proposal For Armed Guards In Schools NRA Calls For Armed Police At All Schools In Post-Newtown Press Conference http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nra-calls-armed-police-all-schools-post-newtown-press-conference <p><em>Thank you for joining us here for this live event. The event has now concluded.</em></p><p>The <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tragedy-connecticut-deadly-shooting-elementary-school">massacre last week</a> at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. has sparked a national debate on guns and gun control.</p><p>This morning, the National Rifle Association (NRA) made its first public statement after the shootings in Newtown.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:02:10 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Chris McDaniel 7585 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NRA Calls For Armed Police At All Schools In Post-Newtown Press Conference Romney speaks to NRA at Edward Jones Dome http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/romney-speaks-nra-edward-jones-dome <p>Speaking in downtown St. Louis at the NRA&#39;s Leadership Forum today, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney emphasized his commitment to protecting the Second Amendment. &nbsp;</p><p>But Romney&#39;s record on gun control is a tough sell for some members of the influential conservative group. &nbsp;St. Louis native and NRA member Ed McNees says he can&#39;t trust Romney because he supported banning assault rifles while running for office in Massachusetts.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 22:34:45 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3488 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Romney speaks to NRA at Edward Jones Dome Morning headlines: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-april-4-2012 <p><strong>Republican presidential contenders to speak at NRA meeting in St. Louis</strong></p><p>Thousands of gun enthusiasts will get a chance to hear from three of the four Republican presidential contenders next week when the National Rifle Association hosts its annual meeting and exhibit in St. Louis.</p><p>An NRA spokesman says more than 60,000 people have already registered for the convention that runs April 13-15 at the America&#39;s Center convention center, but that number is expected to grow with late registrations.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 14:24:54 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 3425 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, April 4, 2012