gun violence http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Forum At UMSL Looks For Solutions To 'Epidemic' Of Gun Violence Affecting Youth http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/forum-umsl-looks-solutions-epidemic-gun-violence-affecting-youth <p>Every year&nbsp;more than 20,000 children ages 0 to 19 are injured by guns, said<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Dr. David&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jaffe</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the medical director of emergency services at St. Louis Children's Hospital</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Every day, seven of those injuries are fatal.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Jaffe's hospital<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;treats an average of 70 kids a year with gunshot wounds.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:01:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 35175 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Forum At UMSL Looks For Solutions To 'Epidemic' Of Gun Violence Affecting Youth When Children Are Exposed To Gun Violence, It Becomes A Public Health Issue, Say St. Louis Doctors http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/when-children-are-exposed-gun-violence-it-becomes-public-health-issue-say-st-louis-doctors <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">The Newtown massacre has been seared in our collective memory. Gun violence involving teens in St. Louis, especially teens of color, is among the highest in the country.&nbsp; The emotion in Roxana, Ill., after an April Fool’s prank this week put local focus on the issue.&nbsp;</p><p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:54:27 +0000 Camille Phillips & Don Marsh 34995 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org When Children Are Exposed To Gun Violence, It Becomes A Public Health Issue, Say St. Louis Doctors SLMPD Chief Dotson Backs Mo. Senate Bill To Create 'Armed Offender Docket' In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slmpd-chief-dotson-backs-mo-senate-bill-create-armed-offender-docket-st-louis <p>Legislation being considered by the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> would allow the <a href="http://www.stlcitycircuitcourt.com/">Circuit Court for the city of St. Louis </a>to create a special docket for armed offenders.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 03:38:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25466 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLMPD Chief Dotson Backs Mo. Senate Bill To Create 'Armed Offender Docket' In St. Louis Churches Enter Fight To Curb Gun Violence http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/churches-enter-fight-curb-gun-violence <p>Local clergy, politicians and law enforcement joined together Friday to call for more action to curb gun violence in St. Louis.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Conference </span>AME<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Church is spearheading the effort, which includes a call for universal background checks; a ban on what they call assault weapons and high-capacity magazines; and federal investment in urban areas most affected by gun violence. Reverend Robert Shaw says it’s crucial for church leaders to take a stand on the issue.</span></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:23:08 +0000 Erin Williams & Bill Raack 24963 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Churches Enter Fight To Curb Gun Violence