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Ever since two important cases struck down gun restrictions in Washington, D.C. and Chicago – rulings that essentially protected gun ownership in the home – a question has remained as to whether it's legal to carry guns in public. But now, the Supreme Court is planning to review a case dealing with that very question; it's known by the shorthand "New York State Rifle."

Adam Winkler is a professor at UCLA School of Law who specializes in American constitutional law and the Supreme Court. Winkler says the case challenges a New York City ordinance that limits where people with permitted guns can bring them into public; they can bring them to specified gun ranges, for example.

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UT Health San Antonio surgeon Donald Jenkins supports gun rights. The San Antonio surgeon is among the gun-owning doctors who has signed on to a new set of gun-safety recommendations.


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The unfortunate pattern of gun violence and mass shootings are growing more frequent in American society. How did guns become such a significant part of our culture? Can common ground be found moving forward on gun policy? Experts and researchers speak on the social and legal aspects of America's connection to guns on "The Source" Wednesday at noon. 


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San Antonio may regulate where gun shops can set up in the city. The City Council’s public safety committee on Tuesday passed initial recommendations that would restrict gun stores and gun shows from setting up near neighborhoods and schools.


 March 24, 2018
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Dozens of students took to the streets of downtown San Antonio in a march against the National Rifle Association.

 


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Students who survived the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, joined young activists from Texas in a series of panel discussions on gun control last week.

Their vision for gun violence prevention is in stark contrast with state lawmakers’ plans.

 


Town hall panelists from left to right: Aayana Ragland, Janie Esparza, Sophia Mendez, Selina Eshraghi, Kelly Choi, Bria Smith, Ryan Deitsch and Cameron Kasky.
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Student gun control activists from Parkland, Florida, stopped in San Antonio Monday evening as part of a national Road to Change summer tour.

They joined state and local activists for a panel discussion that focused on bringing change to a red state known for its pro-gun-rights politicians.


From Texas Standard.

After another school shooting in Texas, this time in Santa Fe, calls for action have come from various places along the political spectrum. Some believe that beefed-up school security is the answer, while others advocate gun regulation. Texas lawmakers are talking about how to move forward, including Republican Jason Villalba, a member of the Texas House from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and Rep. Chris Turner, chair of the Texas House Democratic Caucus.

Churchill High School students walk out of class to call for tighter gun control laws April 20, 2018.
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Hundreds of students at several different San Antonio schools called for an end to gun violence Friday by participating in walkouts and on-campus events.

For many who participated, ending gun violence means tightening gun control.

Erol Morgan, 16 holds up a sign at San Antonio's March For Our Lives Mar. 24. She's a student at North East School of the Arts at L.E.E. High School.
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Hundreds of people took to the streets of downtown San Antonio Saturday to call for more gun control.

It was one of about 800 protests scheduled worldwide in conjunction with a march in Washington D.C. organized by students who survived the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last month.


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