The state Senate approved a bill on Thursday that would require education officials to create lesson plans about violence in American culture — the Legislature's latest reaction to mass shootings last year elsewhere in the nation.
Under SB552, individual schools could decide whether to include the lessons in curriculum. Read More
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats scuttled the most far-reaching gun control legislation in two decades Wednesday, rejecting tighter background checks for buyers and a ban on assault weapons as they spurned pleas from families of victims of last winter's school massacre in Newtown, Conn. Read More
DALY CITY — California state law requires background checks for firearm purchases at gun shows, and local owners think the law should be adopted nationwide. Read More
WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Democrat is setting Congress' first showdown vote for Thursday on President Barack Obama's gun control drive as a small but mounting number of Republicans appear willing to buck a conservative effort to prevent debate from even beginning. Read More
When Mark Barden walked his
7-year-old son Dan to the school bus Dec. 14, it would be the last time he saw his child alive. Later that day at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Dan was among the 20 first-graders who were fatally shot in one of the nation’s most gruesome school massacres.
Thursday marked the three-month anniversary of the shooting that has sparked a nationwide debate about gun safety. And Barden and his wife, Jackie, along with other parents who lost children that day, came to San Francisco to launch an initiative that aims to stop gun violence and improve mental health research through technological innovation.
A committee of the Board of Supervisors will consider two gun-control measures today that were proposed by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Malia Cohen. Both have been approved and endorsed by the Police Department and are sure to pass at the full board. Read More
Gun sales in San Francisco are on the rise and are expected to keep increasing in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shooting late last year. Yet local gun controls leave law enforcement officials with no way of knowing how many firearms — legal or not — are in The City. Read More
Although I’ve owned dogs for 36 years, I must confess that Charlie the dog’s story sounds a lot like “blaming the victim” — both the horse and the officer.
A dog that is not aggressive does not run up to a horse and bite. The public needs to be protected. Per the reports, the owner blames the officer. This is not reassuring.
Others could have been hurt, and frankly, Charlie could have been shot when the attack happened.
My sympathies to all. Read More
For several years, the San Francisco government, and particularly the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, has prioritized the needs and wants of bicyclists to the detriment of motorists and pedestrians.
Now, a member of The City’s Bicycle Advisory Committee is proposing changing the timing of the stoplights at 12th and Market streets because impatient bicyclists won’t wait up to one minute for the red light to change, choosing instead to run the light. Read More