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JUL 28, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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LA council passes gun magazine ban by majority 12-0 vote

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban possession of high-capacity gun magazines in the wake of several deadly mass shootings around the country. Tuesday's 12-0 vote closes a loophole in state law that banned the manufacture and sale of clips holding more than 10 rounds — but not their possession. Mayor Eric Garcetti says ...

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JUL 28, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Guns rarely used successfully in self-defense, study shows

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the National Rifle Association proposed putting more guns in schools. After a purported racist allegedly shot up a Charleston, S.C., prayer group, an NRA board member argued for more guns in church. And now, predictably, politicians and gun-rights advocates are calling for guns in movie theaters after a ...

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JUL 27, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Mental health experts respond carefully to mass killings

According to the National Institute of Mental Health's latest estimate, from 2012, there were an estimated 9.6 million adults in the U.S. — 4.1 percent of the total adult population — experiencing serious mental illness over the previous year. Of the mass shootings of the past 10 years that are most ingrained in America's psyche, the mental health problems of ...

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JUL 23, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Memoir by mother of Columbine shooter coming in February

Klebold has said the Sandy Hook shootings of 2012 helped convince her to share her story, and that she is donating any profits to mental health charities and research. In 1999, Dylan Klebold and fellow senior student Eric Harris killed 12 students and one teacher at the Colorado high school before taking their own lives.

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JUL 17, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Mother of Newtown shooting victim lauds US school bill

(AP) — Proposed federal education legislation to fund social and emotional learning skills training for teachers would help prevent violence such as mass shootings, the mother of a 6-year-old boy killed in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School said Friday. Jesse Lewis and 19 other first-graders and six educators were shot and killed by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who ...

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