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Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year

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Gun News and Views From Elsewhere

  1. Texas Governor Greg Abbott claims that Monday's knife attack at Ohio State University could have been prevented if guns were allowed on campus. In August, Texas enacted a policy allowing anyone 21 and over to carry concealed handguns at public universities, so long as they had a permit to do so. "It's instances like this where kids on campus could have guns, where they could have been able to respond initially," Abbott said.

  2. Surviving victims of the December 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., are fighting with insurers and the county government to get support for ongoing treatment. Because the massacre was a workplace attack, victims must rely on workers’ compensation plans for coverage of medical and mental health care. Workers compensation plans are usually designed for everyday injuries like slips and falls, not those incurred during mass shootings, which often necessitate complicated surgery and psychiatric treatment.

  3. An Arkansas state lawmaker said on Tuesday he will introduce legislation that would require college campuses to allow the carrying of concealed weapons. On Monday, a man armed with a knife injured eight students at the University of Ohio. Arkansas passed legislation in 2013 allowing college staff to carry concealed guns, so long as they had a permit to do so. But citing an opt-out clause, not a single Arkansas university adopted the policy.

  4. Burglars rammed a vehicle through the glass facade of a Tampa Bay, Fla., gun store early Tuesday, carrying out a heist that resulted in the theft of more than 40 firearms. As many as a dozen burglars swiped handguns, shotguns, and rifles from inside Tampa Arms Company in Hillsborough County. It was at least the third time that a gun store had been burglarized in the Tampa Bay area in the last 13 months.

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