But four years after Trayvon Martin, the odds are increasingly against them.
A new study finds that most people, including gun owners, support limits on bringing firearms into places such as schools and college campuses.
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Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year
from the Gun Violence Archive
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A bullet struck a New Hampshire woman's car as she drove past gunmaker Sig Sauer's training facility earlier this month. Kristen Burke was driving her two young children near the Sig Sauer Academy in Epping when her windshield was shattered by what she thought was a rock. Repairmen replacing the glass found the projectile was actually a .45 caliber bullet. Sig Sauer said it is cooperating with investigators and that its facility poses no danger.
A Utah teenager has returned home after spending two months in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. Deserae Turner, 14, was shot on February 16, and discovered the following day in a ditch. Two 16-year-old boys said in statements they first planned to kill Turner with a knife, but brought a gun “if the original plan failed.” Both have been charged with attempted murder.
President Trump abruptly forced out the Surgeon General, who had repeatedly called gun violence a public health crisis. In 2014, the NRA urged the Senate not to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy because of his support for an assault weapons ban and other gun reforms. Murthy's four-year term didn't end until 2018. He was replaced by his deputy, who is a nurse, and the first person to hold that post who is not a doctor.
One woman was killed and four others were wounded in Florida on Sunday after someone opened fire on a bus stop just north of Miami. Jasmine Dixon, 21, was standing with her friends at the Golden Glades Park and Ride on her way to a birthday party when someone started shooting from a car. Dixon was fatally shot; the four wounded were her friends, all between the ages of 17 to 23.
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