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Safer Schools With The Push Of A Button?

Carroll ISD in Southlake will test a high-tech device that uses GPS and Wi-Fi signals to constantly track employee locations, in an effort to make school campuses safer.

CBS 11–07/10/2013

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Perry Woos Connecticut Gun Makers

Gov. Rick Perry is courting Connecticut gun manufacturers. Perry spent time Monday shooting at a firing range, touring plants and meeting privately with company owners.

06/18/2013

A man views an image  December 16 , 2012 in Washington, DC of Robbie Parker and his daughter Emilie on a Facebook site memorializing the young girl, who was one of the victims in Fridays' mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Robbie Parker, a 30-year-old hospital physician's assistant who cares for sick newborns, said the death of his loving six-year-old Emilie should "inspire us to be better, more compassionate and caring toward other people." Parker included the family of the apparent shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, in his condolences, addressing them through the news media to say: "I can't imagine how hard this experience must be for you." AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER        (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Father Of Newtown Victim Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch

It was an emotional beginning to the Rangers home opener. Longtime Texas Rangers fan Robbie Parker was trying to calm his nerves before throwing the ceremonial first pitch in honor of his daughter Emilie, who died in the Newtown school shooting.

04/05/2013

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Active Shooter Drill Conducted At Irving School

The Irving ISD was closed on Friday, but one campus was still buzzing with emergency officials, staff members and student volunteers as an active shooter drill was conducted.

03/29/2013

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Dallas ISD Considering Campus Security Upgrades

The Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees is set to discuss a proposal which would provide an additional $4.5 million to improve campus security across the district’s schools.

02/11/2013

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DFW’s Only Gun Maker Struggles To Meet Demand

Texas gun makers are working at full speed trying to meet demand during one of the largest gun buying sprees in years. Staff, machinery and parts though are all putting a limit on just how fast companies can fill shelves again.

02/07/2013

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NRA Members To Talk Guns With Arlington ISD

Leaders in the Arlington ISD will sit down with two gun activists from the NRA on Monday evening to discuss the possibility of having armed teachers in schools.

01/28/2013

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State Senate Holds Hearing On School Safety

Texas lawmakers want to hear from experts and the public on ideas for improving school safety in the wake of last month’s shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.

01/28/2013

A customer looks over a .45-caliber pistol in suburban Chicago on July 12, 2010. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Collin County Sheriff Supports Some Gun Control

A suburban Dallas sheriff said Wednesday he doesn’t consider all gun control to be unconstitutional, days after posting on Facebook that he wouldn’t enforce any laws by “misguided politicians” infringing on the Second Amendment.

01/24/2013

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Texas Rep. Stockman Threatens To Impeach Obama Over Gun Control

Texas Congressman Steve Stockman responded passionately in opposition to President Obama mentioning the possibility of executive action on some aspects of gun control.

01/15/2013

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DFW Gun Shows Expect High Attendance

Two gun shows will be held in Dallas this weekend, as well as one in Weatherford, and attendance at the shows is expected to be high — perhaps even record-breaking.

01/03/2013

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Wylie High School Students Honor Newtown Victims With Silence

As the nation paused at 9:30 a.m. on Friday morning to remember the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings, students thousands of miles away at Wiley High School took part in a silent memorial.

12/21/2012

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