Who is Rep. Steve Scalise?

Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, wounded when a gunman opened fire on Republicans’ baseball practice on Wednesday morning, is the House majority whip and the third-ranking lawmaker in the chamber. The 51-year-old Republican congressman from Metairie, not far from New Orleans, has risen quickly through the GOP ranks in the House. Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful […]

Children and fatal shootings

Children under age 12 die from gun accidents in the United States about once a week, on average. Almost every death begins with the same basic circumstances: an unsecured and loaded gun, a guardian’s lapse in attention.


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