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Military Children More Likely to Carry Guns and Use Drugs, Study Finds

Posted by jhingarat21 on 19th Aug 2015

The problems for military kids appear to be getting worse, based on a comparison with data collected from a smaller sample of California students in 2011. Children in military families are more likely than those with civilian parents to use alcohol and recreational drugs, carry weapons and be victims of harassment and physical violence, a new study has found. The analysis was based on a 2013 survey from secondary school students in every California county. Of 688,713 children incl
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Pentagon Could Allow More Military Personnel to Carry Guns in Wake of Chattanooga Shooting

Posted by jhingarat21 on 3rd Aug 2015

WASHINGTON—U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the Pentagon could allow more military personnel to carry arms when stateside as part of an effort to bolster security at military sites following the recent shooting in Tennessee that killed five service members.In a two-page memo dated July 29 and released by the Pentagon on Thursday, Mr. Carter directed military commanders and civilian leaders to draw up new security plans and procedures for facilities which could be at risk. He said the July
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