guns http://iowapublicradio.org en News Buzz: Gun Permits for the Blind, Astronaut at ISU, and Superstitions http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-gun-permits-blind-astronaut-isu-and-superstitions <p>For this News Buzz version of 'River to River' we hear about legally blind Iowans&nbsp;and gun permits, astronaut Clayton Anderson will join the Iowa State University faculty, the Cyclone/Hawkeye game is tomorrow, and hear about superstitions on this Friday the thirteenth.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:31:03 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Emily Woodbury & Ben Stanton 29060 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Gun Permits for the Blind, Astronaut at ISU, and Superstitions Gun Mythology In The West http://iowapublicradio.org/post/gun-mythology-west <p>In 1982, when Bruce Holbert was a young man, he accidentally shot and killed a friend. Today on River to River, University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate, Bruce Holbert will recount that accidental shooting and how he coped afterward. Holbert’s new novel Lonesome Animals is a western detective story in the vein of True Grit, and he connects it to America's fascination with the gun myth.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 18:59:14 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Ben Kieffer 20887 at http://iowapublicradio.org Gun Mythology In The West Lawmaker Pushes to Keep Gun Permits Private http://iowapublicradio.org/post/lawmaker-pushes-keep-gun-permits-private <p></p><p>The names of Iowans who obtain permits to carry a weapon would not be public record under a proposal introduced to a committee in the Iowa House.</p><p>The bill's sponsor, Rep. Matt Windschitl (R - Missouri Valley), is a leading gun rights advocate. He sees keeping private the names of Iowans who get permits to carry or acquire weapons as a matter of public safety.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:50:24 +0000 Clay Masters 14952 at http://iowapublicradio.org Lawmaker Pushes to Keep Gun Permits Private In Wake of Shootings, Iowa Schools Put Safety Plans in Place http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wake-shootings-iowa-schools-put-safety-plans-place <p></p><p>As President Obama’s gun control proposals make their slow way through Congress, Iowa, and every state in the nation, is asking the same question. How do we protect our children from gun violence? Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters talked to some of the voices in this debate and visited a school in Des Moines.</p><p>At Studebaker elementary school in southeast Des Moines, students practice a fire drill.&nbsp; They exit the building in single file.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:32:30 +0000 Clay Masters 14858 at http://iowapublicradio.org In Wake of Shootings, Iowa Schools Put Safety Plans in Place Gun Violence Spreads in Cedar Rapids http://iowapublicradio.org/post/gun-violence-spreads-cedar-rapids <p>Gun violence in Cedar Rapids is at an all-time high.<br />Police say they&rsquo;re not sure what&rsquo;s behind the massive spike.<br />And the violence is spreading to parts of town once considered safe.</p><p>Wellington Heights is not one of those parts of town. You could say it has a bad rep in Cedar Rapids,<br />thanks to some of the highest crime rates in the city. But lately, things are getting worse.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 13:22:26 +0000 Kate Wells 934 at http://iowapublicradio.org Gun Violence Spreads in Cedar Rapids