Articles by Sophia Flores

Taiwan's military conducts artillery live-fire drills at Fangshan township in Pingtung, southern Taiwan, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Taiwan's official Central News Agency reported that Taiwan's army will conduct live-fire artillery drills in southern Pingtung county on Tuesday and Thursday, in response to the Chinese exercises. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)

Taiwan holds military drills amid tensions with China

Taiwan held military drills amid its heightened tensions with China. Military personnel were seen firing artillery on the islands’ southeastern coast as part of a training exercise on Tuesday. Officials say exercises are being used to test combat readiness.

A customer handles an AR-15 at Jimmy's Sport Shop in Mineola, New York on September 25, 2020. - Gun store owners on Long Island have been selling out of firearms as scores of customers fear a rise in violence as the pandemic escalates in the area. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

N.C. sheriff putting AR-15’s in schools for protection

When students in Madison County return to classrooms this fall, resource officers at each school will have placed an AR-15 in a safe on campus. This change is due to the district wanting to boost security and will be available in case an active shooter situation occurs.