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This Week On Fronteras:

-- The families and classmates of 43 missing Mexican college students traveled across the U.S. to raise awareness for their situation.

-- A movement is underway to prevent suicides by freeing immigrant mothers and their children from detention centers.

-- From New Mexico, here’s some stereotype defying information about gun violence.

-- The best bilingual teacher in the U.S. hails from Dallas.

-- A talk with the directors of the new border documentary, Western.

STOCKTON, Calif. — Police in Northern California say at least three people are dead and four people are wounded in a shooting at a grocery store.

Stockton police say one person was killed Tuesday night at the store in Stockton and another two died at a hospital. The Stockton Record reports the victim who died at the store was a woman. She was found on a sidewalk outside. Some of the wounded victims were found inside the market.

Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

This week on Fronteras:

-- Texas lawmakers are fast-tracking laws that would allow licensed residents to carry guns more openly and on college campuses.

-- National attention on the police shooting deaths of young black and brown men prompts student lessons on how to be safe.

-- An Iraqi immigrant is shot and killed in Dallas. The killing raises disturbing questions.

-- The history of frontier guns and why people feel a connection with firearms.

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio

Thanks to Hollywood, most Americans have seen a few frontier firearms.

In the movie “Unforgiven,” Clint Eastwood’s character wielded a 10-gauge double barrel shotgun as he tracked down the town bully, Little Bill.

James Arness, as Sheriff Matt Dillon on “Gunsmoke,” holstered a Colt .45 as he brought bad guys to justice.

John Wayne’s Davey Crockett blasted away with a Kentucky Flintlock as he tried to defend the Alamo.

Now, at the Alamo, an exhibit with more than four dozen weapons tells the story of frontier firearms, how they evolved from single-shot Flintlocks in 1836 at the siege of the Alamo, to modern weapons just 40 years later.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Authorities say seven people were shot to death and one was wounded in attacks in a small southeastern Missouri town, and the suspected gunman was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Kinder said Friday morning he could not release any information on the motive or whether the 36-year-old gunman and the victims were connected. Kinder said authorities found the body of an older woman who died of natural causes, but said “we’re not calling her a victim at this time.”

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