Mass Shootings

Indiana Mall Gunman Posted Nazi Image On 4chan

Vice News reports: Hours before a 20-year-old gunman opened fire on a food court in a suburban mall near Indianapolis on Sunday, he appears to have posted a grim message on the notorious imageboard site 4chan. “Name is jonathan and today seems like a good day to die,” he wrote. The post was accompanied by a colorized image of a …

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Activist David Hogg Disrupts US House Gun Hearing

The Independent reports: Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg was thrown out of a House Judiciary Committee meeting about gun control on Wednesday after he confronted lawmakers about “reiterating the points of mass shooters”. Mr Hogg, a prominent gun safety advocate, was sat in the gallery of the meeting when he rose to his feet passionately interrupted proceedings. “You’re reiterating the …

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Uvalde Killer Had Been Nicknamed “School Shooter”

The Associated Press reports: The Uvalde, Texas, gunman gave off so many warning signs that he was obsessed with violence and notoriety in the months leading up to the attack that teens who knew him began calling him “school shooter.” A state investigative report that highlighted law enforcement’s bungled response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School has also …

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Dallas Mandates Clear Backpacks For Students [VIDEO]

Dallas’s ABC News affiliate reports: After hearing from parents, the Dallas Independent School District has decided to make clear backpacks mandatory for its students. On Monday, it was announced that DISD students in the 6th-12th grade will be required to use clear or mesh backpacks starting this school year. According to the district website, the backpacks have to be completely …

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Penalty Trial Begins For Parkland Mass Shooter [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz began on Monday, the deadliest U.S. mass shooting to go before a jury. Cruz, 23, pleaded guilty last October to 17 counts of first-degree murder at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in the deaths of 14 students and three staff members, and is only contesting his sentence. …

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Three Dead In Indiana Mall Mass Shooting [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Three people were fatally shot and two were injured Sunday evening at an Indiana mall after a man with a rifle opened fire in a food court and an armed civilian shot and killed him, police said. The man entered the Greenwood Park Mall with a rifle and several magazines of ammunition and began firing in …

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Georgia School District Allows Personnel To Carry Guns

Reuters reports: Georgia’s second-largest school district has approved a policy to allow personnel who are not certified police officers to carry guns, part of its response to the shooting at a Texas school that killed 19 children and two adults two months ago. The Cobb County school board voted 4-2 at a meeting on Thursday to adopt the policy as …

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168 GOP Reps Vote Against Active Shooter Alert System

Bloomberg News reports: The US House passed bipartisan legislation on Wednesday night that would help state and local governments set up a warning system for active shooter situations, and enhance law enforcement’s communication with the public in such emergencies. It would be similar in operation to the Amber Alert system that’s deployed whenever a child is abducted. The legislation, approved …

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Newsom Signs Bill Allowing Victims To Sue Gunmakers

Los Angeles’s NBC affiliate reports: Californians affected by gun violence will soon be able to sue firearm manufacturers and sellers for the harm done by those weapons. The change comes after California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1594, co-authored by state Assemblymembers Phil Ting of San Francisco, Mike A. Gipson of Carson, and Chris Ward of San Diego. The …

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Mass Shooter’s Father: “No Regret” Getting Him A Gun

ABC News reports: The father of the alleged Highland Park parade shooter has told ABC News that he is not culpable in the Independence Day attack, in spite of having signed a consent form for his son to apply for gun ownership. “I had no — not an inkling, warning — that this was going to happen,” Bobby Crimo Jr. …

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House Panel Summons CEOs Of Gun Manufacturers

Axios reports: The CEOs of three gun manufacturers have been called to testify before the House Oversight Committee on gun violence at the end of the month. Why it matters: The announcement, which came days after a mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, is part of an investigation into gun manufacturers that the committee …

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VA Police: We Thwarted Mass Shooting On The Fourth

ABC News reports: Richmond police said a tip from a “hero citizen” led to an investigation that thwarted a mass shooting plot targeting the city’s Fourth of July celebration at Dogwood Dell. Authorities arrested two men and seized assault rifles, a handgun and rounds of ammunition from a residence on Columbia Street after receiving a tip from someone who had …

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Dallas Cowboys Partner With “AK-47 Espresso” Brand

Politico reports: The Dallas Cowboys sparked criticism on social media Tuesday after announcing a marketing agreement with a gun-themed coffee company with blends that include “AK-47 Espresso,” “Silencer Smooth” and “Murdered Out.” The partnership with the Black Rifle Coffee Co. was revealed on Twitter the day after seven people died in a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in …

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Prosecutor: Highland Park Mass Shooter Has Confessed

The Associated Press reports: The man charged with killing seven people when he unleashed a hail of bullets on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago confessed to police that he fired on the crowd, a prosecutor said Wednesday. An Illinois judge ordered that the suspected gunman be held without bail. Police found the shells of 83 bullets and three …

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Family Warned Police About IL Mass Shooter In 2019

NBC News reports: Police reported Tuesday that in April 2019 they were notified after Crimo threatened to take his own life. They also received reports in September 2019 from family members saying, “Crimo was going to kill everyone.” “At that time, there was no probable cause” to arrest Crimo, said Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli of the Highland Park Police Department. …

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Fox News Host Blames Mass Shootings On Abortion

“The Highland Park shooting, unbelievable. Unbelievable. They just passed this law, didn’t they? 18 to 21 year olds couldn’t buy rifles and all kinds of other kinds of things in this law that we told you wouldn’t matter. “They don’t matter. And they’re not going to matter. We’ve got a huge problem in this country and it’s a cultural decay. …

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Carlson Blames Mass Shootings On “Lecturing Women”

“So, why didn’t anyone raise an alarm? Well, maybe because he didn’t stand out. Maybe because there are a lot of young men in America who suddenly look and act a lot like this guy. “And of course, they’re angry. They know that their lives will not be better than their parents’. They’ll be worse. That’s all but guaranteed. They …

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Ingraham Blames Mass Shootings On “Regular Pot Use”

“On the mass shooting in Illinois, indications are that Robert Crimo was a regular pot user. Now, one look at him and to the untrained eye he looks like a complete psychotic, if you’ve ever seen anyone looking like him. “What can regular pot use trigger in young men in particular? Psychosis and other violent personality changes.These are the eyes …

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Fox Host: Decrease Mass Shooting By Ignoring Them

Media Matters has the transcript: Just look at people shooting for the sake of shooting. It’s always influenced by the previous attack. So if you thought that you could decrease these attacks by 30%, 40%, 50% why wouldn’t you do it? Why wouldn’t you do it? The media could do that. We could just report the facts, be one and …

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Seventh Victim Dies In Highland Park Mass Shooting

Chicago’s CBS News affiliate reports: A 7th victim has died after the mass shooting at the July 4th parade in Highland Park on Monday, police confirmed Tuesday. No further details were immediately available about that victim. Among the victims who died were Jacki Sundheim, a teacher at North Shore Congregation Israel synagogue, and Nicolas Toledo, a grandfather in his late …

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