Mass Shootings

House Votes To Raise Age To Buy Assault Weapons

NBC News reports: The House voted Wednesday to raise the minimum age to buy semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21, as part of a package of gun bills in response to a horrific spate of mass shootings across the country. The vote was 228-199, mostly along party lines, with nearly all Democrats voting “yes” and all but a small group …

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Scalise: We Didn’t Try To Ban Planes After 9/11 [VIDEO]

“Airplanes were used that day, as the weapon to kill thousands of people and to inflict terror on our country. There wasn’t a conversation about banning airplanes. “There was a conversation about connecting the dots. How can we try to figure out if there are signs we can see to stop the next attack from happening?” :Thank God we have …

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Garland Announces Probe Into Uvalde Police Inaction

Axios reports: Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday announced the Department of Justice’s team of nine people that will conduct a review of local law enforcement’s response to the Uvalde mass shooting, which killed 19 children and two adults last month. Local and state law enforcement officials in Texas have faced intense criticism as more details about their immediate response …

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POLL: 50% Of Republicans Back Stricter Gun Laws

USA Today reports: Half of Republicans support stricter gun laws, an exclusive USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll finds, a double-digit increase after a series of horrific mass shootings at schools, stores, streets and houses of worship. The increase in GOP support – from 35% last year to 50% – could boost the prospects for Congress to tighten federal gun laws, an effort …

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McConaughey Delivers Emotional Call For Gun Reform

CNN reports: Actor Matthew McConaughey delivered impassioned and at-times emotional remarks at the White House press briefing on Tuesday, telling the stories of those who died in the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and urging more action on gun control. McConaughey, a Uvalde native, said he and his wife, Camila Alves, spent most of the past week with the …

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44% Of Republicans Say Mass Shootings Are Something We All Just “Have To Accept As Part Of A Free Society”

Newsweek reports: In the wake of shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, a new poll conducted by CBS News and YouGov surveyed Americans about their thoughts on guns and gun control. One question, in particular, asked respondents if they felt that mass shootings are an unavoidable by-product of a “free society” or if they believed the issue could …

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GOP Rep: I Need My AR-15 To Kill Raccoons [VIDEO]

Somehow I missed this one the other day: Please, think of the children chickens. At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence, Republican Rep. Ken Buck (Colo.) dismissed a proposal to regulate AR-style rifles, the weapon of choice for mass shooters, as “small-minded.” Why? Because without them, Buck claimed, ranchers would be completely defenseless against varmint. “Blaming the gun …

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Major Abbott Donors Demand Gun Reform In TX Ad

The Texas Tribune reports: Major Republican donors, including some that have contributed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s campaigns, joined other conservative Texans in signing an open letter supporting congressional action to increase gun restrictions in response to the mass shooting in Uvalde that left 19 children and two teachers dead last week. The letter, which ran as a full-page ad in …

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New York Gov Signs Bills Banning Sales Of Body Armor And Raising Minimum Age To Buy Assault Rifles To 21

New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports: New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Monday signed gun reform bills passed by Democratic lawmakers last week banning anyone under age 21 from buying or possessing a semi-automatic rifle, along with a series of other changes. “This is a moral moment for the people of New York but also the rest of the …

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Senators: Compromise On Gun Reform Within Reach

The Washington Post reports: Key senators said Sunday there is growing momentum to forge a bipartisan congressional response to recent mass shootings that could toughen federal gun laws for the first time in a generation. But a deal is not yet in hand, they warned, and the delicate talks are expected to continue for several more days as negotiators seek …

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ABC Poll: 70% Support Enacting New Gun Control Laws

Axios reports: Seventy percent of Americans think enacting new gun control laws should take precedence over protecting ownership rights, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll out Sunday. Why it matters: The findings indicate widespread support for stricter gun control laws in the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, Uvalde, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. The results were split along …

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Texas Lt Governor Wants $50 Million For Bulletproof Shields To Be Provided To Public School Police Officers

The Texas Tribune reports: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called on state leaders Friday to move around $50 million in the state budget to buy bulletproof shields for school police officers following a mass shooting last month at an elementary school in Uvalde where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers. “I am asking the Speaker of the House to …

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14 Shot, Three Dead In Philadelphia Mass Shooting

Philadelphia’s NBC News reports: At least 14 people were shot, three of them killed, when gunmen fired into a crowd on a popular stretch of South Street in Philadelphia late Saturday night. It happened on South Street between 2nd and 3rd streets shortly before midnight. Hundreds of people were out enjoying the night when officers said they heard multiple gunshots, …

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Uvalde Elementary School To Shutter Permanently

San Antonio’s ABC News affiliate reports: No students or staff will be returning to Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, the site of a tragic massacre last month, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell reaffirmed Friday. “We’re not going back to that campus,” Harrell said during a special meeting of the board of trustees, and added he expects to …

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Fox Host Blames “Public Schools” For Mass Shootings

“We saw it with Uvalde, Parkland, Sandy Hook, all these cases where the public school system, the government failed. They missed major red flags. They ignored all the signs of kids who were threats and were mentally ill and their fatherless lives, drugs in the homes, all alone. Other times the police chief failed, like in Uvalde. Other times the …

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Uvalde Victims Take Legal Action Against Gunmaker

Reuters reports: The father of a 10-year-old girl slain in the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting and a school employee have taken initial steps that could lead to lawsuits against Daniel Defense, the maker of the semiautomatic rifle used in last week’s massacre that killed 21 people. Lawyers for Alfred Garza, father of Robb Elementary School student Amerie Jo Garza, requested …

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GOP Rep Abruptly Drops Reelection Bid After Days Of Far-Right Backlash For Backing Assault Weapons Ban

First, this from the New York Post: The Republican and Conservative parties are leaving GOP Rep. Chris Jacobs for dead following his call for a federal ban on assault weapons in response to the massacre by an avowed white supremacist in Buffalo. “This is not the person we endorsed. We did not endorse this Chris Jacobs … he’s actually to …

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Graham Wants Armed Retired Military To Patrol Schools

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday called for retired and former military members to step up to enhance security in schools following the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, last week. Graham wrote in a thread posted to his Twitter account that the U.S. has “hundreds of thousands” of former military members “who could …

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Ben Shapiro: The Reason So Many Children Die By Gun Violence Is That “They Cannot Carry Guns” [VIDEO]

“When he [Biden] suggests that more children are dying by gun than on-duty police officers, maybe one of the reasons for that is because — you know, I spot a couple of differentiators. “One of them is that on-duty police officers carry guns, kids cannot carry guns nor should they, obviously. “But, the point is that people who are protected …

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DeSantis Shouts Down US House Candidate On Mass Shootings: “Nobody Wants To Hear From You” [VIDEO]

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Democratic congressional candidate Maxwell Frost confronted Gov. Ron DeSantis about gun violence at an event in Orlando Thursday night, but the governor said, “Nobody wants to hear from you” as security removed Frost. The tense exchange took place at The Plaza Live, where DeSantis was appearing with conservative personality Dave Rubin. DeSantis and Rubin did not …

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