Mass Shootings

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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Far-Right Radio Host Claims Buffalo Mass Shooter Was Hypnotized By CIA Using “Screen Flicker Technology”

Media Matters reports: Militia-linked radio host and right-wing extremist Pete Santilli claimed during his May 27 radio show that the CIA and FBI radicalized, hypnotized, and indoctrinated the shooter through his computer screen via “mind control” and “screen flicker technology” to commit the shooting. Santilli proclaimed that the shooter “was copying and pasting” his racist manifesto “from the CIA and …

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NY Lawmakers Pass Package Of 10 Gun Reform Laws

The New York Times reports: Democratic lawmakers in Albany plunged into the national debate on Thursday, wielding supermajorities to enact protections denied elsewhere in the wake of recent mass shootings and a conservative shift in other states and on the Supreme Court. The State Legislature passed a broad package of gun bills that will raise the minimum age to buy …

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Fox Host Blames Buffalo Mass Shooting On Face Masks

“And what word don’t you hear? You don’t hear Fauci’s name. In all these articles, they talk about all these effects of these shutdowns. “Wait a second, Fauci was the architect of the shutdown, alright? And then all the governors went along with him when Trump reopened everything back up and destroyed children’s social lives and their school lives. “These …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Speaks On Shootings, Gun Reform

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden is delivering an address to the nation Thursday night about the latest wave of mass shootings, attempting to increase pressure on Congress to pass stricter gun limits after such efforts failed following past outbreaks. All major broadcast networks planned to break away from regular programing to carry Biden’s remarks at 7:30 p.m. EDT, …

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Gohmert Rages At Swalwell During Gun Hearing: “How Dare You” Accuse We Republicans Of Having No Hearts

“I don’t think that it’s very effective for the children to have people on the other side of the aisle come in and accuse Republicans of being complicit in murder. “And that we put our right to kill over others’ right to live, to infer by rhetorical supposed questions, who are you here for, we must be here for the …

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Tulsa Gunman Targeted Surgeon He Blamed For Pain

The Associated Press reports: A man who blamed his surgeon for ongoing pain after a recent back surgery bought an AR-style rifle hours before opening fire at a Tulsa medical office, killing the surgeon and three other people before fatally shooting himself, police said Thursday. Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin says the gunman had recently undergone back surgery and had …

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CNN: Tulsa Mass Shooter Bought His AR-15 Yesterday

CNN reports: An assault-style weapon found at the scene of Wednesday’s deadly shooting in an Oklahoma medical building had been bought that day, according to three federal sources briefed on the investigation. A gunman — who was later found dead — opened fire on the second floor of a medical building on the campus of Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa …

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