Mass Shootings

CA Teen Charged With Recruiting For Mass Shooting

From the Berkeley Police Department: On May 30th, Berkeley PD officers arrested a teenage boy after receiving a tip that the teen had been recruiting other high school students to participate in a mass shooting and/or bombing at Berkeley High School. On Saturday, May 21st, we received a tip that a 16-year-old boy had attempted to recruit other high school …

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TX Schools Told To Conduct Fake Intruder Exercises

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday instructed state school security and education officials to start conducting “in-person, unannounced, random intruder detection audits on school districts” to find weak access points and see how quickly staff can enter a school building without being stopped. Education advocates and lawmakers swiftly condemned the idea of unannounced, fake intruders. Clay Robison, …

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Gun Groups Plot “Full Attack” On Planned Red Flag Bill

The Hill reports: No-compromise gun rights groups are preparing to mount an aggressive campaign against any “red flag” legislation in Congress as a response to the elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas. Such measures appear to be gaining some steam as a potential compromise between Democrats and Republicans, but opponents hope to use the same playbook to stop them that …

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Carlson: Democrats “Know They Rule Illegitimately” So They Want To Disarm You Before You “Rise Up” [VIDEO]

“In New York, the unelected governor, Kathy Hochul, just announced legislation to quote, ‘Eliminate the grandfathering of large-capacity ammunition feeding devices.’ “That means your legal magazine is now illegal. Possessing it is now a crime. It wasn’t yesterday. It is today. “But they’re not worried about the public health, at all. What they’re worried about is public resistance to their …

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GOP Rep Blames Gun Violence On Abortion [AUDIO]

“When I was growing up in Springfield, you had one or two murders a year. Now, we have two, three, four a week in Springfield, Missouri. So, something has happened to our society. I go back to abortion, when we decided it was okay to murder kids in their mothers’ wombs. Life has no value to a lot of these …

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Florida High School Raffles Off Handguns And Rifles

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: A Florida high school raffled off guns and other weaponry through a month-long fundraising campaign that ended Wednesday. James Madison Preparatory High School in Madison, a charter school, raffled off fishing and hunting gear and firearms, including handguns and semi-automatic rifles, in a $100-per-ticket raffle that started May 2. In a video clip apparently from the …

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Buffalo Shooter Charged With Hate Crimes, Terrorism

NPR reports: The white 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket was charged Wednesday by a grand jury with domestic terrorism motivated by hate and 10 counts of first-degree murder. Payton Gendron, who has been in custody since the May 14 shooting, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Erie County Court. The 25-count …

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MT Man Charged With Threat To Reenact Columbine

Helena’s NBC News affiliate reports:  Charges of felony intimidation and possession of explosives have been filed against Helena resident Logan S. Pallister, 23. Police report he has allegedly threatened harm at Helena High School multiple times in the past. According to court documents, Helena Police were advised of a possible school threat on the evening of Monday, May 30. An …

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Ingraham Blames Mass Shootings On “Pot Psychosis”

“Pot use, especially among teens, can trigger psychosis and increase the chance that the young person will develop violent behavior. “My question tonight is why isn’t there a national conversation happening right now about this? Why aren’t reporters doing more to demand information on the potential drug use in this case and others? “Both illicit drugs and prescription drugs. Antidepressants …

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ABC: Uvalde Police No Longer Cooperating In Probe

ABC News reports: The Uvalde Police Department and the Uvalde Independent School District police force are no longer cooperating with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s investigation into the massacre at Robb Elementary School and the state’s review of the law enforcement response, multiple law enforcement sources tell ABC News. A spokesman for Texas DPS, which is running the state’s …

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REPORT: Uvalde Employee Didn’t Leave Door Open

The San Antonio Express reports: An employee at Robb Elementary School had propped open a door to carry food from a car to the classroom last Tuesday, but closed it shut after realizing that a gunman was loose and heading toward the school, her San Antonio lawyer said. Don Flanary said the school employee, who is not being identified out …

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TX Gov Blames Shootings On “Mental Health” After Slashing $211M From State HHS To Fund Border Stunt

San Antonio’s ABC News affiliate reports: “We as a state – we as a society – need to do a better job with mental health. Anybody who shoots somebody else has a mental health challenge. Period. We as a government need to find a way to target that mental health challenge and do something about it.” Those are the words …

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House Democrats To Intro Slate Of Gun Reform Bills

CNBC reports: House Democrats will try to advance a raft of gun control bills on Thursday in the wake of two high-profile mass shootings that rocked the nation earlier this month. House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., has called committee lawmakers back from a break to mark up gun legislation that combines eight separate bills. Nadler intends to bring …

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Arkansas Gov: “After 9/11 We Armed The Cockpits, We Could Do The Same Thing With Our Schools” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson expressed his willingness for a “conversation” on raising the minimum age to purchase a semiautomatic rifle from 18 to 21 and “AR-15-style weapons” amid fresh talks on gun reform following a deadly mass shooting in Texas last week. Hutchinson told CNN’s John Berman on Tuesday that he supported an ongoing bipartisan dialogue …

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Gunmaker Glock Sued Over Subway Mass Shooting

The New York Daily News reports: A Brooklyn woman shot and severely wounded in a mass shooting aboard a Brooklyn N train last month will file a lawsuit Tuesday against Glock, which manufactured the 9-mm. gun used in the 33-bullet attack on straphangers. Ilene Steur, 49, was shot in the buttocks and suffered life-changing injuries during the gas mask-wearing gunman’s …

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NRA Board Of Directors Reelects Wayne LaPierre As CEO

NBC News reports: The National Rifle Association’s board of directors voted Monday to re-elect longtime CEO Wayne LaPierre, signaling that the gun rights group isn’t changing direction despite a rise in mass shootings and its own internal turmoil. LaPierre has been in charge of the NRA’s day-to-day operations since 1991 and has shaped its no-compromise approach to lobbying against gun …

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FL Fifth Grader Charged With Mass Shooting Threat

From the Lee County Sheriff’s Office: On Saturday, May 28, 2022, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office learned of a threatening text message sent by a fifth grade student at Patriot Elementary School in Cape Coral. The School Threat Enforcement Team was immediately notified and began analytical research. Due to the nature of the incident, the Youth Services Criminal Investigations Division …

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Matt Gaetz: Americans Need AR-15s For “Hog Hunting”

Raw Story reports: Embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) made an attempt to answer why anyone not serving in the military would have a need for an AR-15 capable of quickly spewing 300 bullets, as President Joe Biden noted in a speech over the weekend and received a speedy response from a mass shooting survivor. Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Gaetz …

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FL Man Charged With Threatening School Shooting

From the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office: On Sunday, May 29, 2022, detectives received a tip, and through investigative means discovered that Corey Anderson, 18, posted images of himself with what appeared to be a handgun, a rifle, and a tactical style vest. The photo was distributed with the caption “Hey Siri, directions to the nearest school.” After further investigation, detectives …

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MA Man Charged With Threatening School Shooting

Boston’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Cape Cod man was arrested this weekend after police received several reports about one of his Facebook posts in which he allegedly threatened to commit a school shooting at an unnamed location. Justin Moreira, 29, of Hyannis, was taken into custody at his home without incident on Saturday, Barnstable police said. Multiple people reported …

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