Tag Archives: mass shootings

BREAKING: Mass Shooting At Factory Near Chicago, Multiple Victims Reported, Gunman Is Apprehended

Chicago’s ABC affiliate reports: An active shooting situation has been reported at the Henry Pratt Company in southwest suburban Aurora in Kane County. The Henry Pratt company is located in the 400 block of South Highland Avenue. The shooting was confirmed by Kane County Sheriff. At approximately 2:20 p.m., several SWAT officers were visible outside the Henry Pratt building and …

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Parkland’s Legacy: New Gun Laws, More Shooter Drills

The New York Times reports: State legislatures, both Republican- and Democratic-controlled, passed 76 gun control laws in the past year — from bans on bump stocks and caps on magazine sizes to new minimum-age requirements and expanded background checks. Among the victories for gun control advocates was an omnibus bill in Florida that raised the minimum age to purchase a …

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Pittsburgh Synagogue Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

The Associated Press reports: The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges Monday as his new lawyer, a prominent death penalty litigator who represented one of the Boston Marathon bombers, signaled he might be open to a plea deal. Robert Bowers, a truck driver who authorities say gunned down 11 people at Tree of …

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TEXAS: Court Rules Families Of Mass Shooting Victims Can Sue Gun Shop That Sold High-Capacity Magazine

The Dallas Morning News reports: A Texas judge has decided that victims and families of the Sutherland Springs church massacre can sue the sporting goods store where the shooter purchased his gun and ammunition. In a case that could have implications for gun laws here and across the country, Bexar County District Court Judge Karen Pozza on Monday denied Academy …

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4 Million US Students Experienced Lockdowns Last Year

The Daily Beast reports: More than 4 million children endured school lockdowns last year, according to a Washington Post report based on a review of news stories and data from school districts in 31 of the country’s largest cities. Experiencing a lockdown can be extremely traumatizing for children, with some soiling themselves and writing what they believe to be their …

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NRA TV Host: Liberal Media Coverage Of School Mass Shootings Is Leading To The “Wussification” Of America

“The American public can dictate, in some respects, what the media covers just simply by turning the channel when it’s something they don’t want to see. But in the end, when it comes to school shootings, you’ve got liberals inside the media that by and large hate guns. Every time they can publicize a school shooting, not only does it …

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NRA TV: Train Boys To Charge At Active Shooters

“Being a hero isn’t chosen for you very often. You didn’t wake up that day, just like Col. [Oliver] North says, and think, ‘I’m going to be a hero today.’ You’ve gotta be trained and prepared to be a hero every day. And one of the things I trained my sons is that wherever you go, people should be safer …

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Analysis: Right Wing Violence Surges Under Trump

The Washington Post reports: Over the past decade, attackers motivated by right-wing political ideologies have committed dozens of shootings, bombings and other acts of violence, far more than any other category of domestic extremist, according to a Washington Post analysis of data on global terrorism. While the data show a decades-long drop-off in violence by left-wing groups, violence by white …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting Near Chicago Hospital

NBC News reports: Police were responding to reports of shots fired at Mercy Hospital in Chicago on Monday afternoon. Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, said there are reports of multiple victims on Twitter Tuesday. One suspect was shot as searches of the area were continuing, authorities said. Mercy Hospital is 26 blocks south of the …

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PRAYERS: Broke NRA Ends Free Coffee For Employees

Mother Jones reports: The National Rifle Association is doing away with free coffee and water coolers for employees at its Fairfax, Virginia, headquarters—a cost-cutting move that has NRA insiders perturbed. “The whole building was freaking out,” said one former employee who remains in contact with current staffers. The coffee cutback is the just latest indication that the NRA is hurting …

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Kentucky Gov Blames Mass Shootings On Zombies

“It starts with everything from the kind of entertainment that we focus on. What is the most popular movie? I mean, seriously, what’s the most popular topic that seems to be in every cable television network, for example? Television shows are all about, what? Zombies! Seriously! I don’t get it. I really don’t understand that. I was never a big …

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Mother Of Thousand Oaks Shooting Victim: Don’t Send Me Any More Prayers, I Want Gun Control [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: The mother of one of the victims killed in the shooting that erupted at a Thousand Oaks bar said she was done receiving thoughts and prayers and pushed for better gun control. Susan Orfanos also said her son, Telemachus Orfanos, survived the Las Vegas mass shooting last year. “My son was in Las Vegas with a lot …

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Shooter Mocked “Thoughts And Prayers” In Final Post

CNN reports: Authorities have identified a Facebook post believed to have been made by the shooter around the time of the attack, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the ongoing investigation. In it, the writer says: “I hope people call me insane… (laughing emojis).. wouldn’t that just be a big ball of irony? Yeah.. I’m insane, but the …

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NRA Blames Gun Laws For Thousand Oaks Massacre

Second Nexus reports: Dana Loesch, the national spokesperson for the National Rifle Association, blamed the Wednesday night mass shooting in California on the state’s strict gun control laws. Followers on Twitter blasted Loesch for her callous spin just hours after a gunman opened fire in a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, killing 13 people including armed sheriff’s deputy Ron Helus. …

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Thousand Oaks Shooter ID’d As 29 Year-Old White Man

Heavy.com reports: David Ian Long has been identified as the suspected black-clad gunman who opened fire at a crowded college bar in Thousand Oaks, California, killing at least 12 and wounding at least 21 people. The shooting happened at Borderline Bar & Grill, a country music-themed restaurant in Ventura County. It was “College Country Night” at the bar, a weekly …

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Fox Guest Suggests Rushing Mass Shooters [VIDEO]

“One of the things that’s interesting in terms of if I was a patron, or anyone that was a patron in one of these types of establishments for that matter. There’s two focuses. There’s one that I’ve heard heard; run, hide, and dial 911. That’s one aspect. And there’s another aspect, whereas you confront the shooter directly. And we’ve seen …

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CALIFORNIA: 13 Dead In Mass Shooting At College Bar

The Los Angeles Times reports: A gunman threw smoke bombs and rained bullets on a crowd of hundreds inside a Thousand Oaks bar that is popular with college students Wednesday night, leaving 13 dead including a Sheriff’s sergeant shot trying to stop the carnage. The massacre occurred at the Borderline Bar & Grill, with the assailant firing wildly into the …

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Florida Yoga Studio Killer Revealed As Far-Right, Incel, Anti-Gay, Racist, Anti-Immigrant Extremist [VIDEO]

Buzzfeed News reports: The man who shot dead two women at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday before killing himself was a far-right extremist and self-proclaimed misogynist who railed against women, black people, and immigrants in a series of online videos and songs. Scott Beierle, 40, was named by Tallahassee Police as the gunman who opened fire inside …

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FLORIDA: Mass Shooting At Yoga Studio, Three Dead Including Gunman, Andrew Gillum Suspends Campaign

The Miami Herald reports: A gunman killed two people and wounded five others at a yoga studio in Florida’s capital before killing himself Friday evening, officials said. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo told reporters Friday night that the man shot six people and pistol-whipped another after walking into the studio, which is part of a small Tallahassee shopping center. The …

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Synagogue Mass Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Reuters reports: The man charged with opening fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue and killing 11 worshipers pleaded not guilty on Thursday in federal court to all 44 counts against him, including hate crimes and firearms offenses. Robert Bowers, 46, an avowed anti-Semite, appeared defiant and determined in court. Dressed in a red jumpsuit and with a bandaged left arm, he …

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