Austin Shooting: 13 People Are Hurt, Police Say

It was unclear how many people opened fire or what led to the shooting, the police said.

#austin-tex, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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Perceived Grievances Drove Virginia Beach Gunman to Kill 12, F.B.I. Finds

DeWayne Craddock, a city engineer who went on a shooting rampage in 2019, had been “fixated for years” on criticism at work, the F.B.I. said.

#craddock-dewayne, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #mass-shootings, #virginia-beach-va, #virginia-beach-va-shooting-2019, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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3 Dead in Shooting at Publix Supermarket in Florida

A woman, a child and a man were found dead from gunshot wounds inside a Publix grocery store in Palm Beach County on Thursday morning, the authorities said. The dead included the person with the gun, they said.

#florida, #mass-shootings, #palm-beach-county-fla, #publix-supermarkets-inc, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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A Gun Rights Win in California With Sights Set on the Supreme Court

A federal judge overturned California’s assault weapons ban. State officials vowed to win on appeal, but gun advocates are emboldened by a shifting Supreme Court.

#appeals-courts-us, #benitez-roger, #california, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #second-amendment-us-constitution

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When the Gunman’s Motive Remains a Mystery: Does It Matter?

Even when they try to explain themselves, perpetrators are unlikely to help make sense out of the senseless.

#atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #hate-crimes, #las-vegas-nev-shooting-october-2017, #mass-shootings, #orlando-fla-shooting-2016

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What Comes After a Mass Shooting

Wednesday: “Mayors don’t have the luxury of offering prayers and platitudes,” Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose said.

#gilroy-calif-shooting-2019, #gun-control, #liccardo-sam, #mass-shootings, #san-jose-calif, #san-jose-calif-shooting-2021

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Hialeah Shooting: 2 Dead and at Least 20 Injured

The police were searching for three people who fired into a crowd outside a Hialeah, Fla., banquet hall on Sunday in what was described as a targeted shooting.

#hialeah-fla, #mass-shootings, #miami-dade-county-fla, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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An Arms Race in America: Gun Buying Spiked During the Pandemic. It’s Still Up.

Preliminary research data show that about a fifth of all Americans who bought guns last year were first-time gun owners. Sales usually spike around elections, but the sheer volume is notable.

#firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #united-states

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San Jose Gunman Detested Workplace Long Before Rampage, Police Say

The gunman, a maintenance worker at a transit agency in Silicon Valley, killed nine of his colleagues years after federal officials uncovered a notebook with his complaints.

#cassidy-samuel-james-d-2021, #mass-shootings, #san-jose-calif, #san-jose-calif-shooting-2021, #santa-clara-valley-transportation-authority

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Gunman Kills 8 People at San Jose Rail Yard

The gunman, who killed himself, was an employee of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, a regional transit agency for Silicon Valley.

#california, #mass-shootings

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Our Collective, Violent PTSD

It will take more than legislation for our communities to deal with the effects of the pandemic.  It will take people listening to one another.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Russia School Shooting Leaves Several Dead

The state news media reported shots and an explosion at a school in Kazan, a provincial capital east of Moscow, in what appeared to be a rare mass shooting in the country.

#deaths-fatalities, #firearms, #kazan-russia, #mass-shootings, #russia

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Police Say Boyfriend Responsible for Shooting at Colorado Birthday Party

More than half of mass shootings in recent years involve a perpetrator who killed an intimate partner or family member, including the gunman who killed six people in Colorado Springs.

#colorado-springs-colo, #domestic-violence, #mass-shootings

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Birthday Party Shooting in Colorado Springs Leaves 7 Dead, Police Say

The gunman shot and killed six adults before taking his own life at a mobile home park, officials said. A motive was not yet known.

#birthdays, #colorado-springs-colo, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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Justice Dept. Proposes Rule to Crack Down on ‘Ghost Guns’

The proposal came in response to a directive from President Biden to find a way to help combat gun deaths.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #firearms, #gun-control, #justice-department, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Active Shooter’: How an Obscure Term Became a Shorthand for Violence

This law enforcement jargon has proliferated in recent years on social media and in breaking news reports. While it conjures fears of mass shootings, the term is often used imprecisely. Many reports turn out to be false alarms.

#active-shooter, #deaths-fatalities, #english-language, #firearms, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #news-and-news-media, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #social-conditions-and-trends, #social-media

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How the A.T.F., Key to Biden’s Gun Plan, Became an N.R.A. ‘Whipping Boy’

The federal agency tasked with enforcing gun laws has been hamstrung for years by the firearms lobby. Now, the president’s plan to rein in gun violence hinges on the A.T.F.’s success.

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Memorial to Sandy Hook Slaughter Approved

The residents of Newtown, Conn., have approved a memorial to the children and staff killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but the sadness has yet to abate.

#conspiracy-theories, #funerals-and-memorials, #mass-shootings, #newtown-conn, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #sandy-hook-elementary-school-newtown-conn, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

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Video of N.R.A. Chief Wayne LaPierre Shooting an Elephant Draws Criticism

The footage was taken during a 2013 hunting trip in Botswana for an N.R.A.-sponsored television series, but it never aired. It was obtained by The Trace and The New Yorker.

#africa, #botswana, #conservation-of-resources, #deaths-fatalities, #elephants, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #everytown-for-gun-safety, #firearms, #gun-control, #hunting-and-trapping, #international-union-for-conservation-of-nature, #lapierre-wayne, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-rifle-assn, #new-yorker, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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How a ‘Red Flag’ Law Failed in Indiana

A gunman killed eight people at a FedEx facility last week, despite legislation that sought to prevent people like him from acquiring weapons. What went wrong?

#deaths-fatalities, #fedex-corporation, #gun-control, #hole-brandon-scott, #indiana, #mass-shootings, #robertson-campbell

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Uncomfortable Timing for a Supreme Court Gun Fight

The justices contemplate expanding arms rights in the wake of mass shootings.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #bush-george-w, #clement-paul-d, #constitution-us, #firearms, #gorsuch-neil-m, #gun-control, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #rehnquist-william-h, #roberts-john-g-jr, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence

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Shooting at Long Island Grocery Store Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Wounded

The police said that they were still searching for the gunman, who opened fire at the Stop & Shop in West Hempstead, N.Y., and that a current or former employee was a person of interest in the case.

#mass-shootings

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How Much Sway Does the N.R.A. Still Have?

The group’s lobbying power is diminished — but that hasn’t shaken Republican opposition to gun control.

#firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tell Me the One About the Presidential Candidate Who Ran for Mayor

Or the mayor who ran for president.

#mass-shootings

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Kenosha Shooting Leaves 3 Dead

A suspect was still at large, the authorities said. Last year, a police shooting in Kenosha was followed by protests and the killings of two demonstrators.

#deaths-fatalities, #kenosha-wis, #mass-shootings

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In a Spasm of Violence, Indianapolis Faces the Country’s Latest Mass Shooting

The country grappled with yet another bloody rampage, only weeks after back-to-back mass shootings last month in Atlanta and Boulder, Colo.

#fedex-corporation, #indianapolis-ind, #indianapolis-ind-shooting-april-2021, #mass-shootings, #sikhs-and-sikhism

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Indianapolis Faces the Country’s Latest Mass Shooting

The country grappled with yet another bloody rampage, only weeks after back-to-back mass shootings last month in Atlanta and Boulder, Colo.

#fedex-corporation, #indianapolis-ind, #indianapolis-ind-shooting-april-2021, #mass-shootings, #sikhs-and-sikhism

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A Partial List of Mass Shootings in the United States in 2021

The shootings never stopped during the coronavirus pandemic, they just became less public, researchers say.

#atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #indianapolis-ind-shooting-april-2021, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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‘I Know She’s Gone, but Why?’: Love and Loss at a Boulder Grocery Store

Funerals for the victims of the mass shooting in Colorado were being held this week. Teri Leiker, a beloved employee at the King Soopers store for 31 years, was among them.

#best-buddies, #boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #funerals-and-memorials, #intellectual-disabilities, #leiker-teri-1969-2021, #mass-shootings, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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Ghost Guns: What They Are, and Why They Are an Issue Now

One of the actions taken by President Biden to curb gun violence was to crack down on the proliferation of firearms that are assembled from kits and do not have serial numbers.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #everytown-for-gun-safety, #firearms, #ghost-guns, #glock-gmbh, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Takes Initial Steps to Address Gun Violence

With legislation in Congress stalled by Republican opposition, the president ordered a crackdown on “ghost guns” and said the epidemic of shootings was “an international embarrassment.”

#atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #chipman-david-h-1966, #firearms, #gun-control, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #republican-party, #senate

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I Helped Lead the Gun Control Movement. It’s Asking the Wrong Questions.

A campaign galvanized by mass shootings and assault weapons will inevitably find itself in a dead end. But there’s a way out.

#accidents-and-safety, #brady-campaign-to-prevent-gun-violence, #crime-and-criminals, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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South Carolina Shooting Leaves Five Dead

The victims included the doctor’s wife and two of their eight grandchildren. A suspect was in custody, but the motive was unclear.

#mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rock-hill-sc, #south-carolina

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Biden to Announce Executive Actions to Tackle Gun Violence

President Biden is expected to announce his plan, including a measure to try to stop the proliferation of so-called ghost guns, on Thursday.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #firearms, #garland-merrick-b, #gun-control, #house-of-representatives, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Do We Stop the Parade of Gun Deaths?

A first step: Biden should act urgently against untraceable “ghost guns.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Is Biden Missing His Chance on Guns?

President Biden spent decades pushing for gun control. In the early days of his presidency, he’s taking a far less aggressive approach.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A 9-Year-Old Boy Is Among 4 Killed in Southern California Shooting

The authorities said the boy died in the arms of a woman, believed to be his mother, who was trying to protect him. The woman was also wounded and was in the hospital.

#mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #orange-calif

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4 Killed in Shooting at a Southern California Office Building

A child was among the victims as gunfire erupted in Orange County, the authorities said.

#california, #deaths-fatalities, #los-angeles-calif, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #orange-calif

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4 Killed in Shooting in Southern California, Officials Say

A child was among the victims in the shooting, which took place at an office building in Orange, Calif., the authorities said.

#california, #deaths-fatalities, #los-angeles-calif, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #orange-calif

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Police Seek Motive in Shooting Spree Near Baltimore

A man shot and killed his parents before killing two people at a convenience store in Essex, Md., on Sunday, the authorities said. The gunman later fatally shot himself.

#baltimore-county-md, #daye-silvesta-jr-d-2021, #essex-md, #green-douglas-d-2021, #green-joshua-d-2021, #green-olivia-d-2021, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #royal-farms-inc, #smith-alpha-d-2021

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An Immigrant Family Caught Up in a Distinctly American Tragedy: The Boulder Shooting

The suspect in the mass shooting at a Colorado supermarket came from an immigrant family that had achieved many of the outward signs of success. But their life in America had not been untroubled.

#arvada-colo, #boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #colorado, #mass-shootings

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Broadcasting ‘the Shock, the Horror, the Outrage’ Live, Again and Again

After Columbine, the media faced criticism for focusing on the assailants rather than on the victims. A lot has changed since 1999 — except the need to cover the tragedies in the first place.

#atlanta-ga, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #cbs-corporation, #cnn, #columbine-high-school, #cullen-dave, #holt-lester-1959, #mass-shootings, #news-and-news-media, #olds-rikki-1995-2021, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #television

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C.D.C. Funding Gun Violence Research For First Time in Decades

As the C.D.C. funds gun violence studies for the first time in a generation, public health experts are hopeful it will eventually guide lawmakers through the partisan gridlock — and save thousands of lives.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #medicine-and-health, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Virginia Beach Shootings Leave at Least 2 Dead

The police chief described a “chaotic” night involving what appeared to be three instances of gunfire.

#deaths-fatalities, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #virginia, #virginia-beach-va, #virginia-beach-va-shooting-2019

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Biden Draws Frustration From Gun Control Supporters

After two mass shootings in a week, the president said his next priority would be an infrastructure bill, frustrating those who want to see him put more resources behind gun legislation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #domestic-policy-council-us, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Motive in Boulder Shooting Is Still a Mystery, Police Say

The gunman used a semiautomatic handgun that is essentially a shortened version of an AR-15-style rifle. He had purchased it legally six days before the attack.

#alissa-ahmad-al-aliwi, #boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #firearms, #mass-shootings

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How To Fix the Debate over Guns

We can find real solutions to gun violence if we recognize the trauma it causes

#anxiety-and-stress, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Biden Addresses Voting Rights and Immigration at News Conference

At his first full-scale news conference as president, Mr. Biden doubled the administration’s goal for vaccinations in the first 100 days and said he expected to run for re-election in 2024.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Heavily Armed Man at a Grocery Store Adds to Anxiety in Atlanta

Days after mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, Colo., a man carrying six weapons and wearing body armor was arrested at an Atlanta market.

#atlanta-ga, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #firearms, #georgia, #mass-shootings

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‘Tell Congress It’s Time to Step Up’ on Gun Control

Readers express frustration and outrage at the failure to pass stricter gun laws. “What about my right to live in a safe community?” one asks.

#boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings

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