Stop Asking Those Closest to Tragedy to Do the Heaviest Lifting

Ask more of our legislators and less of those grieving.

#newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Schools Are Spending Billions on High-Tech Defense for Mass Shootings

The market for weapon detectors and crisis alert badges in schools is booming. But there are questions about whether the new technology is effective.

#artificial-intelligence, #baton-rouge-la, #cobb-county-ga, #computers-and-the-internet, #education-k-12, #evolv-inc, #marietta-ga, #mass-shootings, #scanning-devices, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #security-and-warning-systems

How We Came to Believe in Guns

God and guns have become strangely intertwined.

#christians-and-christianity, #daniel-defense-llc, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #sutherland-springs-tex-shooting-2017, #tulsa-okla-shooting-june-1-2022, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Police Chief for Uvalde’s School District Is Put on Administrative Leave

The state’s top police official faulted Chief Pete Arredondo for delaying the confrontation with a gunman who killed 21 people in an elementary school last month.

#arredondo-pedro, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

In Uvalde, the Healing Power of a Perfect Pitch

Uvalde, Texas, was set to cancel its Little League All-Star Championship after a school shooting left 21 people dead. Then, the decision was made: The games would go on.

#baseball, #little-league-baseball-and-softball, #mass-shootings, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #texas, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Gun Sellers Stoke Fears to Boost Weapon Sales

The number of firearms in the U.S. is outpacing the country’s population, as an emboldened gun industry and its allies target buyers with rhetoric of fear, machismo and defiance.

#bloomberg-michael-r, #bushmaster-firearms, #civilian-casualties, #daniel-defense-llc, #everytown-for-gun-safety, #firearms, #greitens-eric, #gun-control, #kemp-brian-p, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mass-shootings, #moms-demand-action-for-gun-sense-in-america, #national-rifle-assn, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #politics-and-government, #rittenhouse-kyle, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #states-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Uvalde Officer Passed Up Shot at Gunman for Fear of Hitting Children

A police officer had a chance to shoot the gunman before he entered a school, according to a chief deputy sheriff. The officer declined to take the shot, fearing injuries to others.

#police-department-uvalde-tex, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Let’s Have a New Gun Law for Independence Day

There is hope on guns. It’s not what I expected to say.

#firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #mcconnell-mitch, #murphy-christopher-scott, #presidential-election-of-2024, #pritzker-j-b, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Republicans Want to ‘Harden’ Schools. That’s an Awful Euphemism.

Preparing schools to repel and return gunfire isn’t a mature society’s response.

#cruz-ted, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #presidential-election-of-2020, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Ohio Makes It Easier for Teachers to Carry Guns at School

A new law requires educators and other school staff members who want to carry a weapon to undergo no more than 24 hours of training — compared with more than 700 hours previously.

#dewine-mike, #education-k-12, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #ohio, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #teachers-and-school-employees

‘I Ache for Change’: Students on School Shootings After Uvalde

Students told us what it’s like to go to school during a time of frequent shootings, and what America should be doing about it.

#education-k-12, #gun-control, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Social Media Shooting Threats Against Elite Schools Sow Fear

A tactic using social media sites to direct threats at individual students unsettles schools in New York City and around the country.

#beacon-school-manhattan-ny, #berkeley-carroll-school, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-friends-school, #cyberharassment, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #laguardia-fiorello-h-high-school-of-music-and-performing-arts, #manhattan-nyc, #mass-shootings, #new-utrecht-high-school-brooklyn-ny, #new-york-city, #omegle-com, #police-department-nyc, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #social-media, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Democrats Failed to Extend Assault Weapons Ban in 2004. They Regret It.

A push to renew the ban is so unlikely to succeed that one Democratic aide likened it to trying to jam the world’s biggest genie back into the world’s smallest bottle.

#brady-campaign-to-prevent-gun-violence, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #democratic-party, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Aware of Injuries Inside, Uvalde Police Waited to Confront Gunman

More than a dozen students remained alive for over an hour before officers entered their classrooms. The commander feared a risk to officers’ lives, new documents show.

#mireles-eva-1978-2022, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #ramos-salvador-d-2022, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

We Need Hope to Combat Violence. That Won’t Arrive Without Action.

To adequately address violence, we need to take stock of everything at once.

#domestic-violence, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #mental-health-and-disorders, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #tulsa-okla-shooting-june-1-2022, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

As Survivors of Gun Violence Demand Action, House Passes Bill Doomed in the Senate

On a day of wrenching testimony from victims of the school shooting in Uvalde, Democrats pushed through a gun control package facing solid G.O.P. opposition and no path in the Senate.

#buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #cornyn-john, #gun-control, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #maloney-carolyn-b, #mass-shootings, #murphy-christopher-scott, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

As Survivors Demand Action, House Passes Gun Bill Doomed in the Senate

On a day of wrenching testimony from victims of the school shooting in Uvalde, Democrats pushed through a gun control package facing solid G.O.P. opposition and no path in the Senate.

#buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #cornyn-john, #gun-control, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #maloney-carolyn-b, #mass-shootings, #murphy-christopher-scott, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

In Uvalde, a Search for Answers: How Could This Happen?

The shooting that left 21 people dead at an elementary school was the second such plot in four years. Residents are left grappling with the question of what could have been done to stop it.

#mass-shootings, #mental-health-and-disorders, #ramos-salvador-d-2022, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

A Timeline of Failed Attempts to Address U.S. Gun Violence

Time after time for more than a decade, Democrats in Congress have proposed gun restrictions and faced unyielding Republican opposition.

#democratic-party, #gun-control, #house-of-representatives, #mass-shootings, #republican-party, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Most Violence Is Not Caused by Mental Illness’

A psychiatrist discusses mental health and mass shootings. (From 2018)

#gun-control, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

After Uvalde, Teachers Wonder ‘What More?’

Teachers were already grappling with adrift students and political fights. After the mass shooting in a Texas elementary school, many wondered how much more they had left to give.

#anxiety-and-stress, #berkeley-high-school-berkeley-calif, #education-k-12, #grief-emotion, #school-discipline-students, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Students, We Want to Hear What You Have to Say About School Shootings

Opinion wants to know what you are thinking and feeling in the aftermath of school shootings.

#education-k-12, #internal-open-access, #mental-health-and-disorders, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

There Has to Be a Tipping Point on Guns, Right?

Or maybe not.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #desantis-ron, #firearms, #gun-control, #kemp-brian-p, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2024, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution

How a New York County Used the State’s ‘Red Flag’ Law to Seize 160 Guns

Suffolk County on Long Island aggressively uses the law to take guns from people in crisis in an effort to prevent shootings and suicides. Its experience could inform a national debate.

#gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #suffolk-county-ny, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘She Was My Sweet Girl’: Remembering the Victims of the Uvalde Shooting

These are the 21 people — 19 students and two teachers — who were killed by a gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

#school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

For Families in Uvalde, Laws Limit Paths to Holding Police Accountable

Police officers rarely face criminal charges for inaction, and limits on civil lawsuits shield school districts and the police.

#immunity-from-prosecution, #mass-shootings, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #police, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

How the Police Response in Uvalde Broke Down: No Radio, Old Tactics

The commander at the scene arrived without a police radio, and decided in the first minutes on an approach that would delay a confrontation.

#arredondo-pedro, #border-patrol-us, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #mass-shootings, #mireles-eva-1978-2022, #police, #police-department-uvalde-tex, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #texas, #texas-rangers, #torres-khloie, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Gov. Greg Abbott Is Leading Texas for Only a Sliver of Texans

What about the millions of us in the state who are not hard-right Republicans?

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #cruz-ted, #houston-tex, #mass-shootings, #patrick-dan-1950, #republican-party, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #texas, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Gov. Greg Abbott Has a Lot of Nerve

Republican leaders can’t be “livid” over massacres they’ve done nothing to prevent.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #cruz-ted, #gun-control, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mass-shootings, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #trump-donald-j-jr, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Deadliest Mass Shootings Are Mostly by People 21 or Younger

Six of the nine deadliest mass shootings in the United States since 2018 were by people who were 21 or younger, a shift from earlier decades.

#buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #columbine-high-school, #marjory-stoneman-douglas-high-school-parkland-fla, #mass-shootings, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #sandy-hook-elementary-school-newtown-conn, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022, #youth

Uvalde Teacher Spoke With Husband, a Police Officer, Before She Died

Eva Mireles’s husband was an officer with the school district’s Police Department. But he was not allowed to enter the place where his wife and her students were under attack.

#mireles-eva, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

A Unique American Ritual: The School Shooting

From the University of Texas in 1966, to Columbine in 1999 and now Uvalde, the images of school shootings across America are almost indistinguishable.

#columbine-high-school, #marjory-stoneman-douglas-high-school-parkland-fla, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #sandy-hook-elementary-school-newtown-conn, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #united-states, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022, #virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university, #whitman-charles-1941-66

After Uvalde: The Voices of Fearful Teachers

“When did the willingness to put your life on the line become an acceptable prerequisite for being an educator?” Also: Benefits of camp; psychiatric care.

#camps-and-camping, #gun-control, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Portraits of Grief From Uvalde

The lives touched by the killing of 21 people at an elementary school in a close-knit community.

#audio-negative-sad, #audio-negative-tragedy, #education-k-12, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #sacred-heart-catholic-church-uvalde-tex, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

The Simplest Response to School Shootings

How to put up obstacles to young men with dark dreams.

#gun-control, #mass-shootings, #men-and-boys, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #texas, #uvalde-tex

How Does America Value Life Amid Mass Shootings and Covid Deaths?

Relentless mass shootings, a million dead from Covid — How much do we value a single life?

#mass-shootings, #religion-and-belief, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

The Arrow in America’s Heart

Relentless mass shootings, a million dead from Covid — How much do we value a single life?

#mass-shootings, #religion-and-belief, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

After Uvalde, We Must Ask: Is Active Shooter Training Working?

Is training to respond to active shooter attacks working?

#columbine-high-school, #deangelis-frank, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #mass-shootings, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #texas, #united-states, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

How a Church Became a Hub for Uvalde’s Grief

As soon as the scale of the tragedy became clear, congregants rushed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. In the days since, they’ve kept coming in search of comfort and community.

#robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #roman-catholic-church, #sacred-heart-catholic-church, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex

From Sandy Hook to Uvalde, the Violent Images Never Seen

Frustrated Americans ask whether the release of graphic photos of gun violence would lead to better policy. But which photos, and who decides?

#addario-lynsey, #black-lives-matter-movement, #columbia-university, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #looram-meaghan, #mass-shootings, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #photography, #pozner-noah, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #till-emmett-louis

A Shattered Town

Families and loved ones are leaning on each other to cope with the Texas school shooting.

#internal-storyline-no, #mass-shootings, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Democratic States Push Gun Control Bills with Congress Gridlocked

Democratic state leaders from California to New Jersey are demanding immediate action after the Uvalde shooting.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #buffalo-ny, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #firearms, #giffords-advocacy-group, #gun-control, #gun-owners-of-america, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #national-rifle-assn, #newsom-gavin, #newtown-conn, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #orourke-beto, #parkland-fla, #patrick-dan-1950, #sandy-hook-nj, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #state-legislatures, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

What Gun Violence Does to Our Mental Health

Mass shootings and other types of trauma can have ripple effects not only for survivors but also for those who follow the news of the events.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #firearms, #mass-shootings, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

Debate Over Guns Unfolds in Uvalde, a Rural Texas Town in Grief

Guns are a central part of life in Uvalde, yet the deaths of 19 children and two teachers have opened rifts.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #cruz-ted, #el-paso-tex-shooting-2019, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Massacres Test Whether Washington Can Move Beyond Paralysis on Gun Laws

The United States is facing a widening gap between the scale of gun violence and what America’s political leaders can agree are the right responses to the carnage.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #murphy-christopher-scott, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Gun in Texas Shooting Came From Company Known for Pushing Boundaries

Daniel Defense, which makes military-style rifles, was an early adopter of direct-to-consumer marketing and has a history of running provocative ads.

#advertising-and-marketing, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #daniel-defense-llc, #firearms, #gun-control, #las-vegas-nev-shooting-october-2017, #mass-shootings, #ramos-salvador-d-2022, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

A Texas School. A Buffalo Store. The Toll of Gun Violence Mounts in the U.S.

America’s leaders are failing in their most basic duty.

#children-and-childhood, #firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

America’s Human Sacrifices

Guns don’t kill people. Doors do.

#gun-control, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #republican-party, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Fact-Checking Trump and Cruz at the N.R.A. Convention

The former president and the Texas senator made inaccurate or misleading claims about the efficacy of gun restrictions, gun ownership trends and school shootings.

#cruz-ted, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

At N.R.A. Convention, the Blame Is on ‘Evil,’ Not Guns

Above all else, activists and politicians at the gathering sought to divert pressure to support popular overhauls like expanded background checks by seizing on the issue of school safety.

#cruz-ted, #firearms, #gun-control, #lapierre-wayne, #national-rifle-assn, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #trump-donald-j, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022