Arming Teachers With Guns Solves Little

It is difficult to learn when one is always listening for a bullet.

#colleges-and-universities, #firearms, #gun-control, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

After Uvalde, a Kindergarten Teacher Trains to Carry a Gun In School

More school employees are carrying guns to defend against school shootings. In Ohio, a contentious new law requires no more than 24 hours of training.

#black-people, #columbia-university, #education-k-12, #firearms, #fraternal-order-of-police, #giffords-advocacy-group, #gun-control, #ohio, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

The Shame of Uvalde

What happened there was a ‘systemic failure.’ But what do we mean by that?

#border-patrol-us, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mass-shootings, #police, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #starbucks-corporation, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Uvalde Superintendent Recommends That Pete Arredondo Be Fired

Chief Pete Arredondo has been criticized for a delay of more than an hour in entering the classroom where a gunman had fatally wounded 19 students and two teachers.

#arredondo-pedro, #mass-shootings, #police, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Uvalde Superintendent Recommends Firing School Police Chief

Chief Pete Arredondo has been criticized for a delay of more than an hour in entering the classroom where a gunman had fatally wounded 19 students and two teachers.

#arredondo-pedro, #mass-shootings, #police, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Texas House Report on Uvalde School Shooting Finds ‘Systemic Failures’

The decision to finally confront the gunman was made by a small group of officers and could have been made far earlier, the report found.

#arredondo-pedro, #mass-shootings, #mccraw-steven-c, #police, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #texas, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Uvalde Officials Sought Favorable Account of Police Action, Document Shows

Top Uvalde officials wanted to highlight the heroics of officers at Robb Elementary. The state police director refused to do so.

#arredondo-pedro, #mccraw-steven-c, #public-safety-department-tex, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #texas, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Parkland School Gunman Faces Death Penalty in Rare Trial

A Florida jury will decide if the young man who killed 17 people in 2018 will be sentenced to death.

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Video Deepens Uvalde Families’ Pain as Questions on Response Remain

A delayed police response to the May 24 school shooting has been described and debated, but a new 77-minute video showing it in painful detail has rekindled outrage.

#mass-shootings, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #texas, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

For Uvalde Families, a Call for Answers Grows Louder

At City Council meetings and at a protest on Sunday, the relatives of the slain children and teachers have shown their anger and frustration.

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Uvalde Teacher Recounts Harrowing Assault Inside Classroom

A teacher who survived the mass shooting recounts the harrowing attack and desperate wait for a rescue.

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

Show the Carnage

Would images from mass shootings shock the country out of its morbid malaise and into action to address the public health crisis guns have created?

#firearms, #highland-park-parade-shooting-july-4-2022, #mass-shootings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #news-and-news-media, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

My Father, Ronald Reagan, Taught Me a Healthy Fear of Guns

There are people in America who want the rest of us to be afraid. History shows that every democracy that has crumbled did so in an atmosphere of fear.

#brady-james-s, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #supreme-court-us, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Our Gun Myths Have Held America Hostage for Too Long

Proponents of gun reform in this country are up against more than a powerful gun lobby. They are up against our most durable national myth.

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Pete Arredondo, Uvalde School Police Chief, Resigns from City Council

Pete Arredondo announced he was stepping down “to minimize further distractions.”

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

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

How the Senators Negotiating a Gun Bill Found Consensus

The bipartisan gun safety legislation that cleared Congress on Friday was the product of weeks of fraught negotiations that started with both sides acknowledging what had to stay off the table.

#cornyn-john, #firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #murphy-christopher-scott, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Becomes a New Way to Pay for Guns

Credova, a little-known fintech company, is leading the way in offering installment plans to buyers of guns and hunting supplies.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #firearms, #gun-control, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #shopping-and-retail, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

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

Gun Bill’s Progress Reflects Political Shift, but G.O.P. Support Is Fragile

Only two of the 14 Republicans who broke ranks to support taking up gun legislation are facing voters this year, showing how difficult such deals could be in the future.

#blunt-roy-d, #burr-richard-m, #capito-shelley-moore, #collins-susan-m, #cornyn-john, #ernst-joni, #graham-lindsey, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #mcconnell-mitch, #murkowski-lisa, #portman-rob, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #tillis-thomas-r, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022, #young-todd-1972

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

A ‘Sad Kinship’ as Towns Build Memorials to Victims of Mass Shootings

From San Bernardino, Calif., and Aurora, Colo., to Orlando, Fla., and Newtown, Conn., sites of memory honor those killed in gun violence, and survivors.

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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

Loopholes and Missing Data: The Gaps in the Gun Background Check System

The massive system already has major loopholes advocated by gun manufacturers to maintain easier access to firearms. The Senate’s proposed gun reform measures could fall victim to those same limitations.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #firearms, #giffords-advocacy-group, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #new-yorkers-against-gun-violence, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

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

Gun Control Advocates Have More Money Now, but Money Can’t Buy Zeal

After more mass shootings, one side is gaining donors and political will; the other is galvanized by gun rights. Will anything be different?

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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

Toiling to Complete a Gun Bill, Two Parties Part Ways on Its Reach

Democrats are praising a bipartisan agreement on guns as sweeping and significant while Republicans point to its limits, a sign of the political divide standing in the way of a final deal.

#democratic-party, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #republican-party, #senate, #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

Gun Deal Is Less Than Democrats Wanted, but More Than They Expected

Though the compromise does not go as far as many would have preferred, it is still seen as a serious step that could save lives.

#cornyn-john, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #murphy-christopher-scott, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Gun Deal Stirs Hope but Also Frustration in Places Scarred by Shootings

In Uvalde, Buffalo and Orlando, some residents see progress but lament that there hasn’t been more.

#gun-control, #league-of-united-latin-american-citizens, #mass-shootings, #orlando-fla, #orlando-fla-shooting-2016, #pulse-orlando-fla-nightclub, #robb-elementary-school-uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal on Gun Safety

The agreement, which falls short of the sprawling changes championed by Democrats, is a significant step toward ending a yearslong impasse over gun reform legislation.

#cornyn-john, #firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #murphy-christopher-scott, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

‘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

In Uvalde, a Bishop Makes an Impassioned Plea: Tighten Gun Laws

In South Texas, where guns are woven into the culture, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller is urging his community to reconsider. “We have to!” he says.

#archbishop-gustavo-garcia-siller, #gun-control, #roman-catholic-church, #san-antonio-tex, #uvalde-tex, #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.

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What Does It Mean When Greg Abbott Calls the Uvalde Gunman ‘Evil’?

Christian theology teaches that societies — not just individuals — bear responsibility for evil.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #christians-and-christianity, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #religion-and-belief, #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

House Passes Red-Flag Bill as Senate Talks on Gun Violence Continue

The legislation stands little chance of enactment in its current form, but the idea of incentivizing states to allow guns to be taken from dangerous people is in play in bipartisan Senate talks.

#buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #gun-control, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #mcbath-lucy, #murphy-christopher-scott, #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

America’s ‘Psychic Numbing’ to Gun Violence

Americans have become overwhelmed by the scale of so much death and convinced that there is little they can do to change it.

#empathy, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #psychology-and-psychologists, #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

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

Matthew McConaughey Pleads for New Gun Control

The Uvalde, Texas, native appeared in the White House briefing room and called for new gun control measures.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #gun-control, #mcconaughey-matthew, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

No creas todo lo que lees sobre el hombre de esta foto

Su nombre es Jordie Jordan, es aficionado a los videojuegos y un retrato suyo se ha asociado a una identidad e información falsos. “Solo toman una foto que subí a internet y me ponen en todo”, dijo.

#computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #cyberharassment, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #jordan-jordie, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

How a Crisis Actor Conspiracy Theory Rises in Times of Tragedy

A picture of Jordie Jordan, an online gamer, has been attached to a fake name and numerous bogus reports of his death, including from the mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas.

#computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #cyberharassment, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #jordan-jordie, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

We Need to Stay Heartbroken About School Shootings

After the massacre in Texas, the children’s author Kate DiCamillo captured the depth of our grief.

#books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #dicamillo-kate, #education-k-12, #teachers-and-school-employees, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022, #writing-and-writers

Will Hurd: I Represented Uvalde in Congress. We Must Act on Guns

There are real solutions to this epidemic. We just need the courage to act.

#gun-control, #house-of-representatives, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #republican-party, #tulsa-okla-shooting-june-1-2022, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022