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    A mass shooting can create terror and worry no matter where it happens. But that can feel more pronounced when it happens close to home, as it did Saturday, when a gunman opened fire in a dance studio in Monterey Park, killing at least 10 people and wounding 10 others. Experts in self-defense stress that being prepared and conscious of your surroundings is key if you find yourself caught in a violent incident. According to FBI data, between 2000 and 2018, 884 people died in 277 U.S. active shooter incidents, defined as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.” A mass shootings is when four or more people are shot, according to Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit that tracks data on gun-related violence. In 2018, there were 39,740 gun-related deaths in the U.S., according to data from UC Davis Health. Of those, 61% were suicides, 35% homicides, and just 0.2% were the result of a mass shooting. So although mass shootings are very rare, they are once again...
    GUN violence swept the US during the Labor Day weekend as 15 mass shootings left more than a dozen people dead and 58 injured. From Friday to Tuesday, more than a dozen people were killed across the country in mass shootings, in different states. 3Two people were killed while five were injured following a mass shooting at an off-campus party in Norfolk, Virginia 3Gunfire erupted in Charleston, South Carolina on SundayCredit: WCSC According to the Gun Violence Archive, a total of 18 people died over the weekend due to 15 mass shootings. This weekend's incidents brought the total number of mass shootings recorded in the US in 2022 to 464, the Gun Violence Archive reveals. Over the weekend, mass shootings occurred in Florida, California, Maryland, Alabama, Illinois, South Carolina, Illinois, Virginia, Minnesota, Missouri, Georiga, Ohio, and Pennslyvania. CHARLESTON Five people have been injured after gunshots were heard in Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday. Sgt Elisabeth Wolfsen, of the Charleston Police Department, told CNN that the victims all suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Cops have since revealed that two people have been arrested in connection with...
    Alex Pantling/Getty Images Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne are done with the U.S., with the rocker specifically taking issue with recent mass shootings. In a new interview, Ozzy Osbourne said school shootings and the mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017 have him thinking the U.S. is “fucking ridiculous” and he’s not looking to die here. Speaking with The Guardian, the former star of The Osbournes said, “Everything’s fucking ridiculous there. I’m fed up with people getting killed every day. God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings. And there was that mass shooting in Vegas at that concert… It’s fucking crazy.” His wife Sharon revealed recent health troubles with her husband, who has Parkinson’s, is not the reason behind their move, taking equal issue with the U.S. “I knew people would think that. It’s not. It’s just time. America has changed so drastically. It isn’t the United States of America at all. Nothing’s united about it. It’s a very weird place to live right now,” the former co-host of The Talk said. Ozzy Osbourne insisted he...
    The AR-15 is one of the most controversial weapons in America. Lightweight and easily customizable AR-15 style weapons have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, taking center stage at gun ranges and shooting competitions across the country. Advocates say the weapons are a symbol of freedom, and important for personal safety. "I am smaller and less capable to handle violence, and a firearm is the great equalizer," said Dianna Muller founder of the DC Project, which advocates for firearm education. "I go to bed comfortably and do not worry about it at all because I have an AR-15 beside my bed." As of 2018, there were an estimated 393 million civilian-owned firearms in the U.S., according to the Switzerland-based Small Arms Survey, a government-backed global organization. As of 2020, there were about 20 million AR-15-style weapons in the country, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade association. Firearm manufacturers have seen revenue surge, taking in about $1 billion from the sale of AR-15 style weapons in the past decade. The weapons have been involved in a number of...
    Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Classic rock icon Pat Benatar is no longer singing her hit song “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” following the country’s recent spate of mass shootings. Benatar, 69, spoke to USA Today in a recent interview about her long career and a recent tour. Asked specifically about recent sets and song lineups, Benatar divulged she has axed her 1980 hit song and one of the tracks that will soon land her in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “We have what we call the ‘holy 14,’ songs that if we don’t play them, you’ll give us (a hard time),” she said. “And we’re not doing ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’ and fans are having a heart attack and I’m like, I’m sorry, in deference to the victims of the families of these mass shootings, I’m not singing it.” Benatar added: I tell them, if you want to hear the song, go home and listen to it. (The title) is tongue-in-cheek, but you have to draw the line. I can’t say those words out loud with...
    Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Pat Benatar announced she has quit singing "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" in light of recent mass shootings. The 69-year-old Grammy Award-winner will no longer sing the song as a form of protest against gun violence, Benatar said in a recent interview. "I'm not going to sing it," she said. JOE ROGAN JOKES ABOUT 'SHOOTING HOMELESS PEOPLE,' PAYS THE PRICE ON TWITTER "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" was meant to be about resiliency and strength, but times have changed, according to Benatar. "You have to draw the line," she said. "I can't say those words out loud with a smile on my face, I just can't." Artists have to be aware of their lyrics, and Benatar said not singing her 1980 classic is a "small contribution to protesting." CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER The song reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1980, and it was Benatar's first top 10 hit. Music Protests Gun Violence News
    More On: mass shootings Rachel Brosnahan reacts to mass shooting in hometown of Highland Park, Ill. Shaq to donate proceeds from Buffalo gig to shooting victims’ families ‘RHOC’ alum Kelly Dodd slammed for comparing Texas school shooting to 9/11 Candace Cameron Bure cries on Instagram after being ‘silent’ on Texas shooting Pat Benatar is refusing to perform her hit 1980 song “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” in the wake of the horrific mass shootings across America this year. Speaking to USA Today, the rock singer said she will avoid performing the track during her current tour in “protest” of gun violence. Instead, the 69-year-old singer will perform her other classics, including “Love Is A Battlefield” and “We Belong.” This year alone, the country suffered high-profile gun-related attacks, in places such as Uvalde, Texas; Buffalo, New York; and Highland Park, Illinois. “We’re not doing ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’ and fans are having a heart attack,” Benatar told the outlet. “And I’m like, I’m sorry, in deference to the victims of the families of these mass shootings, I’m...
    Benatar previously penned a feminist anthem in order to protest the election of former President Donald Trump. The Rolling Stones made a similar decision when they stopped playing their very popular song, "Brown Sugar." The song is intended to document the horrors of the slave trade, but the tone of the lyrics is too celebratory. Benatar is featured in the docuseries "Women Who Rock" by Epix, airing at the end of July. She is also going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later this year.
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $40.7 million in the last three months – and edged ahead of Republicans in June amid a fundraising haul following a series of mass shootings. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) brought in $16.5 million last month compared to the DCCC's $17 million. Democrats said that last quarter's figures were the largest ever in the second quarter of an election year. Even with the edge over Republicans in quarter two of Fiscal Year 2022, experts are still predicting a Democratic bloodbath in the midterm elections that many feel could see the Senate and House flip back to red. In attempts to try and avoid this, Democrats are using the recent mass shootings and the Supreme Court overturn of Roe v. Wade to mobilize voters who want more gun reform and abortion protections. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $40.7 million the second quarter of FY2022 and out raised the RNCC by just $500,000 in June. Pictured: DCCC Chairman Representative Sean Patrick Maloney leaves a briefing at the Capitol on December 13, 2018 'Democrats...
    (CNN)Last month, the massacre at a supermarket in a Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, that left 10 people dead was followed just days later by another massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, in which 21 people -- 19 of whom were young children -- were murdered. This string of violence has many Americans wondering: Can mass murderers be stopped? Reid Meloy, a forensic psychologist and a former professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, has been researching this question since the 1980s, when he started examining stalkers who sometimes carried out violent attacks. Meloy published "The Psychopathic Mind," a key text about aggressive behavior, in 1988. After the 9/11 attacks, Meloy expanded his research to examine terrorists who share some characteristics with other kinds of mass murderers and started working with the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI. I spoke to Meloy earlier this week. Our conversation was edited for clarity. BERGEN: What are the most ridiculous things people tend to say after a school shooting or a terrorist attack? MELOY: When people...
    Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) is facing deep scrutiny after insisting that the United States could see an uptick in mass shootings with arrows if guns are banned. During a recent news interview, CNN's Pamela Brown asked Davidson if he could admit "that mass shooting could not happen" without guns. The Republican lawmaker dismissed Brown's argument and, instead, focused on a different hypothetical scenario. He pondered the possibility of mass shootings occurring with arrows if guns end up being banned. As the clip of the interview began circulating on Twitter, social media users quickly chimed in to share their criticism of Davidson. "Yeah, no such thing as an 'assault crossbow,' though," one Twitter user pointed out. "So it kinda takes a lot longer to kill as many people..." \u201c@Acyn Yeah, no such thing as an "assault crossbow," though, so it kinda takes a lot longer to kill as many people...\u201d — Acyn (@Acyn) 1656285277 Who would you vote for in 2024, Biden or DeSantis? Vote now. Another Twitter user sarcastically tweeted, "Yes, because those semi-auto compound bows let you fire so...
    (CNN)Minutes after a gunman killed 10 people in a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store in March 2021, a woman stood in the back of the supermarket where she worked in Denver, about 30 miles away, staring at harrowing images of the scene as she scrolled through her phone.  It was bizarre to see photos of employees running out of the King Soopers in Boulder, wearing their uniforms and aprons -- so like those she and her coworkers wore each day, she told CNN. After the massacre, "Every day when I went into work I would think through where the exits are and where I would go if I heard shooting," said Megan W. CNN agreed to use only the first letter of Megan's last name, in light of her concerns about privacy.  "Whenever a customer would get verbally abusive, I would wonder, is this going to be it?" the 32-year-old said. "Are they going to pull out a gun or come back with one?"  CNN recently spoke to people about the fear and anxiety they feel amid a surge of gun...
    Responding to the Supreme Court Justices who dissented, Alito wrote, "In light of what we have actually held, it is hard to see what legitimate purpose can possibly be served by most of the dissent’s lengthy introductory section." "Why, for example, does the dissent think it is relevant to recount the mass shootings that have occurred in recent years?" Alito continued. "Does the dissent think that laws like New York’s prevent or deter such atrocities? Will a person bent on carrying out a mass shooting be stopped if he knows that it is illegal to carry a handgun outside the home? "And how does the dissent account for the fact that one of the mass shootings near the top of its list took place in Buffalo?" Alito went on to write. "The New York law at issue in this case obviously did not stop that perpetrator."
    (CNN)Josh Tello shouldn't be raising Rosalina as a single parent. Alongside him should be Laura Buendia, his sweetheart of nine years. They began dating as teens, after he showed up at her Saginaw, Michigan, home with flowers, making her blush. They lay on the trampoline for hours, "talking about everything and just bonding." Tello was planning to propose next week in Chicago, atop a downtown skyscraper. He was still bandying ideas around with cousins and friends before two bullets cut Buendia's life short in yet another extraordinarily violent weekend in America. He's now left with a partially filled baby registry and a funeral GoFundMe. Early June 5, following a dispute at a family barbecue, Buendia -- 29 weeks pregnant -- was shot in her mom's yard, along with nephew Mariano Escareño, 24, and cousin Rafa Campos, 24. Two others were injured.Buendia, 24, couldn't wait to be a mother. Rosalina was due in August, and Buendia had already selected the color for her room -- purple -- and picked out items from her favorite cartoon, "Lilo & Stitch." Buendia hoped...
    Instead of supporting gun safety legislation, House Republican lawmakers blamed mass shootings on smartphones, door locks, and 'taking God’s name in vain.' The House of Representatives passed a package of gun safety legislation Wednesday night in an attempt to address the rise of gun violence following the recent mass shooting incidents in  Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas. The Protecting Our Kids Act, H.R. 7910, is a package of multiple bills that would raise the age limit for purchasing certain semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21, require safe storage of firearms, limit large-capacity magazines and other ammunition-feeding devices, and require serial numbers on guns to ban untraceable "ghost" guns. The package would enact new federal criminal offenses for gun trafficking and straw purchases of firearms, the illegal buying of a firearm by one person for another who is not legally permitted to own one. It would also close the so-called "bump-stock loophole." Bump stocks are devices that can be attached to guns to increase firing capacity. In 2017, a mass shooter in Las Vegas, Nevada, used 13 rifles equipped with bump stocks...
    Nicholas John Roske, 26, has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly threatening to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh  A heavily armed 26-year-old man who was detained on Wednesday near Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's house allegedly told authorities he wanted to kill the conservative jurist and then himself.  Nicholas John Roske of Simi Valley, California, allegedly turned up to Kavanaugh's Maryland home with a disturbing arsenal of weapons including a handgun, tactical gear, a knife and zip ties. He told cops he purchased the lethal equipment 'for the purpose of breaking into the justice's residence and killing the justice as well as himself,' according to court documents. 'Roske allegedly told detectives that he was upset about the leak of a recent Supreme Court draft decision regarding the right to abortion as well as the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas,' Maryland officials said.  He was charged with attempted murder of a US judge and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. An accompanying court filing also states Roske was armed with a 'black tactical chest rig...
    The Uvalde, Texas, community is still reeling two weeks after a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School, killing 19 students and two teachers. Those suffering include young survivors who witnessed the horror.As survivors of past school shootings move forward, the psychological injury that comes with witnessing such events often remains.Since the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, at least 185 children, teachers and others were murdered and 369 were injured in U.S. school shootings, according to a Washington Post database.And over the past two decades, 311,000 children in more than 330 schools have been exposed to gun violence during school hours, according to the database.WATCH: Uvalde teacher describes moment he saw shooter, trying to protect students EMBED More News Videos Fourth-grade teacher Arnulfo Reyes was wounded but survived the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. He shared his story with ABC News. Last year, there were 42 acts of campus gun violence at K-12 schools in the U.S., according to the gun violence prevention organization Sandy Hook Promise and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security.Yet...
    After a tragic and fatal shooting during which an 18-year-old gunman walked into an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and opened fire, murdering 19 children and two teachers, several attempted copycat incidents of other potential school shootings have been reported. Most recently an 18-year-old Florida man was charged on May 29 with threatening to “conduct a mass shooting or act of terrorism” after allegedly making an online threat suggesting he was armed and headed to “the nearest school.”  The suspect posted images of himself with what appeared to be a handgun, a rifle, and a tactical-style vest, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The photo caption read, “Hey Siri, directions to the nearest school.” According to NBC News, detectives received a tip that prompted an investigation and resulted in the arrest of the suspect, identified as Corey Anderson. Their investigation also determined the handgun and rifle depicted were “airsoft guns,” which shoot a type of nonmetallic BB. “This type of threat is unacceptable. This man intentionally instilled fear into our community as a sick joke, but be warned, this is no laughing...
    (CNN)In 1899, a mob in Newnan, Georgia tortured, mutilated and burned to death a Black farmworker named Sam Hose, who was accused of killing his White employer.In that era, it was rare for a Black person accused of a crime to receive evenhanded treatment by the justice system, so it's impossible to know whether there was any truth to the accusations against him. Some accounts say Hose acted in self-defense. Guilty or innocent, he was subjected to the summary justice of the mob. Hose was hunted down, captured and lynched without a trial.His grisly execution was widely attended. People arrived by chartered train from Atlanta, some 40 miles away, to witness the appalling spectacle, which was viewed by as many as 2,000 people, according to contemporaneous accounts.Lynching as public entertainment was not unusual in the decades after the official end of slavery in 1865, when Black people often were terrorized by Whites intent on buttressing an oppressive, racist hierarchy in which they were at the pinnacle. And these oppressors did not hesitate to use violence to safeguard the system.And lynchings...
    (CNN)This weekend would have been the first one of summer for 19 students and two teachers gunned down at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday. Now, instead of lakeside BBQs and park trips, residents in the small town are mourning and planning funerals ahead of a presidential visit Sunday.Grief and anguish have had a tight grip on Uvalde since an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School, turning a day that began with student honor roll achievement celebrations into a nightmare. The gunman was shot dead by authorities inside a classroom more than an hour after he entered the school.The massacre, America's deadliest school shooting since the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, has been followed by conflicting official accounts of how it unfolded. The delayed police confrontation with the mass shooter has compounded parents' anger, with some saying a quicker response could have saved children's lives."Everybody is frustrated about the failures of what happened," Texas state Sen. Roland Gutierrez said Saturday. "No community anywhere in the United States should have to deal with this." Ahead of his planned...
    Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Vice President Kamala Harris called for an assault weapons ban on Saturday after attending the funeral of the eldest victim of the Buffalo supermarket mass shooting. “There’s a through line to what happened here in Texas, in Atlanta, in Orlando, what happened at the synagogues…this is a moment that requires all good people who are loving people to just say we will not stand for this. Enough is enough,” Harris said in remarks at the funeral for Ruth Whitfield, 86, who died during the racist-motivated May 14 mass shooting at a Tops Friendly Markets store. Harris was reluctant to deliver an address, but did so at the urging of Rev. Al Sharpton. While speaking to reporters after the funeral, which took place just days after the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Harris argued that “everybody’s got to stand up and agree that this should not be happening in our country” before calling for an assaults weapon ban, according to the Guardian. “We are not sitting around, waiting to figure out what the solution looks like,” she...
    Sneering that blaming the 'gun lobby' won't stop killings, Tucker Carlson blamed them on the COVID-19 pandemic measures that he claims induced a mass mental-health crisis. Right-wing pundits, particularly those at Fox News, have been scrambling to come up with something, anything that sounded like a somewhat plausible response to the plague of AR-15 massacres, as the Uvalde school shootings this week marked the latest in a mounting list of gut-wrenching atrocities—anything, of course, except gun control. “Schools are soft targets,” so turn them into a virtual bunkers with “single-doors entry”; place armed security agents at the door, and hire retirees to do it; blame the schools for their flimsy fencing or their lack of booby traps. Over the course of 24 hours, Fox News posed 50 “solutions” to the problem—none of which, of course, included any kind of gun restrictions. Naturally leading the gaslight parade at Fox News was Tucker Carlson—continuing last week’s “waving the bloody shirt” response to the Buffalo massacre, loudly proclaiming indignant outrage at the “politicization” and “exploitation” of the tragedy as a greater problem than the violence...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — With mass shootings in Texas, New York and California fresh in Americans’ mind, the Supreme Court will soon issue its biggest gun ruling in more than a decade, one expected to make it easier to carry guns in public in some of the largest cities. Already in an uncomfortable spotlight over a leaked draft opinion that would overrule Roe v. Wade’s nationwide right to abortion, the justices also are facing a possible backlash from the guns case. In both cases the court could issue decisions that polls say would be unpopular with the majority of people in the United States. “I think the court is heading into uncharted waters. I can’t recall the last time the Supreme Court ruled in so many cases likely to spark a strong political backlash,” said UCLA law professor Adam Winkler, an expert on the court and gun policy. Winkler predicted the recent shootings would not do anything to change the outcome in the guns case, where the court’s conservative majority has been expected to strike down a New York gun law....
    (CNN)The Onion is infamous for this headline, posted after almost every mass shooting: "'No Way To Prevent This,' Says the Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens." After the school shooting in Texas, it covered its homepage.On Wednesday, the satirical news website posted that story 21 times, filling most of its homepage. Each article referenced a different shooting, with the most recent incident at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas -- where 19 children and two teachers were killed -- at the top. Other articles had datelines for Atlanta, Indianapolis, Boulder, and others. The Onion's homepage on May 25."UVALDE, TX—In the hours following a violent rampage in Texas in which a lone attacker killed at least 21 individuals and injured several others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Tuesday that there was no way to prevent the massacre from taking place," the most recent article reads. In every story, a different resident says the same quote: "This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there's nothing anyone...
    (CNN)Atlanta. Orlando. Las Vegas. Newtown. Parkland. San Bernardino. Uvalde.Ubiquitous gun violence in the United States has left few places unscathed over the decades. Still, many Americans hold their right to bear arms, enshrined in the US Constitution, as sacrosanct. But critics of the Second Amendment say that right threatens another: The right to life. America's relationship to gun ownership is unique, and its gun culture is a global outlier.As the tally of gun-related deaths continue to grow daily, here's a look at how gun culture in the US compares to the rest of the world. How firearm ownership compares globally The United States is the only nation in the world where civilian guns outnumber people. Select a country or territory to see how its gun ownership rate compares to the US AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican Samoa AndorraAngolaAntigua and BarbudaArgentina ArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustria AzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladesh BarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelize BeninBermudaBhutanBolivia Bosnia--HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBritish Virgin Islands BruneiBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundi Cabo VerdeCambodiaCameroonCanada Cayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChile China (mainland)ColombiaComorosCongo Costa RicaCroatiaCubaCuraçao CyprusCzech RepublicDem. Rep. CongoDenmark DjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEast Timor EcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial Guinea EritreaEstoniaEswatiniEthiopia Falkland Islands Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFrance French GuianaFrench PolynesiaGabonGambia GeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltar GreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupe GuamGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-Bissau GuyanaHaitiHondurasHong Kong HungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesia IranIraqIrelandIsrael...
    In the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that left at least 19 children and two adults dead, it did not appear Congress would take immediate action to pass any legislation to overhaul or reform the nation's gun laws. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) acknowledged in remarks on the floor on Wednesday that there did not appear to be a path forward for legislation changing gun laws. Schumer argued that Republicans are opposed to such efforts, and Americans should consider gun policy when they vote in November. Schumer said the Senate could use the domestic terrorism bill under consideration this week "to begin considering gun safety amendments," although there does not appear to be enough support to use that bill as a vehicle to pass the measures. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said any gun legislation would likely not be taken up by the Senate until after the chamber's Memorial Day recess. GEORGIA SECRETARY OF STATE BRAD RAFFENSPERGER HOLDS SEAT AGAINST TRUMP-BACKED GOP PRIMARY RIVAL Proponents of legislation to change the...
    Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.In a brief address Tuesday night, following the senseless massacre of at least 18 children and a teacher at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, a beleaguered Joe Biden asked the nation “when in God’s name” America would stand up to the gun lobby.  He mourned “beautiful, innocent, second, third, fourth graders” and spoke of the scores of children at the school who saw their friends “die as if they are on the battlefield.”  Biden also spoke as an adult who has lost children himself. “To lose a child is like having a piece of your soul ripped away,” he said. “There’s a hollowness in your chest you feel like you’re being sucked into it… It’s never quite the same.”  Biden urged Congress to pass common sense gun laws and expressed outrage over the way Americans seem to have grown inured to the “carnage” occurring around them every day.  “These kinds of mass shootings rarely happen anywhere else in...
    (CNN)For Tito Anchondo, the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, reopens wounds that never completely healed. Anchondo lost his brother and sister-in-law to the 2019 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.The Latino couple was victimized by the same racist-fueled gun violence that left 10 people dead at the Tops Friendly Markets store last Saturday in a predominately Black neighborhood of Masten Park.Brother and sister Tito Anchondo and Deborah Anchondo at Color Master Paint & Body Shop Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 120 North Piedras Street in El Paso. Tito and Deborah's brother, Andre Anchondo, was killed Aug. 3, 2019, when a gunman opened fire at a Walmart.Anchondo said the Buffalo shooting is a piercing reminder of the grief his family has endured for the last three years. Anchondo's mother is now raising his brother's 2-year-old son who survived the shooting."It's been kind of rough," Anchondo told CNN. "We wake up every day trying not to feel depressed and trying to move forward."We didnt have much, and you took what was leftAs the Buffalo community reels from...
    MULTIPLE shooting deaths were reported over Easter weekend across the country, including three mass shootings that left 10 people dead and over 100 hurt. A shooting at an AirBnB in Pittsburgh resulted in the deaths of two teens and nine others wounded. Terrifying video of the party shows the moment dozens of teenagers ran for their lives. 6Multiple people were injured in shootings across the US over Easter weekendCredit: AP 6A shooting at party in an AirBnB in Pittsburgh resulted in the deaths of two teensCredit: Facebook Teenagers could be heard arguing before one yelled "he got the gun get the f*** out!" It is believed that a total of 90 shots were fired around 12:30am Sunday morning during the chaotic party at a short-term rented property. Over 200 people were inside the property, many of them being underaged, said police. KDKA editor Ed Thompson posted the video which shows the pandemonium that ensued after some partygoers opened fire. More Crime Stories'RUTHLESS' People-smuggling gangs murdering rival bosses in turf war over Channel crossingsLAST HOURS Mom went on a night out & was...
    Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine. It’s become all too common in media and politics to assume that we can’t stop mass shootings. But in his new book, Mother Jones National Affairs Editor Mark Follman argues that many of these massacres are preventable, and traces the promising path and emerging strategies to thwart them. Follman, who has maintained a first-of-its-kind open-source database of mass shootings since 2012, documents the latest in the field of behavioral threat assessment. Trigger Points: Inside the Mission to Stop Mass Shootings in America, published on Tuesday, walks us through the progress of forensic psychologists, FBI agents, and other experts and educators. My reading list is impossibly long, but I’m all in on this one. I suggest you join me, and if you want a teaser, catch his conversation at the Commonwealth Club of California yesterday with MoJo’s Monika Bauerlein. I’d already known the contours from having read his investigation in our upcoming print magazine, but each time Follman speaks or writes...
    AT least one person has died while 46 were injured in a spate of shootings to hit the country during Spring Break. One person was killed at a car show in Dumas, Arkansas, while four were hospitalized with minor injuries during the final weekend of the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. 3Gunfire erupted at a car show in Dumas, Arkansas on SaturdayCredit: Facebook 3Shots rang out in Miami Beach amid spring break celebrationsCredit: CBS Two shootings hit Miami Beach within 48 hours amid spring break celebrations, leaving five people wounded. And, ten people were injured as gunfire erupted in Dallas on Sunday. DUMAS CAR SHOW One person died while 28 were hurt, including two babies, after gunfire erupted in Dumas on Saturday. Cameron Shaffer, 23, was killed while a band was performing on stage. read more on Spring BreakSHOOTING CHAOS Stampede at Miami's South Beach after shots fired in Spring Break crowdSHORE IS BUSY Drone vid shows Spring Breakers packing Florida beaches without Covid rules Authorities believe that there is no indication that Shaffer, of Jacksonville, was...
    The mother added to the station that, to her knowledge, the child who was told to play Hitler is "not doing well at all." The mother characterized the alleged lesson as "a terrible corruption of historical trauma that was inappropriate for 8- and 9-year-olds to learn about it this way, and I'm outraged," WTTG reported. In addition, the mother told the station the staff member who gave the lesson told the students not to tell their parents about it — but that the students told their homeroom teacher, who reported it. What did the school district have to say? "Last week, we received a report of a classroom of students receiving a lesson that included portraying different perspectives of the Holocaust," D.C. Public Schools said in a statement, WTTG said. "Students should never be tasked with acting out any atrocity, especially genocide and war. Additionally, there were allegations of a staff member using hate speech during the lesson, which is unacceptable and not tolerated at any of our schools. This was not an approved lesson...
    Actress Mia Farrow has attempted to shame the Walt Disney Co. over its promotional campaign for the rebooted version of Home Alone, complaining that the movie poster features a “white, male kid” who is holding two toy guns. “In the age of mass shootings in schools-why two huge guns? WHY???” she tweeted. Mia Farrow expressed her displeasure over Disney’s marketing effort for the Christmas-themed movie, saying the studio should “find a more positive image to promote [the] film.” She claimed the image of a kid holding toy guns was inappropriate in the “time of mass school shootings.” A white, male kid carrying 2 huge guns in the time of mass school shootings? Really @Disney ? Surely u can find a more positive image to promote your film https://t.co/8j2xTF9yE3 — Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) December 15, 2021 The new Home Alone movie — titled Home Sweet Home Alone — began streaming last month on Disney+. The comedy is the first Home Alone movie to come from Disney following its merger with 20th Century Fox, the studio that released the original 1990 movie...
    By Sam Hoober In case the gun control enthusiasts haven’t been paying attention, violent criminals and extremists (ie really bad people) are going to find a way to hurt people no matter what the laws are. International news wires have been circulating the story of what appears to be a domestic terror attack in Kongsberg, Norway, a small city near Oslo. The perpetrator killed five and wounded two more before being taken into custody. The suspect is a 37-year-old Danish national, who recently converted to Islam and who had already been in contact with police over concerns of radicalization. Obviously the offensive use of a bow and arrow is not new; people have been killing other people with bows and arrows for thousands of years. Otzi The Iceman had an arrowhead in his shoulder, for crying out loud; we, as a species, have been shooting each other for longer than we’ve had civilization itself. It’s a little rarer in recent years, but it does happen. For instance, a man in Madison County, N.C., was arrested in September 2021 for murdering...
    SIX people have been killed and nearly 30 others hurt following a string of mass shootings across the country this weekend as Halloween celebrations were marred by real-life horrors. At least five mass shootings unfolded between Friday night and early Sunday morning, including two in Texas, two in California, and one in Illinois amid what experts are calling an "unprecedented" surge in murders in the US. 7GILROY, CA: A deadly shooting unfolded in the early hours of Saturday morning at the home of a local city council member, Rebeca ArmendarizCredit: KPIX CBS 7JOLIET, ILLINOIS: Two died and 12 were hurt when two gunmen opened fire from a balcony at a house partyCredit: Google JOLIET: TWO DEAD, 12 HURT Police in Illinois were searching on Sunday for two suspects who are believed to have opened fire at a house party in Joliet, southwest of Chicago, killing two and injuring 12. A sheriff's patrol sergeant heard 10 to 12 gunshots fired in the area of Jackson Street and Walnut Street early Sunday morning, the Will County Sheriff's Office said in a news release....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Three mass shootings transpired over a period of four days recently on the city’s West Side – leaving two teenagers dead and 13 other people injured after gunshots rang out in North Lawndale and Austin. As CBS 2’s Jackie Kostek reported Sunday, community members say the violence does not sit well with them. READ MORE: 6 Years Later, Family Vows To Keep Searching For Missing Boy King Walker And His Aunt, Diamond Bynum Two of the mass shootings happened within minutes and block so each other Wednesday evening. The first happened near Douglas Boulevard and Christiana Avenue around 6 p.m. on Wednesday. A total of five people were wounded in the attack. One of them, 14-year-old Damarion Benson, died soon afterward, and another 16-year-old Davion Wright, died on Friday. Three other victims – two 24-year-old men and a 22-year-old man – were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. One of the 24-year-olld men was shot in the left shin and the other in the right hip, while the 22-year-old man was shot in the left foot. Their conditions...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A University of Chicago crime lab analysis with the City of Chicago found West Garfield Park has the highest rate of shootings of any neighborhood in the city. North Lawndale, where two of Wednesday night’s mass shootings took place, has a rate of shootings that is twelve times higher than that of Logan Square. Neighborhood groups in North Lawndale are working around the clock to stop the violence. READ MORE: Lyons Homeowner Thinks Shes Getting Hosed By Villages Demand She Pay For Leaking Water Line Not On Her Property As Attorney General Merrick Garland visited Chicago, it’s not by accident that St. Agatha Catholic Church in North Lawndale was chosen. It’s where Heartland Alliance’s Rapid Employment and Development Initiative, otherwise known as READI Chicago, does a lot of work. It is one of the largest anti-violence programs in the country. Thursday Garland met with READI at the church in North Lawndale as part of a strike force launch against gun violence on the federal level. Garland met with people from the program who see violence firsthand every day...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 77 people were shot and five of them were killed between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday in another violent weekend in Chicago. A sixth person also died of blunt force trauma in a homicide. READ MORE: FAA Delays Approval For Boeing 777 Due To Hardware, Software Changes We have also learned at least seven of the surviving victims were kids 17 and younger. As CBS 2’s Tara Molina reported, police Supt. David Brown addressed the violent weekend at Chicago Public Safety Headquarters on Monday. He did not have much new information, but he said two mass shootings – which happened about six miles and less than two hours apart Sunday night – are likely tied to gangs. The first mass shooting happened mass shooting on 71st Street near Clyde Avenue in South Shore left a woman dead and five others wounded. Police said at 8:44 p.m., a group of people were all standing outside when four men walked around the corner and shot them all. A surveillance camera at a beauty shop...
    Burberry’s Gobbetti Stepping Down to Take Top Ferragamo Job The Most Expensive Vehicles to Insure in 2021 © Twitter Screengrab/Intel Point Alerts A heavy police presence was seen in Twitter videos taken by eyewitnesses near 63rd Street and Artesian Avenue in Chicago, where at least eight people were shot. Twitter Screengrab/Intel Point Alerts A string of shootings across Chicago have left over 63 people injured and two dead. A mass shooting at 11 p.m. on Sunday saw at least eight people shot, including a pregnant woman. It was the third in a series of mass shootings in the city on Sunday. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Chicago saw its bloodiest weekend in 2021 after at least 63 people were shot, three fatally, in a string of shootings across the city from June 25 to 27. On Sunday alone, there were three separate mass shootings in the city. According to a report from local media outlet Arlington Cardinal, at least eight people - including one pregnant woman - were shot at the intersection...
    A record number of school shootings have taken place since the spring, a troubling sign as parents, teachers and students prepare for a return to full-time in-person learning this fall following the coronavirus pandemic.  Since March, there have been 14 school shootings across the United States, the highest amount over a four month period since 1999, according to a Washington Post analysis published this week.  More than a quarter of a million children have been exposed to gun violence during school hours since the massacre at Combine, the Post reported.  The most fatal school shooting in U.S. history was carried out in Parkland, Fla. at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured.  Most schools have remained only partially open for in-person instruction as elected officials work to reopen their communities, but with mass vaccination efforts fully underway and many American returning back to work, students are expected back in classrooms on a more regular basis this fall.  The first school shooting of 2021 occurred on March 1 at Watson Chapel Junior High, the...
    OAKLAND — John Avalos was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He had dropped off food on his friend’s porch and was back in his car when a firefight began. When the shooting stopped, more than 200 shell casings littered an East Oakland neighborhood. Three men were wounded in the Jan. 21 shooting  — and Avalos was dead. It was the city’s first mass shooting of 2021. So far this year, Oakland has seen a dramatic rise in gun crimes, from homicides to shootings to armed robberies and carjackings. But there is another troubling trend: mass shootings — defined as single incidents with four or more gunshot victims — are up, too. The city has had six mass shootings in less than six months, the most of any California city. That’s already more than the four that occurred all of last year. The shootings happened outside a downtown club, in the front yard of a family gathering, on Lakeshore Avenue near Lake Merritt and aboard a party bus, where a group of women were celebrating a friend’s 21st...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Early Tuesday morning, eight people were shot in one house in the Englewood community, and four of them died. It was the third mass shooting in two weeks in Chicago, and there was yet another one in which four people were shot in West Garfield Park on Tuesday evening. That incident happened in the 3800 block of West Monroe Street. READ MORE: Multiple Allegations Say Contractor Had Women Removing Their Blouses While Going Through Security At Lake County Courthouse As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported, there were concerns Tuesday night that Chicago might be becoming numb to this type of violence. According to Chicago Police, shots were fired after a quarrel inside a residence in the 6200 block of South Morgan Street around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday Police Supt. David Brown confirmed four people, three women and one man, were pronounced dead at the scene – while four others were taken to area hospitals. A mother was seen breaking down as she found out her daughter was gone. The aching pain was clear, and young mothers were themselves...
    An Asian food delivery man has been stabbed in the back by another cyclist in New York City in a horror attack carried out in broad daylight as the United States struggles with the rising violent crime wave gripping the country with four mass shootings this weekend alone. The latest attack in New York was carried out on Sunday afternoon as the victim was making a food delivery in Brooklyn. Surveillance video captured the moment the suspect cycled after the delivery man, pulled out a huge knife and stabbed the victim in the back.  The suspect fled the scene as the victim crashed to the ground in the middle of the street. Police said the victim was treated in hospital for a 'non-life-threatening puncture wound' to his lower back.  Police are investigating it as a hate crime given the victim's race and how attacks on Asians have surged this year.   It is just the latest in a series of vicious attacks across the country as mayors struggle to deal with rising crime as they work to revive the cities devastated by...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke for California and the nation when he said, “What the hell is wrong with us?” Newsom, of course, was in San Jose on Wednesday when he asked this basic question. The governor was speaking about the unspeakable, again. He was standing with another group of devastated people after a mass shooting, again. “What the hell is going on in the United States of America?” Newsom asked. “When are we going to come to grips with this? When are we going to put down our arms — literally and figuratively — our politics, stale rhetoric, finger-pointing, all the hand wringing, consternation that produces nothing except more fury and frustration … over and over and over again.” These are urgent questions about the soul of our nation, and the feeble answers we barely muster each time are almost as tragic as the unrelenting spree of mass shootings in our communities. These should be once-in-century massacres but they have become routine, expected, and quickly surpassed by other, lesser, stories until the next massacre. Is it true that all we...
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