Friday, March 27, 2015
gun violence
NYPD ebola

Number Of Officers Killed By Firearms Up 56 percent In 2014

2014 was a very dangerous year for the police.

December 30, 2014

While National Gun Lobby Gloats, States Seek Sanity On Firearms

Despite a dysfunctional Congress, gun control advocates see growing momentum for “sensible” laws at the state level.

December 27, 2014
assault rifle

America’s Mass-Shootings Epidemic

America needs to wake up — the next mass shooting is not a matter of if, but when and where.

October 22, 2014
No more names

U.S. Mass Shootings Increase In Recent Years: FBI

Don’t miss these shocking new stats on gun violence.

September 25, 2014
guns and ammo

In The U.S., Gun Violence Kills Blacks At Twice The Rate Of Whites

This new data will shock you.

September 20, 2014

Man Dies After Shooting Himself With Shotgun While ‘Showing It Off’

By Rosemary Regina Sobol, Chicago Tribune A 31-year-old Evanston, Ill., man is dead after he accidentally shot himself with his shotgun while “showing it off” with friends Sunday night, authorities said. Eric Zyzanski was pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m. at Evanston Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police responded to an apartment […]

August 4, 2014

Trial Delayed For Colorado Theater Shooting Suspect James Holmes

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times The murder trial of James E. Holmes, charged in the Aurora, Colorado, theater massacre, will be delayed to allowed enough time for a second sanity review to be completed, a judge ruled Wednesday. Holmes, 26, is accused of opening fire inside a movie theater showing “The Dark Knight Rises,” […]

July 9, 2014
Rahm Emanuel

Nine Dead In Weekend Surge Of Shootings In Chicago

Chicago (AFP) – At least nine people were murdered in Chicago over the Independence Day weekend in an explosion of gun violence branded “simply unacceptable” by its mayor. There were 50 shootings from suppertime Thursday through midnight Sunday in the third most populous city in the United States, police said, triggering introspection and calls for […]

July 8, 2014
guns and ammo

2 Dead, Student And Shooter, At Oregon High School

By Michael Muskal and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times One student has been killed and the shooter is also dead at Reynolds High School near Portland, Oregon, police said Tuesday morning. At a televised news conference, Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson told reporters that the violent situation, which began at 8 a.m., was contained and […]

June 10, 2014
School Shooting

Gunman Reported Dead After Shooting At Oregon High School

By Michael Muskal and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times A gunman is dead at a Troutdale, Oregon, high school and the situation has been brought under control, according to the Multnomah County sheriff’s office. Students, who had been locked in place, were evacuated from Reynolds High School and were being reunited with their parents in […]

June 10, 2014
Las Vegas shooting

Shooters In Las Vegas Ambush Were Unhappy With Police, Neighbors Say

By John M. Glionna and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS — Neighbors of the young couple believed responsible for gunning down two police officers, killing a Walmart shopper, then shooting themselves to death, said the pair owned a variety of guns and talked of being disillusioned with government and police. A neighbor at […]

June 9, 2014
guns and ammo

Las Vegas Rampage Leaves Five Dead, Including Two Officers

By John M. Glionna and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS — Two killers — a man and a woman — walked into a pizzeria here at midday, launching a bloody Sunday rampage that eventually left five people dead, including two on-duty Metropolitan police officers ambushed as they were having lunch. “The revolution is […]

June 9, 2014
The Second Amendment by Michael Waldman

Weekend Reader: ‘The Second Amendment: A Biography’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you The Second Amendment: A Biography by Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. In The Second Amendment, Waldman delves into the hidden history behind the gun debate in America. From the NRA’s founding during the Civil War to its radicalization in recent years, he examines the ideological transformation of what […]

June 7, 2014

Deputy Shot In Courthouse Assault, May Have Stopped Slaughter

By James Salzer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution CUMMING, Ga. — A man identified as a “sovereign citizen” assaulted the Forsyth County courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before dying in a hail of bullets, officials said. Dennis Marx was part of an anti-government group that has been tied to violent attacks on law enforcement around the country, said […]

June 6, 2014
Seattle shooting

Gunman Kills One, Injures Three On Seattle Campus

Los Angeles (AFP) – A gunman killed one person and injured three others Thursday on a college campus in the northwestern U.S. city of Seattle, the latest of what the mayor denounced as America’s “epidemic of gun violence.” The most recent bloody rampage to shake the United States came two weeks after an apparently mentally […]

June 6, 2014
assault rifle

Mental Illness And Guns Have Created A National Epidemic

Before day’s end, 86 Americans who were alive yesterday will be dead from gun violence. One of us dies from a bullet every 17 minutes. That statistic lends a certain futility to the anguished plea of Richard Martinez: “Not one more!” He made this appeal after losing his only son, Chris, in the shooting rampage […]

June 3, 2014
gun reform

Lawmakers Propose ‘Gun Violence Restraining Order’ In Wake Of Isla Vista Shootings

By Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Shocked by the weekend’s mass killings near the University of California, Santa Barbara, state lawmakers on Tuesday proposed a new way to temporarily prevent potentially violent individuals from buying or owning guns. Legislators also advanced dozens of unrelated bills, including one that would largely […]

May 28, 2014
Drive-by shooting in Isla Vista

Enough Slaughter

I am running out of words. Some crackpot who couldn’t get a date stabs and shoots his way across the Southern California college town of Isla Vista, killing six people and wounding 13 before apparently turning his gun on himself. This happened Friday night. And what shall I say about that? I mean, I know […]

May 28, 2014
assault rifle

Democrats Push To Restart CDC Funding For Gun Violence Research

by Lois Beckett, ProPublica. Two congressional Democrats are unveiling legislation this morning that would restart the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s gun violence research efforts. Since 1996, when a small CDC-funded study on the risks of owning a firearm ignited opposition from Republicans, the CDC’s budget for research on firearms injuries has shrunk to […]

May 21, 2014
guns and ammo

Why Don’t We Know How Many People Are Shot Each Year in America?

By Lois Beckett, ProPublica. How many Americans have been shot over the past 10 years? No one really knows. We don’t even know if the number of people shot annually has gone up or down over that time. The government’s own numbers seem to conflict. One source of data on shooting victims suggests that gun-related violence […]

May 15, 2014
high school

Minnesota Teen Denies Charges In Murder, Bomb Plot

By Pam Louwagie, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) WASECA, Minn. — John LaDue, accused in a Columbine-style plot to kill “as many students as he could” at the high school in Waseca, denied charges in a court appearance Monday morning, the equivalent of pleading not guilty. Prosecutors have charged the 17-year-old as a juvenile with four counts […]

May 12, 2014

Kansas City Remains On Edge Amid Spate Of Freeway Shootings

By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times KANSAS CITY, MO — Since the bullets began to fly on freeways here, Taylor Stevens has stuck to the back roads. Rikki Rohret keeps her eyes on the overpasses. Behind the wheel, Joe Miller tries not to think about being an anonymous gunman’s next victim. Somebody has been firing […]

April 18, 2014
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Rapper Related To Chief Keef Killed By Two Gunmen

By Peter Nickeas, Jeremy Gorner and Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A Chicago rapper who was related to Chief Keef was gunned down near where he grew up as two gunmen fired more than two dozen shots, striking the victim as many as 10 times and wounding a relative. Mario Hess, once known as Blood […]

April 11, 2014
Shooting at Fort Hood, Texas

Fort Hood Shooting ‘Happened Right In Front Of Me,’ Soldier Texts

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times FORT HOOD, Texas — Moments after news broke of the Fort Hood shooting about 4 p.m. CDT last Wednesday, Suzy Sanders began frantically texting her 21-year-old stepson, a soldier stationed at the Army post since fall. His first chilling reply landed at 5:22 p.m. “It happened right in front […]

April 7, 2014