Toddlers in America have been shooting people this year at a rate of one a week. You know how the story goes. We fixate on stopping the stranger kicking in the front door. Meantime, there goes the toddler, balancing atop the chair, chubby little hands closing on the gun in the top drawer.
It’s so clear to me now. Guns don’t take lives, they save them. Guns make everything better. Carson is a surgeon, not an optometrist, but golly gosh, he’s sure opened my eyes.
The father of a victim in Wednesday’s murder of the local TV crew in Virginia is quickly emerging as a new spokesman for gun control — determined that these mass shootings not just keep on happening.
FBI Director James B. Comey said agency employees should have rejected Dylann Roof’s attempt to purchase a gun because Roof had earlier been arrested for possession of drugs.
Authorities have captured a man suspected of opening fire at a historic black church during a prayer meeting and killing nine people in what is being investigated as a hate crime.
What’s more, 1.5 percent of people who have these anger issues carry their guns outside the home. Tread lightly.
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 […]
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,” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]