The lawsuit by New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco calls on the Department of Defense to address a “clearly broken system” that allowed a former serviceman to buy a gun and kill 26 people in a Texas church in November. The gunman should have been disqualified from purchasing firearms, but the Air Force failed to report his domestic violence conviction to the FBI.
The president announced he would visit Las Vegas Wednesday, after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Alleged gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire late Sunday on an outdoor country music concert near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing at least 58 people and injuring more than 500. Paddock took his own life as officers stormed his hotel room.
Nathaniel Jouett, a suicidal high school sophomore, is accused of walking into the Clovis public library with two handguns on Monday and shooting six people, killing two of them. “His mind had to snap,” his pastor said.
Peter Selis, 49, suddenly opened fire on 30 people gathered Sunday for a poolside birthday party at an upscale apartment complex. One woman was killed, and the gunman was shot and killed by police. One eyewitness said Selis was “relaxing and shooting people.”
A gunman killed 32 men and women and wounded 17 others on the Blacksburg, Va., campus on April 16, 2007. People from around the world sent the school 90,000 tokens of comfort and healing that are still stored at a campus library.
Once again, the world has witnessed a mass shooting. Predictably, people across the nation feel the need to do something when such things happen. Soon after the tragedy in San Bernardino, armchair experts were having policy debates on gun control, immigration and mental health, even before all the facts of the incident were fully known. But these debates divert our attention from immediate strategies that can and should be enacted now. As a police officer with 35 years of experience, […]
UPDATE 11:40 AM 6/18/2015, from CBS News: Dylann Storm Roof, the suspect in a deadly rampage at a historic black church in South Carolina, has been arrested in North Carolina, sources tell CBS News. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UPDATE 11:00 AM 6/18/2015, from The Charleston Post and Courier: The FBI on Thursday morning confirmed that 21-year-old Dylann Roof of the Columbia area is suspected of fatally shooting nine people attending a Bible study the night before during what authorities labeled as a hate […]