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Mass Shootings

  1. gun violence
    Texas Shooting Makes the Case for Background Checks But the GOP’s Not ListeningA House bill expanding background checks could have stopped the Texas shooter from buying a gun. Republicans are still unlikely to take it up.
  2. mass shootings
    The Trump Administration Thinks the Death Penalty Can Stop Mass ShootingsThe death penalty doesn’t deter violence. But it’s Trump’s preferred solution.
  3. gun violence
    Everything We Know About the Drive-By Mass Shooting in West TexasA 36-year-old gunman murdered seven people and injured 22 others in an indiscriminate mobile rampage across Midland and Odessa.
  4. mass shootings
    Robert Bowers Killed 11 Jewish People. The Death Penalty Is Not the Answer.The death penalty means little where casual state violence runs rampant.
  5. mass shootings
    Trump Gives Thumbs Up in Photo With Baby Orphaned in El Paso MassacrePhotos and videos of Trump’s behavior while visiting shooting victims this week shows what one hospital official called an “absence of empathy.”
  6. mass shootings
    Trump Spends Day Visiting Dayton and El Paso Victims, Lobbing Twitter AttacksDays after calling for “unity,” Trump marred his visits to the grieving cities with jabs at local officials and other perceived enemies.
  7. white supremacy
    White Nationalist Terrorism Is a Problem. Trump Is a Bigger One.Donald Trump has done more damage to our democracy with his bully pulpit than a psychopathic racist ever could with an AK-47.
  8. gun violence
    Everything We Know About the Dayton Mass ShootingNine people were killed and 27 were injured after a gunman opened fire in a packed nightlife district in Dayton, Ohio.
  9. gun violence
    Everything We Know About the El Paso Walmart MassacreMore details have emerged about the attack, its victims, and the anti-immigrant domestic terrorist who murdered 22 people.
  10. do-over
    New York Times Admits Headline About Trump ‘Urging Unity’ Was BadAfter considerable backlash over the way it framed Trump’s response to this weekend’s mass shootings.
  11. mass shootings
    What We Didn’t Need the El Paso Killer’s Manifesto to Tell UsUnderstanding the El Paso shooter is helped by understanding 8chan troll culture — but it’s not a requirement.
  12. gun violence
    The Push to Expand Gun Background Checks: What You Need to KnowAfter the El Paso and Dayton shootings, Democrats and a handful of Republicans have renewed efforts to pass new gun laws, but they face major hurdles.
  13. mass shootings
    In Trump’s Hands, the Second Amendment Is a Threat to Our Civil LibertiesWhen the government is unwilling to significantly restrict access to firearms, it responds to gun violence by curtailing more basic freedoms.
  14. mass shootings
    Trump’s Plan for Stopping Anti-Hispanic Terrorism: Fewer HispanicsBefore abandoning mention of gun control altogether, Trump suggested he’d consider it — as long as Democrats supported the GOP’s immigration agenda.
  15. the national interest
    Trump Calling His White Nationalist Fans Crazy Not the Defense He Thinks It IsFor Trump, “crazy” is a kind of metaphysical demarcation between conservatism and terrorism.
  16. gun violence
    Trump Condemns Hate, Blames Video Games and Mental Illness for Mass ShootingsThe president proposed several measures to respond to mass shootings, including a crackdown on violent video games.
  17. mass shootings
    Everything We Know About the Garlic Festival Shooting in Gilroy, CaliforniaThree people were killed, including a 6-year-old boy, and 12 were wounded when a gunman opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival south of San Jose.
  18. mass shootings
    Everything We Know About the Virginia Beach ShootingIt’s still not clear what motivated the gunman to indiscriminately murder his co-workers.
  19. mass shootings
    The Push to Not Name Mass Shooters Is Catching OnAfter this week’s shooting in Colorado, Kendrick Castillo, the 18-year-old who died in an act of heroism, received more coverage than the shooter.
  20. mass shootings
    Everything We Know About the Shooting at UNC CharlotteTwo people are dead, and four others are injured.
  21. christchurch massacre
    What We Know About the New Zealand Mosque ShootingForty-nine people were killed and dozens were injured in a shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. A 28-year-old man has been charged.
  22. mass shootings
    The Shooter’s Manifesto Isn’t in CodeThe Christchurch shooter mentioned PewDiePie and 4chan memes in his attack, but referencing memes doesn’t automatically make something cryptic.
  23. 3 Parkland Students on How Their Lives Have Changed Since the ShootingSurvivors reflect one year after the mass shooting
  24. shootings
    At Least 12 Killed in California Bar ShootingThe bar and dance hall in Thousand Oaks was hosting an event for college students. The gunman was found dead at the scene.
  25. pittsburgh synagogue shooting
    What We Know About Robert Bowers, Alleged Pittsburgh Synagogue ShooterHe was a quiet loner in person, but his hatred was evident online.
  26. Police Close Las Vegas Shooting Case and There’s Still No MotivePolice say they know everything there is to know about Stephen Paddock except for why he opened fire on a concert last year.
  27. mass shootings
    5 Dead in Shooting at Annapolis NewspaperSuspect Jarrod Ramos, who is in custody, lost a defamation case against the Capital Gazette over a report about how he harassed a woman.
  28. gallery
    The Grief and Rage Outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High SchoolStriking photographs taken at the makeshift memorial where mourners and protesters have converged in Parkland, Florida.
  29. Activists Seek to Keep Gun-Safety Movement Student-LedGun-control groups and celebrities are offering assistance, but trying not to taint the teens’ grassroots campaign.
  30. Could Trump Actually Shift the Gun Debate?He may be uniquely positioned to do so, but his erratic response to the Parkland shooting suggests gun-control advocates should focus elsewhere.
  31. gun control
    Florida School Shooting Survivors Will Lead Nationwide DemonstrationThe teens say the ‘March for Our Lives’ gun-control demonstration will take place on March 24 in every American city.
  32. People Reported the Florida Shooter, Like Trump Asked. He Still Got a Gun.School officials, police, and even the FBI received repeated warnings about Nikolas Cruz, but they couldn’t legally prevent him from buying firearms.
  33. Every Attempt to Change Gun Laws Under TrumpTrump and other GOP lawmakers have worked to loosen gun restrictions, and the few bipartisan efforts to address mass shootings have stalled.
  34. Senators Are Working on Bipartisan Bill to Fix Gun Background ChecksThe legislation, sparked by the Texas church shooting, would give states and federal agencies more incentives to update the federal database.
  35. gun violence
    Congress Can’t Agree on Guns, But They Can Do More to Keep Firearms From AbusersBipartisan efforts to address the mistake that let the Texas shooter buy guns are encouraging, but they only scratch the surface of the problem.
  36. What We Know About Texas Church Shooting Suspect Devin KelleyHe received a bad-conduct discharge for assaulting his wife and a child, which should have prevented him from purchasing a firearm.
  37. Trump: Lax Gun Laws Actually Saved Lives in Texas Church ShootingThe president argues that if America had “extreme vetting” for gun buyers, then “instead of having 26 dead,” you might “have had hundreds more dead.”
  38. race
    Whiteness Doesn’t Cause Mass ShootingsIt’s a compelling-seeming and click-worthy argument, but it’s also a glib and pernicious one that progressives should steer clear of.
  39. awful things
    26 Dead After Mass Shooting at South Texas ChurchAnother 20 people were wounded when a lone gunman opened fire during Sunday services.
  40. las vegas shooting
    Hotel Worker Reported Shooting Before Las Vegas Massacre StartedA shooting victim has filed a lawsuit alleging that the hotel’s response was too slow.
  41. las vegas shooting
    MGM Resorts Disputes New Police Timeline for Las Vegas ShootingPolice said a Mandalay Bay security guard was shot before the massacre, not after, raising questions about the hotel and law enforcement response.
  42. Can Journalists Really Prevent Copycat Mass Shooters?Given how hungry people are for solid information about horrific acts, it’s difficult to come up with practical solutions.
  43. It Doesn’t Matter Why Stephen Craig Paddock Did ItThe United States has decided it isn’t going to address out-of-control gun violence, and no insight about an individual shooter will change that.
  44. Scenes From the Las Vegas ShootingVideo shot by concertgoers on phones depicts the devastating attack at Route 91 Harvest festival firsthand. Warning: Footage may disturb.
  45. las vegas shooting
    Las Vegas Has Been Dreading Mass Violence for a Long Time“We’ve always been a soft target.”
  46. Trump Sticks to Thoughts and Prayers in Speech on Las Vegas ShootingIn remarks on the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, Trump said a lot about God’s mercy, and nothing about ISIS’s (disputed) claim of responsibility.
  47. After Shooting, Democrats Send Thoughts and Prayers to GOP LawmakersWashington is experiencing a rare moment of compassion and civility.
  48. mass shootings
    Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting Leaves One Dead, 14 InjuredThe gunman is still at large. Terrorism is not suspected.
  49. Fort Lauderdale Shooter Planned to Come to NYC on New Year’s Eve: ReportAuthorities speculate he may have changed his plans because of high security.
  50. awful things
    Video of Fort Lauderdale Airport Attack Emerges, Shooter’s Motive Still UnknownThe gunman, an Iraq War veteran with a history of mental illness and domestic violence, could face the death penalty.
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