Tag: Gun Violence

March For Our Lives Rallies Assemble Nationwide

Student-led March for Our Lives rallies are scheduled in Washington and cities across the United States on Saturday. About 500,000 people are expected to gather in the capital alone, and some 700 additional protests for stricter gun laws are listed on the march website. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where…

Three Injured In Maryland Shooting At High School

Three people were critically injured in a shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday morning. A student reportedly “pulled a gun out and shot” a female student and a male student, according to NBC4. St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron also said the shooter exchanged gunfire with the school resource officer. The…

Trump Calls for Arming Teachers & Giving Them a ‘Bit of a Bonus’

President Donald Trump spent Thursday grappling with how to prevent more school massacres and address the gun debate gripping the country, offering solutions such as giving bonuses to teachers who undergo gun training. “These people are cowards. They’re not going to walk into a school if 20% of the teachers have guns it may be…

Suspect Arrested in Joe McKnight Shooting

The suspect in the shooting death of former NFL player Joe McKnight has been arrested and charged with manslaughter. Ronald Gasser allegedly killed 28-year-old McKnight in Terrytown, Louisiana, last week during a road-rage incident, firing three shots from the inside of his vehicle. McKnight was reportedly unarmed. According to Jefferson Parish booking documents, Gasser, 54,…

2 Dead & 16 Injured at Florida’s Fort Myers NightClub [VIDEO]

A shooting at a club in Fort Myers, Florida, that killed two people and injured at least 14 more took place at a teen party, according to reports. The attack hit Club Blu’s “Swimsuit Glow Party” and injured people aged between 12 and 27, according to Lee Memorial Hospital. The shooting took place in the…

Listen 911 Call: Daughters Beg Mom Not to Shoot

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday released the recordings of a 911 call during a fatal shooting involving a Texas mother and her two daughters. Minutes later, her two daughters lay dead in the street. “Please forgive me, I’m sorry,” Madison Sheats, 17, said to her mom. “Please don’t shoot, I’m sorry. Please…

Sen. Chris Murphy Ended His 15-Hour Filibuster [VIDEO]

Sen. Chris Murphy ended his nearly 15-hour filibuster early Thursday after GOP leaders allegedly agreed to allow votes on two potential gun-control bills. Murphy said he felt satisfied with the compromise, after vowing to stand and speak “until we get some signal, some sign that we can come together.” The two measures that will be…

Cleveland to Pay Tamir Rice Family $6M [VIDEO]

The City of Cleveland has settled a federal lawsuit brought by the family of Tamir Rice for $6 million, it was announced Monday. Rice, 12, was shot dead by a police officer in 2014 within seconds of responding to an erronous report of a male threatening people in a park with a gun. Rice was…

Gunman Picked Up Uber Fares After Killing Spree [VIDEO]

The suspected gunman behind a shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, reportedly picked up customers throughout the night between the three locations where he killed six people and injured two others Saturday. Jason Brian Dalton picked up a passenger at about 8 p.m., just two hours after he drove to an apartment complex and allegedly shot…

Clinton, Sanders Disagree Over Gun Control [VIDEO]

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off in the fourth debate on Sunday, with the former secretary of state accusing the Vermont senator of being weak on gun control. “He voted to let guns go on Amtrak (trains), guns go into national parks. He voted against doing research to figure out how…

Pres. Obama In Town Hall: I’m Not Taking Your Guns [VIDEO]

President Obama promises that he is not coming to take your guns away. The president spoke to a room full of constituents from across the political spectrum during a live town hall meeting Thursday night, moderate by Anderson Cooper and broadcasted on CNN. Obama: What I think Mark is getting to is, like I said…

Pres. Obama to Take Unilateral Action on US Gun Violence [VIDEO]

President Obama has said he will take unilateral action to tackle the problem of gun violence in the US. In his first weekly address of 2016, Mr Obama said he would meet Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss actions he could take. He said he was using his executive powers as president because the US…

Amy Schumer & Cousin Sen. Chuck Schumer Talks Gun Control [VIDEO]

Amy Schumer and her cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, are teaming up for a good cause: to end gun violence. The comedienne and her politician cousin are calling for tighter gun laws in the wake of a mass shooting in a movie theater in Louisiana. The theater had been playing her hit comedy, Trainwreck, when three…

Cop Removed for Making Death Threat [VIDEO]

Cop Removed for Making Death Threat [VIDEO]: A police officer was suspended indefinitely after he pointed his gun at a group documenting events in Ferguson, Missouri and declared “I will fucking kill you.” The St. Ann police officer was on duty in Ferguson when he was caught on tape. He was removed after the ACLU…

31 Arrested, 2 Shot in Ferguson on Monday Night

Chaos and violence continued in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday evening. Two people were shot near West Florissant and Canfield during protests. Cops were not involved in the shooting, and information of their conditions have not yet been released. More than 30 people were also arrested, with some from as far away as California and New…

Georgia WTF? New law allowing guns in churches, school zones & airport [VIDEO]

What are you thinking Georgia WTF? New law allowing guns in churches, school zones & airports? Its official name is the “Safe Carry Protection Act.” But critics are calling it the “Guns Everywhere Bill.” At noon Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign the sweeping legislation into law. One of the most permissive…

Neighbours heard screams on night Pistorius killed Reeva

Neighbours heard screams in between gunfire on the night Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend, court documents claim. A final volley of shots ‘extinguished’ the screams, according to leaked witness statements. If true, they indicate that Pistorius knew who he was shooting – destroying his claim to have mistaken Reeva Steenkamp for a burglar. Prosecution documents…

Trial Begins for Florida Man Who Murder Teen Over Loud Music

It was the day after Thanksgiving 2012, and Michael Dunn had just left his son’s wedding. He’d had two drinks but wasn’t buzzed, and he and his girlfriend were in a “great mood” — headed to a nice bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, Florida, where they planned to enjoy a bottle of wine, he…

Kalashnikov Signs Contract to Sell 200,000 Guns in US, Canada

Russia’s Kalashnikov gun maker has signed a contract to sell up to 200,000 firearms annually to customers in the United States and Canada, the company said Thursday. The contract was signed with the Russian Weapon Company, an American dealer of Russian firearms, at the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the largest annual hunting and…

Gabrielle Giffords Calls For Patience On Third Anniversary Of Shooting

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), a gunshot survivor and gun control advocate, called for patience on gun reform in a column published in The New York Times on Wednesday. In the op-ed, printed on the third anniversary of the assault that left six of her constituents dead and Giffords in critical condition, the former representative…

Father Of Slain Sandy Hook Child Pleads For Gun Control

The cold-blooded murder of 20 first graders in Newtown, Conn., sent a chill through every home in America and changed, as nothing else could, the national debate over gun violence. Today, the Senate heard testimony on a bill that would ban assault weapons, including the AR-15, the gun that was used at Sandy Hook Elementary…