Tag: gun violence

4-Year-Old Becomes 5th Family Member to Fall Victim to Gun Violence After Accidentally Shooting Himself

Image: iStock Na’vaun Jackson is a miracle. “He’s breathing on his own, he’s doing something different every day,” his mother, Brijjanna Price, said at a press conference on Thursday. Her relief is palpable. Advertisement “Everything the doctors are saying, God says different.” According to CNN, the inquisitive four-year-old found a gun under a pillow on […]

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Five Separate Shootings Have Occurred During This Year’s SXSW Festival In Austin

Getty Image SXSW (South by Southwest) is an annual two-week festival in Austin, Texas that showcases independent film, music and conferences. Although SXSW is meant to be a fun and peaceful place where artists, industry professionals and music lovers can converge, several incidents involving gun violence took place over the course of the closing weekend. […]

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White Nationalism Is an International Threat

On Friday, a gunman stormed a pair of mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, showering worshippers with gunfire, and livestreaming the country’s deadliest mass killing since 1943. “I was able to hear the big sound of the shooting,” one survivor, Mohan Ibrahim, told the Canadian broadcaster CBC. Ibrahim fled through back entrance, people dropping around him. […]

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A Mass Shooting At Two New Zealand Mosques Was Apparently Live-Streamed On Social Media

Getty Image A gunman opened fire on a pair of mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, with multiple fatalities reported by police in an apparently racially-motivated terrorist act that police say was streamed live on social media. A man — self-described in the video as a 28-year-old white man born in Australia — seems […]

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Watch State Lawmaker Stephanie Flowers Deliver A Fiery Condemnation Of Stand Your Ground Laws

[embedded content] Share This Video An Arkansas judiciary committee met this week to debate a proposed amendment to the state’s self defense laws, which would have eliminated a citizen’s duty to retreat in favor of so-called “stand your ground laws.” These laws allow for a person to act with lethal force against threats or perceived […]

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Inside the Uniquely American Horror Story of Summer Gun Violence in Chicago

A protestor marches along the shutdown Dan Ryan Expressway during an anti-violence demonstration in Chicago, July 7, 2018. (Photo by JIM YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images) This story was published in partnership with the Trace. In 1991, Alex Kotlowitz published his first book, There Are No Children Here—a penetrating account of two young brothers growing up in a […]

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Video: Florida Man Pulls Gun on Black Kids Riding Bikes at #BikesUpGunsDown Event

Screenshot: Twitter (Miami Dade Police Department/Dream Defenders) Is “wronger” a word? For instance, it would be wrong to run over a woman’s foot with a bicycle, even if it were inadvertent and the incident occurred at an event specifically for riding bikes. However, it would be wronger to respond to the accidental toe-smushing by spewing the […]

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‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Changed Its Release Day After A Plea From A Parkland Shooting Victim’s Parent

Blumhouse Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel to Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ ridiculously profitable 2017 slasher movie of almost the same name, was scheduled for a Valentine’s Day release — until a few days ago. After a request from the parent of a slain Parkland High School student, however, producers have slightly tweaked their […]

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Gun Deaths in US at Record High. NRA Says Chill on Gun Control and Figure Out … IDK, Something?

Graphic: iStock If the gun-related deaths we write about started to give you broken-record vibes, it’s for a reason: recent reports indicate that gun deaths in the U.S. have reached an all-time high. From CNN: Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in […]

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Gun Deaths in US at Record High. NRA Says Chill on Gun Control and Figure Out…IDK, Something?

Graphic: iStock If the gun-related deaths we write about started to give you broken-record vibes, it’s for a reason: recent reports indicate that gun deaths in the U.S. have reached an all-time high. From CNN: Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in […]

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An Alleged Gunman Is Dead After A Thanksgiving Night Shooting At An Alabama Mall

[embedded content] Share This Video Shots rang out at the Riverchase Galleria Mall in Hoover, Alabama, just outside of Birmingham on Thursday night as shoppers flocked for early Black Friday deals after Thanksgiving dinner. According to reports, just before 10 p.m. a 21-year-old man and an 18-year-old man became involved in a physical altercation near […]

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The NRA Told Anti-Gun Doctors To ‘Stay In Their Lane’ And Some Of The Docs Went Scorched Earth In Response

UPROXX Thoughts and prayers. Our hearts go out to the victims. Don’t politicize this. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. And now… stay in your lane. That, it seems, is the NRA’s latest talking point. Or, at least, it’s what they tweeted on November 7, one day before a shooting in Thousand Oaks, CA […]

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The Clippers And Bucks Wore ‘Enough’ Shirts After The Thousand Oaks Shooting

Twitter America’s latest mass shooting, in Thousand Oaks at a country music bar late Wednesday night, has drawn outrage and cries for change from across the country. This is what happens when gunmen take lives indiscriminately — we mourn, wonder if anything will change, and then move on with our lives now knowing that these […]

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A Survivor Of The Vegas Music Festival Massacre Was Killed At The Borderline Shooting

Getty Image Almost exactly a year after the Route 91 country music festival mass shooting in Las Vegas that resulted in over 50 deaths, twelve people were killed when a masked gunman opened fire at Borderline Bar & Grill, a popular college student hangout in Thousand Oaks, California that was hosting its weekly 18-and-over College […]

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Gun Control Will Only Happen if Gun Families Make It Happen

Alexis Lagan. Photo courtesy USA Shooting Alexis Lagan was ten years old when she got her first taste for competitive shooting. Her father, Barry, took her to a firearms class at a youth center in Las Vegas, and one thing stood out. “It was all boys,” she said over the phone from Boulder City, Nevada, while […]

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Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter Robert Bowers Charged with Multiple Crimes

Photo: Matt Rourke (AP) The man allegedly responsible for what the Anti-Defamation League has called the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in U.S. history has been charged with dozens of federal and state crimes, including hate crimes. Robert Bowers, 46, is accused of killing 11 people—eight men and three women—in a mass shooting Saturday […]

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You Can’t Talk About Guns Without Talking About Race

In the weeks following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida last winter, something remarkable happened: Florida lawmakers delivered a bill to Governor Rick Scott that raised the age of firearm purchases to 21 and increased funding for mental health services, among other changes. The bill, the “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High […]

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Guns Make You and Your Family Less Safe, Not More

In the weeks following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida last winter, something remarkable happened: Florida lawmakers delivered a bill to Governor Rick Scott that raised the age of firearm purchases to 21 and increased funding for mental health services, among other changes. The bill, the “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High […]

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Do Media Companies Report Too Much on Mass Shooters?

In the weeks following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida last winter, something remarkable happened: Florida lawmakers delivered a bill to Governor Rick Scott that raised the age of firearm purchases to 21 and increased funding for mental health services, among other changes. The bill, the “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High […]

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