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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

U.S. police assess rise in threat tips after 3 mass killings

A big rise in mass shooting tips poses challenge for police after gunmen kill 34 in California, Ohio and Texas.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Senators pitch Trump on expanded gun background check bill

Senators pushing to require background checks for private gun sales made a fresh pitch to President Donald Trump on Wednesday amid continued gridlock over legislation to curb gun violence following …


Trump says he’ll work with Congress to stop mass shootings

President Donald Trump says his administration is committed to working with Congress to “stop the menace of mass attacks” as he bemoans the “monstrous” and “wicked” rampage by a gunman …



Universal cancels controversial ‘Hunt’ in wake of shootings

Universal Pictures has canceled the planned September release of its controversial social satire “The Hunt,” in the wake of recent mass shootings and amid criticism from President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

Police: El Paso shooting suspect said he targeted Mexicans

Police say the man suspected of killing 22 people and wounding many others at a Texas Walmart told detectives after confessing that he had been targeting Mexicans


Marc A. Thiessen: If Trump is to responsible for El Paso, Democrats are responsible for Dayton

If Democrats want to play politics with mass murder, it works both ways.


Dana Milbank: Foreign countries warn about travel to Trump’s U.S. Can you blame them?

Foreign nationals should take extreme precautions in Trump’s America. So should the rest of us.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:12 p.m.

McConnell, GOP Senate unlikely to act swiftly on guns

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Protesters chant as Trump visits Dayton, El Paso

President Donald Trump defended his rhetoric Wednesday as he headed out to offer a message of healing and unity in El Paso and Dayton, where he was to be met …


Froma Harrop: Good men with guns won’t protect us

It was a remarkable 15 hours in American history. A mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, taking nine lives was overshadowed by a massacre in El Paso, Texas, costing 22. Others …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

Blame bigotry, not mental health, for mass shootings, Murray says

Stop sending “thoughts and prayers” and vote on gun control measures, Sen. Patty Murray tells Republican colleagues.


Juliette Kayyem: There are no lone wolves

No one would have said an individual Klansman attending a Klan meeting in the woods was a lone wolf; 8chan and other venues are similar meeting spaces in the digital …


Philip Kennicott: What perpetual war looks like in America

For most of our history, wars have involved foreign ideologies and they took place on foreign soil. Now the war has come to Walmart. And Hooters. And Sam’s Club and …


Three mass shootings this year began with a hateful screed on 8chan, whose founder calls it a terrorist refuge in plain sight

The El Paso massacre began like the fatal attacks earlier this year at mosques in New Zealand and a San Diego-area synagogue: with a racist manifesto and announcement on the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws

A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll …


Boundless racism, zero remorse: A manifesto of hate and 49 dead in New Zealand

The alleged shooter in the New Zealand mosque massacre was a globe-trotting young Australian and avowed racist who immersed himself in an Internet subculture of extreme anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, white supremacist …


Zombie TV shows are among root causes of mass shootings, Republican governor says

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has been forthright about what he believes are the root causes of mass shootings. A few months ago, the Republican blamed gun violence on children’s access …


Virginia Tech shooting survivor to speak at Gonzaga school safety forum

Kristina Anderson, a 19-year-old sophomore at Virginia Tech, was seated in her Intermediate French class in Norris Hall when gunfire erupted in a classroom down the hallway. Like many other …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Close to 2,000 students rally against gun violence at Idaho Capitol

Close to 2,000 people gathered on the Idaho Capitol steps to rally against gun violence on Wednesday – most of them high school and junior high students.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

In their own voice: Students offer thoughts about school walkouts

The Spokesman-Review asked local high school students to share, in their own words, why they plan to walk out of class Wednesday morning to demand stricter gun policies. Their reasons …


Mass shootings aren’t more frequent – but they are deadlier

It can sometimes seem as though mass shootings are occurring more frequently. Researchers who have been studying such crimes for decades say they aren’t, but they have been getting deadlier.


PNNL device can quickly alert law during school shootings

A small device developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland could make the difference between life and death for some when a shooter opens fire in a public …


Illinois man installs 58 crosses to honor Las Vegas victims

An Illinois man known for honoring the victims of mass shootings around the country installed 58 white crosses on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday.


It’s past time to talk about gun violence

Like the heroes who assisted shooting victims, it’s the American people who will have to step up if they want to stem the wave of mass shootings.


Mass shooting scenario part of normal training in Spokane County, sheriff says

At least 20 people have died in mass shootings in Washington this year.


Forget duck and cover, Idaho class teaches people to flee and survive in the midst of a mass shooting

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office will continue offering a class aimed at helping civilians survive mass shootings, based on strong local interest in the training.


Police: Munich shooter was bullied loner, planned attack for a year

The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage in Munich was a withdrawn loner obsessed with playing “killer” video games in his bedroom, a victim of bullying who suffered from panic …


Obama says ‘it’s about the families’ after Oregon meeting

President Barack Obama, faced with protests over his meeting Friday with victims of an Oregon shooting, held to his view that something must be done about deadly gun crimes. But …


Some of the deadliest mass shootings around world

A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed 27 people, including 18 children on Friday. It is among the world’s worst mass shootings. A look at some others.