Stories tagged: mass shootings
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 9:54 p.m.
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 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 …
Sun., Sept. 1, 2019, 10:58 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
Goodbye Kitty, hello Kevlar.
Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 6:54 p.m.
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 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
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
If Democrats want to play politics with mass murder, it works both ways.
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 12:01 a.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
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.
Stop sending “thoughts and prayers” and vote on gun control measures, Sen. Patty Murray tells Republican colleagues.
Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
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 …
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
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 …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 6:54 p.m.
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.
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 …
Fri., March 15, 2019, 7:14 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018
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 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.
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 …
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
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.
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
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.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
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.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
At least 20 people have died in mass shootings in Washington this year.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
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.
Sun., July 24, 2016, 2:38 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, 10:57 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Dec. 14, 2012, 10:49 a.m.
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.