It took less than 24 hours for Republican lawmakers to rush to the defense of AR-15s after a 19-year-old killed 17 people with an AR-15 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday. On Thursday, Marco Rubio–who has received $3.3 million from the NRA as of October, according to the New York Times–said on the…
As Republicans fail to offer more than thoughts and prayers to those affected by the most recent mass shooting, Donald Trump blames the massacre in Parkland, Florida not on guns, white supremacy, or a history of violence, but on mental illness:
Authorities on Thursday morning charged 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz with 17 counts of premeditated murder after he was identified as the gunman who carried out one of the deadliest school shootings in modern U.S. history on Wednesday.
In the wake of the Sutherland Springs mass shooting that has left 26 dead, questions have been raised about shooter Devin Patrick Kelley’s ability to purchase four weapons between 2014 and 2017, in Colorado and Texas.
“Mental health is your problem here,” Donald Trump said in a press conference early Monday morning. Trump was addressing the cause, or what he believes to be the cause, of the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The latest in a seemingly unbroken timeline of mass shootings which…
After Stephen Paddock opened fire at a concert in Las Vegas, killing more than 50 people, politicians fell into a frustratingly predictable pattern of inaction: outraged Democrats called for federal gun control while Republicans offered little more than thoughts and prayers, and a week later, there’s no sign of…
It’s been less than two years since a gunman shot 48 people dead at a nightclub in Orlando, and already that’s been eclipsed as the deadliest mass shooting in recent American history by an equally senseless, preventable, tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 59 people. In that time, and in the years before…
About 25,000 pieces of luggage and items belonging to travelers who were in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at the time of the January 6 shooting are reportedly unclaimed.
Following the June 12 shooting that left 49 people dead (and many more injured) at Pulse, a landmark gay club in Orlando, Florida, the city has reached a deal to purchase the space for $2.25 million and turn it into a memorial.
The New York Times reports that Connecticut judge Barbara Bellis dismissed a lawsuit filed by relatives of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting that claimed 26 lives, including those of 20 children, before the case got to trial. Relatives of nine of the Sandy Hook shooting victims were plaintiffs in the…
A gunman injured nine people at a strip mall in Houston early on Monday before being “neutralized” by police, a local ABC affiliate reports. The Houston Fire Department later confirmed that the suspect was killed in a shootout with police. Six people were taken to nearby hospitals.
Washington state police said at least four people were killed in a shooting on Friday outside the Cascade Mall in Burlington, about 65 miles north of Seattle. At least one suspect remains at large.
The theater chain Cinemark is no longer pursuing $700,000 in legal fees from victims of the Aurora, Colorado mass shooting after reaching an agreement on Tuesday.
On the first day of fall classes on August 24 at the University of Texas, Austin, students were scrambling to catch florid plastic dildos flying over their heads, eager to display them on the outside of their backpacks. Outrageous? Embarrassing? Absurd? That’s the point. More than a thousand protesters— students and…
Another day, another routine outburst of fatal gun violence in America: four people were shot at the Berrien County courthouse in St. Joseph Michigan on Monday afternoon. According to initial reports, three civilians and a police officer were wounded. Three of those people have reportedly died, including the shooter.
After winning a civil case that found them not liable for the 2012 Aurora mass shooting, theater chain Cinemark is seeking legal fees from the families of those killed.
On the latest episode of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, our host took a beautiful rhetorical dump on the Republican Party, whose comrades in the Senate recently rejected four extremely sane measures restricting gun sales one week after 49 people were murdered in an Orlando gay club.
Bill O’Reilly and Gretchen Carlson made Fox News history this week by experiencing a brief tandem bout of decency. Both hosts came very close to saying that the federal assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004, should be renewed. And Fox News fans are taking it so well!
And here’s the National Rifle Association, stumbling in late and loud: