Gun Violence Archive reports 130 mass shootings in three months as fresh shooting in southern Tennessee state claims six more lives — the latest bloodshed in an epidemic of gun violence turning US schools into killing zones.
"I do think that after this event, there is going to be a nationwide discussion on how these sorts of things can be prevented," says Phillip Jones, mayor of Newport News city, with officials still trying to figure out how the child acquired handgun.
Police removed the AR-15-style rifle from Orlando Harris' home several months ago and gave it to an unnamed adult after his mother contacted authorities to get rid of the weapon, a senior official says.
Florida state jury decides to spare Nikolas Cruz — gunman who killed 17 people in 2018 at a school — from execution and instead hands him life in prison with no chance of parole.
Connecticut state jury orders founder of fake news website Infowars to pay 15 plaintiffs in Sandy Hook school shooting defamation trial for falsely claiming the massacre was a hoax.
Texas jury orders American conspiracy theorist to pay punitive damages for falsely claiming the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary shooting – in which 20 children and six educators were killed – was "staged" by gun control activists.
Democratic US Representative John Yarmuth, who chairs the US House of Representatives Budget Committee, condemned the tweet of US Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky.
Gun sales and a mental health crisis among young people, both of which spiked during virus-related lockdowns, are seen as risk factors in school shootings.
Since 1968, more Americans have been killed by guns on US soil than the number of Americans killed in all US involved wars, combined.
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