Tag Archives: Gun violence in the United States

06Nov/17

Texas church shooting good samaritan hailed as hero says “I did what I thought was the right thing”

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 05, 2017) (NBC) – A good samaritan who was one of a pair of men that tracked down the alleged gunman who killed at least 26 worshippers and wounded 20 others with an assault rifle after storming a church in rural Texas on Sunday (November 5), said he was just doing what he thought was right.
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05Nov/17

Multiple deaths in shooting at Texas church, sheriff tells local media

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TEXAS UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 5, 2017) (NBC) – A gunman entered a church in a small town in southeast Texas on Sunday (November 5) and began firing, resulting in “multiple” fatalities and injuries, local media reported, citing the county authorities. Continue reading

28Sep/17

‘Miracles really do happen’: Rep. Scalise

In a triumphant return to Congress on Thursday, U.S. Representative Steve Scalise told lawmakers, “I am definitely a living example that miracles really do happen,” more than three months after being shot and wounded by a gunman who opened fire on him and other Republican lawmakers during a baseball practice. Continue reading

06Jan/16
Emotional Barack Obama wipes away tears

Obama, wiping tears, makes new push to tighten gun rules

An emotional President Barack Obama uses his executive power to impose new restrictions on gun purchases, saying the second amendment right to own guns must be balanced with the rights of citizens to worship, go to movie theaters and attend school in safety.
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05Dec/15

New York Times in rare front-page editorial calls for outlawing some rifles

The newspaper’s editorial comes three days after Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple, carried out the mass shooting in San Bernardino with legally-purchased, .223 caliber assault-style rifles. FBI officials have said they are investigating the shooting as an “act of terrorism.”

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01Oct/15

Student describes chaotic moments after Oregon college shooting

(NVO) – A student describes the terrifying moments after the deadly shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.
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01Oct/15

Hillary Clinton on Oregon shooting: need the political will for sensible gun control laws

U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, responding to a mass shooting at a college in Oregon, says the political will must be found to craft sensible gun control laws.
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