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26 killed in church attack in Texas' deadliest mass shooting

Posted on November 6, 2017

A man dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a church in a small South Texas community Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 others in what the governor called the deadliest mass shooting in the state's history. The dead ranged in age from 5 to 72 years old.

Massachusetts becomes 1st state to ban bump stocks after Las Vegas massacre

Posted on November 6, 2017

Republican Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito of Massachusetts signed a bill Friday, approved one day earlier by the state's Democrat-led Legislature, outlawing so-called bump stocks, accessories that allow semi-automatic firearms to mimic the rapid firing action of machine guns. Massachusetts is the first state to enact a ban on bump stocks in the wake of last month's shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest in modern American history.

Unlocked and loaded (FL)

Posted on November 6, 2017

The Tampa Bay Times and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting spent 10 months examining thousands of law enforcement records to chronicle the extent of the stolen gun problem in the state. Those guns turn up in the hands of drug dealers and felons. Some wind up killing people. Since 2007, at least 82,000 guns have been reported stolen and never found. In Tampa Bay alone, at least 9,000 stolen guns are missing...

Shoppers pulled guns in response to Thornton Walmart shooting, but police say that slowed investigation (CO)

Posted on November 3, 2017

When a gunman opened fire inside a Walmart in Thornton Wednesday night, shoppers screamed and ran for cover - and others pulled out their own handguns. But those who drew weapons during the shootings ultimately delayed the investigation as authorities pored over surveillance videotape trying to identify the assailant who killed three people, police said Thursday.

Gunman 'nonchalantly' opens fire in Colorado Walmart, kills three: police

Posted on November 2, 2017

Police in Colorado on Thursday were searching for a gunman who calmly walked into a Walmart in suburban Denver and opened fire with a handgun, randomly shooting at shoppers and store clerks, killing three people, before he fled.

Police heroes from Las Vegas shooting are being denied worker' comp by vague laws

Posted on October 25, 2017

A couple hundred off-duty police officers who attended a Las Vegas music festival earlier this month embraced their law enforcement roles when a shooter opened fire on concertgoers, some getting injured in the process -only to go back home to California to find their workers' compensation claims denied. That's because California's labor code indicates that public agencies must pay benefits to off-duty officers hurt while they are involved in...

FBI: Police were told Sandy Hook shooter threatened to kill mom, students

Posted on October 25, 2017

Police were warned that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter had threatened to kill his mother and students before the 2012 massacre, according to newly revealed FBI documents. The agency on Tuesday released more than 1,500 pages documents on the investigation into the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 26 children and teachers dead. Many of the documents had large sections redacted and included reports by agents who...

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26 killed in church attack in Texas' deadliest mass shooting
Posted: November 6, 2017

A man dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a church in a small South Texas community Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 others in what the governor called the deadliest mass shooting in the state's history. The dead ranged in age from 5 to 72 years old. ...

Massachusetts becomes 1st state to ban bump stocks after Las Vegas massacre
Posted: November 6, 2017

Republican Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito of Massachusetts signed a bill Friday, approved one day earlier by the state's Democrat-led Legislature, outlawing so-called bump stocks, accessories that allow semi-automatic firearms to mimic the rapid firing action of machine guns. Massachusetts is the first state to enact a ban on bump stocks in the wake of last month's shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest in modern American history. ...

Unlocked and loaded (FL)
Posted: November 6, 2017

The Tampa Bay Times and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting spent 10 months examining thousands of law enforcement records to chronicle the extent of the stolen gun problem in the state. Those guns turn up in the hands of drug dealers and felons. Some wind up killing people. Since 2007, at least 82,000 guns have been reported stolen and never found. In Tampa Bay alone, at least 9,000 stolen guns are missing... ...

Shoppers pulled guns in response to Thornton Walmart shooting, but police say that slowed investigation (CO)
Posted: November 3, 2017

When a gunman opened fire inside a Walmart in Thornton Wednesday night, shoppers screamed and ran for cover - and others pulled out their own handguns. But those who drew weapons during the shootings ultimately delayed the investigation as authorities pored over surveillance videotape trying to identify the assailant who killed three people, police said Thursday. ...

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