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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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