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FACT CHECK: Biden Claims Mass Shootings ‘Tripled’ After Assault Weapons Ban Ended

CLAIM: President Joe Biden claimed Thursday that mass shootings tripled after the assault weapons ban expired in 2004. VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. There was a modest increase in mass shootings, but neither the statistics nor causation is clear. President Biden delivered a prime-time address to the nation in the wake of the mass shootings in a…

6 Dead, 10 Injured In Sacramento Shooting

April 03, 2022 3:44 PM ET At least six people were killed in a mass shooting in Sacramento, California, early Sunday morning.Ten others were injured as bars and nightclubs closed in downtown Sacramento in the early hours of Sunday morning, according to the Associated Press. Police in California’s capital are searching for a single suspect,…

Police Release Intense Body Cam Footage Of San Jose Shooting

Authorities have released body camera footage taken during the May 26 rail yard shooting in San Jose that left ten dead, including the suspected gunman, according to The Associated Press (AP). The body camera footage came from a deputy who was among officers to arrive at the scene just minutes after receiving emergency calls of…

FACT CHECK: Did The US Have Zero Mass Shootings While Donald Trump Was President?

A post shared on Facebook claims there were no mass shootings while former President Donald Trump was in office. Verdict: False A number of mass shootings took place during Trump’s presidency, including the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting and the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting. Fact Check: Two mass shootings have occurred…

Report: Pensacola Attacker Hosted Party to Watch Videos of Mass Shootings

The individual who attacked Naval Air Station Pensacola hosted a party to watch videos of mass shootings before the incident, the Associated Press (AP) reported. According to the AP: A US official says the Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a Florida naval base had hosted a dinner party the night before to…

U. of Virginia Cancels Veterans Day 21-Gun Salute Event over Mass Shootings

Administrators at the University of Virginia ignited a backlash this week when it announced that it is canceling its annual 21-gun salute, which had become a staple of the school’s Veterans Day events. According to a local news report, the University of Virginia has canceled its annual 21-gun salute, a traditional military ceremony that honors…

CORTESE: El Paso’s Memorial Service Was The First Step To A Stronger Community

August 18, 2019 5:00 PM ET On Aug. 14, I attended El Paso’s memorial service for victims of the mass shooting that took the lives of 22 people from the United States and Mexico. I’m glad I did. I’m not a big believer in coincidences, so I thought it interesting when I found myself on…

Mass Shootings in the White Noise of Anywhere USA

Phil Rockstroh muses on how the impulse to possess an unlimited number of firearms fits into the late-imperium scheme of things.   Tucson, Arizona, shopping center where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and more than a dozen others were victims of a shooting attack on Jan. 8, 2011. (Steve Karp, CC BY 3.0, Wikimedia Commons) By Phil…

FBI: More People Killed By Hammers, Stabbed To Death Than Killed With Rifles

As the nation continues to reel from the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are revisiting gun control legislation. Yet, more people are killed annually with hammers and clubs in the United States than are killed with rifles of any kind, according to recent Federal…

MSNBC’s Malcolm Nance: White Supremacist Mass Shooters Are ‘Foot Soldiers’ Receiving ‘Subliminal Orders’...

White supremacist “foot soldiers” perceive President Donald Trump’s rhetoric as “subliminal orders in their head,” warns MSNBC’s national security analyst Malcolm Nance. In an interview with MSNBC’s Hardball during a segment on the massacres in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Nance claimed mass shootings in the United States are fueled by far-right, white supremacist…
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