Last night, at the Grand Theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, an older white male, now identified as John Russell Houser, 58, opened fire during a showing of “Trainwreck,” killing two people and injuring nine others. In total, Houser fired 15 shots, left the theater briefly before reportedly being forced back inside by responding officers, and turning… More »
In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Charleston, an unbelievable display of grace took place today from some of the families of the victims.
Addressing Dylann Roof from the courtroom today, several family members offered him a message of forgiveness, as well as a pledge to “pray for his soul.”
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Four guests of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City were wounded late Saturday night after a wedding guest’s gun discharged and shot the floor.
The guests were hit by shrapnel from the bullets including marble and glass.
The gun owner has been arrested but we don’t yet know… More »
A new law was signed into legislation on Saturday in Texas, ensuring that handgun owners will be able to proudly and openly display there firearms in public – including on college campuses.
Texas, you keep coming up with such wonderful ideas. Why, what is better than letting college students run around with guns… More »
Vince Vaughn, star of the upcoming second season of “True Detective,” is also on the cover of this month’s UK edition of GQ, and surprise, America, he stans hard for the Second Amendment. Like, crazier than I had ever thought or imagined Vince Vaughn, a man I don’t think about all that often, to be. More »
In the true fashion of Texas and its insane Wild West ways, the state is nearing the approval of a bill that would allow its gun-licensed citizens to casually walk around with visible hand guns at all times!
The state’s House voted 96-35 on Friday to pass the bill, which allows folks to… More »
When gun violence is addressed, the first thing that comes to mind are horrific mass shootings, but one of the most common victims of gun violence are women with abusive partners. Abused women are five times more likely to be murdered by their abuser if the abuser owns a gun, and more than half of… More »
Earlier this week, a 15-year-old boy brought an assault rifle, a semi-automatic handgun, and several hundred rounds of ammo to Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon. He shot and killed a 14-year-old classmate, Emilio Hoffman, in the boys’ locker room before being cornered by police and taking his own life. The shooter got everything he… More »
This is Jim Burnworth, from the Outdoor Channel’s manly-men show “Choose Your Weapon,” which is about varieties of hunting weapons and equipment. The pretty girl next to him is his daughter, Kaity. And the young man on the other side is Kaity’s prom date, whom Burnworth is joke-threatening to shoot with his giant-ass guns. “My… More »
Today, the Supreme Court ruled on the federal law that criminalizes the ownership of guns by anyone convicted of domestic violence. The Court clarified that the term”domestic violence” should be broadly interpreted to include more than just physical force. (Not surprisingly, Justice Scalia just doesn’t get why.) As Vice President Joe Biden has noted,… More »
Florida’s State Attorney is pursuing 60 years behind bars for Marissa Alexander, a Black woman who fired a “warning shot” in the direction of her estranged husband and his two kids.
In August 2010, Alexander’s husband allegedly read messages from her ex on her cell phone and got so enraged that he strangled… More »
A gun manufacturer in India has built a small revolver that can fit inside a purse in the hopes that women can use it if they’re about to be victims of a sexual attack. But it’s priced at around $2,000, meaning that only relatively wealthy Indian women will be able to protect themselves this… More »
Earlier today we learned about the charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter against 54-year-old Theodore Wafer in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.
On November 2, the Michigan man shot McBride in the face through a closed and locked screen door at his home when she knocked on his front door earlier this… More »
It’s hard not to feel powerless in the face of the frequent gun violence (especially after today’s shooting at Los Angeles International Airport). Instead of just wishing she could help, Toby Milstein took action. Like countless others, Toby was distraught when she heard the news of the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, in 2012. She… More »
Details remain sparse, but Nevada police say two people are dead after a shooting at Sparks Middle School shortly after 7am local time this morning. The shooter is among the dead, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal, and Sparks’ city manager says the shooter was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Two more people have been… More »
Marissa Alexander, a Florida mother who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in May after firing a warning shot at her abusive ex-husband, will get a new trial.
In August 2010, Alexander’s ex-husband allegedly read messages from her ex on her cell phone, became angry, strangled her and threatened to kill her. More »
An eight-year-old boy in Dallas, Texas, was shot in the face on Tuesday in yet another horrific act of gun violence. Donald Maiden, Jr. was allegedly playing tag around an apartment complex when he was shot by 46-year-old Brian Cloninger. Police “have not been able to determine a motive,” Raw Story reported. Cloninger, who was… More »
Last weekend, families across the country gathered for hot dogs, fireworks, American flags, and clouds of bug spray. So much bug spray. My family was no different: we had our annual party at my sister’s house. But our party was better this year: we had a kiddie pool and a bucket filled with squirt guns. More »