mass shootings

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | Southern California city mourns in wake of bar massacre

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The mourners gathered to hold hands, to sing and to wonder how one of the safest cities in America could become a killing zone. Hundreds of people gathered Thursday evening to remember the dozen people shot and killed by a Marine veteran at the packed Borderline Bar & Grill the night … Continue reading THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | Southern California city mourns in wake of bar massacre

WASHINGTON | Democrats vow action on gun control after Calif. shooting

WASHINGTON — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach the House floor when Democrats retake control after eight years … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats vow action on gun control after Calif. shooting

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | Marine combat veteran kills 12 in rampage at California bar

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.— Terrified patrons hurled barstools through windows to escape or threw their bodies protectively on top of friends as a Marine combat veteran killed 12 people at a country music bar in an attack that added Thousand Oaks to the tragic roster of American cities traumatized by mass shootings. Dressed all in black … Continue reading THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | Marine combat veteran kills 12 in rampage at California bar

BOISE, Idaho | Online rants by would-be shooters create dilemma for police

BOISE, Idaho — Their anger about perceived slights are all over social media for the whole world to see, with rants about minorities, relationships gone bad or paranoid delusions about perceived slights. The perpetrators of mass shootings often provide a treasure trove of insight into their violent tendencies, but the information is not always seen … Continue reading BOISE, Idaho | Online rants by would-be shooters create dilemma for police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California tightens rules for concealed weapons, bump stocks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a new law requiring that Californians undergo at least eight hours of training, including live-fire exercises, before carrying concealed weapons. He also signed a bill making it clear that rapid-fire “bump stocks” like those used in last year’s Las Vegas Strip massacre are illegal in California. But … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California tightens rules for concealed weapons, bump stocks

WORCESTER, Mass | Gun control activists marching 50 miles to Smith & Wesson HQ

WORCESTER, Mass — Students in Massachusetts are marching 50 miles (80 kilometers) to Smith & Wesson’s headquarters to call for stricter gun control following recent school shootings in the U.S. The “50 Miles More” march kicks off Thursday morning at Worcester (WUS’-tur) City Hall and ends with a rally at the gun-maker’s headquarters in Springfield … Continue reading WORCESTER, Mass | Gun control activists marching 50 miles to Smith & Wesson HQ