Tag: mass shootings

Mar 12

Trump Flips and Flops on Gun Control

Up Date: 16:15 ET In the White House Press Conference this afternoon, Sara Sanders claimed Trump backed down on age limits for gun sales because there isn’t enough support to pass the legislation. However, according to Politico/Morning Consult poll: most gun control proposals — including those opposed by a large share of Republicans in Congress …

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Feb 20

Ghouls. Have They No Shame?

For the weary White House, Florida shooting offered a ‘reprieve’ from scandals “For everyone, it was a distraction or a reprieve,” said the White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to reflect internal conversations. “A lot of people here felt like it was a reprieve from seven or eight days of just …

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Feb 19

“We Call BS”

Emma Gonzalez, a student at the Parkland, Florida high school where 17 people were left dead after a mass shooting, calls out President Trump and the NRA by name at an anti-gun rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I cannot tell you how proud I am of these young men and women. They are our future.

Feb 15

#18 Parkland, Florida

The shooting at the school in Parkland, Florida was the eighteenth school shooting in the United States since the first of the year. That is an average of one every two and a half days. It is the thirtieth mass casualty shooting since January 1. No other country can match this. It only happens here. …

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Jun 20

State Gun Ban Stands

The US Supreme Court dealt a blow to the gun lobby and the NRA by declining to hear a challenge to Connecticut and New York laws that bans military style semi-automatic weapons, their parts and large capacity magazines. These laws were passed in 2012 after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. …

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Nov 29

Tragedy Strikes in the Pacific Northwest

Lakewood Washington Police Ambush and Killed Pictures, Images and Photos

The South Puget Sound area is reeling from shock, in the aftermath of an apparent ambush at a Lakewood/Parkland area coffee shop.  At approximately 8:15 A.M. this morning, a lone gunman (although there is some suspicion that a second person may have been involved) entered the premises, and opened fire on four Lakewood police officers as they were completing paperwork on their laptop computers, killing them all.  Neither of the two baristas nor any of the customers in the shop were physically harmed (except for the physiological impact of witnessing such a horrific event).  Updated details, as the story unfolds, can be found here.  If you wish to check out other nearby news sources, you can access the websites from area newspapers such as The Olympian (Olympia, WA), The Morning News Tribune (Tacoma), The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Seattle), The Seattle Times (Seattle), and Seattle area television stations, such as KOMO, KING and KIRO.