Mass Shooting tracker

"113 U.S. mass shootings in 2016

1148 mass shootings since 1/1/2013

1 day since last mass shooting

"The Mass Shooting Tracker is a crowd-sourced database of U.S. mass shootings. We define a “mass shooting” as a single outburst of violence in which four or more people are shot. This is not the same as mass murder as defined by the FBI."

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Columbine Survivor Shares Story of Addiction on Tragedy's Anniversary

As we remember the tragedy at Columbine that took place 17 years ago yesterday, this article shares the story of one young man's struggle with addiction because of watching his best friend die next to him in the shooting.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of those that were senselessly killed and those that survived.

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Douglas County schools to issue semiautomatic rifles to security staff

“The Douglas County School District plans to arm its security staff with 10 semiautomatic rifles designed to provide a high-powered defense in the event of a shooting or other violent incident.

“Ken Trump, a national school security consultant in Cleveland, said he hadn't heard of school security workers equipped with such high-powered weaponry.

“ ‘One accident in close quarters with these things could be devastating, not only to predators but to the students themselves,’ Montgomery said. ‘I would make sure the decision is supported politically and socially.’ “

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Virginia Tech shootings, nine years later: "It doesn't get any easier"

Yesterday was the 9 year anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history. The shooting at Virginia Tech claimed the lives of 32 Americans and wounded 17 others.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of their loved ones.

“Nine years after 32 people were killed by a deranged student at Virginia Tech, bells tolled on a postcard-pretty spring morning at Capitol Square and a father reflected on his grief.

“ ‘It doesn’t get any easier,’ said Greg Gwaltney of Chester, whose son, Matt, was among the victims on April 16, 2007, when Seung-Hui Cho went on a meticulously planned shooting rampage. Matt, a graduate student in civil engineering, was one of three only children killed that day.”

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Do you own a gun? Why your kid’s doctor needs to know.

Last session the General Assembly tried to pass one of these laws outlawing doctors' ability to ask their patients about guns in written questionnaires and/or talking with law enforcement about concern for a patient with guns. Get involved with ncgv@ncgv.org to ensure that nothing like this ever becomes law here in NC.

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Judge Rules Suit Against Newtown Gun Manufacturer Can Proceed

“Judge Barbara Bellis decided that the lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and dealer of the AR-15 used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can proceed.

“Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy applauded the ruling.

“ ‘These families deserve this — the ruling is the right one,’ he said. ‘The gun industry should not have protections that no other industry in America sees. This is a victory for the families and a victory for those who stand for commonsense gun laws.’ “

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Over 100 Medical and Public Health Organizations Call for Federal Gun Research

“Today, during National Public Health Week, 141 of the Nation’s leading medical and public health organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Public Health Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, representing more than 1 million health professionals across the country, joined with members of the scientific community and research universities to urge Congress toend the dramatic chilling effect of the current rider language restricting gun violence research and to fund this critical work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“ ‘The medical and public health communities continue to believe gun violence, which claims an average of 91 American lives daily, is a serious public health threat that must be handled with urgency,’ said Alice Chen, MD, Executive Director of Doctors for America. ‘Federal research has addressed many of our Nation’s most pressing public health challenges and it is time do the same with gun violence. Congress must lift the barrier to research that has persisted for nearly 20 years and fund the work that we need to save lives and prevent future tragedies.’ “

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Mississippi Residents Divided Over Guns In Churches Law

“Under the bill, places of worship could designate members to undergo firearms training and carry guns during religious ceremonies. In addition, all worshipers would have the right to carry a holster-concealed weapon without a permit.”

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Women Aren't Drinking Gun Industry Kool-Aid

“But when it comes to the extent to which women have become an important marketing segment for guns, leave it to the NSSF whose job it is to make up whatever nonsense has to be made up to convince America that everyone has or wants to own a gun.

“Because the truth is, according to this survey, that only 5 percent of females who identified themselves as either gun-owners or living in a gun-owning household purchased a gun in the last five years.”

http://goo.gl/AZG3fA

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Dan Gross' TED Talk

"Dan Gross, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, spoke at the annual TED conference in February. For more than two decades, TED has brought together inspired minds from all disciplines with ideas worth sharing with the world. The theme of the 2016 conference was 'Dream.' In his speech, Gross talked about the how the gun violence prevention movement has arrived at tipping point, in part because it has grown beyond the activist community to become a cultural phenomenon."

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