'A bloody scene': 3 killed, 12 wounded in gun battle at West Adams restaurant

This is so scary. People should be able to eat in peace (and go to church in peace, go to the playground in peace, etc.). Our thoughts and prayers go out to this community.

Los Angeles police are searching for several suspects in connection with the mass shooting at a restaurant in the West Adams district that left three people dead and 12 others wounded.

“Three men left the restaurant, returned with firearms and began shooting, police said. Others at the restaurant also opened fire, and some diners were caught in the crossfire, Preciado said.”

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Gun-Rights Advocates Claim Owning a Gun Makes a Woman Safer. The Research Says They’re Wrong.

"Studies show that when a woman owns a firearm, it is far more likely to be used against her than by her."

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Watch What Happens When Kids Are Left Alone with a Gun

“Children have a hard time keeping their hands off, even if they have received the NRA’s 'Eddie Eagle' training.”

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Judge dismisses Newtown families’ lawsuit against gun maker

“HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products.” #RepealPLCAA

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An accidental shooting kills a child every other day

“The findings: During the first six months of this year, minors died from accidental shootings — at their own hands, or at the hands of other children or adults — at a pace of one every other day, far more than limited federal statistics indicate.”

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New arrest follows discovery of 'Terror Day' journal, loaded-gun scare at Coral Springs High

"‘I will attempt to be the worst solo gunman of all time,’ the journal said. ‘I will be so infamous I might inspire some more school shooters.’”

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America Under Fire: An Analysis of Gun Violence in the United States and the Link to Weak Gun Laws

“Despite the many factors that may contribute to rates of gun violence in a particular community, there is a robust and growing body of research that demonstrates an undeniable correlation between certain strong gun laws and lower rates of gun violence. A 2013 study by a group of public health researchers examined the relationship between the overall strength of a state’s gun laws and rates of gun deaths in the state and found that states with stronger gun laws had lower rates of gun deaths than states with weaker gun laws.”

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An Estimated 4.5 Million Women Have Been Bullied with Guns by Abusive Partners

“An estimated 4.5 million women in the U.S. have been bullied or coerced with a firearm by an intimate partner. Another 1 million have survived a gunshot wound or been shot at. Those are the central findings of the first systematic review on the nonfatal use of firearms in domestic violence.” #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth

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Sandy Hook mom pens open letter to mom of South Carolina shooting victim Jacob Hall

"My heart is with you." – From one mother who lost a child to gun violence to another.

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My Ex-Husband Used His Guns to Terrorize Me — Without Once Pulling the Trigger

"An American woman is shot and killed by her partner every 16 hours. But guns don’t just kill women; they’re also often used to scare and control them. A new study from University of Pennsylvania, reported in the Trace yesterday, estimates that 4.5 million women have been bullied or coerced with a firearm by an intimate partner."

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