The U.S. Justice Department will spend a half-million dollars to help one Ohio community two years after a mass shooting, and it announced an assessment is planned into another city’s police department.
Nine people died and dozens were wounded when a gunman opened fire in the Oregon District in Dayton a little more than two years ago. A $488,054 DOJ grant will help pay for four additional mental health counselors and related costs at two mental health facilities to help those affected by the shooting.
“We have an obligation to help our communities recover from violent crimes, abuse, and other criminal activity. I am glad the Department of Justice is providing the necessary mental health resources to help those impacted by the tragic Oregon District shooting in Dayton,” U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said. “Families and communities that were directly or indirectly affected by this tragedy will have these additional resources at their disposal to begin healing and receive the necessary care they need to recover.” Read More
A man wanted in the mass shooting five people, three of them fatally, in Memphis on March 26 took his own life after being located by police in Nashville Thursday.
“Authorities on scene say the U.S. Marshals tracked a wanted fugitive out of Memphis to the [La Quinta] motel,” according to WKRN. Read More
A day after a man in Colorado was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder after opening fire in a grocery store, a man was arrested in Atlanta after bringing six guns and body armor into a Publix.
“Preliminary investigation indicates the male entered the location openly carrying a rifle and entered the bathroom,” according to the Atlanta Police Department (APD). “A witness observed the male and alerted store management who then notified police. When the male exited the bathroom, arriving units immediately detained the male.” Read More
In a now-familiar refrain from a liberal politician, Nashville Mayor David Briley is politicizing a mass shooting and calling for shredding the Second Amendment. Read More
At least five people were killed and 21 others were injured Saturday in a mass shooting in western Texas, officials said. Read More
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) has joined her progressive colleague Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) in blaming the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton on President Donald Trump and conservative celebrities. Read More
by Evie Fordham At least 13 people are dead after a Virginia Beach city employee opened fire on coworkers in a municipal building Friday around 4 p.m., authorities said. Four others were injured and taken to the hospital, reported The Virginian-Pilot. The suspected gunman, a longtime city worker identified… Read More
by Vandana Rambaran Police are asking that the public steer clear of the Jacksonville Landing area in Florida after a shooting Sunday reportedly killed several and injured others. Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY… Read More
Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz wants to donate his inheritance — which could run to hundreds of thousands of dollars or more — to the bereaved families and survivors of his attack, his lawyers said Wednesday. Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the south Florida city of… Read More
After the horrific display of ineptitude in Parkland, Florida by people wearing uniforms and carrying guns — people who could have acted to — a young political activist and Parkland survivor, David Hogg (shown above), rose up. He tweeted shaming threats to several car companies, airlines and other service industries… Read More
By Printus LeBlanc It has been almost a week since the “student” walkout over school safety. After studying the event and the aftermath, it has become increasingly clear the walkout was nothing more than a political stunt. It had nothing to do with safety; it had nothing to do… Read More
When Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg claimed Monday on CBSN that the National Rifle Association (NRA) has “basically threatened” pro-gun control survivors and is “creating more violence so they can scare more people and sell more guns,” the network’s anchors failed to challenge the student’s incendiary claims. Read More
Prosecutors in Florida said Tuesday they will seek the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who killed 17 people last month in a shooting rampage at his former high school. “The state intends to seek the death penalty against defendant Nikolas Jacob Cruz,” the state attorney for Broward County,… Read More
With pressure mounting on Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel to resign in the wake of this month’s Valentine’s Day shooting at a school in Florida, a Republican state lawmaker Monday added his voice to the chorus. Rep. Randy Fine [far right in photo above], appearing on “The Ingraham Angle” on… Read More
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, where he made the case that since the majority of mass public shootings take place in gun-free zones like schools, the Gun-Free School Zone Act on 1990 – which makes it a crime to bring a gun on school grounds – should… Read More
by Tom Mullen In the wake of yet another mass shooting in a public school, a host of familiar recommendations have resurfaced about how to “prevent this from ever happening again.” Predictably, both sides of the aisle are looking to the government for a solution. Americans have somehow arrived at a… Read More
Former Nashville Mayor, Tennessee Governor and now current candidate for U.S. Senate, Democrat Phil Bredesen appeared in Chattanooga Tuesday for his first campaign event since announcing his run December 6, 2017. After a tour of the TVA hydroelectric facility in nearby Raccoon Mountain, Bredesen met with members of the media, where he… Read More
by Jeff Hartline In the aftermath of the Florida School Shooting last week, the handwringing continues. Why didn’t the FBI do their job? Why didn’t the adults in the shooter’s home sense a problem? What drugs was this kid on? Who was monitoring his social media? Why didn’t local… Read More
A Harvard professor named Steven Pinker went on MSNBC’s “Hugh Hewitt” to ask, post-Florida travesty, “Where was God?” And the media didn’t report God’s response, but if members had, it could’ve easily have gone like this: “Where you put me – out of the schools, out of the home, out… Read More
President Donald Trump has criticized the the top U.S. law enforcement agency for “missing signals” before a 19-year-old man carried out a mass shooting at a Florida high school last week. “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. Read More
President Trump said Friday he was heading to Florida to meet with victims of the school shooting massacre there this week, as Washington struggles with how to prevent repeated episodes of deadly gun violence. “I will be leaving for Florida today to meet with some of the bravest people on… Read More
Stephen Paddock was overweight, had some anti-anxiety medication in his urine, and suffered from the usual wear and tear that comes with aging. But the autopsy released Friday failed to help answer why Paddock chose to perch himself in the window of his 32nd-floor hotel room and kill 58 people… Read More
President Trump is not reopening a political debate on gun control in the immediate aftermath of the shooting massacre in Las Vegas, the White House said Monday. “There is a time and place for a political debate but now is the time to unite as a country,” said White House… Read More