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FL – Woof Protection – Bodycam footage shows police dog wrestling gun away from burglary suspect (VIDEO)

ABC NEWS.COM June 21, 2018 – A rookie police dog in Florida was seen on body camera footage wrestling a gun away from a burglary suspect who is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home. The Pensacola Police Department’s newest K-9 is being credited with saving the lives of several officers — as well as the suspect — after he took a loaded shotgun out of the suspect’s hands,…

NJ – Gun Crime – Thoughts from a survivor – and gun control advocate – of Art All Night shooting

MY CENTRAL JERSEY.COM June 19, 2018 – The irony of the night was not lost on Fran Carroll. Having spent four hours asking Art All Night attendees to “imagine a world without gun violence,” Carroll — a volunteer for Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense — no longer can. Carroll was present early Sunday morning when gunmen started shooting at the state’s largest arts festival. I have now experienced…

NJ – Gun Crime – 1 dead and 22 injured after gunfire at New Jersey art festival

USA TODAY June 17, 2018 –  A dispute between rival gang members was the probable cause behind a shooting that erupted in the early morning hours of a popular all-night arts festival in Trenton, killing one, injuring 22, and leaving New Jersey’s capital in a state of shock on Father’s Day. The advocacy group Moms Demand Action, which was created to urge state and federal legislators to adopt gun control measures,…

NJ – Gun Crime – NJ governor sees guns, not shooter’s early prison release, as the problem (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS June 17, 2018 – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy responded to Sunday’s deadly shooting at a Trenton arts festival by calling for new controls on guns. But a suspect’s gang membership — and early release from prison after Murphy took office — may have been bigger factors in an incident that left one person dead and 22 wounded. 

Nat’l – Gun Crime – ‘You must understand how fast shootings happen’

POLITICO.COM June 6, 2018 – A school shooting survivor and several students urged a White House school safety commission on Wednesday to include guns in its discussions, a day after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told Congress that potential changes to gun laws won’t be on the agenda. 

What fact checks tell us about school shootings and guns

POLITIFACT.COM  May 24, 2018 – Another school shooting, this time in Santa Fe, Texas, and plans for a vigil against gun violence in Milwaukee on May 24, 2018, give cause to reflect on some of what we know about school shootings and guns. Here’s a look at our latest relevant fact checks, each of which was done in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., in February 2018. They touch on…

Nat’l – Gun Crime – The warning signs to look for when a potential shooter has no criminal history

ABC11.COM (NC) May 22, 2018 – Some school shooters act out and get in trouble with either school officials or police before making the deadly decision to open fire. For others, the shooting may be their first significant instance of violence. By all public accounts so far, Dimitrios Pagourtzis fell into the latter category up until the moment he shot and killed 10 people at his high school and…

TX – Gun Crime – Bloomberg’s Gun-Control Group Blames Texas Gov. for School Shooting

NATIONAL REVIEW.COM May 22, 2018 – Everytown for Gun Safety, the advocacy group founded by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, ran a full-page ad in the Houston Chronicle Tuesday blaming Texas governor Greg Abbott’s inaction on gun control for the shooting at a Texas high school Friday. “You’ve signed dangerous policies to force public colleges in Texas to allow guns on campus and make it legal to openly carry firearms…

TX – Schools – Guns found at 2 schools, threats reported at 3 schools near Santa Fe High School on 1st day back after mass shooting

ABC NEWS.GO.COM May 21, 2018 – On the first day back in class after a gunman killed 10 people inside Santa Fe High School in Texas, two students at nearby schools allegedly came to campus with guns, officials said, Meanwhile, just 14 miles from Santa Fe High School, a male student at the League City Intermediate School was found with an unloaded gun. A student at La Marque High School,…

NM – Gun Crime – Caught on camera: Teens steal gun from Rio Rancho truck (VIDEO)

KRQE.COM May 21, 2018 – With the latest school shooting in Texas fresh on the minds of many, a Rio Rancho couple is worried after young thieves stole a gun from them. Amy and Jared Lawson said thieves didn’t seem to notice the security cameras while breaking into the truck parked in their driveway on Tuesday in a neighborhood near Unser and Northern. “One was getting into the vehicle,…

TX – Gun Crime – ‘Hearts without God’: Santa Fe shooting leaves reformers facing a religious wall

THE GUARDIAN.COM May 20, 2018 – Amid the grief after the Parkland high school massacre, a powerful student activist movement emerged with stunning swiftness. It laid the foundation for nationwide demonstrations and a sustained push for gun law reform. But in the wake of the fatal shooting of eight students and two teachers at a Texas high school on Friday, it seems doubtful that this highly conservative, deeply religious small town…

TX – Gun Crime – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said fewer doors could mean fewer school shootings. Here’s what experts think.

TEXAS TRIBUNE.ORG  May 20, 2018 – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, an evangelical Christian and Republican former radio talk-show host who has been a strong proponent of expanding gun liberties in the state, spoke with a cadre of officials on Friday, pointing out that though Santa Fe High School had been given a safety award from the state and enjoyed the regular protection of two police officers, it still fell victim to…

TX – Gun Crime – Texas school shooting leaves 10 dead, Gov. Greg Abbott says

CNBC.COM May 18, 2018 – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 10 people are dead and 10 more wounded after a shooting at a high school in the town of Santa Fe, the nation’s deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.

At least eight dead: Here’s what we know about the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM May 18, 2018 – At least eight people, and as many as 10, have been killed in a school shooting at Santa Fe High School in southeast Texas, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. The shooting in a classroom in Santa Fe started just after 7:30 a.m. The first call to authorities came in at 7:32 a.m. The Chronicle is also reporting that the gunman…

Las Vegas gunman ‘was a right-wing conspiracy theorist’: Stephen Paddock ranted about Waco, Ruby Ridge, FEMA and thought the military was planning to ‘kick down doors and confiscate guns’, witnesses claim

DAILY MAIL.CO.UK May 17, 2018 – Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock ranted about the federal government ‘confiscating’ guns and was enraged by the Waco and Ruby Ridge sieges, witnesses have claimed. Police documents released yesterday about the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history included reports from at least two people claiming they had spoken to Paddock about his paranoia.

IL – Gun Crime – ‘Things could have gone much worse’: Ex-student shot by officer during gunfire exchange at Dixon High School

CHICAGO TRIBUNE May 16, 2018 – A police officer working at Dixon High School on Wednesday shot a former student who fired a gun near the school’s gym and later tried to shoot the officer, officials said. The school resource officer, identified as Mark Dallas, confronted the suspect, who then fled from the school with the officer in pursuit, Howell said. During the pursuit, the suspect fired several shots…

FL – Gun Crime – Publix shopper leaves her cart unattended. Pulling a gun was her next mistake.

MIAMI HERALD May 15, 2018 – You’ve seen it a hundred times while grocery shopping: Someone leaves their cart unattended at the checkout line and you pull in front of it, pay and be on your way. But for one customer at a Tallahassee Publix on Sunday, shopping was not the pleasure the chain’s slogan has long promised. 

Int’l – Gun Crime – 7 Dead in Australia’s Worst Mass Shooting Since 1996

NEW YORK TIMES May 11, 2018 – PERTH, Australia — Seven people, including four children, were found dead from gunshot wounds at a rural property in Western Australia on Friday, the police said, in what appeared to be the country’s worst mass shooting in more than 20 years. The deaths represent the worst mass shooting in Australia since 1996, when a gunman killed 35 people in Port Arthur, Tasmania….

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