One year ago, on a pre-dawn Sunday morning, a nearly naked 29-year-old Travis Jeffrey Reinking parked at a Waffle House near Nashville. He sat a few minutes in his truck, then got out and began killing people.
The difficult case of Igor Perlov began last year when, authorities said, he called the FBI in San Francisco to say he thought there was a chip under his skin and was being programmed to carry out a mass shooting.
Lawmakers are debating a bill to add more safety requirements on the storage of firearms. Gun control advocates hail the measure as a step toward gun safety, while some gun rights groups say it’s unnecessary.
Without discussion, the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday tabled a bill that originally created a gun safety program for public schools and set fines for those who didn’t properly secure a gun used by a child in an act of violence.
Left in the bathroom, tucked in a bag, forgotten in a school van — guns belonging to teachers or school officers have been left out or accessible to students in America at least 60 times in the last five years.
When gunshots sounded on Tuesday at a Colquitt County school campus during a police training drill some of the neighbors did what officials hope would happen if it had been the real thing — they called 911.