On May 2 a group of students at Colorado’s Chapparal High School drew attention to themselves by posing for a prom pic while holding an AR-15 style rifle, a hunting rifle, and a Confederate flag.
On May 5 CNN reported that the two gunmen who attacked Garland’s Curtis Culwell Center acquired their guns “legally.”
On May 3, Sergio Valencia del Toro allegedly rode his bike to the Trestle Trail Bridge in Menasha, Wisconsin, pulled out two guns, and opened fire, randomly killing three people before taking his own life.
On Monday, Gabby Giffords cheered Oregon’s house for supporting SB 941 — a bill to require background checks for all gun sales, public or private. She did not mention that her attacker, Jared Loughner, passed a background check to acquire the gun he then used to attack her in 2011.
Rather than see the attack as another of example of Islam’s war against the West, the Times suggested the lessons to be drawn from it are in learning the difference between free speech and “hate speech.”
On May 2 Demetrius Blackwell allegedly shot New York Police Department Officer Brian Moore in the head, and Moore succumbed to his injuries on May 4.
The gun used in the attack against Moore was stolen.
On May 2 World War II veteran Arthur Kamberis walked out of a Walgreens’ store and was confronted by an alleged robber who tried to take his wallet. Kamberis fended him off for a time by beating him with a cane before being aided by a passerby who intervened.
On May 4, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow made clear how hopeful she is that Oregon lawmakers pass Senate Bill 941 to make “almost all” Oregonians pass the same background check the Aurora theater gunman passed to get his weapon.
When Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi opened fire outside the Muhammad cartoon event Sunday night in Garland, Texas, they were killed by a traffic cop working after-hours security for the event to pick up extra money.
On April 30, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) signed Senate Bill 1110—a bill which bars state cooperation with federal gun control laws.
On April 21 Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer ran a parody ad in which Schumer complained that guns are easier to acquire than birth control pills.
On May 4 actress Melissa Joan Hart appeared in a new gun control PSA in which she suggests gun control should be a topic of causal conversation.
On Sunday, two Islamic gunmen enraged by a Muslim cartoon contest opened fire at Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. The were immediately killed by good guys with guns.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department’s taser policy aligns with a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling which requires law enforcement to refrain from using Tasers against persons who do not post an “imminent threat” to the officer or the public.
On May 3 Breitbart News reported that two gunmen approached the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, and began firing. Their attack was cut down by good guys with guns who were there to stop bad guys.
On May 3, a suspect allegedly pounded on the door of a Pleasant Grove, Utah, home, forced his way inside, and was shot and killed by the homeowner.
When armed men attacked people gathered in Garland, Texas, on May 3 over Prophet Muhammad cartoons, armed police cut them down.
On Saturday, an unnamed concealed carry permit holder witnessed an alleged carjacking and shot and killed the suspect to the save a woman whom the suspect had pulled from the car.
On April 25 Cassidy Kramer tracked bears along Alaska’s Noatak River. She passed on the first few she found and then finally killed her bear as “it was running up the side of a mountain.”
Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA-5th) believes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) should investigate the NRA over their ongoing “political efforts” against gun control.
As Senate Bill 941 continues to make its way through Oregon’s legislature–ostensibly to reduce gun violence and do away with Sandy Hook-style attacks–many people are realizing the that bill’s true impact will be seen in higher gun prices without any real preventative against the kind of attack Adam Lanza carried out on December 14, 2012.
On May 1, a Pittsburgh homeowner shot and killed two at the same address where police arrested four people for an alleged home invasion earlier in the week.
On April 30, an alleged robber walked up behind a manager at a Houston, Texas, check cashing store, put a gun to his head, and got shot twice in the chest. He died from his wounds.
China has passed a new law making it illegal for anyone other than the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) to give weather forecasts.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) final report on death statistics for 2013 shows there were 35,369 deaths from motor vehicle accidents versus 505 deaths from the accidental discharge of firearms.