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In the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., insurance companies are exploring more sophisticated predictive modeling methods to try to determine the level of risk involved in major casualty events. Insurers providing liability coverage to hotels, schools and other public venues have ...
Mass shootings in the United States continue to occur almost daily. And many of us, wounded on the inside with scars you cannot see, weep a little every time. I was visiting Colorado in 2016 when I saw reports of a Mass shooting of police officers in Dallas. I entered a store that sold handbags. A sign in ...

"Red flag" laws are getting renewed interest following the Parkland, Florida, school mass shooting, but some say they may have a bigger impact on reducing suicides than ... While tragic, mass shootings accounted for less than 500 deaths in 2016 and 2017, according to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive.
"It takes a mass shooting that is not in an inner city [for people to pay attention]. And our students and staff grow tiresome of it," Rydstrom says. When that "inner city" happens to be a hub for political activism like the nation's capital, local messages often are lost, residents say. "We live in these ... Gun
That's fake news. We need to stop blaming violent video games for mass shootings. Violent video games are played all over the world but mass shootings are a uniquely American problem. ... Now, look at Steven Paddock, the man who committed the largest mass shooting in the country's history. He was ...
Dear Carolyn: I'm kind of a mess over the [fill in the blank] shooting. My heart goes out to the victims and their families. I'm also just so angry. I'm so angry we have to live in a world like this. I'm angry I can't go to a concert or movie without risking my life. I'm supposed to go to a concert next week and I'm ...
... counts as a "mass shooting" in America, where incidents of public mass violence are common, and it's not clear if the YouTube shooting meets any of these definitions. The nonprofit Gun Violence Archive, which tracks incidents of gun violence using media reports, defines a mass shootings numerically ...
A California police officer shot during the Las Vegas mass shooting outside Mandalay Bay hotel and casino is at home with his family for the first time in months. Friends and family welcomed Ontario police officer Michael Garcia home yesterday. Both he and his fiance were wounded during the Oct. 1, 2017 ...
Bomb shelters, and, oh yes, the draft. And now what is the biggest concern? Mass shootings. 24/7 coverage. It's exciting to the perpetrator and the media. It's news and both revel in it. More young people die every day from a drug overdose than have died from any mass shooting. Let's have a march against ...
Verdict leaves unanswered questions about mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Florida. By Gal Tziperman Lotan Jennifer A. Marcial Ocasio. Mar 31, 2018 | 11:50 AM. | Orlando. Verdict leaves unanswered questions about mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Florida. Mourners on June 13, 2016, observe a moment of ...
Somehow it became acceptable over the past several days and weeks for politicians and others to mock mourning students-turned-activists who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. At what age is it OK to bully someone whose classmates were murdered at ...
LAS VEGAS - A fund created to assist victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting is not done distributing all the money because of challenges verifying some applications. The committee overseeing the Las Vegas Victims' Fund had hoped to distribute all funds by March 31. The group is distributing the $31.4 ...
Nine years have passed since the mass shooting at a Carthage nursing home that still ranks as the deadliest single-day massacre in North Carolina's modern history. The rampage left eight people dead and briefly thrust Moore County into the national spotlight. Robert Stewart was convicted of the shooting ...
However, I'd be naive to suggest that our mass shooting problem can be solved by outlawing the private ownership of firearms. Getting rid of guns in our country is not that simple. Something more pernicious than the possession of firearms, when it comes to mass shootings, is the idea that violence is the ...
In a study of The New York Times' coverage of 314 mass shootings between 1996 to 2016, researchers Jason R. Silva and Joel A. Capellan found that the average mass shooting looked different from the public idea of the norm — all due to an imbalance in media coverage. For instance, even though ...
The National Rifle Association has launched a heated offensive in the weeks since the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Warning of the “freedom-hating left” impinging on Americans' “fundamental rights” and spreading conspiracy theories about teenagers ...

With the latest mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School In Parkland, Florida, in which Nikolas Cruz allegedly killed 17 people using a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle, gun violence restraining orders like California's AB 1014 are being discussed as a possible gun violence solution at the state level. AB 1014 is ...
Bushman acknowledged that mass shooting is extreme aberrant behavior, but was firm that watching violent media is a risk factor for it. “Violent criminal behavior, including mass shootings, is very complex, caused by many risk factors often occurring together,” Bushman noted. “Exposure to violent media is ...
... of past shootings say that the students in Parkland have given them hope. Many of those students will be in Washington on Saturday leading the March for Our Lives demonstration. We spoke this week to a tiny sampling of the thousands of people whose lives have been affected by past mass shootings.
Yet toxic masculinity is often linked with substance abuse and domestic violence, both of which are more correlated with mass shootings than traditional mental illness. Both Parkland and Vegas shooters committed domestic violence. As a clinician, I am certainly scared when my clients have access to guns.
Some, including members of the gun lobby, have argued that since mass shootings are rare events, the concentration of incidents in one decade and their absence in another 10-year period is only a statistical anomaly. Researchers at the University of Sydney and Macquarie University used mathematical ...
Well, Harvard studies indicate that the rate at which public mass shootings occur has tripled since 2011 in the U.S. Between 1982 and 2011, a mass shooting occurred roughly once every 200 days, and between 2011 and 2014 that rate accelerated to one mass shooting every 64 days. Of the top 20 public ...
Capital Region students leave classes to protest mass shootings. Join nationwide effort to draw attention to school killings and prompt legislation. By Bethany Bump and Steve Hughes. Updated 12:55 pm, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Albany High School students take part in walkout in memory of the 17 victims in Lakeland.
Bonavia said as horrific as mass shootings are, Americans also need to acknowledge that they form a small percentage of U.S. gun deaths. Instead of focusing on what could have prevented an isolated mass shooting, she said people need to look at gun violence as a “broad and multifaceted problem.”.
The March For Our Lives rally is due to take place in Washington DC on March 24 to demand that children's lives “become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our school.” The event was organized by parents and survivors of the mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas ...
Ontario officer who survived Las Vegas mass shooting to participate in Baker to Vegas run ... Gracia, 24, was shot in the head during the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. His fiancee, Summer Clyburn, 23, tried to cover him and was shot as ...
This year's EVO is set to take place between August 3rd and the 5th at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. As IGN points out, Mandalay Bay was the site of last year's tragic mass shooting that left 59 people dead. Since the event, the resort says its increased security to avoid similar incidents.
... the standard international research definition of a mass shooting as four or more people killed in a single incident, we have had one mass shooting. Taken at face value, it is understandable why the media would write this up under headlines like “Australia's gun laws may have stopped mass shootings”.
Cruz is alleged to have carried out one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history on Feb. 14, methodically ... The announcement Tuesday is rare as most mass shooting cases do not go to trial, often because the subject commits suicide after carrying out a rampage. The most recent mass ...
U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson was landing Friday morning at San Francisco International Airport after a cross-country flight when his cellphone buzzed with horrific news — a gunman had stormed the Veterans Home of California in Yountville and taken people hostage. “Needless to say, my schedule was ...
New Orleans area schools have been the targets of a number of threats in the wake of the Florida mass shooting, forcing school closures and resulting in arrests. On Monday, classes at the University of New Orleans were canceled until 5 p.m. and staff were urged to avoid campus in response to threats ...
One local woman is becoming a prominent voice for people affected by mass shootings. She's made it her mission to help survivors -- because she is one. "I'm lucky I survived," said Lisa Fine, a survivor of the Las Vegas mass shooting. Fine understands it more than most, because she lived it. The Route 91 ...
In the wake of the mass shooting that occurred in a high school in Parkland, Florida, our United States Congress cannot turn a blind eye to carnage like they have done so many times before. Mass shootings are not inevitable; there are abundant ways to immediately dampen the quantity and effects of these ...
An Australian program to buy back firearms and tighten rules on gun ownership has prevented an estimated 16 mass shootings over two decades, ... The buyback law was enacted in 1996 after a mass shooting in which 35 people were shot and killed and 23 injured at a cafe in Port Arthur, Tasmania.
Mass shootings dominate the headlines and seem to drive the movement to change gun policy, but reducing gun suicides could save many more lives. More than 20,000 people each year kill themselves with a gun; that's twice the number of gun homicides. The Parkland, Fla., massacre claimed 17 lives; ...
The organisers of fighting game tournament EVO have notified the FBI after a Twitch user threatened a "mass shooting" at this year's tournament, which takes place in Las Vegas in August. Tournament director Joey Cuellar said that he had contacted both the FBI and Twitch after being made aware of the ...
I believe one of the stupidest narratives in existence is the National Rifle Association's assertion that: “the only person who can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” I also believe that turning mass shooters into celebrities creates more mass shooters. But I no longer believe these things are ...
The media attention given to mass shootings such as the Parkland, Fla., high school massacre can drive already-troubled children to make the kinds of ... There was a similar surge in threats at Connecticut schools after the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, said Laura ...
'A Perverse Fraternity': Law Enforcement Leaders in Mass Shooting Cases Reflect Gun Control Divide. Officers on the front line describe ... The protesters are rallying for gun reform in light of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14. Police arrested 19-year-old former ...
Linda Bragg wrote a "quote of the day" on the small whiteboard in her classroom, a teaching aid that can double as a bullet-resistant shield in the event of a school shooting. The tablets, made of polyethylene fiber and weighing just three pounds (1.5 kilograms), have been in the classrooms of Worcester ...
President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress are under growing pressure to act in the wake of a mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine's Day, when a 19-year-old former student shot and killed 17 students and teachers.
Though being named after the corporate giant Apple is personally revolting to me, it is not as terrifying as being named after a particularly relevant brand of tragedy: mass shootings. But after its introduction in a Feb. 16 New York Times article, the nightmarish moniker of “the mass shooting generation” is ...
'A Perverse Fraternity': Law Enforcement Leaders in Mass Shooting Cases Reflect Gun Control Divide. Officers on the front line describe ... The protesters are rallying for gun reform in light of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14. Police arrested 19-year-old former ...
In the aftermath of a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which a gunman killed seventeen people in February 2018, a ranking of deaths from mass shootings in various countries re-emerged on social media with the apparent intention of proving that the United States does not have a comparatively ...
POMPANO BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Activists protest in front of Kalashnikov USA, a gun manufacturer that makes an AK-47 rifle, on February 25, 2018 in Pompano Beach, Florida. The protesters are rallying for gun reform in light of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on ...
Let's be clear, mass shootings went up 200 percent in the decade after the assault weapons ban expired," Deutch said during a Feb. 21 CNN town hall with survivors of the mass shooting. Here's PolitiFact Florida's ruling: At least one researcher found a significant increase in mass shootings since the ...
... from Colorado, a purple state that's home to two of the country's worst mass shootings, it might just come from young people like this talking out their differences, and making their voices heard. This story was produced by the Mountain West News Bureau, a collaboration between Wyoming Public Media, ...
Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran says the state's pending school marshal program is the “first-of-its kind” in the nation. And the Congressman representing Parkland said mass shootings went up 200 percent in the decade after the national assault weapons ban expired. WUSF's Steve Newborn ...
It is unclear what, if anything, will emerge from Trump's meeting, because the guiding belief that the President and several of his guests seem to hold—that violent video games contribute to mass shootings—is untenable. “If the West Wing were to talk with the researchers in their Office of Science and ...


 

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