THE US and the world have been left in shock following the latest tragedy to blight America. 12 people died in the tragic shooting massacre in Thousand oaks, California. Here are the chilling statistics of the year so far. What happened in the Thousand Oaks shooting? An Afghan war veteran suffering from PTSD armed with a handgun and smoke grenades opened fire at a bar in California killing 12 people and injuring at least ten more. Ian David Long, 28, was wearing a black trenchcoat and a ski mask when he stormed the venue packed with students to unleash a two and half minute killing spree. Witnesses said that a man fired several shots from a handgun into the crowd before tossing the smoke grenade and starting to fire again. Long was carrying a Glock 21, 45. calibre handgun with extended magazine which he had purchased legally, police said. About 30 shots were said to have been fired during the rampage that last no longer than two and a half minutes. What are the deadliest mass shootings … [Read more...] about The deadliest mass shootings in American history – from the Columbine massacre to the Las Vegas attack
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THE gun rampage at a newspaper office in Annapolis was the 154th mass shooting in the US this year, according to researchers. Here we look at America's bloody toll of violence so far in 2018. How many mass shootings have there been in the US in 2018? There is no widely accepted definition of a mass shooting. A 2013 report from the Congressional Research Service described mass shootings as those in which gunmen "select victims somewhat indiscriminately" and kill four or more people in the same incident. That measure would exclude gang shootings and domestic incidents in which a gunman kills several family members. The not-for-profit group Gun Violence Archive defines a mass shooting as any in which four or more people are shot, including those who are injured but survive, and not including the shooter. By this measure it records 154 mass shootings in the USA in the first 178 days of the year, the latest being the Capital Gazette massacre in Maryland on June 28. In 76 of these shootings … [Read more...] about Mass shootings in America 2018 – how many have there been and how many people have been killed this year?
THE US and the world have been left in shock following the latest tragedy to blight America. Five died in Maryland after a gunman reduced the offices of the Capital Gazette newspaper to a "warzone" in what the Gun Violence Archive says is the 154th mass shooting this year. Here are the deadliest attacks of all time... What happened in the Maryland shooting? Five people were shot dead on June 28, 2018, after a gunman blasted his way through a newspaper office in Maryland. Jarrod W Ramos, 38, was arrested after a revenge attack on the Capital Gazette in Annapolis at about 2.40pm. Reporters tweeted desperately for help as they hid under their desks while the shooter went on a murderous rampage with a shotgun and "explosives". Several more were injured as the attacker blasted through a glass window and chucked smoke grenades, with one reporter describing the scene as a "warzone". Police found the suspect under a desk, and said that he mutilated his fingers in an attempt to make it harder … [Read more...] about What are the deadliest mass shootings in US history? From the Las Vegas attack to the Columbine massacre
At least 10 students and teachers were killed at a Santa Fe, Texas high school on May 18 after a classmate opened fire with a shotgun and a .38 revolver. The shooting came just three months after another teen shooter killed 17 in Parkland, Florida, sparking nationwide youth-led protests over gun violence – and a familiar debate over what changes could really make a difference.As a criminologist, I often hear misconceptions creeping into the debate that springs up whenever a mass shooting occurs. Here’s what the research actually shows. #1: MORE GUNS DON'T MAKE YOU SAFER A study I conducted on mass shootings indicated that this phenomenon is not limited to the United States. Mass shootings also took place in 25 other wealthy nations between 1983 and 2013, but the number of mass shootings in the United States far surpasses that of any other country included in the study during the same period of time. The U.S. had 78 mass shootings during that 30-year period. The highest … [Read more...] about 5 things to know about mass shootings in America
A mass shooting at a high school near Houston Friday immediately sparked renewed calls for Congress to take action to curb gun violence in the nation’s schools, including from the student survivors of an earlier mass shooting in Florida. The shooting also came at the same time education groups are pushing for a national school safety commission that’s meeting behind closed doors to spend more time talking with educators and others. The commission is led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.Story Continued Below The shooting at Santa Fe High School has left at least 10 dead — including students and staff — and at least 10 others injured, according to the Houston Chronicle. A law enforcement official identified a person in custody in the shooting as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the Associated Press reported. Pagourtzis plays on the Santa Fe High School junior varsity football team, and is a member of a dance squad with a local Greek Orthodox church, according … [Read more...] about Mass school shooting in Texas prompts new round of calls for action