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Passing Driver Fatally Shoots Gunman Attacking Arizona State Trooper. When NRA Calls the Shots: Reasonable Killing of a Boy - Rolling Stone. News cameras filmed Martinez Smith-Payne as he lay recovering in a bed at St.

When NRA Calls the Shots: Reasonable Killing of a Boy - Rolling Stone

Louis Children's Hospital. Florida man convicted in road rage death shot and killed after new roadside confrontation. Instrument Of Terror. Until the deadly shooting of 14 people in San Bernardino, California, last year by a married couple with a history of privately expressing support for Muslim terrorist groups, most fears of terrorism on U.S. soil had centered on the potential for plane hijackings or biological or chemical weapons.

Instrument Of Terror

Because of how politicians and the news media have tended to define terrorism since 9/11, guns had rarely entered the conversation. Part of this is because gun deaths resulting from terrorism are relatively rare in the U.S. Terrorists — as defined by the Global Terrorism Database, a project based at the University of Maryland that is the best source on the subject — shot and killed 82 people in the U.S. from 2002 to 2015. That represents 81 percent of all people killed by terrorists in the country in that period. But terrorists kill just a tiny fraction of the more than 33,000 people who die each year in the U.S. from gunfire. There is no universally accepted definition of terrorism. Gun Deaths In America. Methodology The data in this interactive graphic comes primarily from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Multiple Cause of Death database, which is derived from death certificates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is widely considered the most comprehensive estimate of firearm deaths.

Gun Deaths In America

In keeping with the CDC’s practice, deaths of non-U.S. residents that take place in the U.S. (about 50 per year) are excluded. All figures are averages from the years 2012 to 2014, except for police shootings of civilians, which are from 2014. The “homicides” category includes deaths by both assault and legal intervention (primarily shootings by police officers). For shootings of police officers, we used the FBI’s count of law enforcement officers “feloniously killed” by firearms in the line of duty.

For mass shootings, we used Mother Jones’s database of public mass shootings. Watch the Dallas police chief obliterate the myth of ‘a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun’ At a press conference on Monday, Dallas Police Chief David Brown shot down one of the NRA’s most cherished myths that claims that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

Watch the Dallas police chief obliterate the myth of ‘a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun’

According to Media Matters, Brown was taking questions when he was asked about open carry at the event where five police officers lost their lives last Thursday night. “We know that there was at least one gentleman who was a subject — person of interest, during the demonstration he had an AR-15 around his — around his shoulder,” he was asked. US Law Enforcement Knew Florida Shooter BEFORE Shooting. Oklahoma schools post warnings of armed staff who will ‘use whatever force is necessary’

The Daily Show tests if a "good guy with a gun" can stop a mass shooting. It has been said millions of times after a mass shooting: The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

The Daily Show tests if a "good guy with a gun" can stop a mass shooting

On Thursday, The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper put the theory to the test. He trained on the basics of using a firearm and got a concealed carry permit that's valid in 30 states. Then he participated in mass shooting simulations to see how, exactly, he would hold up in such a scenario. He failed. Miserably. WATCH: SNL mocks America’s love affair with guns in brutal ad that only the NRA could love. Don't miss stories.

WATCH: SNL mocks America’s love affair with guns in brutal ad that only the NRA could love

Follow Raw Story! On Saturday Night Live, the cast and writers took on America’s love affair with guns in a warm and fuzzy ad that the NRA might have produced — but without the self-awareness of how crazy it is In the ad we see various moments in people’s lives — first love, the birth of a child, inter-generational connections — made better by the introduction of a gun. We’re now averaging more than one mass shooting per day in 2015. Aug. 26 is the 238th day of the year.

We’re now averaging more than one mass shooting per day in 2015

And with the fatal shooting in Virginia today — in which a gunman shot himself after killing two reporters and wounding one more person — plus the shooting of four during a Minneapolis home invasion, the number of mass shooting incidents has risen to 247 for the year. These numbers are compiled by the moderators of the GunsAreCool subreddit, a sarcastically named community that tracks gun violence in America. They define "mass shooting" as any single incident in which at least four people are shot, including the gunman. The tracker comes in for some criticism because its definition is broader than the FBI's definition, which requires three or more people to be killed by gunfire. But the broader definition is nonetheless a useful one, because it captures many high-profile instances of violence — like the recent Lafayette theater shootings — that don't meet the FBI's criteria.

4-Year-Old Girl Dies After Shooting Herself With Found Gun. Road-raging Michigan man guns down married dad picking up kids from first day of school. By Travis GettysFriday, September 5, 2014 7:42 EDT A Michigan man and his wife had just eaten lunch Tuesday afternoon and were on their way to pick up their children from the first day of school when they were cut off by a speeding pickup truck.

Road-raging Michigan man guns down married dad picking up kids from first day of school

Police said 43-year-old Derek Flemming got out of his SUV at the next stoplight, approached the Dodge pickup, and asked the driver: “What’s your problem?” The other driver then rolled down his window and shot Flemming in the face, killing him, police said. Police took 69-year-old Martin Zale into custody after the shooting, and prosecutors waited two days to charge him with open murder, two counts of felony firearms, and discharge of a weapon from a vehicle. Michigan law does not require prosecutors to choose between first- or second-degree murder, even at trial, and a jury may determine the appropriate charge based on the evidence. “You can’t shoot someone because you’re not happy with them,” Vailliencourt said. A Famous Gun Owner Was Invited To Speak To A Roomful Of D.C. Elites. He Owned It. Utah woman accidentally shoots family member driving to pawn shop to sell gun.

By David EdwardsTuesday, August 26, 2014 8:32 EDT A Utah woman was recovering on Monday after a relative shot her with a gun they planned to sell.

Utah woman accidentally shoots family member driving to pawn shop to sell gun

According to KSL, a 33-year-old women was “manipulating” the gun in the backseat of the car while she rode to a pawn shop in Taylorsville with a 53-year-old female family member, who was sitting in the front seat. Greater Salt Lake Unified Police officer Jared Richardson said that the gun accidentally discharged, shooting the front seat passenger in the back. The victim’s injuries were described as non-life threatening. Richardson said that the incident appeared to be an accident. German gun designer’s quest for a smarter weapon infuriates U.S. gun rights advocates. UNTERFÖHRING, Germany — In nearly 30 years at Heckler & Koch, a legendary German gunmaker, Ernst Mauch designed some of the world’s most lethal weapons, including the one that reportedly killed Osama bin Laden.

German gun designer’s quest for a smarter weapon infuriates U.S. gun rights advocates

A state regulator once called him a “rock star” in the industry. Now the gun world sees him a different way: as a traitor. The target of their fury is the smart gun Mauch designed at Armatix, a start-up near Munich. Brain scientist arrested for pointing AR-15 at women during open-carry display at Phoenix airport. By Travis GettysTuesday, July 29, 2014 6:56 EDT An Arizona brain scientist was arrested last week after two women said he pointed a semiautomatic rifle at them at an airport coffee shop. Dr. Man Shoots Teen Girl After She Asks Him to Stop Riding Lawnmower In Her Yard. Chad PickeringPhoto Credit: Beltrami County Jail July 24, 2014 | Like this article? Join our email list: Michigan woman pulls shotgun to ‘make a point’ and shoots self in face.

By David FergusonTuesday, July 15, 2014 13:25 EDT A 51-year-old Michigan woman shot herself in the face after pulling a shotgun to “make a point” during an argument. According to Michigan Live, police in Fremont Township responded to reports of a gunshot victim around 10:00 a.m. on Monday. The Tuscola County Sheriff’s Department said that in the midst of a family dispute, the woman pounded the butt of the shotgun against the floor, causing it to discharge, striking her in the face.

The woman informed officers she had pulled the gun to “make a point.” She was airlifted to St. [image of shotgun barrels via] Who gets shot in America: What I learned compiling records of carnage for the New York Times. By Jennifer MasciaTuesday, July 15, 2014 7:00 EDT A year and a half ago, after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Joe Nocera, an Op-Ed columnist at the New York Times, asked me, an editorial assistant at the newspaper, to find out who gets shot in America every day.

Joe has a young child, and he was haunted by the fact that it could easily have been his own son in that classroom. We realized that we didn’t know who the majority of gun violence victims were, the people whose deaths didn’t make it onto a CNN broadcast. Waitresses Carry Guns At Aptly Named Restaurant In Aptly Named Town. RIFLE, Colo. (AP) — Many stores and restaurants are telling people not to bring their guns inside, but one western Colorado restaurant not only embraces the practice of packing heat, it encourages its customers to carry openly — and its waitresses do, too. As she takes your order at Shooters Grill in the town of Rifle — yes, Rifle — waitress Ashlee Saenz carries a pad, pen and a loaded Ruger .357 Blackhawk revolver holstered on her leg, Old West style.

It's loaded, and she knows how to use it. Illinois man shoots ex-wife, her boyfriend in head as 100 people watch at high school reunion. By David EdwardsMonday, June 16, 2014 9:15 EDT. Shooting At Las Vegas Restaurant, Walmart Leaves 2 Police Officers And 3 Others Dead. By MARTIN GRIFFITH, The Associated Press. An NPR Story About Chicago's Gun Problem Was Interrupted By A Shooting. Toddler Fatally Shot By 3-Year-Old Brother, Police Say. PAYSON, Ariz. ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens. ISLA VISTA, CA—In the days following a violent rampage in southern California in which a lone attacker killed seven individuals, including himself, and seriously injured over a dozen others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Tuesday that there was no way to prevent the massacre from taking place.

“This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them,” said North Carolina resident Samuel Wipper, echoing sentiments expressed by tens of millions of individuals who reside in a nation where over half of the world’s deadliest mass shootings have occurred in the past 50 years and whose citizens are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than those of other developed nations. Nation Celebrates Full Week Without Deadly Mass Shooting. Shooting Over Movie Theater Texting Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured (UPDATE) UPDATE 5:45 p.m. -- According to multiple reports, the shooting occurred after an apparent argument over an audience member texting during a screening of "Lone Survivor. " The suspect was identified as Curtis Reeves, a retired Tampa police officer, according to News 13.

Two dead in shooting at US medical center. Claire Davis, Arapahoe High School Student, Fighting For Life After Shooting. Colorado School Shooting Leaves Arapahoe High School Student Wounded, Gunman Kills Self. School Teacher Not About To Risk Her Life For Derek. CLARKSVILLE, TN—Saying she felt no responsibility whatsoever to protect the 14-year-old student if it meant dying for the kid, local East Parkview High School history teacher Angela Wells told reporters today that in the event of a school shooting, she would likely not risk her own life to save that of freshman Derek Madison.

Families Reveal The Gun Tragedies That Cost Them Dearly. "The last words he said to his friend were, 'I can't believe you shot me.'" -- Ann Marie Crowell whose son was shot and killed by his friend on Christmas Eve in 1997 "The boys were playing, and as I understand it... trying to figure out if the gun was loaded. New Orleans Bridge Shooting: Man, Baby Fatally Shot In Apparent Ambush. Two dead in shooting at Houston 18-year-old’s birthday party.

Update: Homeowner Stands His Ground, 'Accidentally' Shoots Teen in the Face. Renisha McBride, 19, Shot To Death On Metro Detroit Porch While Trying To Get Help, Family Says. Richard Shoop, New Jersey Mall Shooting Suspect, Found Dead. LAX Shooting Suspect Sent Worrisome Message, Father Sought Authorities' Help: Cops. Sparks Middle School Shooting In Nevada Leaves 2 Dead, 2 Wounded. At Least 2 Dead, 2 Wounded In Nevada School Shooting : The Two-Way. Dallas police shoot mentally ill man standing in the street. Naked Florida Man Shot and Killed by Passing Motorist After Having His Clothes Stolen.