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Las Vegas gunman had sixteen guns in ten suitcases. The man who shot dead 59 people and injured 527 others in Las Vegas on Sunday night was a multimillionaire who took a huge arsenal of 23 guns into his Mandalay Bay hotel room, which he transformed into an elaborate sniper's nest before opening fire on a country music festival.
Stephen Paddock, 64, had made millions from real estate deals, according to his brother; he also owned two planes and several properties across the US, and seemed normal apart from his passion for gambling large sums. But he'd also secretly amassed a massive arsenal of 42 firearms. At least one of those was automatic, while another two had been modified with legal bump-stock devices that allows semi-automatic guns to give full-auto fire of up to 800 rounds a minute.
Several had scopes, and packed military-grade ammunition. Las Vegas shooting at Mandalay Bay Casino hotel. PICTURED: Stephen Craig Paddock, right, is the man who killed more than 58 and injured 515 in a shooting at a Las Vegas music festival Sunday night.
Gun violence in the United States. Shooting of President William McKinley in 1901; McKinley died eight days later from his wounds.
(Illustration circa 1905 by T. Dart Walker.) Gun violence is a regularly debated political issue in the United States. Gun-related violence is most common in poor urban areas and frequently associated with gang violence, often involving male juveniles or young adult males. High-profile mass shootings have fueled debate over gun policies, even though these events are relatively rare. In 2010, 358 murders were reported involving a rifle while 6,009 were reported involving a handgun; another 1,939 were reported with an unspecified type of firearm. High-profile assassinations such as those of John F. Guns and race: Different worlds of black and white gun violence.
“The nation’s consciousness has been raised by the repeated acts of police brutality against blacks.
But the problem of public space violence—seen in the extraordinary distress, trauma and pain many poor inner-city families experience following the killing of a family member or close relative—also deserves our special attention.” So argued William Julius Wilson, world-renowned scholar and newly appointed Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow, on this blog yesterday.
That special attention could usefully start with some of the most important facts. Gun deaths vary dramatically by gender and race: Young adult gun deaths by race and gender The differences among young adults—those aged between 20 and 29—are even starker, according to CDC data for 2011 through 2013: In 2013, firearm deaths accounted for over 11 percent of all years of potential life lost among the black population, but less than 6 percent of all years of potential life lost among the white population. Chicago gun epidemic, out of control: the execution of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee. Little Red Riding Hood packs heat in this NRA fairy tale designed to get kids interested in guns. Solve mass shootings with Thoughts & Prayers: The Game. GOP Arcade In the wake of yet another mass shooting, Americans of all political persuasions are looking for ways to prevent the next tragedy before it happens.
And while gun control advocates often disagree about the solution, there’s one group that knows exactly what to do: Republican members of congress. They’re the only people with the moral courage to tell the country the hard truth: the best way to end the mass shooting epidemic—well, second best, after “good guys with guns” everywhere—is to offer thoughts and prayers to the victims. And nothing else. Only 3 In 5 Gun Owners Have Received Firearms Training – Mother Jones. RichLegg/Getty Forty percent of America’s gun owners have not received any formal firearms training, according to a new study from the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health.
The study, published in the journal Injury Prevention, is the first of its kind in more than 20 years. Louisiana girl, 5, shot and killed herself while father was taking shower. Screenshot/WVUE Haley Moore happened to find her father’s unsecured gun on a table at his home in Louisiana while he was taking a shower.
Then, according to what her father, Eric Moore, told St. John the Baptist Parish police officers, she started playing with the gun and shot herself. Texas teen shoots, kills three-year-old stepson for jumping on bed. An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged with capital murder for allegedly shooting his stepson for jumping on the bed.
When police first answered a call to a trailer home in rural Clay County on Tuesday, witnesses said Dominic Tra'Juan Castro was jumping on the bed and caused a gun that was on the bed to accidentally discharge. Further questioning revealed that wasn’t quite the case. Mass shootings since Sandy Hook, in one map. In December 2012, a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 20 children, six adults, and himself. Since then, there have been at least 998 mass shootings, with shooters killing at least 1,135 people and wounding 3,937 more. The counts come from the Gun Violence Archive, a database that tracks events since 2013 in which four or more people (not counting the shooter) were shot at the same general time and location. The database’s researchers comb through hundreds of news stories, police reports, and other sources each day and individually verify the reports.