Posts Tagged ‘Mass Shootings’

March 28th, 2023 - 12:20 am § in News Media

Are conservative media exploiting a school shooting to demonize LGBQT people?

A person named Audrey Elizabeth Hale, age 28, gunned down 3 teachers and 3 children at a private Christian school before being killed by police gunfire. The incident occurred in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday, March 27, 2023. That evening, the Fox News headlines blared, Nashville police identify tw[...]

March 4th, 2023 - 6:57 pm § in Politics, Republicans

WTF Texas Republicans?!

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) represents southwest Texas. The Uvalde elementary school, scene of a mass shooting in May 2022, is in his district. The perpetrator bought the gun legally a day after his 18th birthday, and committed the crime a week later. Following that school massacre, there was another [...]

February 14th, 2023 - 4:54 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Prosecutors and judges go too easy on gun violations

There have been 67 mass shootings in the U.S. in the first 45 days of 2023. It’s obvious we’re not doing a good enough job of keeping guns away from people who shouldn’t have them. That’s because Republicans and the Supreme Court are blocking nearly all gun control efforts, l[...]

November 21st, 2022 - 3:53 pm § in Misc.

Give him another medal

“Richard Fierro, a decorated Army veteran, was one of two people who tackled and subdued the gunman inside a gay nightclub Saturday night in Colorado Springs,” NBC News reported on Monday, November 21, 2022 (read story here). News reports have described Club Q as a “safe space̶[...]

May 28th, 2022 - 12:49 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Texas school shooting response manual (nsfw)

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May 25th, 2022 - 6:45 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

The Texas governor’s cheap talk about gun tragedies

“Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the Uvalde school shooter had a ‘mental health challenge’ and the state needed to ‘do a better job with mental health’ — yet in April he slashed $211 million from the department that oversees mental health programs,” NBC New[...]

May 25th, 2022 - 2:38 pm § in Politics, Religion

The GOP’s plan to prevent mass shootings

More prayer. Their one-page legislative program is reproduced below. This post is short because there’s nothing else to report from their side of the aisle. For a sampling of Republican lawmakers’ anguished tweets following the Uvalde, Texas, school massacre go here. Finally, to those wh[...]

May 24th, 2022 - 10:21 pm § in Politics

Republicans angry at Democrats’ response to Texas school massacre

Within the last 10 days, two 18-year-old madmen have killed 12 adults and 19 children with assault rifles. Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott, a Republican, urged “all Texans to come together.” But do something about guns? No. (Yahoo News story here.) Instead of being up in arms over the massacre, [...]

March 3rd, 2020 - 12:29 pm § in Misc.

Going postal

Police arrested a UPS worker Sunday after receiving a tip that he was planning a mass shooting at the facility where he worked. When they searched his home, this is what they found — weapons, ammo, body armor, tactical backpacks. Read story here.[...]

February 20th, 2018 - 11:22 am § in Uncategorized

This assault weapon ban didn’t need legislative action.

In less than a week, Scott Pappalardo’s viral video has garnered nearly 17 million views.[...]