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California Shooter Was Banned From Owning Guns

Police say Kevin Neal used 2 homemade rifles

(Newser) - The man who killed five people in a shooting rampage in California on Tuesday was banned by court order from owning firearms—and police are being criticized for failing to take action after neighbors in Rancho Tehama Reserve complained that he had been firing hundreds of rounds. At a press... More »

Marilyn Manson: Pointing Fake Rifle at Audience 'a Statement'

Rocker's move came on day of Texas mass shooting

(Newser) - On Sunday night—the same day 26 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Texas church—Marilyn Manson pointed a fake assault rifle at the audience during his performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest and pretended to fire. The rocker is now defending the move, which took place in... More »

Michael Moore Has Penned a 28th Amendment

He wants to dump 'outdated' Second Amendment

(Newser) - In a move highly unlikely to be approved by the NRA, Michael Moore has come up with a replacement for what he says is the "ancient and outdated" Second Amendment. In a Facebook post Wednesday, Moore offered a 28th Amendment that protects the right of people to "be... More »

What We Know About Gunman Stephen Paddock

Authorities haven't declared a motive for Vegas shooter; brother 'dumbfounded'

(Newser) - The media is scrambling to get information about the 64-year-old identified as the gunman in what's now the worst mass shooting in American history. As of Monday morning, however, details about Stephen Paddock and any possible motive were scant. A brother who lives near Orlando, Fla., says he's... More »

Las Vegas Strip Shut Down After Mass Shooting

At least 2 dead after country music festival fired on

(Newser) - Las Vegas police say one suspect is "down" after a mass shooting at a country music festival that has left at least two people dead and dozens wounded. University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen says 26 people were admitted to the hospital, the AP reports. Authorities shut down part... More »

Suspected School Shooter Told Friends He'd Do 'Something Stupid'

Victim Sam Strahan died protecting others, says sheriff

(Newser) - Ami Strahan lost her husband on Father's Day when a motor home he was working on fell atop him. Less than three months later, she'd also lose her son. Sam Strahan was shot in the head shortly after 10am Wednesday by a schoolmate at Freeman High School in... More »

At Least 102 Shot in Chicago Over Holiday Weekend

Cops there are 'frustrated'

(Newser) - It was a long and bloody weekend in Chicago, where police say at least 102 people were shot between Friday afternoon and early Wednesday, 15 of them fatally. Police say they're "perplexed" and "frustrated" by the scale of the gun violence, which comes after a relatively peaceful... More »

Rapper Arrested for Gun Crime Hours After Club Shooting

Finese 2Tymes was taken into custody 24 hours later at his next gig

(Newser) - A rapper whose concert in Little Rock was the site of a shooting that left 28 people injured was arrested early Sunday on unrelated assault charges. Ricky Hampton, 25, also known as Finese 2Tymes, was arrested on outstanding charges of aggravated assault with a gun at the Side Effects Club... More »

Trump Promised to Send the Feds Into Chicago. He Just Did

President tweets 'crime and killings' have reached 'epidemic proportions'

(Newser) - Because of "crime and killings" now at "epidemic proportions," President Trump has sent the feds into Chicago, he tweeted Friday morning. His announcement aligns with previous tweets in which he called the city's murder rate "record setting" and the situation "totally out of control,... More »

'Serial Street Shooter' Accused of 9 Murders

Police say suspect terrorized Phoenix last year

(Newser) - A suspect now in custody is behind the "Serial Street Shootings" that terrorized Phoenix for months , police say. Aaron Juan Saucedo, 23, was booked Monday on a total of 26 charges relating to 12 shooting incidents that left nine people dead, the Arizona Republic reports. Saucedo was initially arrested... More »

Poolside Shooter Called Ex So She Could 'Listen In': Cops

Police don't believe race was a factor in San Diego shootings

(Newser) - A gunman despondent over a recent breakup opened fire at a poolside birthday party and phoned his ex-girlfriend as he kept shooting strangers, killing one woman and injuring six other partygoers before he was killed by officers, police said Monday. Peter Selis, 49, sat on a pool chair during most... More »

Trauma Surgeon on Gun Violence: We Lost Our 'Teachable Moment'

Doctor says if people had seen autopsy pics of Sandy Hook kids, things may be different

(Newser) - He was told it would be "pointless," but Jason Fagone wrote his story for Highline anyway, diving deep into gun violence as seen by Philly trauma surgeons who "piece people back together after the most horrific acts." The person resigned to his efforts: Dr. Amy Goldberg,... More »

The One Call Between Shooter and Victim That Changed It All

Debbie Baigrie forgave Ian Manuel, who served 26 years in prison after shooting her when he was 13

(Newser) - A July night in 1990 changed both of their lives for the worse, but one phone call and the power of forgiveness then changed both their lives for the better. People details the story of Ian Manuel, who was just 13 when he was egged on to rob someone in... More »

'Targeted' Incident on Atlanta Train Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Hurt

A suspect has been arrested after shooting

(Newser) - A shooting that killed a man and wounded three other riders Thursday on an Atlanta public transit train appears to be a "targeted, isolated incident," officials say. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Police Chief Wanda Dunham said in a statement late Thursday that officers arrested a suspect in... More »

School Gunman's Threats Taken as 'Cry for Attention'

He had no trouble getting into San Bernardino school

(Newser) - Cedric Anderson had threatened his estranged wife before, but nobody realized how dangerous he really was until he opened fire in her San Bernardino classroom on Monday, police say. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said Tuesday that Anderson, 53, who killed Karen Smith and an 8-year-old special-needs student before... More »

Judge Shot Dead Outside Chicago Home

Police believe Raymond Myles' killing was botched robbery

(Newser) - A judge known for being fair, kind, and tough was killed in front of his Chicago home in an act of violence as senseless as anything that passed through his courtroom. Police say Raymond Myles, a 66-year-old judge in Cook County's criminal division, was shot dead outside his South... More »

She Begged Shop Not to Sell Her Girl a Gun. It Did Anyway

Colby Sue Weathers bought a pistol with a disability check, then killed her father

(Newser) - In 2012, when a doctor told Janet Delana's schizophrenic adult daughter to stop an aggressive drug regimen that wasn't working and come back for a checkup in four days, the mother picked up the phone. Colby Sue Weathers had been hearing voices for five years and bought a... More »

7 New Homicides in Chicago Bring New Rebuke From Trump

'Totally out of control,' says the president

(Newser) - Chicago's 760 homicides made 2016 its deadliest year in two decades—but 2017 is on track to steal that title. The city experienced its deadliest day of the new year on Wednesday when seven people were killed—five in a two-hour period—including a pregnant woman in her 20s.... More »

3 Kids Shot, 2 Die in Chicago Violence

Youngest victim was 2-year-old boy

(Newser) - A Chicago toddler was shot and killed on Tuesday in what police suspect was a "gang hit" on a man in a vehicle with him, just a few days after two young girls were shot in the head. It marked the latest spasm of violence in a city struggling... More »

6 Injured by Gun Violence at Vigil for Victim of Gun Violence

Among those shot at Chicago memorial: a 12-year-old girl

(Newser) - A crowd gathered on Chicago's South Side at a vigil for a young man killed by gun violence were confronted with their own chaos when suspects said to be rival gang members started shooting Wednesday evening, NBC Chicago and CBS Chicago report. Six people were injured, including a 12-year-old... More »

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