The bad boy in professional sports is really a tale as old as time. As fans, there’s most definitely some Jungian projection in which we get to live out our darkest fantasies and urges via any celebrity thrown onto the big or little screen.
As of Sunday, more than 250 law enforcement officers have been deployed to locate the suspect in a mass shooting that took the lives of 5 people in a family home.
The United States has already reached over 130 shootings in the first three months of 2023. So it is not a surprise that the U.S. is failing when it comes to gun laws. However, this new analysis published by Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence tells us just how much.
A former University of Virginia football player suspected of killing three football players and wounding two other students on campus late Sunday night is in custody after a manhunt in Charlottesville, Virginia, police confirmed Monday. During a news conference Monday, University of Virginia president Jim Ryan said three Cavaliers football players were shot and killed: junior receiver Lavel Davis Jr. of Dorchester, South Carolina; junior receiver Devin Chandler of Huntersville, North Carolina; and junior defensive end/linebacker D’Sean Perry of Miami.
A year-long investigation of illegal drugs in New York City led to the arrest of five people for more than 1,600 counts. Officials of the NYPD confirmed on Thursday that 182 handguns were recovered in an illegal gun- smuggling ring that ran weapons from Tennessee to be sold in the streets of Queens.
Among the recent increase in mass shootings, New York’s legislature passed a bill on Thursday to ban anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing—or possessing—a semiautomatic rifle. This law would also introduce a licensing requirement. The legislation to raise the age limit passed the Senate with 43-20 votes and the Assembly 102-47, and it is now waiting for Gov. Kathy Hochul’s signature. This law represents a huge change to the New York firearm laws passed days after Buffalo’s tragic shooting at the hands of an 18-year-old.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has announced he’ll sign a bill that permits school districts to arm employees. Ohio school districts could begin arming employees as soon as this fall under legislation approved by Republican lawmakers and set to be signed by GOP Gov. Mike DeWine, ABC News reports. Many Democrats believe that arming teachers and school employees sends the wrong message, especially after the announcement came just a week after the massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde Texas, which left 19 children and 2 adults dead. Republicans say the new legislation could prevent school shootings, and protect not only the teachers but the students as well.
Just days after the shooting that took the lives of 19 elementary students in Uvalde, Texas, the annual NRA convention took place as planned. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the convention had been canceled multiple times within the last 3 years.
A student at Berkner High School in Texas was arrested after police found an AK-47 style handgun and a AR-15 replica rifle inside of his car on Wednesday, a day after the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The student was arrested inside of his high school right after police received reports of an armed man walking towards campus. No injuries or gunfire were reported.
In the first 145 days of 2022, there have been at least 212 mass shootings in the United States. Yesterday, at an Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, an 18-year-old male killed at least 19 children, making it the second-deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook and the 27th school shooting this year alone. In the ensuing 10 years since Sandy Hook, gun laws in the United States have changed little to address the steady rise in school shootings and in some states have become more lax.
Following the mass shooting that killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York, on May 14th, 2022, President Biden is facing urgent demands to reform gun control. The tragic hate crime occurred at a supermarket in a predominately black community and the suspect’s actions are said to be “pure evil.” Biden describes how the suspect was “armed with weapons of war and hate-filled soul.”
President Joe Biden announced Wednesday his administration’s plan to combat the rising violent crime in major cities, specifically gun violence. The White House and the Biden administration have multiple concerns with the reopening of the country after the COVID-19 pandemic.