David Hogg on ending gun violence, building a movement and his future in activism
David Hogg, co-founder of March For Our Lives, is pictured at Tufts on Sept. 19.(Courtesy Alonso Nichols / Tufts University) David Hogg, a gun control activist who survived the 2018 Parkland school shooting, visited Tufts on Sept. 19 in the first installation of this year’s Tisch College Alan and Susan Solomont Distinguished Speaker Series. At the event, Hogg discussed his path to civic engagement, the importance of putting pressure on the government and the steps that young people can take in order to support the gun control movement.
Opinion: The Surge in Harrisburg’s Deadly Violence
A woman was killed by her husband… a man was killed by his girlfriend… a child was shot at a house party… the bodies of overdose victims were found… an elderly pedestrian succumbed to her injuries from a hit and run - these are a few of the headlines I’ve read over the past couple days in the area I call home. Violence is escalating at enormous rates. It’s near impossible to keep up with the when and where… the why is normally never answered. Society seems to be spiraling out of control with no end in sight. Many of my friends and acquaintances are in the process of planning funerals instead of weddings… they’re burying their children. It’s not right… something needs to change and it needs to change fast.
Heath High School Mass Shooter Eligible for Parole in November
Deceased Victims of the Heath High School Shooter(Photo: WPSD Local) Before there was Columbine, there was Heath High School in West Paducah, Kentucky. On December 1, 1997, fourteen-year-old Michael Adam Carneal brought a Ruger MK II .22 caliber pistol to school and fired at schoolmates, killing three and injuring five more.
Breaking: 2 boys allegedly threatened to shoot up Prescott school
Two Prescott Valley Charter School boys are in custody for allegedly threatening to shoot up their school, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. They are facing charges for an alleged terrorist threat along with false reporting, according to Sheriff David Rhodes.
Tuesday in Portland: Community calling for action following another weekend of gun violence & more
(Nathan Howard/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Tuesday, Aug. 16 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Community reeling after another weekend of gun violence.
Family of Jarvis Lykes hosts program against community gun violence in Columbus, GA
The life of Jarvis Lykes is celebrated by family and friendsPhoto by Keyanna Jones. "We ain't blacking down!" was the chant that could be heard as passersby walked along 10th Avenue in Columbus, GA, in front of the Consolidated Government Building, on Thursday, August 04, 2022. The chant was led by Arreasha Lawrence, Regional Organizer for Black Voters Matter Fund. Arreasha was one of many representatives from community organizations, who gathered in solidarity with the family of Jarvis Lykes to stand against police brutality, community gun violence and voter suppression. The program, entitled "Remembrance, Resilience, Awareness, Transparency," was held to bring attention to the ongoing issues plaguing Communities of Color.
New Orleans is Becoming a Deadly City
New Orleans has been known worldwide as one of the premier locations for great food, unique culture, and having a fun time. Unfortunately, the Crescent City is on track to becoming one of the deadliest cities in America per capita.
Man fatally shot in Kingwood, TX during altercation
A man was fatally shot during what police believe was an altercation at King's Cove Luxury Apartments in Kingwood (4920 Magnolia Cove) Texas. According to Lt. Issac Jefferson with the Houston Police Department, the man was found by officers who were responding to a report of a shooting, on a sidewalk between two apartment buildings in the complex. He was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Dramatic rise of gun violence amid teens and young adults – Treasure Coast resources to help before tragedy strikes
Families comforting each other after shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TXNPR. Mass shootings have been increasing over the years but for the last few years have been quite dramatic. Even more disturbing is the trend of teens and young adults involved in these high-profile events.
22 Year-Old Killed During Hartford, CT Shooting
Jayla Heaven, 22-Years Old, Killed in the crossfire of a shooting in Hartford, Connecticut. 'She was a sparkle, she was a light' | Friends, family remember life of young woman killed in Hartford shootingNBC Connecticut.
NYC 20-Year-Old Mom Shot Point-Blank Pushing Infant: Suspected Intentional
A woman was shot at the back of the head while pushing her three-month-old in a stroller.(Lacie Slezak/Unsplash) Amongst peaking gun violence in New York City, a quashed Supreme Court Decision on New York State’s Concealed Carry Permit Law, and a recent spike in interest in the progression of gun rights in the United States, perhaps we can come together and think on the following story.
Wednesday in Portland: Mayor Wheeler announces Safer Summer PDX initiative to curb gun violence
(Nathan Howard/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Wednesday, June 29 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Mayor Ted Wheeler announces Safer Summer PDX initiative to address gun violence.
Two Were Killed by a Gunman During Norway's Annual Pride Festival
On Saturday, June 25, 2022, a gunman killed two people and injured twenty others during the annual pride festival in Oslo, Norway. "A gunman opened fire in Oslo’s nightlife district early Saturday, killing two people and leaving more than 20 wounded in what the Norwegian security service called an 'Islamist terror act' during the capital’s annual LGBTQ Pride festival." —Maria Sanminiatelli and Karl Ritter.
Tennessee Pastors Continue Call for Senators Blackburn, Hagerty to Support Bipartisan Legislation on Gun Control
Southern Christian Coalition calls for "common sense" gun legislation. At a press conference today, a group of Tennessee pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition called on Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty to support bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing gun violence.
Wednesday in Portland: Portland Public Schools votes to ban concealed firearms on campuses & more
(Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Wednesday, June 15 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. PPS Board votes 7-0 to ban concealed weapons on campuses.
Chilling Account of Texas School Shooting Shared by a 10-Year-Old Survivor
“You’re all gonna die”– 10-year-old Samuel Salinas, a survivor of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School, recalls what the shooter said. As reported in People, In a tragic incident that took place on May 24th, 2022, at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, USA, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos fatally shot nineteen students and two teachers. Earlier that day, Ramos evidently shot his grandmother in the forehead, severely wounding her. Then, he headed for the school. Approximately five minutes before entering the premises of Robb Elementary, he started firing shots with his AR-15 style rifle. Then he entered the premises through an unlocked side gate and faced no obstruction in the process. Upon entering the building, he locked himself in a classroom. It is there that the tragedy took place. Inside the classroom, he shot and killed twenty-one people including nineteen students and two teachers. He then remained there for approximately an hour before a member of the United States Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) fatally shot him.
Another Mass Shooting in the US, This Time in Maryland - All We Know
An employee in a manufacturing plant in Maryland, USA, fatally shoots three of his co-workers. Here's all we know till now. Image given for artistic purpose only (not an accurate image).Maurício Mascaro / Pexels.
Gun violence: How the City of Cumming and a gun-owning mother are raising awareness
On June 8, the U.S. House of Representatives gathered to hear the testimonies of survivors of recent mass shootings(Image by Getty Images) (Forsyth County, GA) On Wednesday, June 8, the U.S. House of Representatives gathered to hear the testimonies of survivors of the mass shootings that occurred in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, Texas.
Tennessee ER Physician Challenges Rep. Mark Green on Gun Violence Legislation
Doctor dismayed that Green opposed "Protect Our Kids Act" Following passage of the "Protect our Kids Act" in the U.S. House of Representatives last night, Nashville ER physician Dr. Katrina Green expressed disappointment that Congressman and doctor Mark Green voted against the legislation.
Chattanooga Pastors Call for Gun Policy Reform
Southern Christian Coalition speaks out following multiple shootings in Chattanooga. A group of Chattanooga pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition spoke out in favor of gun policy reform this week following a recent pair of mass shootings in the city.