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Why 18-year-olds in Texas can buy AR-15s but not handguns

The massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, highlights disparities in how federal laws regulate rifles and handguns - the shooter bought two rifles days after his 18th birthday but under federal law, Americans buying handguns must be at least 21.... Read more»

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Arizona Rep. Gosar tweeted baseless claims about gender identity of Uvalde shooter

Police are still investigating the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, but despite having no evidence, conservatives - including Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar - spread unsubstantiated claims the gunman was transgender. ... Read more»

'Wrong decision': Texas DPS says Uvalde police made crucial error as school shooting continued

Uvalde’s local incident commander thought the active shooting had stopped and that the gunman had barricaded himself inside the school. But inside, the killing continued, as teachers and students begged for help in 911 calls.... Read more»

'Shut up and dribble'? Not anymore as Steve Kerr, Mercury players use their platform

The history of activism within sports is a rich one, but activist athletes were more exception than rule for many decades - now, that mentality has changed for many sports figures despite criticism that athletes should “shut up and dribble”.... Read more»

Authorities took an hour to stop Uvalde gunman, raising questions about police response

The police response to the active shooter call has drawn mounting scrutiny in the days since the massacre. Texas officials have given vague and conflicting answers on what exactly happened after the gunman arrived at the school, and parents have criticized police for not acting quickly enough.... Read more»

Uvalde mass shooter was confronted by law enforcement before entering elementary school

The gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers in the same classroom in Uvalde on Tuesday was confronted by a law enforcement officer before he entered the elementary school that became the site of his massacre, but many questions still remain.... Read more»

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American Roulette: Sending your kids to school

I dropped off my kid at his Tucson school with trepidation today, a day after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. I gave my boy a hug and kiss and watched as he walked inside. I could not help but think, would he be “safe?”... Read more»

Frustrated Democrats call for GOP help on federal gun laws after mass school shooting

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday implored Senate Republicans to work with Democrats to pass bipartisan gun control legislation, following a mass school shooting that took the lives of 19 children and two teachers in Texas.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Murdered babies at Uvalde elementary school

Instead of fleeing Texas in time of trouble as is his habit, Ted Cruz offered condolences, then expressed anger at anyone who might suggest we go after the weapons that were made to kill children. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed confusion as to why this stuff happens. This weekend, they will both be speaking at an NRA convention. This is why this keeps happening. This is why children continue to die in their classrooms. ... Read more»

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Hellertoon: Decade of inaction between Sandy Hook, Uvalde school shootings

In 2012, 26 people — including 20 children — were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary. In 2022, 21 were murdered at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas — including 19 little kids. In between, those with power to so something, have done nothing.... Read more»

18 kids killed in shooting at Texas elementary school

A Texas high school student opened fire at an elementary school Tuesday and killed at least 18 students and a teacher before police fatally shot him, marking the 212th mass shooting in the United States this year in which four or more people were shot or killed.... Read more»

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