Richard Slotkin on Guns and Violence – Moyers & Company

Ahead of the one year anniversary of the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in which Adam Lanza took the lives of 20 school children and six educators, Bill speaks with cultural historian and scholar Richard Slotkin about the role of guns in America’s national psyche. Slotkin has spent his life studying andContinue reading “Richard Slotkin on Guns and Violence – Moyers & Company”

4 wounded in Germany university shooting; gunman dead

A lone gunman opened fire during a lecture at Heidelberg University in southwestern Germany on Monday and wounded four people, some of them seriously, police said. Police said that the perpetrator was dead, but didn’t give details of how that happened. They had earlier asked people on Twitter to avoid the Neuenheimer Feld area, homeContinue reading “4 wounded in Germany university shooting; gunman dead”

House Republican posts photo of his family holding guns days after Michigan school shooting

“Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, please bring ammo,” tweeted Rep. Thomas Massie, R-K.Y. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-K.Y., is facing backlash from Democrats after he posted a Christmas photo of his family smiling and posing with an assortment of guns just days after four teenagers were killed in a shooting at a Michigan high school. “Merry Christmas! ps. Santa,Continue reading “House Republican posts photo of his family holding guns days after Michigan school shooting”

Follower of QAnon Influencer Who Claims to be Canada’s Queen Arrested Over School Threats

“Time to go hunting. Bang bang,” the follower of Romana Didulo wrote in a private chat for her “duck hunters.” A follower of Romana Didulo, a woman who claims to be the Queen of Canada, was arrested in Laval, Quebec, after allegedly making threats about his daughter’s school.  The arrest comes after Didulo, a QAnon influencer withContinue reading “Follower of QAnon Influencer Who Claims to be Canada’s Queen Arrested Over School Threats”

Copycat threats force more than 12 school districts to close for classes Thursday, Dec. 2

Tuesday’s mass shooting at Oxford High School has sparked a disturbing trend across Metro-Detroit. School districts in the area say they’re dealing with copycat threats of violence and more than a dozen districts have canceled class Thursday to remain cautious. These threats are popping up on social media and it’s making already uneasy students scaredContinue reading “Copycat threats force more than 12 school districts to close for classes Thursday, Dec. 2”

At least 6 killed in mass shooting on Russian university campus

A gunman opened fire on a Russian university campus on Monday killing at least six people, investigators said, in the country’s second mass shooting this year to target students. Videos circulating on social media showed people throwing belongings from windows of university buildings in the central city of Perm before jumping to flee the shooter.Continue reading “At least 6 killed in mass shooting on Russian university campus”

At Least 9 Dead in Russia School Shooting

At least nine people, most of whom were children, have been killed after a lone teenage gunman opened fire at a school in the Russian city of Kazan, regional officials said Tuesday. The victims at Kazan’s School No. 175 some 820 kilometers east of Moscow include one teacher, one female school employee and seven eighth-grade studentsContinue reading “At Least 9 Dead in Russia School Shooting”

Shooting at Idaho middle school injures 3; student captured

A shooting at an eastern Idaho middle school Thursday injured two students and a custodian, and a male student has been taken into custody, authorities said. The victims’ injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson said. “Today we had the worst nightmare a school district could encounter. We had aContinue reading “Shooting at Idaho middle school injures 3; student captured”

Student dead, officer injured after gunfire erupts at high school in Knoxville, Tennessee

The shooting occurred after officers responded to a report of an armed person at Austin-East Magnet High School. One student was killed and a police officer was injured Monday in a shooting at a high school in Tennessee, authorities said. Gunfire erupted after officers in Knoxville responded to a report of an armed person atContinue reading “Student dead, officer injured after gunfire erupts at high school in Knoxville, Tennessee”

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