Gun Violence In America: Don’t Blame The Victims — That Means Rappers Too

Add the name of Takeoff, a member of the popular rap trio Migos, to the ever-growing list of rappers, recent and past, tragically and violently killed. The initial reaction to the shooting death of Takeoff, born Kirsnick Ball, on November 1, was to blame rap music and hip hop culture. People who have engaged in … Read more

US passes 600 mass shootings for third straight year

The United States has seen more than 600 mass shootings for three consecutive years. According to the non-profit organization Gun Violence Archive, there were 609 incidents in 2022 in which four or more people other than the attacker were shot – putting the United States on the beat to reach around 675 by the end … Read more

Ozzy Osbourne moving back to England, doesn’t want to ‘die in crazy America’

Ozzy Osbourne wants to go home. The iconic Black Sabbath rocker has said he plans to return to his native England because he doesn’t want to “die in a crazy America”. “I’m sick of people getting killed every day,” the 73-year-old singer told the Guardian. “God knows how many people have been shot dead in … Read more

Pat Benatar refuses to sing Hit Me With Your Best Shot ever again

Pat Benatar is refusing to perform her hit 1980 song Hit Me With Your Best Shot in the wake of the horrific mass shootings across America this year. Speaking to USA Today, the rock singer said she will avoid performing the track during her current tour in “protest” of gun violence. Instead, the 69-year-old singer … Read more

Uptick in mass shootings prompt houses of worship in U.S. to increase security – National

Reverend Steven Marsh never thought he would see the day when his church in Laguna Woods, Calif., a town of 16,500 populated largely by retirees, would spend $20,000 a month on security. Then a gunman opened fire May 15 during a luncheon at the Presbyterian Church in Geneva, where Marsh is the senior pastor, killing … Read more

Neighbor of Highland Park parade shooter Robert Crimo regrets turning him down

A neighbor of the Highland Park mass shooting suspect revealed on Tuesday that she had a crush on the suspected killer and felt guilty for turning him down years ago. “I’m just thinking about him,” Amy, who declined to give her last name, said of alleged killer Robert “Bobby” Crimo III. “I didn’t fall asleep … Read more

Mass shooting at San Antonio BBQ leaves 2 dead, 5 injured

At least two people were killed and five others injured in a mass drive-by shooting Saturday night in San Antonio, a local police chief said. The seven people were shot around 10 p.m. as a family was having a barbecue outside a house, while several children were inside, San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus … Read more

Alabama church shooter Robert Findlay Smith was gun dealer

The madman who allegedly killed three people at an Alabama church was a federally licensed arms dealer who allegedly failed to keep track of a gun he sold, violating authorities, according to a new report. Robert Findlay Smith, 70, from Birmingham, was sitting alone at a potluck dinner at Stephen’s Episcopal Church when he suddenly … Read more

Uvalde cops waited 77 minutes to try entering classrooms during shooting

Security footage shows cops in the Uvalde, Texas school massacre waited 77 minutes before even trying to open the doors to two classrooms where the gunman killed 19 children and two teachers last month, according to a new report. The latest revelation, published Saturday by The San Antonio Express News, is the latest detail that … Read more

President Joe Biden welcomes breakthrough in gun reform deal reached by bipartisan group of US senators

In a potential breakthrough toward the first major new U.S. gun laws in decades, a bipartisan group of senators announced agreement on a framework for a gun safety bill, with enough Republican support to advance to the tightly divided Senate. Key points: President Joe Biden says there’s no reason the new deal shouldn’t be quickly … Read more