Crime
Associated Press/Photo by Andres Leighton

Mass shootings renew gun debate

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/05/19, 12:54 pm

Following mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that resulted in the deaths of 31 people, President Donald Trump called on Congress to pass background check laws for gun buyers. Democratic lawmakers want Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to cancel the August recess so that lawmakers can return to Washington to work on gun control legislation.

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Associated Press/Photo by John Minchillo

Nine killed in second mass shooting within 24 hours

by Mickey McLean
Posted 8/04/19, 10:16 am

A gunman opened fire in a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing nine people and injuring at least 26 others. It was the second mass shooting in the United States in the past 24 hours. Police patrolling the area responded to the 1 a.m. attack in less than a minute and shot and killed the gunman, who wore body armor and was carrying a .223-caliber rifle and had additional high-capacity magazines with him.

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Associated Press/Photo by Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times

Dozens shot, at least 20 dead at Texas Walmart

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/03/19, 08:31 pm

Horrific details of the mass shooting that killed at least 20 people in El Paso, Texas, emerged Saturday afternoon and evening. Police said they believed most of the victims were shot at a Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall as back-to-school shoppers packed the store. El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said many of the 26 people wounded had life-threatening injuries.

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