Late-Night Hosts Blast Trump's Response to New Zealand Shootings: He's a 'Product of White Supremacy'

Several late-night hosts began their weeks by addressing the March 15 mosque shootings that left 50 people dead in Christchurch, New Zealand — and they were none too pleased by President Trump’s response to the tragedy. Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers all criticized Trump on Monday night, particularly after he wrote off the […]

30 people in Chicago were killed in shootings in just 3 hours, including at least 11 teenagers

Screenshot/Chicago Sun-Times Thirty people were shot in just 3 hours early Sunday in Chicago. Two people were killed and 28 were wounded between midnight and 3 a.m., including at least 13 teenagers. There have been about 339 homicides in the city so far in 2018, with 285 people killed by gun violence. Thirty people were […]

Social media is playing a growing role in the threat of school shootings — and authorities are struggling to stop it

Jonathan Drake/Reuters Since the Parkland shooting it has been estimated that almost 50% of school-shooting threats have been made via social media. In the weeks following the Parkland incident there were around 70 threats made per day. Authorities are struggling to find a way to fairly reprimand those making the threats online, while still respecting […]

Cancun holidays: Is it safe to travel to Mexico after recent shootings?

Cancun has long been a popular package holiday destination with Britons, who are excited for the sea, sun and excellent beaches the area has to offer. However, shocking violence has erupted in the area over the past 36 hours, with 14 murders and five injuries due to gun shot wounds, in six separate instances across […]

Switzerland has a stunningly high rate of gun ownership — here’s why it doesn’t have mass shootings

REUTERS/Thomas Hodel Switzerland hasn’t had a mass shooting since 2001, when a man stormed the local parliament in Zug, killing 14 people and then himself. The country has about 2 million privately owned guns in a nation of 8.3 million people. In 2016, the country had 47 homicides with firearms. The country’s overall murder rate […]

Arming teachers with guns won’t help prevent school shootings, research suggests — here’s how Germany dealt with the problem

George Frey/Getty Images President Donald Trump said having “highly trained” teachers armed with guns in class could help prevent tragedies like the deadly Florida school shooting. Trump said he’d support spending federal dollars to give “expert teachers” special training to carry guns in the classroom. Shortly after Trump’s announcement, a California high school teacher accidentally […]

Since Parkland’s #NeverAgain, School Shootings Have Happened Again

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland launched a campaign for tougher gun laws and safer schools under the banner “never again.” But school shootings have already happened since the Feb. 14 rampage, and police from California to Vermont say they have thwarted at least seven potential gun attacks on schools.

14K empty shoes commemorate all victims of school shootings since Sandy Hook (PHOTOS)

Gun control activists and volunteers laid 7,000 pairs of shoes on the lawn of the Capitol building in a haunting memorial to all of the children killed by gun violence in the US since the Sandy Hook massacre. “There’s nobody in those shoes, it’s like the emptiness in our hearts from gun violence,” said Tom […]

Henry Blodget: Will arming teachers guns help stop school shootings?

Business Insider Editorial Director Henry Blodget explains why arming teachers, Trump’s favored strategy to prevent more school shootings, is unlikely to solve the problem.   Will giving teachers guns help stop school shootings? Gun massacres are an American crisis. They aren’t a “price of freedom.” If we do nothing, they will happen again and again and […]

Australia, Israel, Japan, and South Korea rarely have mass shootings — and the reasons are clear

While mass shootings have increased in regularity in the US, other countries have found ways to prevent them. Places like South Korea, Israel, Australia, and Japan simply require people to meet a number of rigorous standards before they can gain access to firearms. In Australia’s case, its efforts mean there have been no catastrophic mass […]