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  1. I bought an AR-15 assault rifle in 7 minutesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 |

    Seven minutes. That's how long it took me to buy an AR-15, the semiautomatic rifle used in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.


  2. Obama calls Orlando shooting an a act of terrora , a act of hateaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2016 |

    He says the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism and that no effort will be spared to determine whether the shooter was affiliated with terrorist groups. "Today as Americans we grieve the brutal murder, horrific massacre of dozens of innocent people," Obama said in a press briefing at the White House Sunday afternoon.


  3. These were the worst mass shootings in U.S. history a " until todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2016 |

    An early Sunday morning shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub has become the nation's deadliest mass shooting, with at least 50 dead, according to Orlando police. Until Sunday, the deadliest mass shooting had been the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, which claimed 32 lives, not including the shooter's.


  4. Professor who dismissed Sandy Hook massacre firedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 |

    In this Jan. 3, 2013, file photo, a bus traveling from Newtown, Conn., to Monroe stops near 26 angel signs posted along the roadside in Monroe, Conn., on the first day of classes for Sandy Hook Elementary School students since the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting. Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton fires the professor who claimed that the Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax.


  5. States expanded gun rights after Sandy Hook school massacreRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2015 |

    The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in which a mentally disturbed young man killed 26 children and teachers galvanized calls across the nation for tighter gun controls. But in the three years since, many states have moved in the opposite direction, embracing the National Rifle Association's response that more "good guys with guns" are what's needed to limit the carnage of mass shootings.


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