Stories tagged: "gun violence"


Law enforcement work the scene of a mass shooting at a Walmart, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Chesapeake, Va.  The store was busy just before the shooting Tuesday night with people stocking up ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Walmart Manager Opens Fire in Break Room, Killing 6

A Walmart manager opened fire on fellow employees in the break room of a Virginia store, killing six people.

TOPSHOT - A commuity members silhouette is seen through a Pride flag while paying their respects to the victims of the mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on November 20, 2022. - At least five people were killed and 18 wounded in a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in the US city of Colorado Springs, police said on November 20, 2022. (Photo by Jason Connolly / AFP) (Photo by JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images)
Mass Shooting at Gay Nightclub in Colorado Follows Surge of Right-Wing Rhetoric and Threats Targeting LGBTQ Community

As Republican lawmakers and right-wing media figures have singled out the LGBTQ community with hateful rhetoric, children’s hospitals have faced bomb threats, armed extremist groups have targeted drag-related events, and LGBTQ individuals have been assaulted and now murdered in a mass shooting that left five dead.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring met with a panel of Virginians for a virtual roundtable discussion on gun violence prevention.
Can We Stop Gun Violence in Virginia? Police, Activists Weigh In

“We have a gun violence problem in this country and in this Commonwealth,” Herring said.

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The Gun Lobby Is Profiting Off Your Coronavirus Fears and Putting Kids at Risk

The president of the American Federation of Teachers, along with a member who is a Sandy Hook shooting survivor, discuss how our new reality raises the stakes on the epidemic of gun violence in communities.