Tag Archives: Gun violence

Texas Lawmakers Meet In Odessa For Committee Hearing On Preventing Future Mass Shootings

By Mitch Borden In Odessa, state lawmakers heard from local and state officials along with residents affected by the Aug. 31 mass shooting. Many in attendance urged the panel of lawmakers to pass new laws and tighten existing policies to … Continue reading

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Why Some Shootings Are Called Mass Shootings And Others Are Ignored

By Hady Mawajdeh, KERA Depending upon whom you ask, there have been somewhere between eight and 350 mass shootings in America so far in 2019. That’s a pretty big range. So why don’t we know the exact number? While it feels like we’re hearing … Continue reading

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Texas Lawmakers Visit El Paso In Effort To Prevent Future Mass Shootings

By Mallory Falk, KERA Texas has seen four major mass shootings in the last two years. Despite conversations in communities and at the statehouse, little has changed in the state. But after gunmen killed 29 people in two West Texas … Continue reading

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Odessans Try To Make Sense Of Violence In An Otherwise Friendly City

By Camille Phillips, Texas Public Radio A line of white crosses dot an empty lot on an otherwise busy road in south Odessa. Since they went up on Tuesday, somber groups of visitors trickled in. They quietly left flowers, balloons, … Continue reading

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Many In El Paso Want To Mourn In Peace, Ask Trump Not To Visit

By Mallory Falk, KERA News In El Paso, emotions are still raw after a mass shooting at a Walmart left 22 people dead — many of them Mexican and Mexican-American. Now, the city is bracing for a spectacle only four … Continue reading

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After El Paso Shooting, Experts Say Mental Illness Is Not To Blame For Gun Violence

By Syeda Hasan, KERA News Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas needs to do a better job of addressing its mental health care challenges after a deadly mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart. Speaking at a press conference after the … Continue reading

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Red Flag Laws, Gun Violence And Angry, White Men

By Stephen Becker, KERA Originally published on August 5, 2019 9:50 pm Gun violence dominated the weekend as at least 22 people were killed by a gunman in El Paso – and nine more were shot to death 12 hours … Continue reading

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‘The Ellis Island Of The Southwest’: El Paso Residents Remain Proud Of Immigrant Ties

By Carlos Morales El Paso is a border town with a predominantly Hispanic population and a culture linked to both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. And now the community feels like it is being targeted because of that. Residents are … Continue reading

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Debunking The Video Games Cause Gun Violence Myth

By Adhiti Bandlamudi Originally published on August 5, 2019 4:34 pm Following the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which killed at least 31 people, lawmakers started to point to one factor that could have contributed to shootings: violent … Continue reading

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‘Uniquely Lawless’: Security Firm Drops 8chan Website Following El Paso Shooting

By Sasha Ingber, NPR Originally published on August 5, 2019 4:54 pm A Web security company is dropping its protections for 8chan, a controversial online message board where people have posted hateful screeds before carrying out violent and deadly attacks. … Continue reading

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