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State Senators Travel To Odessa In An Effort To Find Ways To Prevent Future Mass Shootings

By Mitch Borden On Thursday, the Texas Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence And Community Safety held a public hearing at Odessa College. The state lawmakers listened to Permian Basin residents and local officials suggestions on how to prevent mass … Continue reading

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Texas Officials Hold Hearing In Odessa To Hear From Those Affected By Mass Violence

By Mitch Borden State lawmakers are traveling to West Texas today to hear from survivors of mass shootings — including, the August 31st shooting in Odessa that took the lives of seven people and injured more than 20.  This public … Continue reading

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The Latest On The Victims In West Texas Attack

By KERA News and TPR News As authorities continue their investigation into Saturday’s shooting rampage, stories of the victims of the attack are coming to light. Seven people were killed; 25 were injured. Here are stories about some of Saturday’s … Continue reading

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Here’s How You Can Help Victims Of The Odessa And Midland Shootings

By Marfa Public Radio The communities of Odessa and Midland are taking their first steps toward healing, after a mass shooting over Labor Day weekend left seven people dead and more than 20 others injured. Donations have been coming in … Continue reading

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Walmart Will No Longer Sell Ammo For Handguns And The AR-15

By Chris Haxel, Guns & America Walmart announced Tuesday that it will discontinue sales of ammunition designed for handguns and military-style rifles such as the AR-15. The company will also stop allowing customers to openly carry firearms inside its stores, … Continue reading

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El Paso, Dayton, Odessa. Understanding Mass Shooting Trends In America

By Luis Melgar, Guns & America At a press conference Sunday in Odessa, Texas, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs said that the nation is now averaging an active shooter incident “every other week,” a broad term used by the FBI … Continue reading

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Odessa Shooter Failed Gun Background Check, Gov. Greg Abbott Says

By Acacia Coronado, Texas Tribune Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted Monday that the gunman in Saturday’s mass shooting in Midland and Odessa had previously failed a gun purchase background check and did not go through a background check to buy … Continue reading

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Odessa Shooter Had Been On A Long Downward Spiral According To FBI

By Jonathan Levinson, Guns & America Law enforcement in Texas released more information Monday afternoon about the investigation into this weekend’s mass shooting which killed seven people and injured 23. Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said the alleged shooter was fired from … Continue reading

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At Odessa Vigil, Permian Basin Community Comes Together To Mourn And Honor Lives Lost In Shooting

By Mitch Borden, Sally Beauvais and Carlos Morales Hundreds of residents from across the Permian Basin came together as the sun began to set Sunday evening, to pray and honor the victims of this weekend’s mass shooting that left eight … Continue reading

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8 New Gun Laws Take Effect In Texas Sept. 1

By Lisa Dunn, Guns & America At least seven people were killed and another 20 were injured in a mass shooting that stretched in and around Midland and Odessa, Texas, Saturday. The incident was the second mass shooting in that state … Continue reading

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