Even though the weapon used to carry out last week’s Washington Navy Yard bloodshed was bought in Virginia, Gov. Bob McDonnell says that’s no reason to tighten the state’s firearms access laws.
Many media outlets have chosen not to focus on guns, but rather on Alexis’ “addiction” with violent video games — studies offer complex, often politically-related correlations.
A legislative panel in Maryland has voted to approve regulations needed to implement the state’s sweeping gun-control law, which takes effect next month.
President Barack Obama called for a change in the nation’s gun laws as he led a memorial service Sunday for victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting.
After Monday’s shootings at the Washington Navy Yard in Southeast D.C., District Mayor Vincent Gray is calling for federal gun control.
Expert: People With Mental Illness ‘More Likely To Have Violence Done To Them Than To Inflict Harm On Others’
Experts weigh in on the various issues brought to the forefront of national discourse following mass shootings such as Monday’s attack of the Washington Navy Yard, including gun control, mental health care reform, and the leaps of logic made by an American people prone to reductive thought and easy, sometimes violent solutions.
Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.
The gunman in the mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, Aaron Alexis, had a history of violent outbursts, was at least twice accused of firing guns in anger and was in the early stages of treatment for serious mental problems, according to court records and U.S. law enforcement officials.
Just one day after a mass shooting left 13 dead in the nation’s capital, federal gun legislation is likely to stay stalled in Congress.
President Barack Obama on Monday wearily lamented “yet another mass shooting,” this time in the nation’s capital where the debate that raged earlier this year over tightening firearms laws has stalled amid opposition from gun-rights advocates.