Tagged: violence

Columbine: 14 Years Later

On April 20, 1999, beginning at approximately 11:19 a.m., seniors Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold set off bombs and fired guns at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. The massacre has become one of the most infamous mass shootings in United States history. During their rampage, 12 students and one...

Remembering Virginia Tech

Six years ago today, the Virginia Tech massacre took the lives of 32 individuals at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. The attack was perpetrated by Seug-Hui Cho, a Virginia Tech senior. The shooter committed suicide after gunning down professors and students on the university’s campus,...

New Survey Released of Law Enforcement Officers’ Opinions on Gun Control

Gun Policy & Law Enforcement: Survey Results Yesterday, April 10th, a new survey on gun policy was released by PoliceOne.com. The survey was conducted in March 2013 and included more than 15,000 verified law enforcement professionals. The survey was “aimed to bring together the thoughts and opinions of the only...

Now is the Time: The President’s Plan to Protect Our Children and Our Communities by Reducing Gun Violence

The White House released today “Now is the Time: The President’s Plan to Protect Our Children and Our Communities by Reducing Gun Violence”. The report outlines the Obama Administration’s Plan for gun control and includes four key points: 1. “Closing background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands;...

Access Denied: How the Gun Lobby is Depriving Police, Policy Makers, and the Public of the Data We Need to Prevent Gun Violence

Mayors Against Illegal Guns released a report titled, Access Denied: How the Gun Lobby is Depriving Police, Policy Makers, and the Public of the Data We Need to Prevent Gun Violence. The new report investigates “the efforts by the gun lobby, with the cooperation of Congress, to suppress data and...

Line in the Sand: Countering Crime, Violence and Terror at the Southwest Border

A Line in the Sand: Countering Crime, Violence and Terror at the Southwest Border The United States House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management has released a Majority Report entitled, “A Line in the Sand: Countering Crime, Violence and Terror at the Southwest Border”. The report...

Third Anniversary of the Fort Hood Shooting

November 5th marks the third anniversary of the tragedy at Fort Hood in which a single suspect, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, is accused of killing 13 Soldiers and civilian employees and wounding a further 29. This attack is still officially considered by the Department of Defense as an act of...

FBI Report on the Events at Ft. Hood, Texas

William H. Webster recently delivered to the FBI the “Final Report of the William H. Webster Commission on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Counterterrorism Intelligence, and the Events at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 9, 2009.” The unclassified version of this report can be read here. The report examines the...