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Study: Gun Sales Rise After a Mass Shooting, and More Fatalities Follow

One little-known fact about mass shootings is that they have been very good for the gun business.

Americans’ anxieties are stoked both by the random violence itself and the ensuing debates over gun control. Customers, including some who’ve never owned a gun, race to buy weapons they fear may be denied them down the road. Gun sales soar.

But the aftermath of a mass shooting does not appear to be very good for Americans’ safety. New research suggests that the increased availability of firearms after a mass shooting exacts a deadly toll of its own.

That toll falls heavily on children, according to the study, which links the spike in gun sales following a mass shooting with an increase in fatal accidents involving firearms.

To reach that conclusion, researchers zeroed in on the

Read more at: http://www.vnews.com/Add-at-least-57-to-the-number-of-gun-related-deaths-tied-to-the-Sandy-Hook-mass-shooting-14231658

Valley News – Study: Gun Sales Rise After a Mass Shooting, and …

One little-known fact about mass shootings is that they have been very good for the gun business.

Americans’ anxieties are stoked both by the random violence itself and the ensuing debates over gun control. Customers, including some who’ve never owned a gun, race to buy weapons they fear may be denied them down the road. Gun sales soar.

But the aftermath of a mass shooting does not appear to be very good for Americans’ safety. New research suggests that the increased availability of firearms after a mass shooting exacts a deadly toll of its own.

That toll falls heavily on children, according to the study, which links the spike in gun sales following a mass shooting with an increase in fatal accidents involving firearms.

To reach that conclusion, researchers zeroed in on the

Read more at: http://www.vnews.com/Add-at-least-57-to-the-number-of-gun-related-deaths-tied-to-the-Sandy-Hook-mass-shooting-14231658

Support groups open to those struggling after mass shooting

Steve Marcus

People attend during a vigil, marking the one-week anniversary of the Oct. 1 mass shooting, at Sahara Avenue and The Strip Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017.

People struggling to cope with the holidays after the Route 91 Harvest festival mass shooting are being urged to reach out for emotional support.

“For those who lost family, friends, or colleagues from the shooting, facing the holidays, anniversaries and other special events without our loved one is very painful,” said Ellen Richardson-Adams, outpatient administrator for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

“For those who survived the shooting with or without physical injury, the holidays also can present emotional challenges because you may not feel celebratory or you may feel stress or anxiety doing things that normally wouldn’t bother you such as traveling or being out and about in crowds,”

Read more at: https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/dec/08/support-groups-open-to-those-struggling-after-mass/

After a Mass Shooting, a Surge in Accidental Deaths

In the months following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, where 20 small children were killed along with six adults, gun purchases rose—a common pattern as firearms enthusiasts afraid of new laws or interested in self-defense rush to stores. Gun manufacturer stock prices tend to rise, too.

But a new study has found another potential knock-on effect from such tragedies: an increase in accidental deaths resulting from the attention paid to guns in their aftermath. Media reports and public debate over the role of guns in America seems to cause more people to handle, and discharge, firearms, according to “Firearms and Accidental Deaths: Evidence From the Aftermath of the Sandy Hook School Shooting” published Thursday in Science.

“The spike in gun exposure that followed the Sandy Hook school shooting increased the incidence of accidental firearm deaths, particularly among children,” according to the study.

The research

Read more at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-07/america-s-shooting-sprees-claim-more-victims-in-their-aftermath

An Update on Gun Legislation One Month After the Texas Mass Shooting

A revolverDmytro Tolmachov/DreamstimeOne month out from the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, bureaucrats and lawmakers have pivoted away from more firearms restrictions toward the government’s failure to maintain its criminal background check system.

Shortly after Sutherland Springs, the Air Force revealed it had failed to report the court martial and discharge for domestic violence of the shooter, former airman Devon Kelley. That report should have prevented him from purchasing the weapons he used to carry out the massacre.

The Department of Defense inspector general reported this week the Air Force failed to turn over criminal records of service members to the FBI some 14 percent of the time. The Air Force, the report said, proved to be one of the better military services when it came to reporting criminal records to the criminal database system.

The military as a whole

Read more at: http://reason.com/blog/2017/12/07/one-month-ou-from-sutherland-springs-sho

An Update on Gun Legislation One Month After the Texas Mass …

A revolverDmytro Tolmachov/DreamstimeOne month out from the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, bureaucrats and lawmakers have pivoted away from more firearms restrictions toward the government’s failure to maintain its criminal background check system.

Shortly after Sutherland Springs, the Air Force revealed it had failed to report the court martial and discharge for domestic violence of the shooter, former airman Devon Kelley. That report should have prevented him from purchasing the weapons he used to carry out the massacre.

The Department of Defense inspector general reported this week the Air Force failed to turn over criminal records of service members to the FBI some 14 percent of the time. The Air Force, the report said, proved to be one of the better military services when it came to reporting criminal records to the criminal database system.

The military as a whole

Read more at: http://reason.com/blog/2017/12/07/one-month-ou-from-sutherland-springs-sho

Two Months After Nation’s Deadliest Mass Shooting, GOP House Passes ‘Dangerous’ Bill to Undermine Local Gun …

Gun control advocates denounced a House vote on Wednesday approving major legislation which would allow gun owners to carry licensed concealed weapons across state laws—effectively voiding gun control laws that prohibit hidden firearms in certain states.

The House passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 in a 231-198 vote. The Los Angeles Times editorial board wrote that the law is “clearly aimed at undermining gun control efforts nationally,” while the National Rifle Association (NRA) called the measure its “highest legislative priority” for the year.

Kristen Rand, Legislative Director of the Violence Policy Center, said after the bill passed, “Today’s winners are the NRA and the gun industry, the losers are public safety and law enforcement. If this bill become law, the body count of innocent victims killed by concealed carry permit holders will only rise.”

“Just two months after the deadliest mass shooting in American history, we should

Read more at: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/12/06/two-months-after-nations-deadliest-mass-shooting-gop-house-passes-dangerous-bill

Man arrested after drawing of apparent mass shooting found on child’s homework

A Florida man is facing charges after he allegedly drew a “disturbing” picture — depicting an apparent mass shooting — on a student’s homework assignment, police said.

Robert Paul Alexander Edwards, 33, of Mexico Beach, was arrested Friday on charges of writing threats to kill or do bodily injury after a staffer at Port St. Joe Elementary School spotted on a student’s homework assignment the troubling drawing of a burning building and several people being shot, according to the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office.

“The image included two people on the ground in what appeared to be a pool of blood,” Sheriff Mike Harrison said in a statement released Friday. “The words, ‘Pew, Pew, Pew,’ were written next to the person with the gun.”

Gulf County Sheriff

Investigators later determined that Edwards drew the image, but investigators

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2017/12/04/man-arrested-after-drawing-of-apparent-mass-shooting-found-on-childs-homework/

Man arrested after drawing of apparent mass shooting found on …

A Florida man is facing charges after he allegedly drew a “disturbing” picture — depicting an apparent mass shooting — on a student’s homework assignment, police said.

Robert Paul Alexander Edwards, 33, of Mexico Beach, was arrested Friday on charges of writing threats to kill or do bodily injury after a staffer at Port St. Joe Elementary School spotted on a student’s homework assignment the troubling drawing of a burning building and several people being shot, according to the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office.

“The image included two people on the ground in what appeared to be a pool of blood,” Sheriff Mike Harrison said in a statement released Friday. “The words, ‘Pew, Pew, Pew,’ were written next to the person with the gun.”

Gulf County Sheriff

Investigators later determined that Edwards drew the image, but investigators

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2017/12/04/man-arrested-after-drawing-of-apparent-mass-shooting-found-on-childs-homework/

After Von Maur mass shooting, Omaha police officers struggled to heal emotional wounds – Omaha World

A press conference at the Omaha mayor’s office on Dec. 6, 2007. From left: Col. Bryan Tuna of the Nebraska State Patrol, Omaha Police Chief Thomas Warren, Omaha mayor Mike Fahey, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and Jim von Maur of the department store chain.

Read more at: http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/after-von-maur-mass-shooting-omaha-police-officers-struggled-to/article_b32e6d78-d60f-11e7-b887-4bafb2121cb8.html