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US military adds more than 4000 names to gun background check database after Texas mass shooting

The US military has added more than 4,000 names to a federal background check database in the three months since a mass shooting revealed the organisation had consistently failed to report troubling convictions to the FBI.

Former Air Force member Devin Kelley killed 25 people, including a pregnant woman, in a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas in November. The gunman had received a bad conduct discharge from the Air Force in 2012 – a conviction that should have prevented him from ever buying a gun.

But the Air Force later admitted that it had not submitted Mr Kelley’s conviction to the FBI database used for background checks in gun purchases. The failure, the Air Force said in a statement, was “not an isolated incident”.

Three months later, the US military has added 4,284 names to the database – a 38 per cent increase, as first

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/texas-shooting-gun-background-check-database-sutherland-springs-devin-kelley-fbi-a8207686.html

Minnesota researchers create mass shooting database


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Twin Cities researchers are building a database of mass shooters with the goal of better understanding why mass shootings happen and identifying ways to prevent them.

Jillian Peterson, a Hamline University assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, and James Densley, an associate professor of criminal justice at Metropolitan State University, are working on the project, Minnesota Public Radio reported .

The researchers are focusing on shootings that occurred in a public place and had four or more victims. The shootings are also not family or gang-related. They code shootings based on 50 different variables.

Peterson said they research shooters’ past trauma, their family, mental illness, relationships with other people and social

Read more at: http://www.ctpost.com/news/crime/article/Minnesota-researchers-create-mass-shooting-12278127.php

Minnesota researchers create mass shooting database …


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Twin Cities researchers are building a database of mass shooters with the goal of better understanding why mass shootings happen and identifying ways to prevent them.

Jillian Peterson, a Hamline University assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, and James Densley, an associate professor of criminal justice at Metropolitan State University, are working on the project, Minnesota Public Radio reported .

The researchers are focusing on shootings that occurred in a public place and had four or more victims. The shootings are also not family or gang-related. They code shootings based on 50 different variables.

Peterson said they research shooters’ past trauma, their family, mental illness, relationships with other people and social

Read more at: http://www.ctpost.com/news/crime/article/Minnesota-researchers-create-mass-shooting-12278127.php

Minnesota researchers create mass shooting database

Jillian Peterson, a Hamline University assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, and James Densley, an associate professor of criminal justice at Metropolitan State University, are working on the project, Minnesota Public Radio reported .

The researchers are focusing on shootings that occurred in a public place and had four or more victims. The shootings are also not family or gang-related. They code shootings based on 50 different variables.

Peterson said they research shooters’ past trauma, their family, mental illness, relationships with other people and social media profiles.

While researchers are still in the process of compiling the database, Peterson said she’s noticed two characteristics — hopelessness and a desire to achieve notoriety in life or in death.

But it’s difficult to predict mass shootings because many people who fit the profile never commit a shooting, Peterson said.

“The problem is that finding a mass

Read more at: http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/crime/article/Minnesota-researchers-create-mass-shooting-12278127.php

Minnesota researchers create mass shooting database | The Seattle …

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Twin Cities researchers are building a database of mass shooters with the goal of better understanding why mass shootings happen and identifying ways to prevent them.

Jillian Peterson, a Hamline University assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, and James Densley, an associate professor of criminal justice at Metropolitan State University, are working on the project, Minnesota Public Radio reported .

The researchers are focusing on shootings that occurred in a public place and had four or more victims. The shootings are also not family or gang-related. They code shootings based on 50 different variables.

Peterson said they research shooters’ past trauma, their family, mental illness, relationships with other people and social media profiles.

While researchers are still in the process of compiling the database, Peterson said

Read more at: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/minnesota-researchers-create-mass-shooting-database/

Minnesota researchers create mass shooting database

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Twin Cities researchers are building a database of mass shooters with the goal of better understanding why mass shootings happen and identifying ways to prevent them.

Jillian Peterson, a Hamline University assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, and James Densley, an associate professor of criminal justice at Metropolitan State University, are working on the project, Minnesota Public Radio reported .

The researchers are focusing on shootings that occurred in a public place and had four or more victims. The shootings are also not family or gang-related. They code shootings based on 50 different variables.

Peterson said they research shooters’ past trauma, their family, mental illness, relationships with other people and social media profiles.

While researchers are still in the process of compiling the database, Peterson said

Read more at: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/minnesota-researchers-create-mass-shooting-database/