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My dad died in a mass shooting and now the Florida shooting killed my friend

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The deadly shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school is prompting renewed calls for more gun control.
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I tried to keep from weeping the last time I went through an airport security check. I had to take my shoes off at the metal detector because one terrorist, a few years back, tried to light a fire on an airplane. 

It had been four years since the tragic death of my father, James Vinny LaGuardia, in a 2013 mass shooting at a town hall meeting in Pennsylvania, and no laws had been passed to curb the threat of gun violence in our nation.

I have to take my shoes off every time I fly on an airplane while people keep

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My dad died in a mass shooting and now Florida shooting killed my …

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The deadly shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school is prompting renewed calls for more gun control.
USA TODAY

I tried to keep from weeping the last time I went through an airport security check. I had to take my shoes off at the metal detector because one terrorist, a few years back, tried to light a fire on an airplane. 

It had been four years since the tragic death of my father, James Vinny LaGuardia, in a 2013 mass shooting at a town hall meeting in Pennsylvania, and no laws had been passed to curb the threat of gun violence in our nation.

I have to take my shoes off every time I fly on an airplane while people keep

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/nation-now/2018/02/15/my-dad-died-mass-shooting-and-now-my-friend-killed-florida-shooting-joe-laguardia-column/341392002/

17 killed in mass shooting at high school in Parkland, Florida

At least 17 people were killed when a teen opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle at a high school in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

Fourteen others were wounded, five of whom suffering life-threatening injuries, hospital officials said.

Authorities said the suspect, identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, concealed himself in the crowd fleeing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He was arrested in nearby Coral Springs and later charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

NIU to mark 10-year anniversary of 2008 mass shooting that killed 5 with events

Northern Illinois University in DeKalb is planning a series of memorial events to honor five students who lost their lives in a mass shooting at Cole Hall on Feb. 14, 2008.

While the university is closed Friday because of the weather forecast, Northern Illinois officials said an evening vigil has not been canceled.

“The university will proceed with plans for evening events marking the passing of 10 years since Feb. 14, 2008. Also, the Holmes Student Center will remain open,” according to a statement issued late Thursday by the university.

“We wanted to provide opportunities for all to remember those we lost, and to reflect on how we have moved forward since that day,” NIU Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Kelly Wesener-Michael, said in a prepared statement. Wesener-Michael oversaw the committee that planned the events, which are free and open to the public.

NIU to mark 10-year anniversary of 2008 mass shooting that killed 5 …

Northern Illinois University in DeKalb is planning a series of memorial events to honor five students who lost their lives in a mass shooting at Cole Hall on Feb. 14, 2008.

While the university is closed Friday because of the weather forecast, Northern Illinois officials said an evening vigil has not been canceled.

“The university will proceed with plans for evening events marking the passing of 10 years since Feb. 14, 2008. Also, the Holmes Student Center will remain open,” according to a statement issued late Thursday by the university.

“We wanted to provide opportunities for all to remember those we lost, and to reflect on how we have moved forward since that day,” NIU Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Kelly Wesener-Michael, said in a prepared statement. Wesener-Michael oversaw the committee that planned the events, which are free and open to the public.

Girl Killed in Kentucky Mass Shooting Handed to NRA as a Sacrifice by Aunt

Just like the temple of the NRA...
The AP reports that Bailey Nicole Holt, a teen shot last week at a high school in a rural Kentucky community, was “the salt of the Earth.” Of course, this is total bullshit. No one will ever really know Ms. Holt. She was only a child, and died long before her personality had a chance to develop and cohere. If she was honest, or kind, or mean, or even the suspect in a mass shooting—this would be of little significance because a child is far from the most total person a human can become. At the stage

Read more at: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/01/30/25758162/girl-killed-in-kentucky-mass-shooting-handed-to-nra-as-a-sacrifice-by-aunt

Officials confirm suspect in Fayette County shooting that killed 4 was pronounced dead Sunday evening

The suspect in a weekend shooting that killed four people at a Fayette County car wash was pronounced dead Sunday evening, state police confirmed Tuesday.

Officials have identified the victims as Chelsie Cline, 25, her brother, Seth, 21, William Porterfield, 27, and Cortney Snyder, 23.

The suspected shooter, identified as Timothy Smith, 28, had been hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head, police said.

“Twenty-three years old,” said Snyder’s father, Rick. “A father and a mother should not have to bury their daughter. This is just — it’s crazy.”

“Her 4-year-old boy should have never, ever had to stand there and pick out his mommy’s casket and choose the color,” said Snyder’s sister, Nicki. “He shouldn’t have to understand why mommy’s not coming home.”

One woman at the shooting scene survived. Officials said they believe she was able to duck down to stay out of

Read more at: http://www.wtae.com/article/fayette-county-quadruple-shooting/15905588

Marshall County High School reopens after mass shooting that killed 2 students

Louisville basketball coach David Padgett hasn’t been the interim head coach long, but he understood the importance of the position when faced with a tragedy, and an opportunity to help in a small way.

Read more at: http://www.wdrb.com/story/37358642/marshall-county-high-school-reopens-after-mass-shooting-that-killed-2-students

Police Name Male and Female Students Killed in Kentucky High School Mass Shooting

Two students were killed and 17 people were injured during a shooting Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, Governor Matt Bevin said at a press conference Tuesday.

Bailey Nicole Holt, 15, died at the scene and Preston Ryan Cope, 15, died at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Of the injured, 15 sustained gunshot wounds while five sustained other injuries.

Bevin says the suspect is a 15-year-old male student who will be charged with murder and attempted murder. He allegedly entered the school with a handgun and began firing, authorities said at the press conference. Bevin did not release the shooter’s name.

Sgt. Jody Cash with the Kentucky State Police told reporters the shooting began around 7:57 a.m. Cash confirmed the suspect had been detained, and the shooting scene has been secured.

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/kentucky-school-shooting-marhsall-high-school/