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A Grieving Sandy Hook Father’s Five-Year Battle Against Mass-Shooting Hoaxers

A year and a half after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Lenny Pozner called to set up a meeting with Wolfgang Halbig. A 68-year-old security consultant, Halbig was the de facto leader of a community of conspiracy theorists, known as hoaxers, who claimed that the shooting had been staged by the government. To the hoaxers, the 26 victims — one of whom was Pozner’s 6-year-old son, Noah — were fictional characters.

Read more at: https://www.thetrace.org/2017/12/what-kind-of-person-calls-the-sandy-hook-shooting-a-hoax/

Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victim Tina Frost Home for the Holidays

The Maryland native who was shot in the head during the Las Vegas massacre walked out of a rehabilitation hospital Friday, according to her family. 

Tina Frost will continue outpatient basis. She “will have several days off from all of the doctors, nurses, therapists, dieticians, technicians and everyone else who knocks on her door ‘every five minutes,’” said a post from her family on a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $600,000 for Frost.

Frost was among the hundreds of people shot at a concert in Las Vegas Oct. 1. The attack was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500.

Frost’s boyfriend carried her from the scene of the shooting to a truck. The truck’s driver rushed Frost to a hospital, where doctors had to remove a bullet, which was lodged into her right eye, to save

Read more at: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Las-Vegas-Shooting-Victim-Tina-Frost-Home-for-the-Holidays-463462013.html

Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victim Tina Frost Home for the Holidays …

The Maryland native who was shot in the head during the Las Vegas massacre walked out of a rehabilitation hospital Friday, according to her family. 

Tina Frost will continue outpatient basis. She “will have several days off from all of the doctors, nurses, therapists, dieticians, technicians and everyone else who knocks on her door ‘every five minutes,’” said a post from her family on a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $600,000 for Frost.

Frost was among the hundreds of people shot at a concert in Las Vegas Oct. 1. The attack was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500.

Frost’s boyfriend carried her from the scene of the shooting to a truck. The truck’s driver rushed Frost to a hospital, where doctors had to remove a bullet, which was lodged into her right eye, to save

Read more at: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Las-Vegas-Shooting-Victim-Tina-Frost-Home-for-the-Holidays-463462013.html

Sandy Hook families post video on how to spot signs of potential mass shooting

When 20 children and six educators were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, people across the US said: “Never again.”

Instead, family members of victims have watched as a series of increasingly deadly mass shooting attacks have occurred at schools, churches, baseball practices and concerts. Each time, the grieving families have waited for the reports showing that the shooter had not simply snapped: that there were warning signs missed, red flags that got no response.

To mark the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, a nonprofit founded by some of the family members of victims is releasing a new video with the message that it is possible to see the signs of a potential act of violence ahead of time – and that it is crucial to act on them.

The new video ad follows Evan, a viral video released last year

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/11/sandy-hook-families-post-video-on-how-to-spot-signs-of-potential-mass-shooting

Genesee Street shooting: New documentary ‘Move’ explores mass shooting and its aftermath

Tameakia “Tam” Little knows the painful price of violence — two of her cousins were fatally shot in the city of Rochester.

There is grief and suffering and a certain sense of hopelessness for surviving relatives. There are the lingering and constant questions: Can the violence be stopped, and, if so, how?

Then, when she learned of the three

Read more at: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2017/12/11/move-tam-little-documentary-little-theatre-mass-shooting-rochester-genesee-street-boys-girl/937979001/

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

Why another mass shooting?

A friend asked in a long discussion for my hypothesis on the increasing numbers on mass shootings in U.S. Here is my response.

My hypothesis on the increase in mass shootings? There is in increasing alienation and isolation in society. Mass killers are often young males who seem to have no place in society. They see themselves as marginalized with no way back in. Some of these young men drift into extremist groups like neo-Nazi groups. Some just take up guns and attack society that they believe has no place for them. Others end up with needles in their arms.

In Islamic countries, terrorist groups prey on the same alienated young males in their countries, telling them it is not your fault that you live in poverty. It is the evil West. We will give you a purpose and goal to aspire to in life.

We have reduced social services to

Read more at: http://www.dailyrepublic.com/opinion/letters-editor/why-another-mass-shooting/