US gun violence spawns a new epidemic: conspiracy theorists harassing victims
Dec03

US gun violence spawns a new epidemic: conspiracy theorists harassing victims

After mass shootings, survivors and victims families face a second round of attacks online and fighting back is like trying to kill roaches with a fly swatter Mike Cronk was sitting half-naked on a street corner, hands covered in blood, when the TV news reporter approached. The 48-year-old, who had used his shirt to try to plug a bullet wound in his friends chest, recounted in a live interview how a young man he did not know had just...

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How the Country Music Awards tried to silence talk of gun control
Nov14

How the Country Music Awards tried to silence talk of gun control

Before this years ceremony, the CMA threatened to remove journalists asking about the Las Vegas shooting. Despite a reversal, it raises questions about the industrys close connections with the NRA In the years since the Dixie Chicks were exiled to the Island Of Misfit Toys for denouncing George Bush, the country music industry has fostered a fear-driven culture, in which artists have shied away from making statements that might be...

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The Las Vegas shooting-range owner backing gun control: ‘If we can make people safer, why not?’
Oct11

The Las Vegas shooting-range owner backing gun control: ‘If we can make people safer, why not?’

Some may accuse Genghis Cohen of hypocrisy, given he offers access to full or semi-automatic rifles, but hes speaking out in the wake of the mass shooting The owner of Machine Gun Vegas, a shooting range that gives customers the real feel of what its like to clear a room with just a pull of the trigger, was on hand to personally explain to some Chinese customers why they were still not open on Tuesday, 48 hours after the citys mass...

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Las Vegas survivors furious as YouTube promotes clips calling shooting a hoax
Oct11

Las Vegas survivors furious as YouTube promotes clips calling shooting a hoax

When I see my wife fighting for her life with a gunshot wound to her chest and my daughter was also shot, its pretty conclusive evidence that it did happen YouTube is promoting conspiracy theory videos claiming that the Las Vegas mass shooting was a hoax, outraging survivors and victims families, in the latest case of tech companies spreading offensive propaganda. Its only been days since a gunman inside the Mandalay Bay hotel opened...

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What we know about the Las Vegas shooting
Oct08

What we know about the Las Vegas shooting

Key information about the attack that left at least 58 dead and scores injured at a festival near the Mandalay Bay casino At least 59 people have been killed and at least 527 injured in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. A gunman fired on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas from an overlooking hotel. Police have named the suspect as Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old local man. They believe he shot and...

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