AMERICA is in the deadly grip of a self-inflicted epidemic. Already this year, in just nine months, 9,940 people — more or less the population of Dungarvan — have been killed in assault incidents involving guns. Of those, 550 were children, and 1,962 were teenagers. This drip, drip of terrible violence can hardly be surprising as almost half of all guns in civilian ownership on the planet are held by Americans.
Sat, 03 Oct, 2015
The movie theatre gunman who stood up about 20 minutes into the showing of Trainwreck and began firing into the crowd, killing two people, was described as a drifter from Alabama whose escape plan was thwarted by police officers who arrived almost immediately, authorities said. The gunman killed himself.
Sat, 25 Jul, 2015
Thu, 17 Jul, 2014
The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community centre and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt.
Tue, 15 Apr, 2014
The man accused of carrying out the Colorado cinema shootings wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity, his lawyers said, despite their fears that it could severely hamper his ability mount a defence against the death penalty.
Wed, 08 May, 2013
Prosecutors have rejected the plea offer of the man accused of gunning down 12 people in a Colorado movie theatre last July, saying his defence team’s offer of a guilty plea in exchange for avoiding the death penalty was not legitimate.
Sat, 30 Mar, 2013
The Colorado cinema where 12 people were killed and dozens injured in a shooting rampage nearly six months ago reopened with a remembrance ceremony and a private screening of the fantasy film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for survivors.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2013
Prosecutors were expected to finish presenting their case to a Colorado judge last night in the preliminary hearing of a former graduate student who is charged with shooting 12 people to death and wounding 58 others in a movie theatre last summer.
Thu, 10 Jan, 2013
An elaborate booby trap system found in the apartment of the suspected gunman in last year’s Colorado cinema shooting included improvised napalm and thermite, which burns so hot that water cannot put out the blaze, an FBI bomb technician testified today.
Tue, 08 Jan, 2013