Dead Girls and Our ‘Sweet, Quiet’ Boys

Image: via Getty. “A smart, sweet, quiet boy,” is how the family of Dimitrios Pagourtzis described him shortly after the 17-year-old killed 10 classmates and injured 13 more at Santa Fe High School in Texas. The family’s insistence that their son is a sweet, quiet boy seemed oblivious to the abundance of evidence otherwise but, […]

Santa Fe, Texas, School Shooting: At Least 8 Dead and Suspect in Custody – The New York Times

Right Now: The suspect in the Texas school shooting on Friday was identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, according to a law enforcement official. SANTA FE, Tex. — A male student was taken into custody on Friday morning after a shooting spree inside a high school in southeast Texas left at least eight people dead, the […]

Jamahri Sydnor was killed by a stray bullet. Her parents’ act of kindness touched thousands. – The Washington Post

Jamahri Sydnor, 17, was hit in the head by a stray bullet as she passed through a Northeast Washington intersection. (Courtesy of A’Mee Barnes) Chris French headed into the intensive-care unit at Washington Hospital Center last August to visit his mother, who had just had surgery. He was wearing a visor that said FAMU. A […]

Woman who opened fire at YouTube headquarters is identified

A woman opened fire at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., shooting three people with a handgun before taking her own life and causing widespread panic in the technology hub south of San Francisco. A law enforcement source identified the alleged shooter as Nasim Aghdam. Investigators initially believed the shooting was a domestic incident, with […]

Baltimore Cops Carried Toy Guns to Plant on People They Shot, Trial Reveals – VICE

One officer involved in the city’s massive corruption scandal said officers kept the replicas “in case we accidentally hit somebody or got into a shootout, so we could plant them.” Last week, the beginning of an explosive corruption trial involving eight members of Baltimore’s elite Gun Trace Task Force revealed that a handful of Baltimore […]

The NRA Is a Terrorist Organization

A demonstrator from CodePink holds up a banner as National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre delivers remarks during a news conference at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 21, 2012. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Media outlets and politicians in mourning have all offered thoughts, prayers and not much else for the most […]

Thou Shalt Kill

  On Monday, a representative of the National Rifle Association officially blamed “political correctness” for the massacre in Orlando this past weekend. This line of argument—that that the killings were a result of our inability to speak frankly about the dangers this country faces—gathered momentum while the dead bodies still lay in the Pulse nightclub. […]

Gun-packing Instagram star Dan Bilzerian mocked for fleeing Las Vegas shooting – The Washington Post

What the gun-packing Instagram star did when he was caught in the Las Vegas shooting. (Thomas Johnson/The Washington Post) Guns and women got Dan Bilzerian where he is today — the “King of Instagram,” with nearly 23 million followers, a mansion full of guns and a hot tub full of women. He lines his feed with photos […]