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Backgrounds on Pistols Used in Virginia Tech Shooting

Following news reports today that the handguns used in the Virginia Tech shooting were Glock Model 19 and Walther P22 pistols, the Violence Policy Center released the following information: Since the mid-1980s, the gun industry has embraced increased firepower and capacity to resell the shrinking base of gun buyers in America. ...

Cho Seung-Hui Identified as Shooter

Cho Seung-Hui has been identified as the shooter in the Virginia Tech tragedy. CNN has a breaking news headline: The gunman in Monday’s Virginia Tech campus shootings has been identified as Cho Seung-Hui, 23, a student and native of South Korea, campus police chief Wendell Flinchum said. The gunman who opened fire in ...

Statement of U.S. Conference of Mayors on VA Tech University Shooting

The United States Conference of Mayors President Trenton, NJ Mayor Douglas H. Palmer released the following statement in response to the Virginia Tech University shooting: "The nation's mayors express their deepest sympathy for the victims, parents, families, teachers and friends of the students killed yesterday at Virginia Tech University. "April 16, 2007 ...

Million Mom March of Virginia Grieves for Victims’ Families

The Million Mom March (MMM) Chapters of Virginia united with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence join the nation in grieving for the families of the victims of the worst mass shooting in American history. "This tragedy at Virginia Tech affects us all," says Terry Hartnett, president of the Million ...

Statement on Tragic Shootings at Virginia Tech From National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

The following is a statement on today's tragic shootings at Virginia Tech from Linda Rosenberg, MSW, President and CEO, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare: We extend deep condolences to the students, faculty and staff of Virginia Tech on the great loss of life today. The impact of this senseless tragedy ...

Statement of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales at Virginia Tech

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales made the following statement today in the aftermath of the violent shootings on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). "I am deeply saddened and angered by these senseless acts of violence. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to those affected ...

APHA Expresses Deep Sympathy for Victims of Virginia Tech Shootings

"The American Public Health Association today expresses its deepest sympathy for the families of the victims of today's tragic shootings at Virginia Tech University. This tragedy and others like it underscore the need to recognize and address the public health consequences of firearm violence. "We again offer our condolences to the ...

Statement by the President on Shootings at Virginia Tech

The following is a statement from President George W. Bush regarding the shootings at Virginia Tech University: Diplomatic Reception Room 4:01 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Our nation is shocked and saddened by the news of the shootings at Virginia Tech today. The exact total has not yet been confirmed, ...

Violence Policy Center Statement on Virginia Tech Shooting

In the wake of the mass shooting today at Virginia Tech, Violence Policy Center Executive Director Josh Sugarmann issued the following statement: "Mass shootings have come to define our nation. Today's shooting at Virginia Tech -- the largest mass shooting in U.S. history -- is only the latest in a continuing ...

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Statement on Virginia Tech Shooting

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today issued the following statement on the shooting at Virginia Tech: "The thoughts and prayers of all Americans are with the Virginia Tech family today. As we learn more about this horrific tragedy - the deadliest shooting in our nation's history - it breaks our hearts ...

July 13th 2014
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JustGiving Unveils Social Currency

JustGiving has unveiled The Care button, social currency to allow anyone to express what they care about on the JustGiving platform and beyond. The Care button, which will be rolled out across charity pages on JustGiving over the next few weeks, allows a user to show they care about a cause ...
January 20th 2014
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Wendy Davis Caught Lying in Bio

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, who is running for office of Governor of Texas, has been caught red-handed lying about facts in her bio--and she admits it. Wendy Davis may have also even lied under oath, "testifying in a federal lawsuit over redistricting that "I got divorced by the time I ...
January 13th 2014
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Tye Thomas, Youngest Mayor of Gun Barrel City, Texas Dead at Age 35

Photo of Tye Thomas courtesy Texas Monthly. Randal "Tye" Thomas, the youngest mayor of Gun Barrel City, Texas, and also a member of the Electoral College in the 2000 Presidential Election, has died at the age of 35. In 2000, Mr. Thomas was the youngest mayor of Gun Barrel City, Texas, ...
January 12th 2014
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Southwest Airlines Jet Flight 4013 Lands at Wrong Airport in Missouri

A Southwest Airlines jet, carrying 124 passengers and a crew of 5 people landed at the wrong airport in Missouri. They flight was scheduled to go from Chicago's Midway airport to Branson Missouri. Instead, the flight landed at M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport instead of the Branson Airport, which is ...
January 11th 2014
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Artists Create Photos Depicting Chris Christie on George Washington Bridge

In the wake of the Governor Chris Christie scandal with the traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, various artists and photoshop gurus have been creating images reflecting the scandal. Here's one that has popped up on social media: And there is another on the Political Carnival blog: Have any photos that you'd ...

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