"This was a very specific desired target and action taken by the suspect," Ogden, Utah Police Lt. Danielle Croyle said. The motive for the shooting was not clear.
The shooting happened as parishioners were lining up to take Communion, according to one member of the congregation. Once the shot was fired, she said people began diving underneath the pews. [Desert News]
Check out this great series of posters from Moms Demand Action. We ban a lot of things to protect our kids. Let's add assault rifles to the list. [Moms Demand Action]
In honor of the 26 lives lost on December 14, 2012, and the more than 4,500 lives lost since that day, Newtown Action Alliance is planning a series of events on Thursday, June 13 as follows... [Newtown Action Alliance]
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Today at a press conference in Washington, D.C., Joe Biden announced that he and President Obama have completed or made significant progress on 21 of 23 new executive orders to curb gun violence.
The announcement came as a signal that that, despite the failure of background-check legislation to pass in the Senate in April, the President and his administration will not back down on this issue until significant changes have been made to ensure a tragedy like Newtown cannot happen ever again.
Biden highlighted the new plans the government will be offering to primary and secondary schools, as well as places of worship, on how to respond should they ever face an active shooter situation. Click through to see the full list of executive actions on the White House's website.
The man had gotten the gun from an Internet website called "Backpage," even though he is under 21-years-old. Colter, the shooting victim and the other three people were all in the apartment hanging out and playing video games when Colter started joking around about having a gun, a police report revealed.
The report stated that Colter pointed the gun in the direction of [his friend] and then pulled the trigger expecting to hear a "click." Instead, the gun allegedly went off and a bullet struck the man in the chest. [Fox Phoenix]