CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2013
Join Times staff writer Robert J. Lopez for a discussion Monday morning on Los Angeles fire officials dramatically changing how rescuers respond to mass shootings. The move comes after the shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport last month in which a gunman with a high-powered rifle mortally wounded a federal security officer. Lopez reports that the " new goal is to have Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics and firefighters, protected by armed law enforcement teams, rapidly enter potentially dangerous areas during active shooting incidents to treat victims and get them en route to hospital trauma centers.
December 4, 2013 |
A gun-carrying student who was arrested at the University of New Haven kept newspaper clippings about mass shootings in his home and a large ammunition cache in a padlocked bedroom, police said Wednesday. William Dong, 22, of Fairfield, Conn., was charged with illegal possession and transport of an assault weapon as well as breach of peace after officials said he was seen getting out of his sport utility vehicle with a rifle Tuesday and walking toward the university campus in West Haven, Conn.
August 5, 1999 |
The city ground to a halt at midday Wednesday as leaders of this bustling, fractious urban center issued a call for unity and denounced violence in memory of the victims of the worst mass shootings in its recent history. "An entire city desperately wants to know, why do bad things happen to good people, why no one, including our innocent children, is immune from the evil of violence," Mayor Bill Campbell said during a memorial service at the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
July 22, 2012 |
AURORA, Colo. - It was 12:39 a.m. Friday when the normal rhythms of Aurora went horrifyingly awry. The first inkling came in a dispatcher's message, spoken as if the events unfolding at the Century 16 theaters were somehow matter-of-fact. "They are saying someone is shooting in the auditorium. " Police cars roared into the parking lot of the suburban Denver theater minutes later to find moviegoers splayed outside, sobbing and screaming for help, their arms and faces caked in blood.
March 14, 2013 |
Adam Lanza studied other mass killers before he stormed Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December, killing 20 students and six adults, officials said. Officials had previously disclosed finding materials pertaining to Norwegian mass-killer Anders Breivik -- a right-wing ultranationalist who killed 77 people in July 2011 -- in Lanza's home, where he lived with his mother, Nancy Lanza. Breivik's shooting rampage on Utøya Island, which followed a bombing near government offices in Oslo, targeted teenagers belonging to a left-leaning political party.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2013
Should California tighten gun-control laws in California in response to mass shootings? State lawmakers advanced a dozen measures Wednesday that would toughen some of the strictest gun-control laws in the nation. Under a bill passed by the Senate, ammunition buyers would would have to submit personal information and a $50 fee for a background check by the state, Times Sacramento reporter Patrick McGreevy reported. The state Department of Justice would determine whether buyers have a criminal record, severe mental illness or a restraining order that would disqualify them from owning guns.