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Scientists pinpointed factors that put a community at risk of a mass shooting — and found 2 gun laws that could make a difference

Researchers analyzed 155 US communities where mass shootings have occurred, and found a clear pattern of risk factors.

How likely is gun violence to kill the average American? The odds may surprise you

Firearm assaults kill about 13,000 Americans each year. This US death rate is about 11 times as high as all forces of nature combined.
Jason Coffman (right) with his father-in-law

The father of a Thousand Oaks shooting victim breaks down in tears as he tells the media his son is dead

Cody Coffman was one of 12 people killed at the Borderline Bar & Grill in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks on Wednesday.

Dianne Feinstein says politicians need to vote on gun control bills after the Thousand Oaks shooting, or we’ll see ‘more bodies lying at t...

In a statement released on Thursday, Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said gun laws need to change.

There have been 307 mass shootings in the US so far in 2018 — here’s the full list

There have been nearly as many US mass shootings as days in 2018.
A man reacts at a makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue following a mass shooting.

The odds that a gun will kill the average American may surprise you

Firearm assaults kill about 13,000 Americans each year, while all forces of nature kill about one-tenth as many people in the US annually.

Here’s exactly how the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting unfolded

Eleven people were killed and six others were injured on Saturday when a gunman opened fire in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Shootings in Chicago tend to spike in the summer – here’s why

Chicago just experienced one of the  most violent weekends of the year, with 11 people fatally shot and 63 more wounded between 3 p.m. Friday afternoon and 6 a.m. Monday morning. The high number of casualties was the latest topic in the ongoing discussion over warm weather and rising violence.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders chokes up when kid at White House press briefing asks about school shootings

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, got emotional at Wednesday's press briefing when answering a question from an elementary-school reporter about shootings at US schools.
Mourners visit a memorial in front of Santa Fe High School on May 21, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas.

How gun owners really feel about gun control

A deadly shooting at the Santa Fe High School in Texas last Friday has once again propelled the gun-control debate into the national limelight. But while it often seems as though Americans are hopelessly divided on guns, there's more common ground between gun owners and non-owners than you think.