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Surviving The Pulse Massacre Propelled This Gay Man Into Gun Reform Activism

Surviving The Pulse Massacre Propelled This Gay Man Into Gun Reform ActivismBrandon Wolf is one of a group of survivors who made it out of Pulse nightclub



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Pulse Shooting Victims Sue Orlando And Police For Massacre Response

Pulse Shooting Victims Sue Orlando And Police For Massacre ResponseVictims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, including the estates of several who



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Gun control support fades three months after Florida massacre: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Gun control support fades three months after Florida massacre: Reuters/Ipsos pollBy Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Parkland, Florida, school massacre has had little lasting impact on U.S. views on gun control, three months after the shooting deaths of 17 people propelled a national movement by some student survivors, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday. While U.S. public support for more gun control measures has grown slowly but steadily over the years, it typically spikes immediately after the mass shootings that have become part of the U.S. landscape, then falls back to pre-massacre levels within a few months. The poll found that 69 percent of American adults supported strong or moderate regulations or restrictions for firearms, down from 75 percent in late March, when the first poll was conducted following the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.



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Santa Fe shooting: Victims named as community mourns another American massacre

Santa Fe shooting: Victims named as community mourns another American massacreAs yet another American community grapples with the pain and heartbreak after a mass shooting at their high school, the names of those who were killed in Santa Fe, Texas are being released by their friends and families as they attempt to make sense of a tragedy that has visited the rural community outside Houston. Among those identified have been a substitute teacher who died trying to help students get away when a gunman opened fire just after classes started, a Pakistani exchange student, and a school athlete who friends remembered as the life of any party with a devotion to protecting his siblings. Ten people have been confirmed dead following the southeastern Texas shooting on Friday morning, alongside 10 others who were injured.



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Nikolas Cruz's Brother Says Parkland Gunman 'Wasn't Aware of How Many People He Killed' in Massacre

Nikolas Cruz's Brother Says Parkland Gunman 'Wasn't Aware of How Many People He Killed' in MassacreZachary Cruz says his brother told him "his demons got to him" following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.



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US officer whose troops carried out My Lai massacre dies at 81

US officer whose troops carried out My Lai massacre dies at 81Ernest Medina, a US Army captain accused but acquitted of responsibility in the infamous My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War, has died in Wisconsin at the age of 81. The 1968 mass killings of hundreds of unarmed civilians — many of them women, children and elderly — in the Vietnamese village of My Lai is known as one of the darkest chapters of US military history. Medina, who was in charge of the army infantry company that carried out the massacre, was tried by military court-martial but acquitted of responsibility.



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Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz’s guardian details troubling ‘warning signs’ in months before massacre

Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz’s guardian details troubling ‘warning signs’ in months before massacreA woman who took care of alleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz after his mother died, has said she warned police multiple times about “warning signs” in his behaviour, including one instance where he put a gun to his family members’ heads. Rocxanne Deschamps was close friends with Lynda Cruz, the adoptive mother of both Mr Cruz and his brother, Zachary. At a press conference on Tuesday, she said she had cared for the boys for a little less than a month after Ms Cruz died in 2017 – until Mr Cruz’s obsession with guns forced her to kick him out.



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My Lai massacre photographer laments US 'carnage' fifty years on

My Lai massacre photographer laments US 'carnage' fifty years onFifty years after taking photos of an American massacre of Vietnamese villagers, a former US army photographer said he is sorry for the “carnage” his countrymen unleashed in one the war’s worst atrocities. Ronald Haeberle told AFP he started snapping instinctively, capturing the chilling photos that would later expose the full extent of the My Lai massacre: 504 Vietnamese dead in a single day, mostly unarmed women, children and older men. “I wanted to remember what was happening there, I wanted to capture a moment in time, and I did,” he told AFP while touring the My Lai massacre museum in the village on Friday, the 50th anniversary of the killings.



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Survivors of Vietnam's My Lai massacre remember 'darkness and silence'

Survivors of Vietnam's My Lai massacre remember 'darkness and silence'By James Pearson and Minh Nguyen QUANG NGAI, Vietnam (Reuters) – It took Pham Thi Thuan a while before she could muster the courage to fetch water from across the ditch where 170 of her neighbors, most of them women and children, were killed by U.S. troops during the Vietnam War. It was the worst recorded U.S. war crime committed in Vietnam, but preparations for a 50th anniversary ceremony at the site, now a memorial to the victims, are low key. Because of those better relations, Vietnam is not dwelling on the pain of the past, a senior Vietnamese government official told Reuters.



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Students across U.S. stage national walkout month after Parkland massacre

Students across U.S. stage national walkout month after Parkland massacreStudents and teachers at more than 2,000 schools across the country staged a national walkout to call for an end to gun violence on Wednesday, one month after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting a Florida high school.



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