• Steve Kerr on Florida shooting: 'It doesn't seem to matter to our government that children are being shot to death'

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr railed against the NRA and the politicians the organization funds while commenting on the recent mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida.
    "It doesn't seem to matter to our government that children are being shot to death day after day in schools," Kerr said.
    It's not the first time Kerr has weighed in on political topics.
    Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr railed against the NRA and politicians on Wednesday night after a reporter asked him to comment on the latest school shooting in Parkland, Florida .
    "It doesn't seem to matter...
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  • Trump set to address nation after mass shooting at Florida school

    Trump set to address nation after mass shooting at Florida school

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump will address the nation on the latest mass shooting on Thursday.
    A gunman killed at least 17 students and staff at a Florida high school on Wednesday, injuring more than a dozen others.
    Trump tweeted on the shooting earlier Thursday.
    President Donald Trump is set to address the nation at 11 a.m. ET Thursday following a horrific school shooting in Florida that left at least 17 people killed and more than a dozen injured, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
    Trump had yet to speak publicly on the school shooting, which took place at Marjory Douglas...
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  • Here's how easy it is to legally buy a semiautomatic gun in the US

    Here's how easy it is to legally buy a semiautomatic gun in the US

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    A mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, left at least 17 people dead and 14 injured.
    The suspected attacker, a former student of the school, allegedly used an AR-15 rifle that he had bought legally .
    In some parts of the US, you can walk into a store and buy a gun within minutes.
    Wednesday's mass shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School reveals a terrifying reality about the US' gun laws.
    Suspect Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student of the school, was legally able to buy the AR-15 rifle he allegedly used to perpetrate the...
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  • How to help Florida school shooting victims: 5 things you can do for Parkland right now

    How to help Florida school shooting victims: 5 things you can do for Parkland right now

    6 days ago - By Fast Company

    Yesterday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has left 17 people dead, at least 14 others wounded, and too many families grieving. It was one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, but sadly, this tragic murder spree was no anomaly. If you want to help the victims and...
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  • These are the victims of the Florida high school shooting

    These are the victims of the Florida high school shooting

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    At least 17 people have died after a gunman opened fire on students and staff at a Florida high school on Wednesday.
    Suspect Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student , has been charged with attacking Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle .
    Here is what we know so far about the victims, including those who are dead, injured, or who have gone missing in the aftermath. Business Insider will add to this report as more information becomes available. So far, three people have been confirmed dead by local media outlets and family members.
    Jaime Guttenberg, a...
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  • Gun stocks are rallying as they usually do after a mass shooting

    6 days ago - By CNBC

    Shares of gun manufacturers rose in the premarket Thursday following a tragic shooting at a high school in Florida.
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  • Gun stocks are rallying after the Florida school shooting

    Gun stocks are rallying after the Florida school shooting

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Gun stocks are rallying after the Florida school shooting.
    This market reaction has become a pattern after mass shootings amid speculation that people may want to buy more guns if they're worried about new regulations.
    The shares of gun manufacturers rose in premarket trading Thursday after the deadliest mass shooting of the year.
    At least 17 people died in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, the suspected gunman, was armed with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and "countless magazines," the Broward County Sheriff's Office...
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  • 19-year-old Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz bought his AR-15 legally

    19-year-old Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz bought his AR-15 legally

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old suspected of killing 17 in a shooting spree at Florida high school, legally purchased the AR-15 he allegedly used in the crime.
    Florida wouldn't require fingerprints, a special permit, or even a waiting period before Cruz bought his gun. Anyone over 18 can buy a rifle in Florida if they pass a background check.
    At 19 with no criminal background - despite Cruz's disciplinary record at school - all he needed was a few hundred dollars to buy the rifle.
    Nikolas Cruz, the troubled 19-year-old suspected of killing 17 and injuring over a dozen in a shooting spree at...
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  • This timeline shows exactly how the Florida high school shooting unfolded

    6 days ago - By Chron

    Reuters
    On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 14, the deadliest US mass shooting of 2018 took place in Southern Florida.
    A gunman, whom authorities suspect was 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, returned to his old high school in the town of Parkland, on the edge of the Everglades, and started shooting.
    As of Thursday morning, 17 people had been confirmed dead, and others were in hospital.
    Here, moment by moment, is how the event unfolded.
    Wednesday February 14, 2018: Some time after 2 p.m. the gunman begins to make his approach to Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Here's...
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  • Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz could face death penalty for 17 counts of premeditated murder

    Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz could face death penalty for 17 counts of premeditated murder

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the mass shooting at a Florida high school on Wednesday, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.
    If guilty, Cruz's actions could constitute a capital crime, and the sentencing jury can recommend the death penalty under state law.
    Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the mass shooting at a Florida high school on Wednesday, could face the death penalty after being charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.
    Sheriffs in Broward County, Florida, posted custody records online the morning after they arrested Cruz. They listed 17 separate counts of...
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  • Trump tweets that Florida school shooting suspect was 'mentally disturbed'

    Trump tweets that Florida school shooting suspect was 'mentally disturbed'

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Donald Trump called the Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz "mentally disturbed."
    The president urged citizens to report people like Cruz to the authorities, but it's unclear what actions authorities could have taken as Cruz reportedly possessed his gun legally.
    Trump has been unsupportive of gun control legislation even in the wake of major tragedies in the US.
    US President Donald Trump has branded the suspect in the Florida school shooting "mentally disturbed."
    Nikolas Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder after allegedly embarking on a shooting spree at Marjory...
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