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Parkland Shooting Survivor’s Dad Escaped Earlier Las Vegas Shooting

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When freshman Braden survived last week’s shooting spree that killed 17 of his classmates, as well as adults, at his Parkland, Florida, high school, there was one person he knew who could understand the horrors he experienced: his father.

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Lives depend on keeping up fight for gun control

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Arguing over guns may be tiresome, but being silent while the death toll climbs is worse. Las Vegas. Parkland, Florida. Enough is enough.

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The Airport Business Is Booming, Fitch Says, As LAX, JFK and Vegas Lead Nation In Local Traffic

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Fitch says 90% of major airports have a stable outlook and the majority have bond ratings of A or above. LAX, Las Vegas, and San Francisco have the most local traffic, Fitch says.

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Columbine High shooting survivor: Social media is giving Parkland students the voice we never had

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as the shooters wore. When she saw news of other mass shootings she adopted a coping mechanism of suppressing her feelings. The mechanism worked for 18 years until October 2017 when Stephen Paddock opened fire with a modified semi-automatic rifle from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel on a country music festival on the Las Vegas strip, killing killing 59 and wounding over 400. Victims fleeing from the Las Vegas shooting in October  Credit: Getty Hours after the Las Vegas shooting happened smartphone footage was being broadcast around the world showing visceral scenes of the carnage. Ms Hochhalter said: “The metaphor I use for all of us involved at Columbine is we shoved our emotions in a suitcase. With Las Vegas it was like ‘I will do my usual coping mechanism again and shove it in the suitcase’. But the locks broke and everything popped out. “It was the vantage point, the shooter was up high and with Columbine they were up high. It was the screams and the sounds”. Ms Hochhalter wasn’t the only Columbine survivor to be affected badly by Las Vegas, she said it caused a number to have breakdowns and seek counselling. She says Las Vegas was the starting point of her resuming professional help and really starting to deal with the trauma of the shooting. Parkland A week has passed since 17 people were killed and 14 seriously wounded in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The quiet Floridan suburb of Parkland remains a focus of national and international attention as the political fallout over gun control continues. But Parkland will still be dealing with the events of last week long after the tragedy has ceased to dominate the headlines. Mourners grieving at a candlelight vigil for victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting Credit:  AFP Ms Hochhalter said: “Now it seems that these shootings are becoming more common. People around the world will forget in two weeks and the people of Parkland will be left to pick up the pieces. It will be difficult and they will think ‘why have people stopped caring?’ “But not the people of Columbine. We will always be there, even when the whole world has moved on.” She urged the teenagers now just starting to process the trauma they experienced that day not to take the same approach she and other Columbine survivors did. “I would say to them don’t go through this alone,” said Ms Hochhalter. “It is going to be a rough road but it is imperative that you have a strong support network with friends and family. “My advice would be don’t do what we did and shove it deep down. Don’t delay with counselling.”

Donald Trump Directs Justice Department To Take Steps To Ban Bump Stocks

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President Donald Trump announced he has ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ban bump stocks, the type of gun modification that enabled the Las Vegas shooter to kill 58 people in October.

US gun owners destroy rifles in #OneLess response to Florida school shooting  

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US gun owners are destroying their rifles in response to the Florida school mass shooting which claimed 17 lives. Gun owner Scott-Dani Pappalardo, who has a tattoo of the Second Amendment honouring Americans' rights to bear arms, inspired the #OneLess campaign with an impassioned anti-gun speech which has been viewed by more than 17 million people. The New Yorker, who legally purchased and registered the AR-15 assault rifle 30 years ago, said the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy had changed his mind about gun control. Mr Pappalardo’s powerful video, in which he uses an angle grinder to saw his weapon in half, has now encouraged others to do the same. “I remember after Sandy Hook happened I said to my wife ‘I’d gladly give this gun up if it would save the life of just one child.’ That’s five years ago now and since then over 400 people have been shot in over 200 school shootings. “So I guess my words were just empty words in the spare of the moment and now here we are, 17 more lives lost, so when do we change? When do we make laws that say maybe a weapon like this isn't acceptable in today’s society?” Mr Pappalardo explained he could have sold the rifle for around $800 (£600), but admitted he “couldn’t live with himself” knowing his gun could one day be used to commit a horrific act. “I’ve decided I’m going to make sure this weapon is never capable of taking a life, the barrel of this gun will never be pointed at someone,” he continued. “Is the right to own this weapon more important than someone’s life? A weapon like this that can cause so much death and destruction. “Look at the picture of those victims - is that right more important? I don’t think so. I’m going to make sure that will never happen with my weapon. “For all you haters out there, who think I’m very stupid for doing this. I hope and I pray it doesn’t take the barrel of one of these guns pointed at your child’s head to change your mind.” Other US gun owners have joined the campaign by sharing videos and images of their dismantled weapons in response to the massacre. #oneless I agree with Mr. Pappalardo. I, too, enjoy owning guns, and am a legal gun owner, but I also could not live with myself if my weapon was used to injure or kill an innocent. This is my ex-boomstick after I had at it with a grinder saw. pic.twitter.com/5PY8YjPiqu— Deb Lentz (@Momin8tr) February 20, 2018 "The only way that I can know for sure that this gun will never hurt anyone is if it doesn't exist."  Connecticut resident Amanda Meyer is the latest gun owner to destroy her weapon in support of the "one less gun" movement in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Florida. pic.twitter.com/o49ePCKq5q— ABC News (@ABC) February 20, 2018 Suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz is alleged to have walked into the Parkland high school wearing a gas mask and carrying smoke grenades before opening fire on students and staff with an AR-15 assault rifle. The troubled 19-year-old, who had been expelled from the school, was able to legally purchase at least seven long guns despite a documented history of mental health issues. It is the 18th school shooting in the US in 2018 and the third deadliest in American history, once again reigniting the debate on gun control laws. The AR-15, a semi-automatic civilian version of the US military's standard-issue M16, is known as “America's most popular rifle”, with more than five million in circulation around the country. Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 at a country music festival in October after opening fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel was in possession of an AR-15 when police stormed his room. The weapon was also used by Devin Patrick Kelley, who shot and killed 26 in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 5. The scale of US mass shootings in 2017 Meanwhile, teenage survivors of the shooting are organising a nationwide ‘March for Our Lives’ campaign next month calling for an end to gun violence and mass shootings in US schools. Survivors of the shooting have also started a Never Again campaign, in a bid to push lawmakers to take action to stop gun violence.

New Wynn Resorts CEO denies knowing of claims against mogul

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced last month.

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Columbine High shooting survivor: Social media is giving Parkland students the voice we never had

Added: 22.02.2018 5:09 | 0 views | 0 comments

as the shooters wore. When she saw news of other mass shootings she adopted a coping mechanism of suppressing her feelings. The mechanism worked for 18 years until October 2017 when Stephen Paddock opened fire with a modified semi-automatic rifle from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel on a country music festival on the Las Vegas strip, killing killing 59 and wounding over 400. Victims fleeing from the Las Vegas shooting in October  Credit: Getty Hours after the Las Vegas shooting happened smartphone footage was being broadcast around the world showing visceral scenes of the carnage. Ms Hochhalter said: “The metaphor I use for all of us involved at Columbine is we shoved our emotions in a suitcase. With Las Vegas it was like ‘I will do my usual coping mechanism again and shove it in the suitcase’. But the locks broke and everything popped out. “It was the vantage point, the shooter was up high and with Columbine they were up high. It was the screams and the sounds”. Ms Hochhalter wasn’t the only Columbine survivor to be affected badly by Las Vegas, she said it caused a number to have breakdowns and seek counselling. She says Las Vegas was the starting point of her resuming professional help and really starting to deal with the trauma of the shooting. Parkland A week has passed since 17 people were killed and 14 seriously wounded in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The quiet Floridan suburb of Parkland remains a focus of national and international attention as the political fallout over gun control continues. But Parkland will still be dealing with the events of last week long after the tragedy has ceased to dominate the headlines. Mourners grieving at a candlelight vigil for victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting Credit:  AFP Ms Hochhalter said: “Now it seems that these shootings are becoming more common. People around the world will forget in two weeks and the people of Parkland will be left to pick up the pieces. It will be difficult and they will think ‘why have people stopped caring?’ “But not the people of Columbine. We will always be there, even when the whole world has moved on.” She urged the teenagers now just starting to process the trauma they experienced that day not to take the same approach she and other Columbine survivors did. “I would say to them don’t go through this alone,” said Ms Hochhalter. “It is going to be a rough road but it is imperative that you have a strong support network with friends and family. “My advice would be don’t do what we did and shove it deep down. Don’t delay with counselling.”

Donald Trump Directs Justice Department To Take Steps To Ban Bump Stocks

Added: 22.02.2018 4:59 | 0 views | 0 comments


President Donald Trump announced he has ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ban bump stocks, the type of gun modification that enabled the Las Vegas shooter to kill 58 people in October.

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