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Which gun control policies could prevent mass shootings, according to a gun violence expert

A gun violence expert said that it will take more than universal background checks and red flag laws to prevent future mass shootings.

Police say the man Trump recently honored as a hero during the El Paso shooting made up the whole story

Chris Grant had said he distracted the gunman in El Paso, Texas, by throwing bottles. The police say that's not what the surveillance footage shows.
A employee outside of a Walmart store.

A gun advocacy group says members were able to bring guns into Walmart even after it asked people to stop openly carrying firearms in stores

Aldi and Meijer announced that they are asking customers not to open carry in stores, joining CVS, Walgreens, and Kroger in following Walmart's lead.
Law enforcement agents respond to an active shooter at a Wal-Mart near Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, on August 3, 2019.

America can’t just arrest its way out of a mass shooting epidemic, experts say

The arrests won't fully or permanently stop a person determined to inflict mass death — and the US is nowhere near close to tackling the root causes.
Florida authorities arrested a 15-year-old boy, alleging he had posted on a video game chat forum about taking his father's gun and shooting at least seven people at his school.

Dozens have been arrested over mass shooting threats since El Paso and Dayton. But experts say a deterrence strategy could do more harm than good.

There's no evidence these arrests will deter other mass shooters — particularly when they're homicidal, suicidal, and feel they have nothing to lose
A bus driver reported experiencing threatening incidents on the road while driving a busload of children younger than 5.

Drivers in Idaho keep harassing busloads of immigrants’ children on their way to pre-school

One driver reported experiencing threatening incidents with other drivers while she was driving a busload of children under the age of five.
Antonio Basco greets well wishers to a public memorial for his wife, Margie Reckard.

A man lost his wife in the El Paso Walmart shooting, then his car was stolen during her funeral. His community came together to replace it.

Antonio Basco's Ford Escape was stolen after a funeral for his wife, Margie Reckard, in El Paso. The community banded together to find him a new one.
A composite image of Brandon Wagshol, Tristan Scott Wix, and James Patrick Reardon, who were all arrested last week on suspicion of planning mass shootings.

Police arrested 3 men in their 20s in Ohio, Florida, and Connecticut last week on suspicion of planning mass shootings

Local authorities have arrested and detained Brandon Wasghol, Tristan Scott Wix, and James Patrick Reardon in three separate cases.
The "Querida Familia Latina" ("Dear Latin Family") was published on August 16.

Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eva Longoria, and more sign letter of solidarity for Latinx community: ‘You are not alone’

"If you are feeling terrified, heartbroken and defeated by the barrage of attacks on our community, you are not alone," the open letter reads.
8chan owner Jim Watkins.

Congress is demanding that 8chan owner Jim Watkins testify over his site’s involvement in recent mass shootings

Hearing Watkins' testimony on the matter was "critical" to understanding what can be done to "counter the trend," the committee said.