Monthly Archives: December 2016

Boy, 3, out shopping with grandma dies in road rage shooting in Arkansas

Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, 12/18/16

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. >> A 3-year-old boy being taken on a shopping trip by his grandmother was killed in a road rage shooting when a driver opened fire on the grandmother’s car because he thought she “wasn’t moving fast enough at a stop sign,” police said.

The boy and his grandmother were at the stop sign in southwest Little Rock on Saturday evening when a driver apparently angry about the delay stepped out of his car and opened fire, police said. The boy was struck by gunfire at least once, they said….

read more at Los Angeles Times

What happens when “fake news” stirs up an unsettled person with a gun

“The fact of the matter is what I did is so minuscule to what they’re doing to white people every day, all the time.”

— South Carolina mass murderer Dylan Roof, quoted in “Jurors Hear Dylann Roof Explain Shooting in Video: ‘I Had to Do It’ by KEVIN SACK and ALAN BLINDER, New York Times, DEC. 9, 2016

The challenge ahead

Background reading:

“Gun Owners ‘Can Breathe Again’: Trump’s Win Emboldens Advocates,” New York Times, 11/22/16

“The Threat to Public Safety if ‘Concealed Carry’ Goes National,” editorial, New York Times, 12/1/16

“Gun-rights backers vow to ‘go on offense’ during Trump years,” philly.com, updated 12/4/16

and on the more positive side:

“Gun Control Advocates Find a Deep-Pocketed Ally in Big Law,” New York Times, 12/7/16