Latest Virginia Tech massacre Stories

2014-05-22 08:26:54

New Report, Closing the Gap, Shows Since Mayors Against Illegal Guns First Documented Missing NICS Records in 2011, Mental Health Records Jumped from 1.1M to 3.4M NEW YORK, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just days after new polling that shows an overwhelming bipartisan majority of Americans continue to support expanding background checks, new FBI data released today by Everytown for Gun Safety shows the number of mental health records in the National Instant Criminal Background Check...

2011-07-16 00:00:36

Evolve Mobile Communications, Inc. has announced it has created a text alert system that allows colleges to broadcast emergency text alerts and students to respond to them on their cell phones. This one of a kind, two-way texting system, called Text2Them, makes all one-way text systems used on college campuses across the country obsolete. Laurel, MD (PRWEB) July 15, 2011 In the aftermath of 9/11 and the VA Tech massacre, most colleges created text message alert systems to notify their...

2011-02-16 08:15:00

FixGunChecks.org Truck Starts 2-Month Tour in New York City's Times Square Already more than 250,000 Americans Have Signed Petition to Fix Gun Checks Truck Visits Newark Today; Pennsylvania This Week; Ohio Next Week NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns co-chair and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today launched the FixGunChecks.org Truck Tour in New York City's Times Square. The FixGunChecks.org truck features a mobile billboard that...

2011-01-28 11:41:00

Only 17 states have submitted more than 1,000 mental health records to database, and more than 1.5 million records are estimated to be missing New state laws enacted to improve submission of records to National Instant Background Check System (NICS) in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre appear to be working WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Mayors Against Illegal Guns: In December 2005, Seung-Hui Cho was found to present "an...

2011-01-25 12:20:00

Members of Congress, Kennedy Family Members and Others Join Daniel Hernandez in Supporting Mayors' Plan to Fix the National Gun Background Check System Full Plan Available at www.FixGunChecks.org NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns today announced that Daniel Hernandez, the hero intern who first cared for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot, supports the mayors' proposal to fix the national gun background check system. Mr. Hernandez...

2011-01-20 16:25:41

It's easy for American society to label young killers as simply crazy. But new research suggests that a complex array of factors "“ from bullying to lack of parental support to ineffective mental health services "“ are potentially involved when a student turns to violence. The study, co-authored by Michigan State University's Hyunkag Cho, examined the risk factors of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings by 23-year-old student Seung-Hui Cho that left 33 people, including the gunman,...

2011-01-16 14:01:00

Failure Leaves More than a Million Mental Health Records Out and Allows Dangerous People to Buy Firearms Firearms Policy Experts and Virginia Tech Massacre Family Members Available for Interview NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tucson shooter, Jared Loughner, bought a shotgun and passed a background check less than a year after he was rejected from the Army in 2008 for habitual drug use. He should have failed the shotgun background check, but he didn't because his...

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