Friday Short: ‘Good Guys’ Don’t Stop Bad Guys With Guns

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The Justice Department released a damning report citing “cascading failures” in the way authorities handled the Uvaldi school shooting massacre in 2022. Like other school shootings, this was another example where “good guys with guns,” didn’t stop the bad guy with a gun.

The common denominator with many mass shootings is military-style weapons, like the AR-15.

Republicans treasure the gun more than they treasure lives.

Michigan Democrats have enacted some smart gun safety measures after school shootings in this state, and Governor Gretchen Whitmer is signaling how she’d like to go after assault weapons.

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The police response to the Uvalde shooting was riddled with failures, a new DOJ report says.” By Acacia Coronado, Eric Tucker, and Jake Bleiberg of The Associated Press

Then-Parkland school resource officer who stayed outside during mass shooting found not guilty.” By Dakin Andone, Denise Royal, and Carlos Suarez of CNN

Gov. Whitmer says she is open to banning assault weapons, expanding tobacco tax to vaping products.” By Tim Skubick of Fox 2 Detroit

““He has a battle rifle”: Police feared Uvalde gunman’s AR-15.” By Zach Despart of The Texas Tribune

Photo: “March For Our Lives student protest for gun control” by Fibonacci Blue is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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