Violence Project Seeks To Shift Focus From Reaction To Prevention In Mass ShootingsJillian Peterson and James Densley are the founders behind the the Violence Project.
Do Video Games Trigger Violent Crimes?In the wake of this weekend's massacres, video games have become a frequent target for politicians.
Twin Cities Security Company Points To Threat Suppression System To Stop ShootersA Twin Cities security company believes buildings have the potential to stop mass shootings. WCCO revisited the inventor of a suppression system to see the difference it could make in schools or in a place where terror again struck this weekend.
'Hate Is Not A Mental Illness': Health Experts Weigh In On Mass ShootingsPain and outrage are reverberating across the country after two mass shootings occurred within hours of each other this weekend. The shootings have since sparked a discussion about mental illness, and health professionals say equating violence with mental illness has to stop.
Both Sides Of Minnesota Gun Debate Agree On Importance Of Being VocalAfter two mass shootings within 24 hours over the weekend, many people are asking what they can do to get their voices heard. WCCO spoke to representatives with Moms Demand Action MN-- who advocate for solutions to address gun violence in the U.S.-- and Gun Owners Caucus of MN, who advocate to protect gun rights.
'Moms Demand Action' Conference Turns Into Massive Marchctivists from Minnesota say what happened this weekend is a reminder that change is needed. The Minnesota Chapter of Moms Demand Action was in Washington D.C. for a national conference on gun safety during the shootings. Moms Demand Action leader Molly Leutz flew home to Minnesota from Washington D.C. after the end of an annual conference on gun safety turned into a massive march Saturday night.
Minneapolis Police Heighten Presence, Arms After Recent ShootingsSweet sounds from street performers serenaded Twins fans as they exited Target Field Sunday afternoon, but it was a sobering sight snagged their attention. “Just a little surprised at first. I mean, I did a double take,” said Jason Calabrese.
Flags Flown At Half-Staff To Honor Shooting VictimsPresident Donald Trump ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor and remember the victims of the two most recent tragic shootings. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, in accordance with this, ordered flags to be flown halfway at Minnesota's state and federal buildings until sunset on Aug. 8, 2019.
Student Says Colorado Shooting Suspect Would 'Hint' About Committing ActPolice identified one suspect as 18-year-old Devon Erickson. The other, a female juvenile, has not been named.
Researchers: Suicidal Behavior Precedes Mass Shootings, But No Real PatternHamline University hosted a presentation on mass shooters Friday night. Hamline assistant professor Dr. Jillian Peterson and Dr. James Densley from Metropolitan State University spoke about their research study. Along with a team of Hamline students, they created a database of 150 mass shooters, based on 50 life variables.
'You Could Feel The Crowd Tense Up': Las Vegas Survivor Remembers ShootingsIt was the deadliest mass shooting incident committed by one person in modern U.S. history.
4 Dead in Cincinnati Bank ShootingsPolice Chief Eliot Isaac said the shooter opened fire early Thursday morning at the loading dock of the Fifth Third Bank building.
Addiction To Video Games At Issue Following Florida ShootingsThis year the World Health Organization classified "gaming disorder" as a mental health condition.
Churches Wrestle With The Question Of SecurityLast year, Mississippi passed legislation allowing churches there to legally have armed security if they choose.
'Unbelievable': Gunman Kills 26 At South Texas ChurchA gunman dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a small South Texas church, killing 26 people in an attack that claimed tight-knit neighbors and multiple family members ranging in age from 5 to 72 years old.