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A new U.S. Secret Service report on mass shootings says last year's shooting in Dayton was preventable.  

Updated at 11:30 p.m. ET

At least five people were killed at the Molson Coors Beverage Co. in Milwaukee in a shooting rampage Wednesday afternoon that authorities say was carried out by an employee of the brewery.

Authorities believe the gunman, who was identified only as a 51-year-old Milwaukee man, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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The friend of the gunman who killed nine people in a shooting in Dayton last August has been sentenced to 32 months in prison on unrelated federal firearms charges. 

Federal prosecutors have charged Patrick Wood Crusius with hate crimes related to the killing of 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, last August. Crusius allegedly told police he had driven to the store intending to kill "Mexicans."

A federal grand jury returned a 90-count indictment that also included firearm charges in connection with the shootings, which the Department of Justice has described as an act of domestic terrorism.

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Democratic State Representative Casey Weinstein says he found several memes he considers threatening printed out and placed in his mailbox last week. 

A federal magistrate judge has ordered a man be extradited from California to Ohio to face charges of threatening to shoot up Ohio State University and hurt football players. 

A California man is wanted in Ohio after being indicted on charges of threatening to "shoot up" Ohio State University in 2018. 

2019 was a year that saw a lot of talk about bills that would lift restrictions on guns until the deadly mass shooting in Dayton turned the tables.

Since a pair of shooters opened fire Tuesday in Jersey City, N.J., the state's attorney general, Gurbir Grewal, had been reluctant to label the assault on a local kosher market specifically as an anti-Semitic act. As recent as Wednesday afternoon, even after identifying the shooters, Grewal said authorities were still not in a position to definitively assign a motive.

By Thursday, though, he was ready to say it.

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Lawmakers are preparing to hold more hearings on a bill that makes it easier to use lethal force as self-defense in a threatening situation.

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Franklin County Commissioners have approved a 350 thousand dollar contract to purchase kits to help civilians handle injuries from mass shootings or other violent attacks.  

The percentage of Americans who favor stricter gun laws is on the rise, though significant partisan divisions persist. A Pew Research Center survey conducted in September found that 60% of Americans say gun laws should be tougher, up from 57% last year and 52% in 2017.

Two months and a day after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced he was working on a plan to address gun violence in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton, he unveiled a bill Monday he says lawmakers will approve. 

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A group of protesters marched in downtown Columbus Wednesday in support of stricter gun regulations, especially expanded background checks and the red flag law. 

The CEOs of 145 companies issued a new call for gun safety Thursday, sending a letter to members of the Senate on Thursday stating that it is "simply unacceptable" to do nothing about gun violence and mass shootings in the U.S.

Saying the country is in a public health crisis, the CEOs say new laws that would require background checks on all gun sales "are a common-sense solution with overwhelming public support and are a critical step toward stemming the gun violence epidemic in this country."

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There is widespread support among Americans — Democrats, Republicans and gun owners alike — for a number of initiatives to curb gun violence they would like to see Congress pass, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll.

Laws that would screen for the types of people who could use a gun are broadly popular, but when it comes to bans on certain types of weapons and ammunition, a divide emerges.

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The National Rifle Association is suing the city and county of San Francisco and its Board of Supervisors over a unanimous vote to designate the NRA a domestic terrorist organization. The pro-gun group says lawmakers are trying to discriminate against people "based on the viewpoint of their political speech."

A House committee will take up legislation on Tuesday aimed at preventing mass shootings, as lawmakers and the White House move to respond to a recent spate of attacks across the country.

The bills being considered by the House Judiciary Committee include measures that would limit access to high-capacity gun magazines and block any person convicted of a hate crime from obtaining a firearm.

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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is calling on majority U.S. Senate Republicans to pass gun reform legislation.

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Cincinnati-based Kroger says it will no longer allow customers to openly carry guns in its stores. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine wants to require warrants and protection orders for certain violent crimes be entered into criminal background systems. 

The FBI has opened an investigation into the Dayton shootings last Sunday, citing the gunman's interest in violent ideology. 

Gov. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, is calling for a version of the "red flag" law, expanded background checks, and other gun control proposals in response to the mass shooting in Dayton over the weekend that left nine people dead. These proposals represent a dramatic shift in the way Ohio's state leadership has handled gun policies for most of the decade.

There were three high-profile shootings across the country in one week: The shooting in Gilroy, Calif., on July 28, and then the back-to-back shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, this past weekend.

That's no surprise, say scientists who study mass shootings. Research shows that these incidents usually occur in clusters and tend to be contagious. Intensive media coverage seems to drive the contagion, the researchers say.

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The FBI has opened a domestic terrorism investigation into last month's mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, after discovering that the shooter had a list that may have indicated potential targets of violence.

President Trump went before cameras on Monday in highly anticipated remarks following the mass shootings in Ohio and Texas over the weekend. In his remarks at the White House, Trump used the words "domestic terrorism" and "white supremacy." He did not acknowledge his own rhetoric.

The president targeted violent video games and drew a connection between mass shootings and mental health, though the research does not back up his assertions.

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Dayton Police identified the shooter outside a Dayton nightclub in the early moring hours Sunday as 24-year old Connor Betts. 

A leading organization representing Jewish Americans says the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh area synagogue over the weekend has prompted synagogues to step up safety. 

Four Dead In Cincinnati Bank Shooting

Sep 6, 2018

Four people are dead including a gunman, after a shooting this morning at the Fifth Third bank tower in downtown Cincinnati.