Hundreds of parishioners flocked to a Pennsylvania church to exchange or renew wedding vows, while carrying AR-15 rifles. The World Peace Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland included a blessing for the assault rifle, which it believes symbolizes the "rod of iron" in the book of Revelation.
A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York says "many" people who commit mass murder are Democrats. U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney made the comment Wednesday on Talk 1300 Radio during a discussion about calls for stricter gun control since last week's deadly Florida high school shooting but offered no evidence to back up her assertion. Democratic state Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi is opposing Tenney this fall and calls her comments "disgusting" and "toxic."
Congress finds itself in a familiar position a day after the 18th school shooting of the year, divided with little prospects of action.
By their own logic, the GOP and Trump are complicit in America's mass shooting epidemic.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would visit Parkland, Fla. following the mass shooting there Wednesday, and work to tackle "the difficult issue of mental health"