The killer prayed with worshipers for an hour before brandishing weapons and killing them. Social media wondered how South Carolina could keep the Confederate flag flying high outside its statehouse after US, state flags lowered to half-staff in respect.
Research commissioned by the CDC in 1993 showed that gun owners faced higher risks for both homicides and suicides. But the NRA quickly moved to silence the studies — and make sure no other similar studies would get federal funding. They succeeded.
Former residents of Northview Heights in Pittsburgh remember marching bands and days at the recreation center. But that was before shootings and drugs became commonplace for some 1,600 residents of the public housing project.