Eight people were shot—five fatally, including a pregnant woman—in a shooting at a backyard cookout in Wilkinsburg, Pennslyvania, on Wednesday night. According to the Associated Press, the medical examiner ruled the death of the fetus a homicide on Thursday, bringing the number of those killed to six.
Multiple gun rights groups will be joining together this weekend for a mock mass shooting on the University of Texas campus, an event complete with cardboard guns, crisis actors, and fake blood. Now, what could this possibly accomplish?, a reasonable person might be wondering. But as one of the protestors told Statesman.com: “We love freedom, and we’re trying to make more freedom.”
The too-little-too-late redemption tour of one Jay Dickey continued today—of all days—on Capitol Hill, with a letter released by the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. This will be a handy reminder that regret—truly a weighty motherfucker for the sufferer—has a realtime value of roughly jack-shit in the world outside your tormented soul.