During a week in which the Senate considered and rejected gun control measures, America witnessed nine mass shootings that left six dead and 31 wounded.
Unsurprisingly, they share characteristics with those opposing universal background checks.
Who benefits from the endless cycles of sadness, anger, and partisanship that follow mass shootings in America? Just follow the money.
Ten other tragedies, though not even close to the scope or hateful nature of the national nightmare in Orlando, can't be ignored.
Much has been made of the killer's apparent interest in ISIS, but less time has been spent looking at the ways Mateen fit other patterns of violence.
It looks like they want to amend a bill to include a section that would make it illegal for terror suspects to buy guns.
"When I hear about people who own fifteen assault weapons, I think, Why do you need that?"
"It's very accepting. You can have a beard and wear a dress. You can be straight. You can be a beautiful drag queen. You can be an ugly drag queen."
"We're not afraid."
Omar Mateen was also allegedly active on gay dating apps and may have frequented Pulse, the nightclub where he staged his massacre.
The fight against terrorism has become a domestic shooting war in which almost everyone is a potential target.
Four things you need to know about gun laws in the wake of this weekend's tragic mass shooting.
On Sunday, America was forced to recall that there's always someone who wants to murder you just for being gay.
Incidents involving kids get outsized attention, while those that feature convicted criminals fall by the wayside.
Putting together the pieces of a tragedy that claimed two lives and injured nine more.
But one weekend of tragedies doesn't tell us much about the summer ahead.
At least 95 people were shot across the country this weekend.
The incident that killed one and injured three (including the shooter) won national attention thanks to the power of celebrity.
VICE looks into Toronto's Dixon City Bloods to find out if the group is a media fabrication, a violent menace, or something in-between.
We often hear about men killed by drive-by shootings and at nightclubs, but women and children account for an outsized share of mass shooting victims in the United States.
Shannon Egeland ordered his teenaged son to shoot him, then told cops he was injured while trying to help a pregnant woman—an ignominious end to a criminal career that's included fraud, shoplifting, and selling prescription drugs.
"I'm a free American. I can do what I'd like with my possessions."
A relatively quiet week for American mass gun violence still saw more casualties than usual. Is it a spring thing?
Studies show that when a woman owns a firearm, the gun is far more likely to be used against her than by her.