Latest Gun violence News

The Latest: Warren says Washington beholden to NRA

Mar. 24, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the 2020 campaign season (all times Eastern): 2:30 p.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the National Rifle Association is holding "Congress hostage" when it comes to stemming gun violence. The Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate tells a campaign rally that if seven children were...

AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws

Mar. 23, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey was conducted both before and...

Las Vegas shooting survivor speaks on gun control bills

Mar. 20, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A survivor of the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert has spoken in support of a series of gun bills facing Rhode Island lawmakers. The Providence Journal reports that Erica Keuter described the chaos of the shooting during an hours-long hearing at the State House on Tuesday....

Taos County replaces resolution against gun-control measures

Mar. 20, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county has revoked a resolution protesting state gun-control reforms and replaced it with one saying officials have a responsibility to protect citizens' constitutional rights while also protecting them from gun violence. The change in Taos County's stance came during a...

NH House backs waiting periods, background checks on guns

Mar. 19, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House approved several bills Tuesday aimed at tightening the rules on gun purchases in the state, a dramatic shift in a state known to have some of the least restrictive laws in the country. Supporters in the Democratically-controlled body voted 199-147 in favor of a...

NZ leader vows to 'absolutely deny' mosque gunman a platform

Mar. 18, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the prime minister to declare Tuesday that she would do everything in her power to deny him a platform for his...

New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre

Mar. 17, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand leader's promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population. Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern said her Cabinet will consider the details of the changes on Monday. She has said options...

New Zealand digs graves as mosque massacre toll rises to 50

Mar. 16, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Anguished relatives were anxiously waiting Sunday for authorities to release the remains of those who were killed in massacres at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while authorities announced the death toll from the racist attacks had risen to 50. Islamic...

New Mexico Democrats boost school spending, shun marijuana

Mar. 16, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democrat-led Legislature approved a $700 million general fund spending increase Friday that will go mostly toward public education as lawmakers scramble to address a court order to expand learning opportunities for low-income and minority students. The budget for the fiscal year...

New Zealand mosque shooter broadcast slaughter on Facebook

Mar. 15, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A white supremacist suspected in shootings at two mosques that killed 49 people during midday Friday prayers posted an anti-immigrant manifesto online and apparently used a helmet-mounted camera to broadcast live video of the slaughter on Facebook. Brenton Harrison Tarrant...