Latest Gun violence News

Man with arsenal allegedly threatened hotel mass shooting

Aug. 21, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A cook at a Los Angeles-area hotel was arrested after he allegedly threatened a mass shooting and stockpiled guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at his home, police said Wednesday. Rodolfo Montoya, 37, was taken into custody Tuesday at his Huntington Beach home, police said....

Florida Democrats seek state legislative session on guns

Aug. 21, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A call by Florida Democrats to convene a special session on guns got little traction among Republicans, even as Parkland shooting survivors on Wednesday renewed their pleas for more measures to combat gun violence. March For Our Lives, a group for formed by survivors of last year's...

Trump: Again open to strengthening gun background checks

Aug. 21, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be careful that closing what he calls "loopholes" doesn't clear the way for more gun control. Speaking to reporters as he departed the White House for Kentucky, the...

Court ruling: Second-degree murder not 'crime of violence'

Aug. 21, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a man's second-degree murder conviction but threw out another conviction based on the first while ruling that the murder isn't always a crime of violence under federal law. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel's 2-1 ruling Monday said Randly Begay...

Public weighs in on gun bills after Virginia mass shooting

Aug. 20, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Members of the public and special interest groups made their case Tuesday to a Virginia commission studying a broad range of gun safety proposals after a deadly mass shooting in Virginia Beach earlier this year. The bipartisan Virginia State Crime Commission heard hours of testimony...

Philly standoff points to need for new gun law, Wolf says

Aug. 20, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is urging the passage of a law requiring Pennsylvania gun owners to report stolen or lost firearms, suggesting Tuesday that it could have prevented the shooter in last week's wounding of six Philadelphia police officers from getting such firepower. A lost or stolen guns...

Memorial held for California officer slain by gunman

Aug. 20, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement colleagues joined family and friends Tuesday in mourning a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer who was gunned down during a traffic stop last week. The throng filled Harvest Christian Fellowship Church in Riverside, east of Los Angeles, where...

The Latest: Public weighs in on guns after Virginia shooting

Aug. 20, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a Virginia hearing on gun legislation (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A commission tasked with studying gun safety proposals after a mass shooting left 12 people dead in Virginia Beach is hearing from members of the public and special interest groups from across the...

Man, 20, pleads not guilty in Jewish center video threat

Aug. 19, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

STRUTHERS, Ohio (AP) — A 20-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to threatening a Jewish community center in a video that authorities say showed him shooting a semi-automatic rifle. A judge near Youngstown set bond at $250,000 for James Reardon, ordered a mental health evaluation and told him to stay...

Virginia crime commission begins hearing on gun violence

Aug. 19, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As the Virginia State Crime Commission began a hearing Monday on proposals to stem gun violence, Gov. Ralph Northam urged lawmakers to pass "commonsense" measures as he took a swipe at Republican leaders who called for further study. Northam sent a letter to the commission as a two-day...