Latest Gun violence News

The Latest: Kobach has fundraiser with rocker Ted Nugent

Jun. 23, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican primary race for Kansas governor (all times local): 7:20 p.m. About 175 people attended a fundraiser for conservative Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for Kansas governor with rocker and gun-rights provocateur Ted Nugent as dozens of people protested...

More indictments returned in Arkansas fight against crime

Jun. 23, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Increased efforts to battle drug and gun crimes have led to more than 70 indictments filed so far this month, according to federal authorities in Arkansas. The figures come as state, local and federal authorities earlier this year vowed to step up prosecutions in the state's...

Caution urged as Colorado forest hit by wildfire reopens

Jun. 21, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Officials warned people Thursday to be careful as a southwestern Colorado forest and other public lands re-opened amid warm, dry weather in the area plagued by drought and wildfire. Trails, roads and campsites in San Juan National Forest and U.S. Bureau of Land Management land around...

Utah lawmakers planning new effort on gun control bill

Jun. 20, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of Utah lawmakers said Wednesday they were working on legislation that would allow police to temporarily confiscate guns from people deemed to be a threat to the public and penalize parents if their child has easy access to their gun and uses it in a crime. The gun control...

Fort Wayne police increase gun raids

Jun. 20, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Fort Wayne police have conducted more gun raids this year than last year, according to police statistics. Sgt. Gary J. Hensler Jr. told The Journal Gazette that the department's Gang and Violent Crimes Unit has executed 19 raids and seized 68 guns so far this year. He said the unit...

Suit dismissed over faulty gun check before church shooting

Jun. 20, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the FBI over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used to kill nine people in a racist attack at a South Carolina church. But U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel also blasted the federal government for what he called its "abysmally poor policy...

Chicago teen eligible for parole next April in 2014 killing

Jun. 20, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting another 14-year-old girl in a street fight in 2014 that escalated from a Facebook feud over a boy will be eligible for parole in April next year. The teen, who turns 19 next month, struggled to hold back tears as she tried to read a...

N. Idaho man sentenced for 'lie and buy' gun crime

Jun. 20, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A 23-year-old northern Idaho man who lied about buying a gun for his own use but that instead was for someone else has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Idaho on Tuesday said Alex James Spooner of Coeur d'Alene received the...

Bills to combat gun violence advance in Pennsylvania House

Jun. 19, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania House committee is advancing legislation to more aggressively take firearms from people who have a domestic violence restraining order against them or who are deemed dangerous by a judge. The House Judiciary Committee passed several firearms-related bills Tuesday....

Report says over 1 billion small arms in world, up from 2007

Jun. 18, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday. The Small Arms Survey says 393 million of the civilian-held firearms, 46 percent, are in the...