Latest Gun violence News

Florida school massacre panel recommends arming teachers

Dec. 12, 2018 6:53 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The panel investigating the Florida high school massacre recommended Wednesday that teachers who volunteer and undergo extensive background checks and training be allowed to carry concealed guns on campus to stop future shootings. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public...

The Latest: Florida panel recommends arming some teachers

Dec. 12, 2018 6:20 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission that is investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The panel investigating the Florida high school massacre is recommending that teachers who volunteer and undergo extensive background checks and training be allowed to...

Gunman kills 4, then himself, after Mass at Brazil cathedral

Dec. 11, 2018 5:13 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding four more before taking a bullet in the ribs in a firefight with police and then shooting himself in the head, authorities said. The shooting happened right after the midday...

9,000 firearms and counting: Illegal guns flood Chicago

Dec. 11, 2018 12:31 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Ke'Shon Newman's daily routine is guided by guns — the hundreds of illegal pistols, revolvers and other firearms that torment his South Side neighborhood. He walks on brightly lit streets, the ones lined with Jamaican jerk and seafood joints, minimarkets, the White Castle, a Shell gas...

The myths and truths about Chicago's guns and murder rate

Dec. 10, 2018 4:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police are wrestling with gun violence, blamed largely on gangs. President Donald Trump has frequently singled out the city for criticism , calling the crime problem "a total disaster" and claiming Chicago has the strongest guns laws in the nation and still hasn't been able to curb...

Wichita gets anti-gun violence mural sponsored by Toms

Dec. 9, 2018 12:24 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita's newest mural is among several pieces of outdoor artwork to be painted throughout the Midwest as a part of a national campaign to end gun violence. Oklahoma artists Daniel Gulick and Anthony Carrera painted the Wichita mural Wednesday for Toms' gun violence awareness campaign,...

2 deadly shootings send a chill through black gun owners

Dec. 6, 2018 5:07 PM EST

ODENTON, Md. (AP) — Gun-rights advocates like to say, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun." Some black gun owners, though, are not so sure it's a wise idea for them to try to be the good guy and pull out a weapon in public. Twice in the span of 11 days last month, a...

California Editorial Rdp

Dec. 5, 2018 12:18 PM EST

Dec. 5 Los Angeles Times on considering a tax on California gun sales: The social costs of gun ownership in the U.S. have reached staggering levels, though given the lack of reliable data collection the public is left to sift through conflicting estimates of the numbers of firearms Americans actually own. One...

Freshman Democrats in Congress ready to use new-won power

Dec. 4, 2018 9:20 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Incoming members of the Democratic Party's new U.S. House majority say they're ready to turn the energy of their campaigns into real power on Capitol Hill. Rep.-elects Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and a handful of other liberal-leaning...

Little Rock police add patrols as city sees rise in violence

Dec. 3, 2018 1:30 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Little Rock Police Department is adding four patrol units to high-crime areas following the city's deadliest month this year. Interim Police Chief Alice Fulk announced Saturday that four officers will start working overtime shifts in areas with high concentrations of shootings...