Latest Gun violence News

Baldwin was told gun was 'cold' before movie set shooting

Oct. 23, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set with a gun a crew member had assured the actor was safe, a tragic mistake that came hours and days after some workers walked off the job to protest safety conditions and other production issues. ...

San Jose community officer faces FBI probe, weapons charges

Oct. 23, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A community service officer for San Jose has been charged with gun-related crimes after the FBI linked him to online comments advocating the killing of police officers. Denis Shevchenko, 40, was charged this week with three misdemeanor counts of...

Utah gun permit applications down after requirement dropped

Oct. 23, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Certified firearms instructor Aaron Turner has no one to teach. Earlier this year, his courses covering gun safety, shooting fundamentals, federal and state laws, and suicide prevention for would-be concealed carry permit holders were booked solid,...

Illinois Supreme Court tosses county tax on guns, ammunition

Oct. 21, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Cook County taxes on guns and ammunition violate the state constitution because they “directly burden a law-abiding citizen’s" second amendment right to buy the items for self-defense. Supreme Court...

2nd man charged in crash that killed woman in Minneapolis

Oct. 21, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A second suspect has been charged in the death of a bystander who was struck and killed by one of two vehicles whose drivers were involved in an exchange of gunfire in downtown Minneapolis. Eighteen-year-old Autumn Rose Merrick was riding a scooter...

Prosecutor: No more plea deals in gun-violence cases

Oct. 21, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The top prosecutor in Utah’s most populous county says he will no longer offer plea deals to defendants accused of gun-related crimes in an effort to combat gun violence. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said Wednesday he was putting...

Activist dad of school shooting victim joins anti-gun group

Oct. 21, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a 14-year-old girl killed in the 2018 Florida high school shooting massacre announced Thursday that he's joining the top ranks of an anti-gun violence group to promote like-minded political candidates around the country ahead of next year's midterm elections....

Man accused of buying gun for suspect in St. Paul shooting

Oct. 20, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday that a Twin Cities man who bought three-dozen firearms in five months illegally supplied a weapon for one of the suspects in a shootout at a St. Paul bar. Jerome Horton, 25, was charged Tuesday with making false...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Oct. 20, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Wisconsin State Journal. October 18, 2021. Editorial: Never accept the epidemic of gunplay The scourge of gunfire and carjackings in Madison is unacceptable and must never become normal for our growing and vibrant city. The...

Court breathes new life into Harrisburg gun laws challenge

Oct. 20, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — People can sue to challenge a city’s gun restrictions even if they have not been charged with violating them, Pennsylvania’s highest court ruled Wednesday. A divided state Supreme Court said that Firearm Owners Against Crime and other...