Latest Gun violence News

Suspect in Georgia officer shooting killed by police

Jun. 13, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Police killed a man suspected of shooting a Georgia officer on Sunday following a search that involved multiple law enforcement agencies, authorities said. A Cobb County officer responded to a domestic dispute in Acworth during the afternoon, news...

Rash of mass shootings stirs US fears heading into summer

Jun. 12, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people were killed and at least 30 others wounded in mass shootings overnight in three states, authorities said Saturday, stoking concerns that a spike in U.S. gun violence could continue into summer as coronavirus restrictions ease and more people are free to socialize....

Missouri bill to ban enforcement of federal gun rules signed

Jun. 12, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Saturday signed a bill banning local police from enforcing federal gun rules, a change Democrats have predicted will be shot down in the courts. Parson signed the measure, which will penalize local...

Biden to name Pulse Nightclub a national memorial

Jun. 12, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial. The deadliest attack on the LGBTQ community in U.S. history left 49 people dead and 53 people...

Man faces weapons charge linked to Georgia mall shooting

Jun. 11, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

MORROW, Ga. (AP) — Police officers have arrested a 19-year-old Georgia man for illegally possessing a gun in connection with a shooting Thursday at a suburban Atlanta mall. A shouting match led to dozens of gunshots and one person wounded Thursday in Morrow at Southlake...

Lawmaker seeks State Police investigation after gun threat

Jun. 11, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Shreveport lawmaker has asked Louisiana State Police to investigate whether a colleague's threat of gun violence against him on the House floor warrants criminal charges. Republican Rep. Alan Seabaugh told The Advocate on Friday that he filed...

Crime leads voter concerns as NYC mayoral primary approaches

Jun. 11, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fear of crime is back as a political issue in New York City. For the first time in years it could be a prime factor in who voters pick as their next mayor. Early voting begins Saturday in the city's party primaries. Ballots are being cast as the city is...

Legislative session called 'historic' for justice reforms

Jun. 11, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers and civil liberties advocates are calling the 2021 state legislative session historic for criminal justice reform. Bills that passed during the session that ended Wednesday included allowing the erasure of many criminal...

California appeals court ruling upending assault weapons ban

Jun. 10, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor denounced in starkly personal terms a federal judge's upending of the state's restrictions on assault weapons as officials announced the filing Thursday of a formal notice that they will appeal the decision. They described...

Police recover rifle after woman fatally shot while cooking

Jun. 10, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford police say they have recovered the rifle used in a shooting that took the life of a city woman who was inside her apartment cooking when she was hit by a stray bullet. Police Chief Jason Thody said no arrests have been made in the...