Latest Gun violence News

Sen. Chris Murphy writing book on gun violence

Jul. 15, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Washington's leading advocates for gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy, has a book coming out next year. Murphy's "The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy" will be published Jan. 20, Random House announced Monday. Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, said in...

Pakistani family visits school where exchange student shot

Jul. 11, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The family of a Pakistani exchange student who was one of 10 people killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school last year traveled to the U.S and visited the school and community this week, wanting to learn more about the nine months she had spent there, including her final...

Virginia is now election battleground in fight over gun laws

Jul. 10, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Deep-pocketed interest groups and activists on both sides of the long-running fight over gun laws are gearing up for a major clash in Virginia, now a key election battleground in the issue after Republicans on Tuesday adjourned a special legislative session called by the governor to...

New law seems unlikely to alter Philly gun law prosecutions

Jul. 9, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor said Tuesday he does not intend to use new unilateral authority to prosecute gun crimes in Philadelphia under a state law passed after criticism of the city district attorney's handling of gun law violations. A spokesman for Attorney General Josh...

GOP-led Virginia Legislature abruptly adjourns gun session

Jul. 9, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Less than two hours after beginning a special session called in response to a mass shooting, Virginia lawmakers abruptly adjourned Tuesday and postponed any movement on gun laws until after the November election. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam summoned the Republican-led Legislature to...

The Latest: Virginia GOP: Panel should review gun issues

Jul. 9, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia's special legislative session to consider stricter gun laws after a mass shooting (all times local): 2 p.m. Republican leaders in Virginia's General Assembly say the state's crime commission needs to take a measured look at gun issues to try to find a bipartisan...

UN report: 464,000 people killed in homicides in 2017

Jul. 8, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Some 464,000 homicides were recorded around the world in 2017, far more than the number pf people killed in armed conflicts and terrorist attacks, a U.N. report said Monday. The Global Study on Homicide 2919 published Monday said the region with highest number of homicide victims was...

6 killed, 66 hurt in July 4th weekend shootings in Chicago

Jul. 8, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's expected jump in gun violence over the long July Fourth weekend left six people dead and another 66 wounded. The police had expected a surge in criminal activity and flooded the streets with an additional 1,500 officers. The totals were far lower than during the last four-day...

Clarification: Virginia Beach Shooting-Silencers story

Jul. 8, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

In stories that ran May 31 and June 2, The Associated Press reported that the city of Virginia Beach prohibits the sale and possession of suppressors. The stories should have made clear that although the devices themselves are not prohibited in the city, it is illegal to carry a loaded firearm that can...

Family of deadly Vegas shooting victim sues gun makers

Jul. 3, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The parents of a young woman killed in the 2017 Las Vegas massacre said Wednesday they blame gun manufacturers for their daughter's death. "Someone murdered our daughter," said James Parsons, whose 31-year-old daughter Carrie Parsons was one of 58 people killed when a gunman rained down...