Latest Gun violence News

Cuomo says Trump fools the country, but not New York

Aug. 19, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a searing speech from the pulpit of a black church, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a Brooklyn congregation on Sunday that Donald Trump is a "slick salesman" who fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat said the Republican president hasn't fooled New Yorkers. Cuomo spoke at...

Students from Newtown, Parkland march together

Aug. 12, 2018 9:59 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Students from Parkland, Florida, and Newtown, Connecticut, teamed up for the final leg of a nationwide bus tour to protest gun violence and the policies of the National Rifle Association. Supporters gathered Sunday afternoon in Newtown near the site of the December 2012 massacre at...

Gun safety advocates set their sights on elected office

Aug. 10, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A gun safety advocacy group that began in 2012 after 20 young children were shot down in their classrooms has grown since then and is increasingly focusing on getting its members into elected office. More than a thousand volunteer leaders from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America...

Man at compound accused of training kids for school attacks

Aug. 8, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A father arrested at a ramshackle New Mexico compound where 11 hungry children were found living in filth was training youngsters to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents obtained Wednesday. The allegations against Siraj Ibn Wahhaj came to light as authorities...

Illinois governor will not send National Guard to Chicago

Aug. 8, 2018 7:23 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not dispatch the Illinois National Guard to Chicago to stem gun violence. The Republican said Wednesday that "the National Guard is not for neighborhood policing." He dismissed suggestions that he call up the Guard after more than 70 people were shot...

More Chicago officers deployed to areas affected by violence

Aug. 7, 2018 10:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials announced Tuesday hundreds of additional police officers will be deployed to city neighborhoods where a burst of gun violence over the weekend left at least 11 people dead and around 70 wounded. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said 400 additional officers are already...

11 dead, nearly 70 wounded in weekend violence in Chicago

Aug. 6, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — At least 11 people were shot to death and about 70 wounded in a weekend burst of violence in Chicago that instantly became a political issue when President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, blamed the carnage on longtime Democratic rule in the city. Police on Monday attributed the dozens...

The Latest: McCarthy disavows Giuliani, Trump

Aug. 6, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on weekend gun violence in Chicago (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A candidate running to replace Rahm Emanuel as mayor of Chicago has rejected tweets by President Donald Trump's lawyer in which he offers his support and sharply criticizes Emanuel. Former Chicago Police...

Texas Republicans squelch 'red flag' gun law prospects

Aug. 5, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas schools have been adding metal detectors and armed personnel in an effort to improve campus security in response to the deadly May attack at a Houston-area high school that left eight students and two teachers dead. Among the steps that Texas apparently won't be taking anytime...

Florida school shooting survivors join rally outside NRA

Aug. 4, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of gun-control protesters have been joined by survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting at a rally outside National Rifle Association headquarters. Family members of those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February addressed the crowd during Saturday...