Latest Gun violence News

Crimean city turns to mourning 20 victims of school attack

Oct. 18, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — While Crimean authorities searched for clues that might help explain why a teenager gunned down 20 people at his vocational school before killing himself, the stunned city of Kerch prepared to say farewell to the victims. Thousands of residents were expected to attend the funerals of most of...

13 years later, guilty plea in post-Katrina racial shooting

Oct. 17, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A white man who fired a shotgun at three African-Americans amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans more than 13 years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to two federal criminal counts. Roland Bourgeois, 55, was indicted in 2010 and originally pleaded not guilty. His case...

Trump administration steps in to kill police-reform plan

Oct. 12, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration informed a federal judge in Chicago on Friday that it's seeking to scuttle a plan negotiated between the nation's third-largest city and the state of Illinois that envisions far-reaching reforms of Chicago's 12,000-officer police force under close federal court...

Limousine service operator charged in crash that killed 20

Oct. 11, 2018 1:30 AM EDT

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) — A limousine service operator was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while police continued investigating what caused the wreck and whether anyone else will face charges. Nauman Hussain, 28, showed little emotion as he was arraigned...

Suspect in shooting of 7 officers bragged about gun skills

Oct. 4, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — The Vietnam veteran and disbarred lawyer accused of shooting seven law enforcement officers, killing one, bragged online about his marksmanship and love for the "smell of gunpowder" in the years before the deadly standoff, records and social media posts unearthed Thursday showed....

Pennsylvania to toughen gun laws in domestic violence cases

Oct. 3, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers on Wednesday passed the first anti-violence legislation in more than a decade that deals directly with firearms, after years of lobbying by violence-prevention groups to persuade a Legislature historically protective of gun rights. The bill would force people...

Giffords, Nevada Democrats meet 1 year after Vegas shooting

Oct. 2, 2018 7:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A day after Las Vegas marked the anniversary of a mass shooting that killed 58 people, former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords sought to rally gun violence survivors, Democratic candidates and activists Tuesday in a push to register young voters and elect candidates who back gun control. Monday's...

The Latest: Vegas shooting survivors form human chain

Oct. 2, 2018 1:43 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on events marking the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured more than 850 (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Hundreds of survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting have formed a human chain around the shuttered site of a country...

As immigrants flow across US border, American guns go south

Sep. 30, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

Among the thousands of immigrants who have been coming across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, many are seeking to escape gang and drug violence raging in their homelands. The weapon of choice used to intimidate them? Often an American-made gun. While the flow of drugs and immigrants into the U.S. has...

California tightens rules for concealed weapons, bump stocks

Sep. 26, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians will have to undergo at least eight hours of training, including live-fire exercises, before carrying a concealed weapon, under one of several firearms bills acted on by Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill helps standardize the state's current patchwork requirements for...