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Texas governor expresses concern about private gun sales

Aug. 22, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday raised concern about private firearm sales but didn't commit to crack down on them or act on gun control issues following a meeting on ways to prevent mass shootings such as the El Paso attack that killed 22 people. While lawmakers are...

Did the Dayton gunman target his sister? Police can't agree

Aug. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

One of the first victims struck by the Dayton shooter during his 32-second rampage that left nine people dead was his younger sister, but whether he intentionally killed her remains unknown more than a week later, the Ohio city's police chief said Tuesday. Investigators have "radically different views" on whether...

The Latest: Attorney: Shooter's friend shocked at killings

Aug. 12, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on developments following the mass shooting in Ohio that killed nine (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The attorney representing a man accused of buying and storing body armor for the Dayton gunman says his client was as shocked as anyone by the mass shooting. Attorney Nick...

Feds: Friend of Ohio gunman bought body armor, ammo magazine

Aug. 12, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

A longtime friend of the Dayton gunman bought the body armor, a 100-round magazine and a key part of the gun used in the attack, but there's no indication the man knew his friend was planning a massacre, federal agents said Monday. Ethan Kollie told investigators that he also helped Connor Betts assemble the...

The Latest: Families mourn mass shooting victims

Aug. 11, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on funerals for victims of recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Hundreds of people gathered to remember a western Pennsylvania graduate student killed during a mass shooting in an Ohio nightclub district last weekend. Mourners filled every seat...

Families mourn, bury those killed in Ohio, Texas shootings

Aug. 10, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Mourners gathered across the country Saturday to remember the lives of a graduate student beloved by friends, a man who died in his son's arms and a mother who shielded her infant from gunfire. The funerals were among several being held for people who died in mass shootings last weekend...

The Latest: Woman tends to Ohio mass shooting memorial

Aug. 8, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting Aug. 4 in Dayton, Ohio (all times local): 4:15 p.m. An Ohio woman has taken it upon herself to tend to a memorial for the victims of the Dayton mass shooting that left nine people dead. Annette Gibson Strong started placing candles at a makeshift memorial...

Ohio officials team up for bipartisan gun reform push

Aug. 8, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's Republican governor and Dayton's Democratic mayor pledged Thursday they will work together in a bipartisan push for gun reforms as the city focuses on recovering from the nation's latest mass shooting. Mike DeWine and Nan Whaley announced their legislative plan while visiting the...

Texas relaxed gun laws after recent mass shootings

Aug. 8, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After dozens of people, including toddlers and teenagers, were gunned down in separate mass shootings at a church Sutherland Springs and a high school in suburban Houston, Texas Republicans came to the Capitol this year with their eyes on new gun laws. The goal was not to limit access...

The Latest: Video shows Trump joking about crowd sizes

Aug. 8, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas (all times local): 11:25 a.m. President Donald Trump joked with medical professionals about his political rally crowd sizes as he toured an El Paso hospital in the wake of Saturday's mass shooting. According...