Latest Gun violence News

Congress sends landmark gun violence compromise to Biden

Jun. 24, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent President Joe Biden the widest ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists. The...

Giffords documentary comes as gun debates stay center stage

Jun. 24, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

In the two years documentary filmmakers shadowed former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the most jarring moment for them was in the kitchen of her Tucson, Arizona, home. As cameras were rolling, she and her husband, Sen. Mark Kelly, nonchalantly opened the freezer. Kelly grabbed a...

House sends Biden compromise gun violence bill as Buffalo, Uvalde killings prompt end to decades of gridlock in Congress

Jun. 24, 2022 13:33 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House sends Biden compromise gun violence bill as Buffalo, Uvalde killings prompt end to decades of gridlock in Congress.

Police arrest suspect in fatal San Francisco train shooting

Jun. 24, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police announced Friday that they have arrested a suspect in this week's fatal shooting of a man on a San Francisco subway commuter train. Javon Green, 26, was arrested Thursday in Pittsburg, a city about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of San Francisco after...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 24, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Choices A Supreme Court decision this week caught our attention. It could have significant implications right here in Vermont. The decision stems from a case out of Maine, and points to school choice. ...

Highlights of bipartisan gun violence bill OK'd by Senate

Jun. 24, 2022 02:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Highlights of the bipartisan gun violence bill the Senate approved Thursday and the House was expect to pass Friday: — Expanded background checks: State and local juvenile and mental health records of gun purchasers will be part of federal background checks for...

Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next

Jun. 23, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill Thursday that seemed unthinkable a month ago, setting up final approval of what will be Congress' most far-reaching response in decades to the nation's run of brutal mass shootings. After years futile...

Senate OKs bipartisan gun violence bill, moving Congress' boldest firearms curbs in decades to brink of final approval

Jun. 23, 2022 22:18 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate OKs bipartisan gun violence bill, moving Congress' boldest firearms curbs in decades to brink of final approval.

Murkowski calls Senate bill on gun violence responsible

Jun. 23, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Thursday described as responsible and “targeted” a bipartisan bill aimed at addressing gun violence. The Republican said the measure represents compromise. “No, I don’t think that you just say,...

States with strict gun-permitting laws consider next steps

Jun. 23, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York state law that had restricted who could obtain a permit to carry a gun in public. Under the law in place since 1913, New York residents needed to show proper cause, or an actual need, to carry a concealed handgun in public for self-defense.....