Latest Gun violence News

Murder charge for Ohio deputy in Casey Goodson Jr. shooting

Dec. 02, 2021 17:21 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio sheriff’s deputy who shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times was charged with murder Thursday, as Goodson’s family also filed a federal civil rights lawsuit and the now-retired deputy publicly shared details of what happened from his perspective for...

Wolf adds to mounting veto tally, kills permitless-gun bill

Dec. 02, 2021 16:06 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf followed through on his veto threat Thursday, rejecting Republican-penned legislation to allow people to carry a firearm openly or concealed, without a permit, adding to his total for Pennsylvania's chief executive with the most vetoes in more than four...

Dems renew push for gun-control bills after Oxford shooting

Dec. 01, 2021 23:34 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats vowed Wednesday to push new gun-control legislation and to try to revive stalled bills in Michigan's Republican-led Legislature following a mass shooting that left four high school students dead and others with serious injuries. But GOP...

Michigan teen charged in Oxford High School shooting

Dec. 01, 2021 19:21 PM EST

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was charged with murder and terrorism for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured more at a Michigan high school, authorities said Wednesday as they revealed additional details, including a meeting between troubled officials...

Police shooting raises questions over Black man's gun rights

Dec. 01, 2021 17:45 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Leaders in the Black community of Virginia Beach called Wednesday for a federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Black man, saying his right to carry a gun for protection was ignored during a night of violence earlier this year on the city's...

Court upholds California ban on high-capacity magazines

Nov. 30, 2021 19:28 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a ruling by two of its judges and upheld California’s ban on high-capacity magazines Tuesday in a split decision that may be headed for the U.S. Supreme Court. “The statute outlaws no...

Man sentenced for shooting into three homes in Lincoln

Nov. 26, 2021 11:43 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man has been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for shooting into three homes in January. The Lincoln Journal Star reported Friday that Dontaiven Drappeaux had pleaded no contest to attempted unlawful discharge of a firearm. Ballistics...

Chicago mother fatally shot days after teen son's slaying

Nov. 24, 2021 19:37 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman was shot to death on Wednesday, just steps away from a memorial to her 14-year-old son who was fatally shot over the weekend on the same sidewalk where his mother was found. Delisa Tucker was shot in the chest on the same street where...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 24, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Nov. 22, 2021. Editorial: With guns, safety always must come first Pennsylvania is one of 14 states that do not, on a statewide basis, require a permit to carry a firearm openly, but do require a permit to carry a concealed...

Gun makers ask court to dismiss Mexican government lawsuit

Nov. 22, 2021 20:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gun manufacturers asked a federal court in Massachusetts on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Mexico’s government in August arguing that U.S. gun manufacturers and distributors fueled violence in Mexico through their negligent and illegal commercial practices. ...