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Feds: Retailer broke law by selling rifle in Texas attack

Oct. 17, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A sporting goods retailer violated the law by selling an AR-15-style rifle and large capacity magazine to a man who later used them to kill more than two dozen worshippers at a Texas church, federal prosecutors said in a court filing. Devin Patrick Kelley presented a Colorado driver's...

US mass shooters exploited gaps, errors in background checks

Sep. 7, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

Most mass shooters in the U.S. acquired the weapons they used legally because there was nothing in their backgrounds to disqualify them, according to James Alan Fox, a criminologist with Northeastern University who has studied mass shootings for decades. But in several attacks in recent years gunmen acquired...

Some of the most recent deadly US mass shootings

Sep. 1, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

A list of some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the last two years: — Aug. 31, 2019: Seven people were killed in West Texas in shootings in the area of Midland and Odessa. The gunman also died after being shot by police. — Aug. 4, 2019: A gunman wearing body armor shot and...

Some of the most recent deadly US mass shootings

Aug. 31, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

A list of some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the last two years: — Aug. 31, 2019: Five people were killed in West Texas in shootings in the area of Midland and Odessa. — Aug. 4, 2019: A gunman wearing body armor shot and killed nine people at a popular nightlife area in...

Pastor whose child was shot at Texas church runs for office

Aug. 25, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas pastor whose teenage daughter was among more than two dozen people killed in a mass shooting at his church in 2017 said Sunday that he will run as a Republican next year for a seat in the state Legislature. Frank Pomeroy — whose 14-year-old daughter, Annabelle, was...

Texas gun rights lobby pushing back on calls for new laws

Aug. 23, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' muscular gun-rights lobby swiftly pushed back after Gov. Greg Abbott raised the possibility of tighter firearms laws in response to a gunman killing 22 people at an El Paso Walmart. The resistance could test the relationship between gun-rights groups, Abbott and the state's...