Latest Gun violence News

Democrats in Florida seek to win over Latinos on gun control

Sep. 25, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Annette Taddeo walked to a podium overlooking Miami’s Biscayne Bay and described to her audience how she had fled terrorism as a teenager in Colombia and now feared for the safety of her 16-year-old daughter at an American public school. A blue and bright orange bus...

Trooper shot flown to Seattle, suspect appears in court

Sep. 23, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington State Patrol trooper who was shot Thursday while on duty in Walla Walla was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. Trooper Dean Atkinson, 28, was in stable condition in the intensive-care unit Friday morning after he was shot in the...

Portland, Oregon, to use microphones to track gunshots

Sep. 23, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — To help combat a growing gun violence problem, the mayor of Portland, Oregon, is launching a system proponents say can track the location of gunshots using hidden microphones. Oregon Public Broadcasting report s a panel recommended the city adopt ShotSpotter...

Child, 3, accidentally shoots and kills mother in SC home

Sep. 23, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A mother was shot and killed by her 3-year-old child who found a gun inside their South Carolina home, authorities said. Cora Lyn Bush, 33, died at the hospital a short time after the Wednesday morning shooting, the Spartanburg County Coroner's Office said...

Four men shot standing near street on Chicago's South Side

Sep. 22, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Four men standing near a street were shot Thursday afternoon in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, police said. A person with a handgun approached the four and began shooting at them around 3:15 p.m., police said. Two men, ages 44...

Lawyer: Teen a worry months before Michigan school shooting

Sep. 22, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Some teachers and a counselor at a Michigan high school were aware of a teen's troubling interest in guns and violence months before he was accused of fatally shooting four students and wounding others, a lawyer representing victims' families said Thursday. “From...

2nd Circuit rejects NRA claims against ex-NY state official

Sep. 22, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals panel on Thursday rejected the National Rifle Association's First Amendment claims against a former New York state official who urged banks and insurance companies to discontinue their association with gun promoting groups after the deadly school shooting in...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 22, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

Albany Times Union. September 21. 2022. Editorial: High court secrecy The Court of Appeals’ refusal to reveal the vote for an acting chief judge is unbefitting an open justice system. Imagine if an election was held and a winner declared, but the...

Michigan man pleads guilty to gun crime in WVa bar shooting

Sep. 21, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Michigan man charged in a New Year's Eve shooting at a West Virginia bar that wounded seven people pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal gun crime. Kymoni Davis, 33, of Redford, Michigan, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Huntington to being a...

Alex Jones makes 1st appearance outside Sandy Hook trial

Sep. 20, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A defiant Alex Jones showed up at a Connecticut courthouse Tuesday and hurled insults at the judge overseeing a trial to determine how much he owes for spreading the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax. Jones spent just a few...