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Accidental shootings by police expose training shortfalls

Dec. 9, 2019 2:15 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman’s arm and into her chest, killing her as...

Accidental shootings raise questions about arming teachers

Dec. 9, 2019 1:22 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As the country looks for ways to deal with mass shootings at schools, some have responded by saying more people should carry guns, including teachers. “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” President Donald Trump told the National Rifle...

Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

Dec. 8, 2019 11:22 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption...

Florida man faces prison for defying 'red flag' gun law

Dec. 7, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces up to five years in prison for refusing to surrender his weapons to authorities under the state's “red flag" law. It took a Broward County jury less than an hour to find 33-year-old Jerron Smith guilty last week, the South Florida Sun Sentinel...

Pearl Harbor shooting unfolded in 23 seconds in packed area

Dec. 6, 2019 11:50 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counseling, a military official said Friday. Gabriel Romero, 22, also faced non-judicial punishment, which is a lower-level administrative process...

Correction: California High School Shooting story

Dec. 6, 2019 1:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Nov. 21 about the unregistered gun used in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, The Associated Press did not include the first name of one of the two victims killed. She was Gracie Anne Muehlberger. A corrected version of the story is below: Teen used...

Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy

Dec. 5, 2019 10:25 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the...

Bloomberg gun plan: Permits, assault weapon ban, age limits

Dec. 5, 2019 6:40 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg unveiled a gun control policy on Thursday just steps from the site of one of Colorado's worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all assault weapons, mandatory permits for gun purchasers and a new position in the White House to...

Virginia city snubs cry to declare it a gun rights sanctuary

Dec. 4, 2019 8:23 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Officials of a Virginia city have rebuffed pleas by gun advocates asking it to declare the city a so-called “Second Amendment Sanctuary.” Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea on Monday announced at a packed city council meeting that he sees no benefit in validating what the U.S....

Wisconsin officers on front lines in 2 student shootings

Dec. 3, 2019 6:29 PM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin high school resource officers have found themselves on the front lines in two student shootings in the past two days, underscoring how police in schools can face life-or-death situations and likely adding to the debate over the best ways to respond to school threats. An...