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A look at factors in accidental shootings by police

Dec. 9, 2019 3:29 AM EST

Police, sheriff’s deputies, federal agents and other law enforcement officers across the U.S. accidentally fire their weapons every year, sometimes causing injuries and deaths. No one tracks these shootings nationwide, so The Associated Press collected media reports and surveyed agencies across the...

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...

Cities challenging new state law on guns

Dec. 8, 2019 11:12 AM EST

Ohio cities challenging a new state law that they say infringes on their ability to regulate firearms are ready for their day in court. The cities are asking for an injunction to delay part of the law from taking effect until the court rules whether it's constitutional. The provision the cities are challenging...

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...

North Dakota seeks input on arming responders in schools

Dec. 6, 2019 9:00 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota education officials are seeking public input on new rules that have been created to govern a program to that will allow armed first responders to be in schools. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is hosting a meeting at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Capitol to...

Feds indict 35 people in gang-related drug trafficking case

Dec. 6, 2019 5:57 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Oklahoma City say 35 people have been indicted as part of a drug-trafficking conspiracy coordinated by imprisoned gang leaders using contraband cellphones. U.S. Attorney Timothy Downing said in a statement Friday that the indictments resulted from a year-long...

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...