Latest Gun violence News

Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

Nov. 12, 2019 2:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people. The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms, which argued it should be shielded by a...

Virginia commission offers no recommendations on gun laws

Nov. 12, 2019 2:15 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Republican-led legislative commission in Virginia tasked with offering solutions for curbing gun violence says it has no recommendations to make. The Virginia Crime Commission issued a short report Tuesday saying that staff found "inconclusive evidence" was available to develop...

The Latest: Industry group confident gun-maker will win suit

Nov. 12, 2019 12:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court allowing a lawsuit to move forward against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A leading gun industry group says it believes the U.S. Supreme Court should have reviewed and dismissed a...

Supreme Court will let lawsuit go forward against gun-maker over Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting

Nov. 12, 2019 9:33 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court will let lawsuit go forward against gun-maker over Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting.

Catholic bishops' agenda: immigrants, gun deaths, sex abuse

Nov. 11, 2019 5:19 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — US Catholic bishops received a challenging to-do list Monday as they opened their national assembly — notably to support immigrants and refugees, extend the campaign to curtail clergy sex abuse and work harder to combat gun violence. They also were urged by Pope Francis' envoy to be...

Man found fatally shot in vehicle on St. Paul's North End

Nov. 11, 2019 7:08 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man fatally shot in St. Paul's North End neighborhood is the city's 30th homicide of the year. Police were called to the neighborhood about 5 p.m. Sunday and found the man with a gunshot wound inside a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Minnesota Public Radio News...

New York City wrestles with surge of violent police clashes

Nov. 10, 2019 11:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A surge in violent police clashes has left a trail of bodies across New York City, stoking tensions between officers and critics who say they have been too quick to use deadly force. Since mid-October, New York Police Department officers have shot five people, killing four of them —...

Virginia GOPers cancel gun violence meeting after election

Nov. 8, 2019 4:52 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans have canceled a meeting where they were to present GOP-backed proposals to curb gun violence. State Sen. Mark Obenshain said Friday that he had canceled next week's planned meeting of the state's Crime Commission because of the results of Tuesday's legislative...

Wisconsin gridlock between Democratic governor, lawmakers

Nov. 8, 2019 1:03 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A tumultuous week that put on full display the partisan agendas of Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and the Republican Legislature also revealed the limitations both face under divided government that increasingly results in gridlock. Republicans started and ended an Evers-called...

Wisconsin GOP dodges governor's call for gun control bills

Nov. 7, 2019 10:49 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans dodged the Democratic governor's call to pass a pair of gun control bills during a special session that ended as soon as it began Thursday, brushing aside advocates' demands to take action before more people die. Gov. Tony Evers, the state attorney general, gun...