Latest Gun violence News

Pittsburgh confronts wave of gun violence; more teens killed

Sep. 25, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For Winnie Evans, the spate of gun violence that has swept Pittsburgh in recent months struck close to home and shattered a generation of her family. The 79-year-old woman lost two great-grandsons, both 18, within one day of each other to shootings —...

Officials: Gang members killed 3, caught with drugs and guns

Sep. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Members and associates of a Waterbury gang are accused of committing three murders, eight attempted murders, assaults, and drug and gun crimes over the past four years, according to federal grant jury indictments announced Friday. Federal and...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sept. 11, 2021. Editorial: A lawsuit built on hypocrisy Fourteen Republican members of the state House have filed a legal challenge to the law that allowed no-excuse mail-in voting — a law that 11 of those esteemed...

Chicago may start suing gang members for damages

Sep. 11, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago is poised to embark on a new strategy to attack the gangs that are responsible for much of the gun violence in the city: Sue them to take their belongings. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she'll introduce on Monday an ordinance that would allow the...

Senate opposition leads White House to withdraw ATF nominee

Sep. 09, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday it would withdraw the nomination of a gun-control advocate to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after nominee David Chipman ran into bipartisan opposition in the Senate. Chipman’s nomination...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 08, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Sept. 3, 2021. Editorial: COVID wins big in SC Supreme Court, ball is in Legislature’s court to revisit mask ban COVID-19 was the big winner in today’s South Carolina Supreme Court. In a 5-0 decision, the...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 08, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Sept. 2, 2021. Editorial: The school shooting Just a moment, please, while we cry. ... It was just a matter of time until senseless school gun violence found its way to Winston-Salem. It finally arrived on...

Authorities worry new Texas gun law will increase violence

Sep. 04, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas' new law allowing most people to carry handguns in public without a permit or training came in part from the belief by many Texans that the best way to prevent crime and stop an armed bad guy is to make sure an armed good guy is nearby. Gov. Greg...

Police: 5-year-old boy responsible for mom's shooting death

Sep. 03, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a central Arizona community say a 5-year-old boy is responsible for the shooting death of his mother. Police in Casa Grande said Michele Cox, a 38-year-old mother of four children, was shot once in the chest on Friday and was flown to...

Mixed feelings in El Paso about looser Texas gun limits

Sep. 01, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Martin Portillo got a gun after the mass shooting at a Walmart in his hometown of El Paso two years ago, even though it went against his upbringing. His wife, Daisy Arvizu, was working at the store when a man started firing — allegedly bent on...