Latest Gun violence News

AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws

Mar. 23, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey was conducted both before and...

NZ leader vows to 'absolutely deny' mosque gunman a platform

Mar. 18, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the prime minister to declare Tuesday that she would do everything in her power to deny him a platform for his...

New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre

Mar. 17, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand leader's promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population. Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern said her Cabinet will consider the details of the changes on Monday. She has said options...

New Zealand digs graves as mosque massacre toll rises to 50

Mar. 16, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Anguished relatives were anxiously waiting Sunday for authorities to release the remains of those who were killed in massacres at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while authorities announced the death toll from the racist attacks had risen to 50. Islamic...

New Zealand mosque shooter broadcast slaughter on Facebook

Mar. 15, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A white supremacist suspected in shootings at two mosques that killed 49 people during midday Friday prayers posted an anti-immigrant manifesto online and apparently used a helmet-mounted camera to broadcast live video of the slaughter on Facebook. Brenton Harrison Tarrant...

Mosque shooter a white nationalist seeking revenge

Mar. 15, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants. He was angry about attacks in Europe that were...

New Zealand's history of gun ownership could be upended

Mar. 15, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

There are an estimated 1.5 million firearms in New Zealand — roughly one for every three citizens. While that rate pales in comparison to the United States and more than a dozen other countries, it's an eye-popping amount for a country that rarely encounters gun violence. The country's gun roots run deep,...

New Zealand's prime minister says main suspect in mosque shootings legally acquired 5 guns used in shootings

Mar. 15, 2019 5:00 PM EDT
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's prime minister says main suspect in mosque shootings legally acquired 5 guns used in shootings.

The Latest: Ruling against gun-maker draws mixed reaction

Mar. 14, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a Connecticut court reinstating part of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by victims of the Newtown school shooting against gun maker Remington (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Gun control advocates and gun rights supporters have conflicting opinions about a Connecticut...

Court rules gun maker can be sued over Newtown shooting

Mar. 14, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun-maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Gun control advocates touted the ruling as providing a possible roadmap for victims...