Latest Gun violence News

US attorney says more staff, resources on Chicago violence

Nov. 14, 2018 7:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago-based U.S. attorney, echoing his predecessor who made similar pledges, said on Wednesday that prosecuting cases tied to gun and street-gang violence is a top priority, adding that his office now has new resources to pursue them. John Lausch, who was appointed by President Donald...

Family of woman killed by neo-Nazi settles lawsuit

Nov. 14, 2018 4:05 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The family of a woman slain in Kansas by a man who wanted to kill Jews has settled a lawsuit with Walmart over the sale of a shotgun used in the shooting. Terri LaManno was killed in 2014 outside the Village Shalom care center in Overland Park, Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports...

Guilty plea set in straw purchase of gun in police shootout

Nov. 13, 2018 3:08 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman charged with illegally buying a gun that was later used by her boyfriend in a fatal shootout with police has agreed to enter a guilty plea. Summer Webster was scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday for a plea hearing. She was charged earlier this year with...

Democrats promise congressional action on gun control

Nov. 9, 2018 12:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach the...

The Latest: Calif. shooting survivor was at Vegas massacre

Nov. 8, 2018 11:17 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California bar that left 13 dead including the gunman (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A survivor of the mass shooting at a Southern California bar was also at the Las Vegas music festival that ended in a massacre last year. Dani Merrill...

Democrats vow action on gun control after Calif. shooting

Nov. 8, 2018 6:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach the...

Washington city ends gun sales by police after AP probe

Nov. 6, 2018 7:01 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The City Council in Spokane, Washington, has passed an ordinance prohibiting police from selling confiscated firearms, citing an Associated Press investigation that found that some guns sold by law enforcement were used in new crimes. "Disposing of long guns and assault rifles is a sensible...

Mass shooting anniversary overshadowed in Texas Senate race

Nov. 2, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The one-year anniversary of a Texas church shooting that was the deadliest in U.S. history falls on the eve of next week's midterm deciding the state's hotly contested race between Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke. Yet the candidates seldom reference the...

AP finds guns sold by police were used in new crimes

Nov. 1, 2018 7:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Spokane, Washington, City Council is considering a proposal to stop the police department from selling forfeited firearms, following an Associated Press investigation found that guns sold by Washington state law enforcement agencies were later used in new crimes. Councilwoman Candace...

Rare drop in NRA election spending as gun-limit groups rise

Oct. 31, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association — long seen as a kingmaker in Republican politics — is taking a lower profile in this year's high-stakes midterm campaign, a sign of the shifting dynamics of the gun debate as the GOP fights to maintain its grip on Congress. The NRA has put $11...