Latest Gun violence News

Parkland students, activists registering voters in Chicago

Jun. 16, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago anti-violence activists and a group of Florida high school shooting survivors fanned out across the city's South Side on Saturday, knocking on doors and registering people to vote in a bid to build support for changing the nation's gun laws. Ryan Deitsch, 18, from Marjory Stoneman...

Parkland students begin nationwide tour at Chicago rally

Jun. 16, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A group of Florida high school shooting survivors started their nationwide bus tour registering young voters to help accomplish their vision for stricter gun laws at a rally on Chicago's South Side. Kyrah Simon from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 people died on...

Congressional baseball game comes a year after shooting

Jun. 14, 2018 8:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the year since House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were shot at a congressional baseball practice, mass shootings have occurred at a Texas church, a Las Vegas music festival and high schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a doctor who...

Developer defends school-shooting game as victims complain

Jun. 13, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The developer of a school-shooting video game is vowing to continue selling it online as parents of slain children and other mass shooting victims work to get the game wiped off the internet. The "Active Shooter" game was created by Anton Makarevskiy, a 21-year-old developer from...

The Latest: School shooting video game websites back online

Jun. 13, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a developer's attempts to continue selling a school shooting video game (all times local): 7 p.m. The creator of a school shooting video game that was protested by parents of slain children says it's up and running again after being removed by a website host. Acid...

The Latest: Gov signs 6 gun control measures in New Jersey

Jun. 13, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's passing of tighter gun control laws (all times local): 12:15 p.m. New Jersey is enacting measures to tighten its already strict gun control laws. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the half-dozen bills Wednesday at the state's justice building in Trenton. The...

Governor signs 6 gun control measures in New Jersey

Jun. 13, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey on Wednesday enacted a half-dozen new gun control laws, tightening its already strict statutes as advocates applauded and critics questioned whether they will achieve their aims. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation in Trenton alongside Democratic legislative...

A year after shooting, GOP lawmakers hold firm on gun rights

Jun. 13, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the year since House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were shot at a congressional baseball practice, mass shootings have occurred at a Texas church, a Las Vegas music festival and high schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a doctor who...

Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

Jun. 12, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With frustration mounting over lawmakers' inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a way to fight what it calls a public health crisis. At its annual policymaking meeting, the nation's...

Gangs embrace social media with often deadly results

Jun. 11, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lamanta Reese lived much of his gang life in virtual reality, posting videos on YouTube of him and others taunting rivals. He died at age 19 in the real world, bleeding from his head onto a porch on Chicago's South Side after one of those gang rivals, prosecutors say, shot him 11 times....