Latest Gun violence News

Newspaper: Oklahoma gun deaths rose as firearms access grew

Jun. 26, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gun deaths in Oklahoma have increased since a “permitless carry” law allowing people over the age of 21 to carry a gun without a permit or training went into effect in 2019, according to a newspaper’s review of data. The Oklahoman analyzed state medical...

Police: 5-month-old girl in car fatally shot in Chicago

Jun. 25, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 5-month-old girl was shot to death while in the rear of a car in a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. The infant, who was identified as Cecilia Thomas, was struck in the head Friday evening when shots were fired from another vehicle in the South Shore...

Highlights of bipartisan gun violence bill signed by Biden

Jun. 25, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

Highlights of the bipartisan gun violence bill that President Joe Biden signed on Saturday: —Expanded background checks: State and local juvenile and mental health records of gun purchasers will be part of federal background checks for buyers age 18 to 20. Three-day maximum for...

Biden signs landmark gun measure, says 'lives will be saved'

Jun. 25, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school. ...

Guns in paradise: Ruling could undo strict Hawaii carry law

Jun. 25, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Megan Kau takes occasional weeklong hunting trips to the Hawaiian island of Lanai, where she enjoys watching the sunrise and hearing the distant rustle of deer and mouflon sheep in the tropical wilderness, a rifle ready at her side. As a gun owner, she also goes to...

To some defenders, gun ruling could right a racial wrong

Jun. 25, 2022 08:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York's tight restrictions on who can carry a handgun, condemnation erupted from liberal leaders and activists. But some public defenders, often allies of progressive activists, praised the court's ruling, saying...

Congress sends landmark gun violence compromise to Biden

Jun. 24, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent President Joe Biden the widest ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists. The...

Giffords documentary comes as gun debates stay center stage

Jun. 24, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

In the two years documentary filmmakers shadowed former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the most jarring moment for them was in the kitchen of her Tucson, Arizona, home. As cameras were rolling, she and her husband, Sen. Mark Kelly, nonchalantly opened the freezer. Kelly grabbed a...

House sends Biden compromise gun violence bill as Buffalo, Uvalde killings prompt end to decades of gridlock in Congress

Jun. 24, 2022 13:33 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House sends Biden compromise gun violence bill as Buffalo, Uvalde killings prompt end to decades of gridlock in Congress.

Police arrest suspect in fatal San Francisco train shooting

Jun. 24, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police announced Friday that they have arrested a suspect in this week's fatal shooting of a man on a San Francisco subway commuter train. Javon Green, 26, was arrested Thursday in Pittsburg, a city about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of San Francisco after...