Latest Gun violence News

Comedy Central's Klepper gathers with gun activists

Mar. 19, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central's Jordan Klepper is planning a slumber party for young activists pushing for action on gun control Klepper plans to host Thursday's episode of his show, "The Opposition," from a bedroom of a private home in Bethesda, Maryland. That's where young people are gathering in...

Students: 1 million expected at anti-gun-violence marches

Mar. 19, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Students from the Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot last month expect more than 1 million participants in upcoming marches in Washington and elsewhere calling for gun regulations, students said Monday. More than 800 March for Our Lives demonstrations are planned around...

Harvard to host Florida shooting survivors for panel on guns

Mar. 17, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Six students who survived last month's mass shooting at a Florida high school will be visiting Harvard University to talk about guns. The Ivy League school says it's hosting them Tuesday for a panel called "#NEVERAGAIN: How Parkland Students are Changing the Conversation on Guns."...

School-walkout unity also lays bare division among students

Mar. 17, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

As she addressed the crowd during the walkout at her Idaho high school, Kylee Denny faced heckles and name-calling from a group of students carrying American flags, she said. The counterprotesters included many familiar faces, including her boyfriend's stepbrother. To avoid making a difficult situation worse,...

Theron calls idea of arming US teachers 'so outrageous'

Mar. 17, 2018 8:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Actress Charlize Theron says the idea of arming teachers after recent U.S. school shootings or "adding more guns" to the situation is "so outrageous." The South African says: "I have a very personal experience with gun violence. I lost my father to gun violence." She...

Survivors of school shooting take gun control message abroad

Mar. 17, 2018 5:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Student survivors of the worst high school shooting in U.S. history took their message abroad for the first time on Saturday, calling for greater gun safety measures and sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience. The Feb. 14...

Student survivors of Florida's high school shooting take gun safety message abroad to international audience in Dubai

Mar. 17, 2018 2:44 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Student survivors of Florida's high school shooting take gun safety message abroad to international audience in Dubai.

Ohio student suspended for staying in class during walkouts

Mar. 16, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

HILLIARD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school student says he tried to remain nonpolitical during school walkouts over gun violence and was suspended for a day because he stayed in a classroom instead of joining protests or the alternative, a study hall. Hilliard senior Jacob Shoemaker says school isn't the...

1,100 Chicago-area students get hour detentions for walkouts

Mar. 16, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — About 1,100 students at two suburban Chicago high schools will serve hour-long detentions for participating in this week's walkout to protest gun violence. Students at Downers Grove North and South High Schools can serve their detentions before or after school on weekdays or on...

Senator responds to pet death; critics want action on guns

Mar. 15, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana senator is vowing to ban animals in airline overhead bins after a dog died in one, but some critics are asking why he doesn't show the same urgency in calling for more gun control. Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy tweeted Wednesday that he would file a bill stopping airlines...