Latest Gun violence News

1 year after Santa Fe shooting, Texas shuns tougher gun laws

May. 17, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A year after a high school mass shooting near Houston that remains one of the deadliest in U.S. history, Texas lawmakers are on the brink of going home without passing any new gun restrictions, or even tougher firearm storage laws that Gov. Greg Abbott backed after the tragedy. A...

Harris wants ban on importing AR-15-style assault weapons

May. 15, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Kamala Harris wants to ban the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons by executive action if elected president. The Democratic senator and presidential candidate from California detailed her proposal on Wednesday to stop importing the weapons until the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...

Mother's Day weekend 'cease-fire' begins in Baltimore

May. 10, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A 72-hour "Cease-Fire" Mother's Day weekend is beginning in Baltimore. Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence has set a goal for the city to go for three days without a shooting, stabbing or any other kind of violence. As part of the Baltimore Ceasefire weekend, the group is partnering with...

The Latest: Official: Security guard fired gun in shooting

May. 9, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Colorado school that killed one student and injured eight (all times local): 12:50 p.m. A law enforcement official says a security guard fired his gun during this week's shooting at a charter school in a Denver suburb. The official spoke on...

The Latest: Hundreds gather for school shooting vigil

May. 9, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Colorado that killed one student and injured eight (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Hundreds gathered to honor victims and survivors of an attack that killed a teenager and wounded eight others at a suburban Denver high school. About 2,000...

Slain teen charged attacker in Colorado school shooting

May. 9, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — When a gunman burst into his high school classroom, Kendrick Castillo did not hesitate. The 18-year-old immediately charged, pinning the attacker to the wall before Castillo was fatally shot protecting classmates, witnesses said. As he charged, so did two other students. One...

Washington state governor signs bills tightening gun rules

May. 7, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a group of bills Tuesday tightening rules on guns in some circumstances, part of a national shift toward more narrowly focused gun legislation. Included in the bills were provisions allowing temporary gun bans on people being released from short-term...

Brazil's Bolsonaro signs decree easing gun laws

May. 7, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro loosened Brazil's strict gun laws by decree Tuesday, delivering on a campaign promise to make it easier for Brazilians to buy guns and ammunition amid rising crime fears. Bolsonaro signed the presidential decree surrounded by supporting lawmakers who applauded...

Texas seeks more armed school personnel after mass shooting

May. 7, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly a year after a mass shooting at a Texas high school in which eight students and two substitute teachers were killed, lawmakers in the gun-friendly state are close to passing measures that they say would harden campuses by adding more armed school personnel, beefing up security...

Court hears appeal to reinstate lawsuit in church massacre

May. 7, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Survivors and relatives of nine people killed in a racist attack at a South Carolina church asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to reinstate their lawsuit over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used in the 2015 shooting. A judge dismissed the...