Latest Gun violence News

Cuomo says Trump fools the country, but not New York

Aug. 19, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a searing speech from the pulpit of a black church, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a Brooklyn congregation on Sunday that Donald Trump is a "slick salesman" who fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat said the Republican president hasn't fooled New Yorkers. Cuomo spoke at...

Senate intern shot after returning home from Washington DC

Aug. 19, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

RIVERDALE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago college student is recovering from a gunshot wound suffered shortly after he returned home from an internship on Capitol Hill. DeQuawn Bruce of Riverdale says he was in his uncle's backyard on Aug. 10 when he became a victim of gun violence. Bruce says he heard a...

Convictions, life sentence upheld in killing of Utah deputy

Aug. 16, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a man's convictions and life sentence in the 2010 killing of a Utah sheriff's deputy who was gunned down during a traffic stop. The court denied Roberto Miramontes Roman's appeal of his 2017 federal convictions stemming from...

Police release suspects' names in East Providence shooting

Aug. 14, 2018 7:59 AM EDT

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — East Providence police have released the names of two suspects in a shooting in the city last week that left a third man injured. Police on Monday said 21-year-old Jermaine Perry and 20-year-old Destin Holloway, both of Providence, have been charged with robbery, assault with a...

Democratic gubernatorial candidates push vision, experience

Aug. 13, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Steve Marchand said Monday that a loved one's recent suicide attempt has strengthened his support for sweeping gun control measures. Marchand, a former Portsmouth mayor, faced his challenger Molly Kelly at a forum at Dartmouth College. The two are...

Arkansas ranks high in gun deaths, but restrictions limited

Aug. 13, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas residents die by gunfire at a rate higher than 43 other states, but state lawmakers aren't considering weapons restrictions, according to a recent newspaper analysis. Arkansas' gun-death rate was 16 per 100,000 people from 1999 through 2016, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette...

Leaders, residents frustrated after gun violence kills girl

Aug. 13, 2018 7:06 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leaders and residents say they're frustrated by the kind of violence that killed a 7-year-old Florida girl, as officials offer an $11,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams told news outlets Sunday that a stray bullet struck...

Students from Newtown, Parkland march together

Aug. 12, 2018 9:59 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Students from Parkland, Florida, and Newtown, Connecticut, teamed up for the final leg of a nationwide bus tour to protest gun violence and the policies of the National Rifle Association. Supporters gathered Sunday afternoon in Newtown near the site of the December 2012 massacre at...

Gun safety advocates set their sights on elected office

Aug. 10, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A gun safety advocacy group that began in 2012 after 20 young children were shot down in their classrooms has grown since then and is increasingly focusing on getting its members into elected office. More than a thousand volunteer leaders from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America...

Rauner blames Chicago mayor for 'failure' on violence

Aug. 9, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner blamed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday for the city's gun violence, saying the mayor has "failed horribly" on public safety after gunfire last weekend injured more than 70 people and killed at least 11 . The Republican governor said Chicago police...