Latest Gun violence News

Mediators hope to reduce holiday weekend violence in Chicago

May. 23, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of mediators and street intervention workers will be on the streets of Chicago for the holiday weekend in what an organizer described as one of the largest violence prevention efforts in city history. A coalition of organizations is sending 370 community-based mediators to 72...

Kansas City group appointed to study continuing violence

May. 13, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas on Wednesday appointed a new group charged with finding ways for the city to respond to continuing violence, which has persisted even during a virtual shutdown because of the coronavirus. The Public Safety Study Group will consider such topics as...

FILE - This October 2017 file photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Force Investigation Team Report shows the interior of Stephen Paddock's 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas after a mass shooting. A federal judge wants Nevada's highest court to tell him whether gun manufacturers and sellers can be held liable under state law for negligence and wrongful death in the case of a Seattle woman killed in the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting in 2017. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)

US judge asks Nevada high court if gun makers can be liable

May. 12, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. judge is asking Nevada’s highest court to decide whether state law allows gun manufacturers and sellers to be held liable for deaths as he considers a lawsuit from the parents of a victim of the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history. Federal law generally...

In this April 26, 2017, photo, John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, poses for a photo in Washington. The leading gun control advocacy group has enlisted more than a dozen religious leaders to boost voter turnout this fall in support of candidates who support measures to prevent gun violence. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Gun control group starts faith-driven push ahead of election

May. 12, 2020 7:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A leading gun control advocacy group has enlisted more than a dozen religious leaders to boost voter turnout this fall in support of candidates who support measures to prevent gun violence. Everytown for Gun Safety, which expects to spend $60 million on this year's elections, is forging its...

2 dead, 8 wounded in just over 10 hours in St. Louis

May. 10, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say at least 10 people were shot, two of them fatally, in a single day in St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the the gunfire began around 1:15 p.m. Saturday when a 28-year-old man was fatally shot. Police say there were two other separate, nonfatal shooting...

A year after STEM shooting, parents find comfort at grave

May. 7, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Every day, John and Maria Castillo drive to the Seven Stones Botanical Gardens Cemetery in Littleton to be with their only child, Kendrick. Maria cannot kiss her son anymore, so she kisses his smiling, bespectacled prom picture perched atop his grave. John Castillo plants a kiss on...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

May. 6, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ May 6 The Bowling Green Daily News on armed protesters outside of the state Capitol building: We understand why many Kentuckians are upset and ready for life as we knew it before COVID-19 to return. We, too, want life to return to normal, and we understand why...

Illinois Editorial Roundup:

May. 5, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

Here are excerpts of editorials from newspapers around Illinois: April 30, 2020 Chicago Tribune The Chicago house party: How not to survive COVID-19 If you haven’t watched the Chicago house party COVID-19 video, you’ve likely heard about it. The scene, posted to social media, lasts nearly 24...

Editorial Roundup:

May. 5, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

South Bend Tribune. May 3, 2020. It was clear even before pandemic that Indiana should spend more on public health It may not have been the headline from one of Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s virtual news conferences last month, but it was something worth noting. The question: “Does Indiana need to...

In this Friday, March 20, 2020, photo, a customer looks through a rifle scope as Bob's Little Sport Shop bustles with customers, in Glassboro, N.J. Gun retailers in New Jersey can remain open as essential businesses during the coronavirus outbreak. (Joe Lamberti/Camden Courier-Post via AP)

Background checks for firearms remain high amid pandemic

May. 4, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

The number of April background checks to purchase a firearm showed Americans flocking to gun stores in high numbers for the second month in a row amid worries about the coronavirus pandemic. The FBI numbers were released Monday with anticipation since March smashed previous records with 3.7 million checks...