Latest Gun violence News

Police chief skipping Trump's 1st Chicago visit as president

Oct. 22, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Donald Trump's appearance next week at a police chiefs conference will be his first visit as president to Chicago, a city he has ridiculed for years. The city's top cop plans to skip the speech, even though he's hosting the event. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's apparent snub of...

Gun insurance company to pay $100K for illegal policy plans

Oct. 22, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state insurance commissioner has fined a company $100,000 and barred it from selling insurance policies in the state after promising gun owners insured criminal activity. The Seattle Times reported Monday that United States Concealed Carry Association, Inc. advertised the...

Fitzgerald says Senate will quickly end gun special session

Oct. 22, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Wisconsin state Senate said Tuesday he plans to convene and then immediately adjourn a special session Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called on a pair of gun control measures, without debating or voting on the proposals. Scott Fitzgerald, speaking to reporters...

Editorials from around Ohio

Oct. 22, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Ohio pipeline protest bill threatens to shut down free speech The Columbus Dispatch Oct. 19 The Ohio House of Representatives should stand up for civil rights and stand up to corporate interests that want to make protesting a crime in...

12th Senate District candidates debate issues, controversies

Oct. 21, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It may have been Friday night lights around Virginia for high school football, but in the political field, the two candidates competing for the Senate District 12 seat took to the stage to debate key issues. Incumbent Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, R-Henrico, faced off against challenger Del....

Wisconsin governor calls special session on gun control

Oct. 21, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday called the Legislature into a special session next month to take up a pair of gun control measures that its Republican leaders have been unwilling to debate, accusing them of telling those who support the measures to "go to hell." The move...

Groups ask Missouri gun dealers to help fight gun suicides

Oct. 19, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Grassroots organizations are working across Missouri to persuade gun-related business owners to join efforts to limit access to guns or encourage safe storage for potentially suicidal customers. One of the initiatives, Safer Homes Collaborative, sends part-time field coordinators to...

FBI data: 584 child homicide victims in St. Louis since 1990

Oct. 18, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Children in St. Louis have been the victim of homicides at 10 times the national rate for decades, according to a newspaper's analysis of FBI data. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that the city's child homicide rate is far greater than that of other cities of a similar size; it...

Details emerge in accidental shooting in school cafeteria

Oct. 18, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Eleven young heads turned toward the explosive noise coming from the side of the school lunchroom. A young girl in jeans and white shoes moved her hands toward her ears. A cafeteria worker ducked behind the counter. White smoke lingered. It took everyone a moment to process the...

Official attempts to ban guns at St. Louis parks

Oct. 18, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis official is seeking to designate the city's parks as child care facilities so they're exempt from a Missouri law allowing people to carry concealed firearms without permits and training. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Alderman Cara Spencer is introducing a bill Friday...