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Congress sends landmark gun violence compromise to Biden

Jun. 24, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent President Joe Biden the widest ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists. The...

Senators reach bipartisan compromise on gun violence bill

Jun. 22, 2022 06:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate bargainers reached agreement Tuesday on a bipartisan gun violence bill, potentially teeing up final passage by week's end on an incremental but landmark package that would stand as Congress’ response to mass shootings in Texas and New York that shook the nation. ...

Suspect in California church shooting accused of hate crime

Jun. 17, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have accused a Las Vegas man of committing a hate crime by killing one person and wounding five in a mass shooting at a Taiwanese American church luncheon in California. The Orange County District Attorney's Office said Friday that authorities...

Mass shootings intensify reform efforts at grassroots level

Jun. 07, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

With protests planned for Saturday after the mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Buffalo, New York, gun control advocates hope to intensify pressure on Congress to pass laws and additional funding for research to help curb the growing violence. And they say they're...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 06, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. June 5, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Abbott, call a special session on guns A distraught Uvalde community spent last week grieving at the first funerals of children slaughtered in their classroom. Republican elected officials did what they always...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

May. 31, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 25, 2022. Editorial: Texas to Kansas to Missouri, ‘pro-life’ politicians do nothing as gun violence rages The mind reels, words falter, anger rises, and nothing is done. Nothing. Nothing. American children are dead, and still nothing. ...

Fugitive suspect in Sacramento mass shooting found in Nevada

May. 29, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect on the run since a mass shooting left six people dead during an alleged gang dispute in California’s capital city last month has been arrested in Las Vegas, authorities said. Investigators believe Mtula Payton was one of the alleged gang...

Nevada student says anonymous gun tips used to bully him

May. 27, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A high school honors student in Nevada said in federal court that he’s being bullied by students and harassed by campus administrators who search him for a gun every time someone identifies him on a state hotline that invites anonymous reports of school threats. ...

Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate

May. 27, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats’ first attempt at responding to the back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, failed in the Senate as Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on difficult questions surrounding hate crimes and gun safety....

Heller attacks Lombardo in Nevada's GOP race for governor

May. 26, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Making a late bid to derail the Nevada Republican whom Donald Trump has endorsed for governor, ex-U.S. Sen. Dean Heller attacked front-runner Joe Lombardo's stands on key conservative issues while characterizing him as “best friends” with Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak. ...