Latest Gun violence News

California to require background checks for ammo purchases

Jun. 26, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has among the most stringent gun laws in the country and on Monday a far-reaching new initiative to curb violence will require background checks for every ammunition purchase. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other proponents said it will save lives but opponents are suing in...

California to require background checks for ammo purchases

Jun. 25, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has among the most stringent gun laws in the country and on Monday a far-reaching new initiative to curb violence will require background checks for every ammunition purchase. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other proponents said it will save lives but opponents are suing in...

Islamic scholar's terror convictions reviewed in Virginia

Jun. 25, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A judge is considering tossing out parts of a 10-count conviction against an Islamic scholar serving life in prison for persuading some of his followers to travel overseas after the Sept. 11 attacks and try to join the Taliban. The review in the case of Ali Al-Timimi of Fairfax...

Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police

Jun. 24, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety. Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery, only to find herself...

Justices: Proof needed that person knew he couldn't have gun

Jun. 21, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says prosecutors must prove that people charged with violating federal gun laws knew they were not allowed to have a weapon. The government says the decision could affect thousands of prosecutions of convicted criminals who are barred from having a firearm. The court...

Maryland to honor Capital Gazette shooting anniversary

Jun. 20, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A memorial dedication, gun violence forum and moment of silence are among the events scheduled for the one-year anniversary of the attack on The Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland that killed five employees. Police say a man with a history of harassing people at the paper shot and...

Lawmakers raise alarm after wave of Philly shootings

Jun. 17, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawmakers from Philadelphia called for increased action from state and city officials Monday to stem a rising tide of gun violence that included a fatal shooting when someone sprayed gunfire into a high school graduation party at a public park. The bloody weekend comes as Philadelphia's...

Virginia Democrats push gun control ahead of special session

Jun. 17, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrats in Virginia are trying to make the public case for greater gun restrictions ahead of a special legislative session next month spurred by the fatal shooting of 12 people at a city office. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and...

2 men plead guilty in gun thefts from national trade show

Jun. 14, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two former Las Vegas trade show workers have pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges in the theft of weapons from the U.S. gun industry's biggest annual convention last January. Forklift operator Jamikko Foster could face about four years in prison and co-worker Eduardo Limon faces...

Man charged with murder in deaths of 3 women in Little Rock

Jun. 14, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police have arrested and charged a man with the murder of three women found dead in a home in Little Rock. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Friday that 42-year-old Torrence Deshawn Price was at the home Thursday when officers arrived after someone called 911. Officers who...