Latest Gun violence News

NRA meets in Texas after school massacre, protest roils

May. 27, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is defending the rights of gun owners in remarks to the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston, three days after a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school on the other side of the state. ...

22 mass shootings. 374 dead. Here's where the guns came from

May. 27, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

The suspects in the shootings at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school and a Buffalo, New York, supermarket were both just 18, authorities say, when they bought the weapons used in the attacks — too young to legally purchase alcohol or cigarettes, but old enough to arm themselves with assault...

Many back strict gun laws, but opposition tends to be louder

May. 27, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Majorities of U.S. adults think mass shootings would occur less often if guns were harder to get, and that schools and other public places have become less safe than they were two decades ago, polling shows. Still, public attitudes on guns and gun policy are...

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....

UK's Dunblane grieves for Uvalde, fears nothing will change

May. 27, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When Mick North’s 5-year-old daughter was gunned down at her school, he vowed through his grief that it must never happen again. And it hasn’t — in Britain, at least. The 1996 massacre of 16 elementary school students in Dunblane, Scotland led to a ban on owning...

Biden to console families in Uvalde, press for action

May. 26, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Uvalde, Texas, on Sunday to console families and honor victims of Tuesday’s mass school shooting in which 19 children and two teachers were killed. The White House said the Bidens would “grieve with...

NRA stages big gun show in Texas days after school massacre

May. 26, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association begins its annual convention in Houston on Friday, and leaders of the powerful gun-rights lobbying group are gearing up to “reflect on” — and deflect any blame for — the deadly shooting earlier this week of 19 children and two teachers at an...

Buffalo is latest mass shooting by gunman wearing body armor

May. 26, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

When a shooter attacked a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on May 14, its security guard tried to stop him. At least one of his shots hit the gunman, but it didn’t stop the deadly rampage because the gunman was wearing body armor. Ten Black people died in the racist massacre,...

Yankees, Rays use social media to spread gun violence facts

May. 26, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays used their social media accounts during Thursday night's game between the teams to spread information about how gun violence affects American life. The move was made in response to recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo. Several...

New Mexico Democrats seek new gun restrictions, enforcement

May. 26, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Responses from public officials in New Mexico to the killing of 19 children and two teachers by a lone gunman at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, are falling along partisan lines when it comes to proposals to improve public safety and regulating access to guns. ...