Latest Gun violence News

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump's tweet about rioters echoes 1960s Miami police chief

May. 29, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweeted warning Friday amid unrest in Minneapolis that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” echoes the language of a Miami police chief in 1967 who made clear his distaste for civil rights activists and his belief that violent protests should...

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown listens to a question about the Memorial Day weekend violence during a news conference Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Chicago. Shootings in Chicago left multiple people dead and at least 39 others wounded in the city's deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Memorial Day weekend shootings leave 10 dead in Chicago

May. 26, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago saw its deadliest Memorial Day weekend for gun violence since 2015, a jarring reminder that even a coronavirus pandemic and a statewide stay-at-home order cannot halt shootings in the city. "The violence throughout the city on Memorial Day weekend was nothing short of...

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...

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...

Pittsburgh appeals judge's rejection of firearm restrictions

May. 4, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Attorneys for the city of Pittsburgh are asking a state court to overturn a judge's order striking down firearm restrictions approved after a 2018 mass shooting at a synagogue. The three ordinances were approved in April 2019 following the October 2018 mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s...

LAPD officer accused of shooting fellow cop is Army veteran

May. 4, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer accused of shooting a fellow officer during an off-duty, weekend camping trip had served in the U.S. Army for 21 years, his lawyer said Monday. Ismael Tamayo, 44, of Ontario was expected to be arraigned Tuesday on an attempted murder charge. He was being held...

FILE - In this May 4, 2013, file photo, National Rifle Association members listen to speakers during the NRA's annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The Los Angeles City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 repealed a law requiring companies that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the NRA. The 12-0 vote comes weeks after a judge blocked the city from enforcing the ordinance.(Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

NRA cutting staff and salaries amid coronavirus pandemic

May. 3, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

The National Rifle Association has laid off dozens of employees, canceled its national convention and scuttled fundraising, membership and shooting events that normally would be key to rallying its base in an election year. The coronavirus pandemic has upended the gun-rights organization during what should be...

FILE -- In this Tuesday, July 2, 2019 photo the suspect Stephan E., center, is escorted to a helicopter in Karlsruhe, Germany. German prosecutors have charged far-right extremist with the killing last year of a regional politician Walter Luebcke from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party and a near-fatal attack on an Iraqi asylum-seeker in 2016. (Uli Deck/dpa via AP, file)

Prosecutors charge neo-Nazi with German politician's murder

Apr. 29, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have charged a far-right extremist with the killing of a regional politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party last year, and a near-fatal attack on an Iraqi asylum-seeker in 2016. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that Stephan Ernst, 46, who has previous...

Former Dallas Police Chief David Brown, right speaks to reporters after Mayor Lori Lightfoot, left, nominated him to be Chicago's next police superintendent Thursday, April 2, 2020. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago City Council signs off on new police superintendent

Apr. 22, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve the appointment of former Dallas Police Chief David Brown as the city's new police superintendent. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced earlier this month that she had selected Brown, 59, to head the police force in the nation's...