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Strict D.C. concealed carry gun permit law blocked by appeals court

A federal appeals court has blocked a District of Columbia law that makes it difficult for gun owners to get concealed carry permits.

Black women picking up firearms for self-defense

It’s hard to find definitive statistics on gun ownership, but a study by the Pew Research Center released this month indicated that just 16 percent of “non-white women” identified themselves …

UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 5:53 p.m.

‘The Juice’ will be loose: O.J. Simpson is granted parole

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing …

UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

Home invader chased off by 17-year-old girl with handgun

Kimber Wood was lying in bed almost asleep Monday morning, with the TV on low-volume in the background, a handgun lying on the pillow next to her, when a faint …

UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

Police fatally shoot elderly man who had tried to kill self

Police say an Oregon man who slit his wrists in a suicide attempt less than three weeks ago has been fatally shot by officers.

55 shot, 11 fatally, in weekend shootings in Chicago

Eleven people were killed and 44 were wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago from Friday afternoon to Monday morning, including an attack that left a 10-year-old boy dead and a …

UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Tennessee cities adjust to law letting guns in buses, hubs

The city of Nashville fought a losing battle this spring as a state law passed that lets people with gun permits enter city buses and its main bus terminal with …

UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

NYC mayor at officer’s funeral: ‘We must help our police’

A sea of police in blue uniforms filled a massive Bronx movie theater and the street outside to pay tribute Tuesday to a New York City officer who was shot …

UPDATED: Sun., July 9, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

For 2 terrifying hours, man on boat fires shots at police and toward Seattle-area shoreline

Officers fatally shot a gunman who, while on a boat, fired at police and toward the shore of Bainbridge Island, about 10 miles west of Seattle across Elliott Bay in …

Shawn Vestal: Think right-to-carry laws have made you safer? Statistics show otherwise.

A new analysis published by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows the fallacy of promoting laxer gun laws.

UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

Miami judge rules Florida’s new ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is unconstitutional

Florida’s updated “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law is unconstitutional, a Miami judge ruled on Monday.

UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Woman caught with loaded gun at Maryland airport says her son placed it in her purse

A Virginia woman who was arrested Thursday at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport in Maryland when she tried to board a flight carrying a loaded pistol told officials that her son …

Tacoma lifts ban on stun guns within city limits

The city of Tacoma has dropped its ban on stun guns.

UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

Three Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case

Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, …

Oregon teen sentenced for social media-fueled shotgun blasts

An Oregon high school student who fired shotgun blasts into a home with seven people inside has been sentenced to six years in prison.

UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:22 a.m.

Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare

In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries …

UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Americans and guns: It’s really complicated, survey shows

Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 7:42 p.m.

Sessions announces 12 cities to receive more manpower to fight crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new plan Tuesday in which 12 cities will receive more federal manpower to combat violence in their communities.

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:34 p.m.

Seattle officers in fatal shooting of woman had crisis training

A Seattle police officer involved in a fatal shooting asked his partner to use a Taser on the woman authorities say was brandishing a knife, but police audio transcripts show …

UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:09 p.m.

Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

The acquittal of a Minnesota officer in the death of a licensed gun owner who volunteered that he had a gun seconds before being fatally shot during a traffic stop …

Stu Bykofsky: Calls for gun limits predictable, unrealistic

The majority of Americans don’t own guns, but haven’t yet been able to thwart the NRA and get access to what’s called “sensible gun control.”

UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

D.C. shooting: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, others shot at congressional baseball practice; shooter dead

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.

Pursuit leads to temporary lockdown at community college

The pursuit of a man believed to be carrying a gun forced the temporary lock down of the South Seattle Community College.

UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Dozens reported dead after gunman reportedly sets fires in Manila casino

A gunman burst into a casino at a resort complex in Manila early Friday, set fire to gambling tables and stuffed a bag with casino chips. He was later found …

UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

Investigators seek manslaughter prosecution of Dwayne Thurman for suspected killing of wife

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has requested charges against Dwayne Thurman, who is suspected of shooting and killing his wife Brenda Thurman early last year while he was cleaning her …

UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 2:38 p.m.

Man with fake gun at Orlando airport wanted to speak to president

A mentally distressed former Marine who pointed a fake handgun at police in the Orlando International Airport and shouted “kill me” said he wanted to speak to the president, according …

Idaho fatal shooting suspect charged with gun crime

A man authorities are investigating in connection to a fatal shooting outside his home has been charged with illegally owning a gun as a convicted felon, but prosecutors say he …

UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 2:24 p.m.

52 shot in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend

Shootings over the Memorial Day weekend left seven people dead and another 45 wounded in Chicago, a sharp drop from last year, though almost half of this year’s victims were …

Seattle police say uptick in shootings due to gang quarrels

Authorities say the reason Seattle has seen a recent uptick in shootings is because personal disputes between gang members have been triggering a cycle of violence.

UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

Spokane Valley detectives arrest 2 men accused of drugs, weapons violations

Spokane Valley Police detectives breached a Spokane Valley hotel room last week and booked two men into jail after seizing multiple guns and several ounces of drugs.