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N.Y. officer accidentally shoots U.S. marshal in New Jersey

A New York City police officer hunting for a fugitive in New Jersey has accidentally shot a U.S. marshal in the foot while firing on a dog.


‘Easy money’ made selling Army weapons stolen by US soldiers

More than $1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and sold in a vast black market, some of it to foreign …


Trio takes aim at Oregon’s suicide-prevention gun law

Three Republican politicians hope to overturn a new Oregon law that makes it easier to take guns away from people considered at risk of suicide.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Seattle gun tax is valid, high court says

Washington Supreme Court upholds Seattle tax on guns and ammunition.


Montana man fatally shoots 1-year-old son

Lewis and Clark County officials are still investigating after a Helena man killed his 1-year-old son in a reported accidental shooting.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:33 a.m.

July violence pushes 2017 homicide total past 400 mark

July was another dangerous month in Chicago, with 74 homicides reported.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

Shooting at Moscow courthouse leaves 3 dead, 4 wounded

Five defendants at a Moscow courthouse attacked their guards in a bungled escape attempt, leading to a shootout that killed three people and wounded four others, officials said Tuesday.


Two people in cars hit by gunfire in Tukwila

Two people in different vehicles were hit by gunfire south of Seattle in Tukwila.


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.