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Chicago marks deadliest day in 13 years

Monday was the deadliest day in Chicago in 13 years, and 10-year-old Tavon Tanner got caught in the worst of the gun violence as he played with his twin sister …


Pastor who won AR-15 raffle may have violated Oregon law

A pastor in an affluent suburb of Portland may have run afoul of Oregon law when he transferred an AR-15 assault rifle that he won in a softball league raffle …


Experts confront multiple explanations for surge of killings

The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations. Terms like contagion and copycat killing apply …


Gun control initiative will be on Washington ballot

Voters will decide whether Washington judges should be able to order people considered dangerous to give up their guns.


Baton Rouge rally for slain officers draws hundeds

Hundreds of people, white and black, attended a rally supporting law-enforcement officers at Baton Rouge police headquarters, about a mile from where three officers were shot to death Sunday morning.


Few hundred attend rapper’s gang summit in Los Angeles

Rappers The Game and Snoop Dogg are organizing a summit with Los Angeles-area gang members to discuss ways to curb violence.


UPDATED: Sun., July 17, 2016

Louisiana police shootings add new Cleveland GOP convention concerns

An Ohio man says he decided to visit Cleveland’s Public Square armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun the day before the start of the Republican National Convention to …


Poll finds stark party divisions on Muslims, Mexicans, guns, gays and God

It’s not just Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton who are so different from each other. On the eve of back-to-back political conventions, Republicans and Democrats across the land see their …


Man dead after firing at plainclothes Baltimore officers

Baltimore police officers responding to the sound of gunshots fatally shot a man who fired at them with an AR-15 style rifle, authorities said Friday.


Oregon governor pushes for stronger gun laws

Gov. Kate Brown is launching a series of gun-control efforts in Oregon and urging national bans on assault weapons and stronger state gun laws in the wake of recent mass …


‘Wrong must be corrected’ for black man killed by police

A black man killed in front of a convenience store was remembered Friday as the “meaning of southern hospitality” and a good man whose death at the hands of two …


Man charged after toddler finds gun, shoots himself in face

The boyfriend of a woman whose 2-year-old son shot himself in the face at a Seattle motel has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.


Highway gunman motivated by police shootings, authorities say

A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday.


Rare restraint, calls for understanding from candidates

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both called off political events Friday, hours after five police officers were killed in Dallas during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men …


UPDATED: Fri., July 8, 2016

Man exchanges gunfire with Georgia police officer

Authorities say a suspect exchanged gunfire with a police officer in south Georgia, but it’s unclear if anyone was wounded.


Hundreds protest in Seattle against recent police shootings

Hundreds of people marched through downtown Seattle to protest the police-related shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.


Ryan: ‘All options’ available for punishing Democrats for sit-in

Speaker Paul Ryan is considering options for punishing Democrats for last month’s House floor sit-in and hasn’t ruled out anything, the Wisconsin Republican said Thursday.


Conservative opposition endangers House Republican gun bill

Conservative opposition put a House Republican gun and anti-terrorism bill in jeopardy Wednesday, even as Democrats pressed for election-year votes on their proposals to stiffen firearm curbs.


Order in the House? Not so fast

House members return to Washington this week with battle lines drawn: Democrats vow to continue disrupting order until they get a vote on a gun control bill they support. Speaker …


California gun control bills sent to governor

Spurred by outrage over recent mass shootings, California lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a sweeping package of gun control bills, including a ban on the sale of semi-automatic …


Here’s who can carry a concealed gun in Idaho starting Friday

Starting Friday, Idaho will become the eighth state in the nation to allow most residents age 21 or older to carry concealed guns without a permit – even inside cities, …


Missouri governor vetoes sweeping gun rights bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a gun measure Monday that would allow the concealed carry of firearms without a permit and expand residents’ rights to stand and fight against perceived …


Court upholds reach of US gun ban for domestic violence

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the broad reach of a federal law that bars people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns.


Gun control effort survives in Senate

House Republicans steamrolled efforts by their Democratic colleagues to secure a vote on gun control legislation Thursday, but a bipartisan proposal in the Senate narrowly survived to fight another day.


After Orlando, slight cracks in gun-rights’ grip on Congress

The mere introduction Friday of a proposal backed by five Republicans and four Democrats highlights the post-Orlando, election-year pressures some lawmakers feel for action. One sponsor said that when the …


Amy Goodman: ‘Making a way’ on gun control

This historic protest was demanding what can only be called a meager measure, delaying suspected terrorists from buying guns. What about restoring the assault-weapons ban?


Lewis, who shed blood for civil rights, leads Dems on guns

Rep. John Lewis, who shed blood in Selma for civil rights, sat shoulder to shoulder with fellow Democrats on the House floor as the leader of an extraordinary protest demanding …


UPDATED: Wed., June 22, 2016

Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protest over guns

Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House’s legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures. Exasperated …


GOP senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal

A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the chamber split along party lines to …


Florida congressional candidate announces AR-15 giveaway

A candidate running for Congress in the Florida Panhandle has announced a Facebook contest to give away a semi-automatic rifle.