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February 22, 2024 at 11:42 PM

Louisiana lawmakers advance permitless concealed carry gun bill

Louisiana is one step closer to joining the list of states that allow people to carry concealed guns without a permit
February 22, 2024 at 11:42 PM
February 22, 2024 at 11:37 PM

A joint US-Canadian investigation results in the seizure of a record 274 guns

A joint investigation with Canadian police and U.S. law enforcement has led to what they call a record-breaking gun bust with 274 illegals guns being seized
February 22, 2024 at 11:37 PM
February 21, 2024 at 5:28 AM

Flint man becomes first person charged under Michigan's new gun storage law

A Michigan man has been charged under the state’s new law requiring safe storage of guns after his 2-year-old daughter shot herself in the head with his revolver the day after the law took effect
February 21, 2024 at 5:28 AM
February 20, 2024 at 10:40 PM

Suspect in killing of first responders was banned for life from possessing firearms

Shannon Cortez Gooden was issued the lifetime firearms ban following a 2008 conviction for second-degree assault with a deadly weapon, according to court records reviewed by ABC News.
February 20, 2024 at 10:40 PM
Suspect in killing of first responders was banned for life from possessing firearms
February 14, 2024 at 6:46 PM

Gun victims' AI-generated voices are used in messages sent to lawmakers who support the NRA

The family of a teen murdered at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is launching a campaign where re-created voices of gun violence victims will call federal lawmakers
February 14, 2024 at 6:46 PM
Families using re-created voices of gun violence victims to call lawmakers
January 30, 2024 at 9:14 PM

White House official discusses new gun safety initiative

A new gun safety initiative was announced last week at a White House event. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona discusses the new initiative.
January 30, 2024 at 9:14 PM
White House official discusses new gun safety initiative
1 month ago

NY assistant AG says NRA operated as 'Wayne's World' in opening arguments

The National Rifle Association operated as “Wayne’s World,” a lawyer for the New York Attorney General’s office said Monday during opening statements.
1 month ago
NY assistant AG says NRA operated as 'Wayne's World' in opening arguments
2 months ago

Former NRA executive pleads guilty to fraud, agrees to testify in New York AG trial

The admission, hours after Wayne LaPierre's resignation, comes ahead of a trial scheduled to begin Monday.
2 months ago
Former NRA executive pleads guilty to fraud, agrees to testify
2 months ago

Here's where the 2024 presidential candidates stand on guns

The 2024 presidential candidates have spoken about their policy ideas related to gun violence and gun regulations, as gun deaths remain a major problem in the country
2 months ago
Here's where the 2024 presidential candidates stand on guns
3 months ago

Senators discuss new gun violence prevention legislation

Sens. Martin Heinrich and Angus King discuss new legislation that would help protect communities from gun violence while safeguarding the right to own a firearm.
3 months ago
Senators discuss new gun violence prevention legislation
3 months ago

There have been more mass shootings than days in 2023, database shows

The Gun Violence Archive shows that there have been more mass shootings than days in 2023 so far.
3 months ago
There have been more mass shootings than days in 2023, database shows
3 months ago

1 girl, 1 bullet: How gun violence is impacting children in the US

ABC News’ Pierre Thomas reports on how one girl survived a bullet that could have taken her life on “This Week.”
3 months ago
1 girl, 1 bullet: How gun violence is impacting children in the US
3 months ago

Influencer uses basketball to combat gun violence

McKinley Nelson is using basketball as a way to combat gun violence and mental health issues in his community.
3 months ago
Influencer uses basketball to combat gun violence
3 months ago

Maine's yellow flag law use spikes after Lewiston mass shooting

Maine's yellow flag law has been invoked 36 times since the Lewiston shootings, more than 30% of all weapons restriction orders since the law went into effect.
3 months ago
Use of state's yellow flag law spikes after mass shooting
3 months ago

Will the Maine shooting change public opinion on guns?

Polling says most Americans want stricter gun laws but don't think they'll get them.
3 months ago
Where do Americans stand on gun control?
3 months ago

Supreme Court seems likely to uphold gun ban for domestic abusers on narrow grounds

A majority of Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared inclined to uphold a 30-year-old federal ban on firearms for people under domestic violence restraining orders.
3 months ago
Supreme Court seems likely to uphold gun ban for domestic abusers on narrow grounds
3 months ago

Domestic abuse survivor implores Supreme Court to uphold gun ban

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer reports on the Supreme Court as they consider whether to uphold a federal ban on guns for those subject to domestic violence restraining orders.
3 months ago
Domestic abuse survivor implores Supreme Court to uphold gun ban
4 months ago

SCOTUS hears oral arguments in major gun rights case

The case is a challenge to the federal law that denies weapons to anyone subject to a domestic abuse order.
4 months ago
SCOTUS hears oral arguments in major gun rights case
4 months ago

Supreme Court hears arguments on federal gun ban for domestic abusers

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer breaks down the arguments before the Supreme Court on a federal ban on gun ownership for people under domestic violence restraining orders.
4 months ago
Supreme Court hears arguments on federal gun ban for domestic abusers
4 months ago

Supreme Court reviews weapons ban for domestic violence cases

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer has the details as the Supreme Court reviews a federal ban that stops people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning firearms.
4 months ago
Supreme Court reviews weapons ban for domestic violence cases
4 months ago

An inside look at gun reform in America

ABC News’ Rachel Scott looks at where the 2024 field is on gun control and Biden’s message on the subject as he runs for re-election.
4 months ago
An inside look at gun reform in America
4 months ago

SCOTUS reviews ban on guns for domestic abusers

The Supreme Court will hear arguments about a federal law which prohibits people under domestic violence restraining orders from buying a gun.
4 months ago
SCOTUS reviews ban on guns for domestic abusers
4 months ago

Supreme Court reviews federal ban on guns for domestic abusers

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments over a 30-year-old federal ban on firearms for people under domestic violence restraining orders.
4 months ago
Supreme Court reviews federal ban on guns for domestic abusers
4 months ago

How mass shootings have historically prompted changes in gun laws

Mass shootings shine a spotlight on the gun laws of the states in which these tragedies happen.
4 months ago
New gun laws often follow mass shooting tragedies, recent history shows
4 months ago

Supreme Court weighs decision over allowing domestic abusers to have guns

The United States vs. Rahimi will go before the Supreme Court. The case will help decide whether people who have domestic violence restraining orders against them to have the right to own a gun.
4 months ago
Supreme Court weighs decision over allowing domestic abusers to have guns
4 months ago

Conservative Maine Democrat says hometown mass shooting changed his mind on assault weapons ban

Rep. Jared Golden, who lives in Lewiston, Maine, said that in light of the recent mass shooting in his town he was changing his view on banning assault-style weapons
4 months ago
Conservative Maine Democrat now backs assault weapons ban after hometown massacre
4 months ago

Before Maine shooting, Senate approved amendment that would limit gun background checks for veterans

Hours before the Maine mass shooting, the Senate approved an amendment that would limit background checks for veterans and service members with mental health issues.
4 months ago
Senate approved amendment that would limit gun background checks for veterans
4 months ago

What to know about Maine's gun laws after Lewiston mass shooting

Maine's gun laws have been thrust into the spotlight following the mass shooting in Lewiston.
4 months ago
What to know about Maine's gun laws after Lewiston mass shooting
4 months ago

Maine's gun laws explained

Maine became a permitless carry state in 2015.
4 months ago
Maine's gun laws explained
4 months ago

Maine lawmaker changes his mind on gun ban

Rep. Jared Golden, who lives in Lewiston, Maine, said that in light of the recent mass shooting in his town he was changing his view on banning assault-style weapons.
4 months ago
Maine lawmaker changes his mind on gun ban
4 months ago

VP Harris hints at effectiveness of gun control at luncheon with Australian PM

"It does not have to be this way, as our friends in Australia have demonstrated," Vice President Harris said at a state luncheon honoring Australian PM Anthony Albanese.
4 months ago
VP Harris hints at effectiveness of gun control at luncheon with Australian PM
5 months ago

Ohio bill aims to incentivize safe gun storage with sales tax waiver

A bill in Ohio that would remove sales tax for items such as gun locks and secure gun storage lockers is getting wide support.
5 months ago
State bill aims to incentivize safe gun storage with sales tax waiver
5 months ago

‘American Gun’ explores AR-15’s origin from LA garage to cultural lightning rod

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke to Wall Street Journal reporters Cameron McWhirter and Zusha Elinson about their book “American Gun: The True Story of the AR-15” and the story of the controversial gun.
5 months ago
‘American Gun’ explores AR-15’s origin from LA garage to cultural lightning rod
5 months ago

Comedians say threats are not jokes in new Sandy Hook Promise gun violence PSA

Comedians Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho and Billy Eichner appear in "Just Joking," a new gun violence PSA to show the importance of taking gun violence seriously.
5 months ago
Comedians lend voice to new gun violence PSA with message: Threats are not jokes
5 months ago

Rapper Quavo lobbies for gun violence reform on Capitol Hill

Quavo, one of the members of Migos, heads to Washington, D.C. to lobby for gun violence reform. ABC News’ Rachel Scott reports.
5 months ago
Rapper Quavo lobbies for gun violence reform on Capitol Hill
5 months ago

Biden announces White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention

Advocates call the first-of-its kind office a win for the gun-safety movement.
5 months ago
Biden announces White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention
5 months ago

Biden administration launches Office of Gun Violence Prevention

President Joe Biden urged the importance of gun safety and violence prevention during a speech in the Rose Garden.
5 months ago
Biden administration launches Office of Gun Violence Prevention
5 months ago

Quavo lobbies for gun violence prevention in D.C.

The Migos rapper lost his fellow band member and nephew Takeoff to a shooting in November 2022.
5 months ago
Quavo lobbies for gun violence prevention in D.C.
5 months ago

New Mexico governor amends gun order to allow for firearms in most public places

The development comes two days after a judge temporarily blocked the order.
5 months ago
New Mexico governor amends gun order to allow for firearms in most public places
5 months ago

Stage set for gun rights battle in New Mexico

A federal judge is blocking the New Mexico governor's temporary order suspending the right to carry guns in and around Albuquerque.
5 months ago
Stage set for gun rights battle in New Mexico
5 months ago

Judge temporarily blocks New Mexico governor's order suspending right to carry firearms in public

A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order against the New Mexico governor's order suspending the right to carry firearms in public in and around Albuquerque.
5 months ago
Judge temporarily blocks order suspending right to carry firearms in public
5 months ago

New Mexico governor orders temporary ban on carrying guns in public

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham discusses the new temporary ban issued on carrying guns in public.
5 months ago
New Mexico governor orders temporary ban on carrying guns in public
5 months ago

New Mexico governor's temporary ban on carrying guns in public meets resistance

Emergency orders were issued by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham suspending the right to carry firearms in public in and around Albuquerque.
5 months ago
Governor's temporary ban on carrying guns in public meets resistance
5 months ago

Governor suspends right to carry firearms in public in Albuquerque due to gun violence

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has temporarily banned the right to carry firearms in public in Albuquerque in response to recent gun violence.
5 months ago
Governor suspends right to carry firearms in public in this city due to gun violence
5 months ago

New Mexico governor's temporary ban on carrying guns in public meets resistance

The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office will not enforce the concealed carry and open carry ban, Bernalillo County Sheriff John Allen said at a press conference on Monday.
5 months ago
New Mexico governor's temporary ban on carrying guns in public meets resistance
5 months ago

Carrying firearms in public banned in Albuquerque

The New Mexico governor issued the 30-day ban on firearms in public places after a series of recent shootings.
5 months ago
Carrying firearms in public banned in Albuquerque
5 months ago

New Mexico governor issues temporary ban on carrying firearms

Gov. Michelle Lujan Gresham has issued a 30-day ban on carrying firearms in Albuquerque and its county, proclaiming gun violence a public health emergency in the wake of recent shootings.
5 months ago
New Mexico governor issues temporary ban on carrying firearms
5 months ago

New Mexico Governor suspends right to carry guns

Gun rights advocates are protesting the Governor's emergency declaration that temporarily bans the public carrying of firearms in Albuquerque after the shooting deaths of two children.
5 months ago
New Mexico Governor suspends right to carry guns
6 months ago

ATF proposes rule to close 'gun show loophole'

The ATF moves to close what gun control advocates have termed the "gun show loophole" by narrowing the definition of those "engaged in the business" of a firearms dealer.
6 months ago
ATF proposes rule to close 'gun show loophole'
6 months ago

Gym owner uses sports to create gun violence solutions

A Philadelphia-based boxing gym is teaching kids the value of self-defense and finding purpose in their community.
6 months ago
Gym owner uses sports to create gun violence solutions