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September 30, 2022, 7:36 PM

Gun owners, rights groups challenge Connecticut firearms ban

Gun rights groups and firearms owners have launched another attempt to overturn Connecticut’s ban on certain semiautomatic rifles that was enacted in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
September 30, 2022, 7:36 PM
Gun owners, rights groups challenge Connecticut firearms ban
September 28, 2022, 12:48 PM

Hold fire: Re-enactors fear being targeted by NY gun law

Some historical battle re-enactors in New York are holding their musket fire because of worries over the state’s new gun rules
September 28, 2022, 12:48 PM
Hold fire: Re-enactors fear being targeted by NY gun law
September 27, 2022, 6:26 PM

Philadelphia mayor issues ban on guns at city parks, pools

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has signed an executive order banning guns and deadly weapons from the city’s indoor and outdoor recreation spaces including parks, basketball courts and pools
September 27, 2022, 6:26 PM
Philadelphia mayor issues ban on guns at city parks, pools
September 23, 2022, 3:20 PM

Families of mass shooting victims find solidarity at US Capitol rally

Survivors and family members from several mass shootings gathered on Capitol Hill to advocate for a federal assault weapons ban.
September 23, 2022, 3:20 PM
Families of mass shooting victims find solidarity at Capitol rally
September 20, 2022, 11:10 PM

People under felony indictment can't be barred from purchasing guns, judge rules

Banning someone from buying a gun while under felony indictment goes against their Second Amendment right to bear arms, a federal judge in Texas ruled Monday
September 20, 2022, 11:10 PM
People under felony indictment can't be barred from purchasing guns, judge rules
September 11, 2022, 12:01 AM

Visa, Mastercard, AmEx to start categorizing gun shop sales

It’s a major win for gun control advocates.
September 11, 2022, 12:01 AM
September 8, 2022, 6:01 PM

Gun suicides rose 11% in past decade, linked to cities with lax gun policies: New research

The number of gun suicides increased 11% over the past decade, according to researchers from New York University and Everytown for Gun Safety
September 8, 2022, 6:01 PM
Gun suicides up 11% in past decade, linked to cities with lax gun laws: New research
September 6, 2022, 8:57 PM

Sandy Hook mom talks keeping schools safe amid mass shootings

Michele Gay, the mother of a Sandy Hook victims discusses her newfound purpose to ensure schools across the country are informed in keeping students safe.
September 6, 2022, 8:57 PM
Sandy Hook mom talks keeping schools safe amid mass shootings
1 month ago

Red flag laws get little use as shootings, gun deaths soar

An Associated Press analysis found many U.S. states barely use “red flag” laws that allow police to take guns away from people threatening to kill, a trend blamed on lack of awareness of the laws and a reluctance to enforce them even as gun deaths soar
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Times Square among 'gun-free' spaces in New York

Times Square, and dozens of parks, churches and theaters are now "gun-free" zones as the state’s sweeping new gun law takes effect.
1 month ago
Times Square among 'gun-free'  spaces in New York
1 month ago

California gun bill fails on tactical error in Legislature

Gun-control advocates could have had one more victory in their very successful California legislative session
1 month ago
California fails to replace concealed weapon ruling
1 month ago

New gun law goes into effect in New York

New York is adjusting to a new reality for gun possession as the state law prompted by a Supreme Court decision in June goes into effect Thursday.
1 month ago
New gun law goes into effect in New York
1 month ago

New York to review permit applicants' social media as new concealed carry gun law goes into effect

New York is adjusting to a new reality for gun possession as the state law prompted by a Supreme Court decision in June goes into effect Thursday.
1 month ago
State will review gun permit applicants' social media as new law goes into effect
1 month ago

New York to restrict gun carrying after Supreme Court ruling

New York City will begin posting signs proclaiming the iconic tourist destination Times Square as a “Gun Free Zone.”
1 month ago
New York City designates Times Square a 'gun-free zone'
1 month ago

Leading voice on ghost gun crackdown talks new federal regulations

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is one of the leading voices on cracking down on the use of ghost guns. He joins “GMA3” to discuss the new federal regulations on ghost guns.
1 month ago
Leading voice on ghost gun crackdown talks new federal regulations
1 month ago

New York City Council meets on legislation limiting concealed guns in Times Square

The New York Council's Public Safety Committee is debating which parts of Times Square will be off limits for concealed guns.
1 month ago
New York City Council meets on legislation limiting concealed guns in Times Square
1 month ago

New York City Council meets on legislation related to limiting concealed guns in Times Square

The New York City Council is holding a committee hearing on the Times Square area being restricted from concealed carry.
1 month ago
NYC Council holds hearing on designating Times Square as a 'sensitive location'
1 month ago

Federal judge strikes down Texas handgun age restriction

A federal judge has struck down one of Texas’ few remaining firearm restrictions, finding a law that barred adults under the age of 21 from carrying a handgun was unconstitutional
1 month ago
Federal judge strikes down Texas handgun age restriction
1 month ago

'Mayors Against Illegal Guns' co-chair discusses accountability

Mayor Quinton Lucas of Kansas City, Missouri, who is the co-chair of “Mayors Against Illegal Guns,” discusses holding arms manufacturers accountable.
1 month ago
'Mayors Against Illegal Guns' co-chair discusses accountability
2 months ago

Company's personalized 'smart gun' aims to make firearms safer

One company is using fingerprint technology to make firearms safer.
2 months ago
Company's personalized 'smart gun' aims to make firearms safer
2 months ago

Gun buyback program sees more than 845 guns turned in, says Houston mayor

Mayor Sylvester Turner spoke to ABC News’ “GMA3” about engaging his community to join the fight against gun violence.
2 months ago
Gun buyback program sees more than 845 guns turned in, says Houston mayor
2 months ago

Americans view 'crime' and 'gun violence' as different issues | FiveThirtyEight

The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew reviews the results of our most recent poll with Ipsos on crime and gun violence.
2 months ago
Americans view 'crime' and 'gun violence' as different issues | FiveThirtyEight
2 months ago

North Carolina school district to increase security with AR-15 rifles

The district plans to keep the weapons in safes for student resource officers to use if a gunman enters a Madison County school.
2 months ago
North Carolina school district to increase security with AR-15 rifles
2 months ago

After Supreme Court ruling, it's open season on US gun laws

The Supreme Court ruling expanding gun rights threatens to upend firearms restrictions across the country as activists wage court battles over issues including age limits and bans on AR-15-style guns
2 months ago
After Supreme Court ruling, it's open season on US gun laws
2 months ago

House panel subpoenas gunmaker for data on rifle sales

The gunmaker Smith & Wesson is facing new scrutiny from Congress
2 months ago
House panel subpoenas gunmaker for data on rifle sales
2 months ago

Family of California shooting victims sue gun distributor

Some family members of the people killed or wounded during a 2019 shooting at a California garlic festival are suing the companies that distributed the rifle used in the attack that killed three and wounded 17
2 months ago
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New gun legislation won't eliminate mass shootings but will still save lives, say experts

The recently passed federal gun legislation most likely would not have prevented the Highland Park July 4 shooting -- but it can still save lives, experts tell ABC News.
2 months ago
New gun legislation won't eliminate mass shootings, but it will still help: Experts
2 months ago

Experts say proposed federal gun safety measures might not have prevented Uvalde shooting

The federal gun safety proposal announced last week might not have prevented the Uvalde shooting had it already been in place, experts tell ABC News.
2 months ago
Would proposed federal gun safety measures have prevented Uvalde shooting?
2 months ago

House Democrats pass a ban on assault weapons

The last-minute vote was announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Friday morning.
2 months ago
House passes ban on assault weapons
2 months ago

Highland Park mom on mission to combat gun violence

After escaping the carnage of the July 4 mass shooting, Ashbey Beasley said she's devoting her life to curbing gun violence.
2 months ago
Highland Park mom forges new mission to combat gun violence
2 months ago

New ATF director joins 'GMA3,' discusses agency's role in fighting gun violence

Steven Dettelbach, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, talks about the role of his agency in combating America’s rise in gun violence.
2 months ago
New ATF director joins 'GMA3,' discusses agency's role in fighting gun violence
2 months ago

House Oversight Committee questions top gunmakers on role in gun violence

The CEOs of some of the country’s top gunmakers testified before the House Oversight Committee on their role in the gun violence epidemic in the United States.
2 months ago
House Oversight Committee questions top gunmakers on role in gun violence
2 months ago

Combative hearing as CEOs pressed over role in gun violence

Gun-makers were grilled on Capitol Hill about their companies' role in gun violence in the U.S. and the sale of AR-15 style weapons.
2 months ago
Combative hearing as CEOs pressed over role in gun violence
2 months ago

Lawmakers grill top gun manufacturing CEOs over role in gun violence

ABC News' Brittany Shepherd has the latest about executives from gun companies testifying Wednesday before a House committee who placed the blame on criminals, not guns, for mass shootings.
2 months ago
Lawmakers grill top gun manufacturing CEOs over role in gun violence
2 months ago

Top gun CEOs testify on Capitol Hill

Leading gun manufacturing executives testified Wednesday morning before a House panel investigating the role of the firearms industry.
2 months ago
Top gun CEOs testify on Capitol Hill
2 months ago

Gun CEOs testify to House after mass shootings, blame 'erosion of personal responsibility'

Leading gun manufacturing executives testified Wednesday before a House panel investigating the role of the firearms industry in the nation's high rates of gun violence
2 months ago
Gun CEOs testify after mass shootings, blame 'erosion of personal responsibility'
2 months ago

Lawmakers grill CEOs of gun manufactures over role in US gun violence

Executives from gun companies testified before a House committee Wednesday, with Democrats on the panel accusing them of marketing war weapons to children and profiting from violence.
2 months ago
Lawmakers grill CEOs of gun manufactures over role in US gun violence
2 months ago

Top gun manufactures questioned on marketing of weapons amid US mass shootings

The House Oversight Committee questions U.S. gun manufacturers on the gun violence epidemic in the United States.
2 months ago
Top gun manufactures questioned on marketing of weapons amid US mass shootings
2 months ago

AR-15 style guns sold as a sign of manhood as shootings rise

A U.S. House investigation has found that gun manufacturers have taken in more than $1 billion from selling AR-15-style guns over the past decade
2 months ago
AR-15 style guns have brought in over $1 billion in 10 years
2 months ago

Gun manufacturers to testify on Capitol Hill

The top executives of major gun manufacturers will face tough questions from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on how they market their weapons.
2 months ago
Gun manufacturers to testify on Capitol Hill
2 months ago

Rep. Carolyn Maloney speaks on gun control efforts

Ahead of an oversight committee hearing, Rep. Carolyn Maloney speaks about gun control efforts in the House, and the chances for additional gun reform legislation.
2 months ago
Rep. Carolyn Maloney speaks on gun control efforts
2 months ago

New California gun control law mimics Texas abortion measure

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the controversial law that's the first of its kind.
2 months ago
2 months ago

California governor signs gun bill modeled after Texas abortion law

California is the first state to allow citizens to sue those who make or sell banned weapons, state officials said.
2 months ago
Governor signs gun bill modeled after abortion law
2 months ago

'23 Days' documentary examines guns in America

A new documentary investigates how Texas and Florida responded differently after school shootings.
2 months ago
'23 Days' documentary examines guns in America
2 months ago

Mom opens up about turning her son in to police for mass shooting threat

Nichole Schubert opens up to "Good Morning America" about reporting her son to the police after finding a journal of his writings detailing a killing spree.
2 months ago
Mom opens up about turning her son in to police for mass shooting threat
3 months ago

Gabby Giffords opens up about her recovery and perseverance in new documentary

Alongside Julie Cohen, the co-director of "Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down," Giffords shares her thoughts on gun control and how she overcame her injury from a mass shooting.
3 months ago
Gabby Giffords opens up about her recovery and perseverance in new documentary
3 months ago

Efficient ways to reduce gun violence, according to expert

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with Executive Director of the Gun Violence Archive Mark Bryant on the recent bipartisan gun safety bill and what it means in terms of the latest string of mass shootings.
3 months ago
Efficient ways to reduce gun violence, according to expert
3 months ago

Hundreds gather at gun control rally near Capitol

Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Brad Schneider were among the speakers who addressed the crowd Wednesday morning.
3 months ago
Hundreds gather at gun control rally near Capitol
3 months ago

Father of Parkland victim speaks out after being tossed from White House for chiding Biden

Manuel Oliver, the father of a Parkland shooting victim, shouted as Biden delivered remarks on the passing of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act at the White House.
3 months ago
Dad of Parkland victim speaks after being tossed from White House for chiding Biden
3 months ago

12-year-olds taken into custody for playing with gun: Police

The two boys were taken into custody without incident and transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice, according to police.
3 months ago
12-year-olds taken into custody for playing with gun: Police