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January 27, 2023, 5:44 PM

Everytown launches campaign demanding colleges, universities divest from gun industry

Everytown launched a campaign calling on colleges and universities across the country to divest from the gun industry until they take accountability for their actions.
January 27, 2023, 5:44 PM
New campaign pushes colleges, universities to divest from gun industry
January 26, 2023, 9:26 PM

What are some of California's strict gun laws?

Many of the current laws were enacted in the past several years.
January 26, 2023, 9:26 PM
What are some of California's strict gun laws?
January 25, 2023, 7:53 PM

NRA sues over Illinois ban on semiautomatic weapons

A new federal lawsuit contends that Illinois’ two-week-old ban on semiautomatic weapons outlaws “ubiquitous” firearms in “radical” defiance of the Constitution’s Second Amendment
January 25, 2023, 7:53 PM
NRA sues over Illinois ban on semiautomatic weapons
January 24, 2023, 10:12 PM

California Gov. Newsom calls for stricter gun laws

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to the press about mass shootings from Monterey Park, California.
January 24, 2023, 10:12 PM
California Gov. Newsom calls for stricter gun laws
January 24, 2023, 4:46 PM

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.
January 24, 2023, 4:46 PM
There have been more mass shootings than days in 2023, database shows
January 24, 2023, 12:38 AM

Illinois appeals judge's restraining order on gun ban

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has asked a state appellate court to dismiss a temporary restraining order on Illinois’ new ban on semiautomatic weapons
January 24, 2023, 12:38 AM
Illinois appeals judge's restraining order on gun ban
January 18, 2023, 7:52 PM

Parents vent frustration at school board after 6-year-old shoots teacher in Newport News, Virginia

Parents, teachers and community members shared frustrations with community leaders after the third shooting on Newport News school grounds in the last 18 months.
January 18, 2023, 7:52 PM
Parents vent frustration at school board in wake of 6-year-old shooting teacher
January 16, 2023, 11:55 PM

14-year-old girl shoots, kills 11-year-old boy after allegedly aiming at someone else: Police

A 14-year-old girl is accused of shooting and killing an 11-year-old bystander after she was allegedly aiming at someone else, according to police.
January 16, 2023, 11:55 PM
14-year-old girl shoots, kills 11-year-old boy after allegedly aiming at someone else
January 11, 2023, 7:48 PM

Illinois becomes latest US state to ban assault weapons

For Illinois, the ban came six months after a gunman wielding a semiautomatic rifle shot and killed seven people at a 4th of July parade in a Chicago suburb.
January 11, 2023, 7:48 PM
This US state just banned assault weapons
January 11, 2023, 7:38 PM

Illinois passes assault weapons ban

Gov. JB Pritzker signed the bill into law after the House passed an amended version on Tuesday.
January 11, 2023, 7:38 PM
Illinois passes assault weapons ban
January 4, 2023, 1:29 AM

Oregon judge extends ban on new gun law's background checks

An Oregon judge is continuing to freeze the part of a new, voter-approved gun safety measure that requires a completed criminal background check before a gun can be sold or transferred
January 4, 2023, 1:29 AM
1 month ago

Chicago high school students walk out of class over gun violence

Students at a Chicago high school are planning a classroom walkout Monday afternoon to protest gun violence just days after a shooting near their campus.
1 month ago
Chicago high school students walk out of class over gun violence
1 month ago

Oregon judge halts voter-approved high-capacity magazine ban

An Oregon judge has handed guns rights advocates a victory and placed a new, voter-approved ban on high-capacity magazines on hold until questions about its constitutionality can be decided
1 month ago
Oregon judge halts voter-approved high-capacity magazine ban
2 months ago

Tough Oregon gun law faces legal challenge, could be delayed

Voters in Oregon passed one of the nation's toughest gun control laws, but the new permit-to-purchase mandate is facing a legal challenge with days to go before it takes effect
2 months ago
Tough Oregon gun law faces legal challenge, could be delayed
2 months ago

Drive-by shooting injures 2 at funeral at Nashville church

The funeral was for a woman who was fatally shot earlier this month.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Biden reiterates call for assault weapons ban

"I’m going to try to get rid of assault weapons," the president said Thursday.
2 months ago
Biden reiterates call for assault weapons ban
2 months ago

Emboldened Biden, Dems push ban on so-called assault weapons

When President Joe Biden speaks about the “scourge” of gun violence, his go-to answer is to zero in on so-called assault weapons
2 months ago
Emboldened Biden, Dems pushing semi-automatic weapons ban
2 months ago

Group files emergency motion to stop Oregon gun control law

A gun rights group, sheriff and gun store owner filed motion in federal court.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Proposed 'ghost gun' rule could reshape battle against homemade guns: Experts

2021 saw the highest jump in untraceable firearms to date, officials said.
2 months ago
Proposed 'ghost gun' rule could reshape battle against homemade guns: Experts
2 months ago

Parkland shooting survivors, activists call on lawmakers to pass gun reforms as midterms approach

Body bags representing those killed by guns were placed on the National Mall.
2 months ago
Parkland activists call on lawmakers to pass gun reforms as midterms approach
2 months ago

Supreme Court rejects another bump stock ban case

The Supreme Court has again declined to hear a lawsuit involving a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, the gun attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns
2 months ago
Supreme Court rejects another bump stock ban case
3 months ago

Permitless carry laws raise new dilemmas for police officers

Permitless carry laws in states including Kentucky, Idaho and Texas are creating a dilemma for police officers working the streets: They now have to decide, sometimes in seconds, if someone with the right to carry a gun is a danger
3 months ago
3 months ago

EU to tighten gun trade laws as Ukraine war fuels arms fears

The European Union wants to tighten laws governing the trade and transport of guns to keep illicit firearms out of the hands of criminal gangs
3 months ago
EU to tighten gun trade laws as Ukraine war fuels arms fears
3 months ago

Gun reform on the ballot after string of devastating mass shootings

After the Uvalde school massacre, a former Marine decided to turn in his AR-15 and handgun to local police.
3 months ago
Gun reform on the ballot after string of devastating mass shootings
3 months ago

What some lifelong gun owners say about AR-15s

Lifelong gun owners speak on AR-15s: Designed to do ‘damage’
3 months ago
What some lifelong gun owners say about AR-15s
3 months ago

Man who sold gun used in synagogue hostage crisis sentenced to nearly 8 years in prison

Henry "Michael" Dwight Williams pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He sold his gun to a man who held four people hostage in a synagogue.
3 months ago
Seller of gun in Texas synagogue hostage crisis sentenced to 8 years in prison
4 months ago

New York City's Times Square officially becomes gun-free zone

The designation comes as the state plans to appeal a federal court's ruling striking down portions of its new gun law.
4 months ago
New York City's Times Square officially becomes gun-free zone
4 months ago

New York City's Times Square officially becomes gun-free zone

New York City's Times Square officially becomes a gun-free zone after Mayor Eric Adams signs new legislation.
4 months ago
New York City's Times Square officially becomes gun-free zone
4 months ago

Exclusive: Inside Chicago police efforts to combat gun violence

ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas reports on efforts to drive down gun violence in Chicago on “This Week.”
4 months ago
Exclusive: Inside Chicago police efforts to combat gun violence
4 months ago

Federal judge halts key parts of New York's new gun law

New York's attorney general has appealed a federal judge's ruling that halted key provisions of the state's new rules on guns
4 months ago
Federal judge halts key parts of New York's new gun law
4 months ago

Federal judge temporarily blocks part of NY's new gun law

The ruling is a temporary victory for six New York residents who said the new law is just as restrictive – and unconstitutional – as the one the Supreme Court overturned.
4 months ago
Federal judge temporarily blocks parts of NY's new gun law
4 months ago

Supreme Court upholds bump stock ban in big win for gun safety advocates

The government's ban on devices that allow a semiautomatic firearm to shoot more than one shot with a single pull of the trigger will remain.
4 months ago
Supreme Court upholds bump stock ban in big win for gun safety advocates
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Families of mass shooting victims find solidarity at Capitol rally
4 months ago

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
4 months ago
People under felony indictment can't be barred from purchasing guns, judge rules
5 months ago

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
5 months ago
Gun suicides up 11% in past decade, linked to cities with lax gun laws: New research
5 months ago

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.
5 months ago
Sandy Hook mom talks keeping schools safe amid mass shootings
5 months ago

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.
5 months ago
Times Square among 'gun-free'  spaces in New York
5 months 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.
5 months ago
New gun law goes into effect in New York
5 months 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.
5 months ago
State will review gun permit applicants' social media as new law goes into effect
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Leading voice on ghost gun crackdown talks new federal regulations
5 months 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.
5 months ago
New York City Council meets on legislation limiting concealed guns in Times Square
5 months 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.
5 months ago
NYC Council holds hearing on designating Times Square as a 'sensitive location'
5 months 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.
5 months ago
'Mayors Against Illegal Guns' co-chair discusses accountability
6 months ago

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

One company is using fingerprint technology to make firearms safer.
6 months ago
Company's personalized 'smart gun' aims to make firearms safer
6 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.
6 months ago
Gun buyback program sees more than 845 guns turned in, says Houston mayor
6 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.
6 months ago
Americans view 'crime' and 'gun violence' as different issues | FiveThirtyEight
6 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.
6 months ago
North Carolina school district to increase security with AR-15 rifles
6 months ago

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.
6 months ago
New gun legislation won't eliminate mass shootings, but it will still help: Experts
6 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.
6 months ago
Would proposed federal gun safety measures have prevented Uvalde shooting?
6 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.
6 months ago
House passes ban on assault weapons