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June 25, 2024 at 9:09 PM

'I feel terrified': Inventor of 'Glock switch' regrets creation

When Jorge Leon invented a device that turns Glock pistols into fully automatic weapons, he thought it would be used for the good.
June 25, 2024 at 9:09 PM
Police investigate a mass shooting that erupted on June 2, 2024, that left one man dead and 28 people injured at a large street party in Akron, Ohio.
June 24, 2024 at 12:02 PM

Active shooting incidents in the US declined by 4% from 2022 to 2023: FBI

Active shooting incidents in the U.S. declined by 4% from 2022 to 2023, the FBI said.
June 24, 2024 at 12:02 PM
A seal reading "Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation" is displayed on the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building in Washington, D.C., on August 9, 2022. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/AFP)
June 21, 2024 at 11:16 PM

Supreme Court upholds gun ban on domestic abusers

In a near-unanimous decision, 8-1, the justices ruled in favor of laws preventing banning guns from individuals who have restraining orders against them.
June 21, 2024 at 11:16 PM
VIDEO: Supreme Court upholds gun ban on domestic abusers
June 21, 2024 at 11:12 PM

Gun control groups hail Supreme Court decision upholding gun ban for domestic abusers

The Supreme Court's 8-1 decision to restrict firearms to people with domestic violence restraining orders is seen by many as a common sense method to curbing shootings.
June 21, 2024 at 11:12 PM
In this Nov. 7, 2023, file photo, Angela Ferrell-Zabala, Executive Director of Moms Demand Action, speaks during a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
June 21, 2024 at 6:19 PM

Supreme Court says domestic abusers can be temporarily disarmed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday upheld a federal ban on firearms for domestic violence offenders.
June 21, 2024 at 6:19 PM
An exterior view of the Supreme Court on June 20, 2024 in Washington, DC.
1 month ago

What to know about Turks and Caicos' strict gun laws after US tourists charged

Those convicted under Turks and Caicos' firearms ordinance of possessing ammunition could face a minimum sentence of 12 years in prison.
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Turks and Caicos officers stand outside a police station.
1 month ago

Supreme Court reverses bump stock ban

The devices that make some rifles fire almost like machine guns is now allowed on store shelves again.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court reverses bump stock ban
1 month ago

Lethal Love: Domestic abuse survivors on importance of gun control

As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on U.S. v. Rahimi, ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with survivors and delves into the implications of putting guns back in the hands of domestic abusers.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Lethal Love: Domestic abuse survivors on importance of gun control
1 month 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
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43% of US households are not storing guns securely, study says

A new study shows nearly half of U.S. households aren't storing guns securely.
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Man charged with selling guns from prison

Hayden Espinosa, 24, allegedly sold illegal firearms to an undercover NYPD officer while in a federal prison in Louisiana.
1 month ago
Hayden Espinosa, 24, allegedly sold illegal firearms to an undercover NYPD officer while in a federal prison in Louisiana.
1 month ago

American tourist arrested in Turks & Caicos while carrying ammunition speaks out

Bryan Hagerich was arrested while traveling to Turks and Caicos after hunting ammunition was found in his luggage. After being released, he and his wife discuss their experience.
1 month ago
VIDEO: American tourist arrested in Turks & Caicos while carrying ammunition speaks out
2 months ago

Author Ieva Jusionyte on how America's lax gun laws fuel crime in Mexico

ABC News' Phil Lipof spoke with anthropologist and associate professor at Brown University Ieva Jusionyte about her new book, "Exit Wounds: How America's Guns Fuel Violence Across The Border."
2 months ago
VIDEO: Author Ieva Jusionyte on how America's lax gun laws fuel crime in Mexico
2 months ago

2nd American freed after arrest in Turks and Caicos over ammunition

Tyler Wenrich was sentenced to time served and a $9,000 fine for bringing hunting ammunition in his luggage to Turks and Caicos. ABC News' Matt Rivers reports.
2 months ago
VIDEO: 2nd American freed after arrest in Turks and Caicos over ammunition
2 months ago

American tourist charged with ammo possession

Bryan Hagerich pled guilty to possessing 20 rounds of ammo and was sentenced to 52 weeks plus a $6,700 fine.
2 months ago
VIDEO: American tourist charged with ammo possession
2 months ago

5 Americans detained in Turks and Caicos over illegal ammunition

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler was part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers that traveled to Turks and Caicos, hoping to secure the release of the Americans accused of illegally possessing ammunition.
2 months ago
VIDEO: 5 Americans detained in Turks and Caicos over illegal ammunition
2 months ago

Trump addresses NRA, promising roll back of gun-control policies

Former President Donald Trump attended a National Rifle Association conference on Saturday, promising members that he would roll back every one of President Joe Biden’s gun-control policies.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Trump addresses NRA, promising roll back of gun-control policies
2 months ago

Trump positions himself as protector of Second Amendment at NRA convention

Donald Trump promised attendees at the NRA convention in Dallas that he will protect gun rights and roll back some of President Joe Biden's gun reforms.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Trump positions himself as protector of Second Amendment at NRA convention
2 months ago

Parishioners stop armed teen from entering Louisiana church

Service was interrupted at a Louisiana church when a teenager brandished a gun after opening a back door.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Parishioners stop armed teen from entering Louisiana church
2 months ago

Handguns have no place in modern society, says author Dominic Erdozain

ABC News spoke with historian and author Dominic Erdozain about his new book, "One Nation Under Guns: How Gun Culture Distorts Our History and Threatens Our Democracy."
2 months ago
Dominic Erdozain talks about his new book, "One Nation Under Guns: How Gun Culture Distorts Our History and Threatens Our Democracy."
2 months ago

Author Dominic Erdozain on how gun policy has shifted in the United States

ABC News' Phil Lipof spoke with historian and author Dominic Erdozain about his new book, "One Nation Under Guns: How Gun Culture Distorts Our History and Threatens Our Democracy."
2 months ago
Author Dominic Erdozain on how gun policy has shifted in the United States
3 months ago

Tennessee lawmakers approve bill to arm teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry firearms to protect their students? ABC News' Morgan Norwood has the latest on the new legislation in Tennessee that looks to combat school shootings.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Tennessee lawmakers approve bill to arm teachers
3 months ago

Supreme Court will take up 'ghost guns' case next term

The Supreme Court said Monday it would take up the issue of "ghost guns" next term.
3 months ago
The United States Supreme Court building is seen as in Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 2023.
3 months ago

Father of Parkland shooting victim says gun regulations 'work'

ABC News’ Rachel Scott spoke to Fred Guttenberg, the father of 14-year-old Parkland victim, Jamie, six years after the school shooting about how new gun regulations are saving lives.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Father of Parkland shooting victim says gun regulations 'work'
3 months ago

White House finalizes new rule to close ‘gun show loophole’

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del, talks about advancing gun safety by expanding background checks for those who sell firearms.
3 months ago
VIDEO: White House finalizes new rule to close ‘gun show loophole’
3 months ago

Biden administration closes 'gun show loophole'

Under new federal rules background checks will be required on buyers at gun shows.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Biden administration closes 'gun show loophole'
3 months ago

New rule to close 'gun show loophole'

The ATF is now requiring anyone selling firearms commercially to register and do background checks. The rule covers gun shows, online sales, and brick and mortar sales.
3 months ago
VIDEO: New rule to close 'gun show loophole'
3 months ago

Biden administration closing 'gun show loophole'

The Biden administration on Thursday announced they are closing what is often known as the "gun show loophole."
3 months ago
President Joe Biden delivers remarks during a campaign event with Vice President Kamala Harris in Raleigh, N.C., March 26, 2024.
3 months ago

Biden administration plans to close 'gun show loophole'

The Biden administration announced on Thursday it will tighten up the definition of what it means to be "engaged in the business" of selling firearms.
3 months ago
The Biden administration announced on Thursday it will tighten up the definition of what it means to be "engaged in the business" of selling firearms.
4 months ago

'Several' missed opportunities to possibly stop Maine mass shooter: Report

The independent commission investigating what led up to Robert Card's Oct. 25 mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, released an interim report on what they have found.
4 months ago
Police tape cordons off the road to Schemengees Bar and Grille as law enforcement officers maintain their presence in the aftermath of a mass shooting by Army reservist Robert Card in Lewiston, Maine, Oct. 27, 2023.
5 months ago

Machine gun or firearm toy? Bump stock creator speaks out before Supreme Court case

ABC News' Devin Dwyer talks exclusively with the creator of the bump stock, who is defending his invention after it was banned by the Trump administration in 2018.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Machine gun or firearm toy? Bump stock creator speaks out before Supreme Court case
5 months ago

Machine gun or firearm toy? Bump stock creator speaks ahead of SCOTUS hearing on ban

Bump stock inventor Jeremiah Cottle speaks to ABC News as debate over his controversial firearm accessory goes before the U.S. Supreme Court in Garland v. Cargill
5 months ago
Jeremiah Cottle, inventor of the non-mechanical bump stock, demonstrates how it functions to make a semi-automatic rifle mimic machine gun fire.
5 months ago

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.
5 months ago
The suspect, 38-year-old Shannon Cortez Gooden, was issued the lifetime firearms ban following a 2008 conviction for second-degree assault with a deadly weapon in Dakota County, Minnesota, according court records reviewed by ABC News.
6 months ago

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.
6 months ago
VIDEO: White House official discusses new gun safety initiative
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Wayne LaPierre, former CEO of the National Rifle Association, arrives for jury selection for the trial of the NRA, at New York State Supreme Court in New York City, Jan. 8, 2024.
6 months ago

Former NRA executive pleads guilty to fraud, agrees to testify

The admission, hours after Wayne LaPierre's resignation, comes ahead of a trial scheduled to begin Monday.
6 months ago
In this May 3, 2018, file photo, merchandise with the National Rifle Association logo is on display ahead of the NRA annual meeting in Dallas, Texas.
7 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.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Senators discuss new gun violence prevention legislation
7 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.
7 months ago
Students at a nearby school pay respects at a memorial for the people who were killed, at an entry to Covenant School, March 28, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn.
7 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.”
7 months ago
VIDEO: 1 girl, 1 bullet: How gun violence is impacting children in the US
7 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.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Influencer uses basketball to combat gun violence
8 months ago

Use of state's yellow flag law spikes after 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.
8 months ago
A sign of support in Downton Lewiston where the flag on Main Street is half-mast, Lewiston, Maine, Oct. 27, 2023.
8 months ago

Where do Americans stand on gun control?

Polling says most Americans want stricter gun laws but don't think they'll get them.
8 months ago
Public support for stricter gun control laws remains high
8 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.
8 months ago
People participate in a demonstration as the Supreme Court considers legality of domestic-violence gun curbs at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 7, 2023.
8 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.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Domestic abuse survivor implores Supreme Court to uphold gun ban
8 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.
8 months ago
VIDEO: SCOTUS hears oral arguments in major gun rights case
8 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.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court hears arguments on federal gun ban for domestic abusers
8 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.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Supreme Court reviews weapons ban for domestic violence cases
8 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.
8 months ago
VIDEO: An inside look at gun reform in America
8 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.
8 months ago
VIDEO: SCOTUS reviews ban on guns for domestic abusers
8 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.
8 months ago
The U.S. Supreme Court is seen on June 23, 2023 in Washington, D.C.