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2 months ago

Ex-NRA insider speaks out: Gun owners should be 'horrified' by what I saw

A former high-ranking official within the National Rifle Association is breaking ranks with the powerful gun lobby.
2 months ago
Ex-NRA insider speaks out: Gun owners should be 'horrified' by what I saw
2 months ago

Former top NRA official: Gun owners ‘should be horrified’ by what I saw

ABC News’ Pierre Thomas speaks exclusively with former NRA executive Joshua Powell about his new book, “Inside the NRA,” which accuses its leaders of mismanagement and fraud.
2 months ago
Former top NRA official: Gun owners ‘should be horrified’ by what I saw
2 months ago

Sen Murphy: Guns ‘throw kerosene on the fire’ of American conflict

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., discusses his new book “The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy” on the historical causes of gun violence in the U.S.
2 months ago
Sen Murphy: Guns ‘throw kerosene on the fire’ of American conflict
2 months ago

Rickey Smiley and daughter Aaryn share harrowing gun story

The radio host and his 19-year-old daughter open up about being victims of gun violence.
2 months ago
Rickey Smiley and daughter Aaryn share harrowing gun story
2 months ago

Gun violence spike and pandemic gun-buying boom may be linked: Research

Researchers believe there may be a link between record gun sales during the pandemic and a spike in gun violence.
2 months ago
Gun violence spike and pandemic gun-buying boom may be linked
2 months ago

Gun suicide rates were rising even before the pandemic: CDC

Even before the pandemic, suicide rates in the United States were rising, according to a new government report.
2 months ago
Gun suicide rates were rising even before the pandemic: CDC
2 months ago

Mom mourns 11-year-old killed by gun violence 4 years after girl prayed in video for it to end

Anisa Scott was shot to death while riding in a car in Madison, Wisconsin.
2 months ago
Mom mourns girl killed in shooting 4 years after she prayed for violence to end
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Federal report highlights key ways to prevent school attacks

The Justice Department is highlighting a number of actions school officials should take to increase safety, including improving mental health resources, monitoring social media accounts and improving physical security measures
2 months ago
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Ohio Supreme Court to hear armed school staff training case

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a school district’s appeal of a ruling that they must provide police-level training to employees carrying concealed weapons
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3 months ago

NY Attorney General lawsuit seeks to dissolve National Rifle Association

New York Attorney General Letitia James is accusing the NRA of an array of “illegal conduct,” according to a press release describing the suit.
3 months ago
NY Attorney General lawsuit seeks to dissolve National Rifle Association
3 months ago

New York attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA

Letita James filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association, accusing top executives of “illegal conduct,” including that they spent funds on personal and lavish expenses.
3 months ago
New York attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA
3 months ago

NY attorney general files lawsuit against National Rifle Association

The lawsuit seeks to dissolve the powerful gun lobby for a multitude of alleged violations of state law governing charities.
3 months ago
NY attorney general files lawsuit against National Rifle Association
3 months ago

Kids getting caught in crossfire as US gun violence surges

A 9-year-old boy was one of 105 homicide victims in Chicago in July, joining a grim roster of children who have been felled by the city’s gun violence
3 months ago
4 months ago

As shootings surge across US, police see COVID's crippling of justice system enabling crime

Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and New York saw shootings jump over the holiday weekend.
4 months ago
As shootings surge across US, police see COVID-19 enabling crime
4 months ago

Hundreds shot, dozens dead in gun violence surge

Retired NYPD official Robert Boyce said police morale is already low and defunding the police is “counterintuitive.”
4 months ago
Hundreds shot, dozens dead in gun violence surge
4 months ago

State of emergency after influx of Americans injured, killed by gunfire

Since July 1 there have been 24 children in the U.S. killed and 39 injured by gunfire; the weekend of violence has prompted new calls for peace from city and state officials.
4 months ago
State of emergency after influx of Americans injured, killed by gunfire
4 months ago

By the Numbers: Gun violence increasing amid pandemic

After a deadly weekend, experts say the environment is ripe for gun violence.
4 months ago
By the Numbers: Gun violence increasing amid pandemic
5 months ago

Florida Supreme Court blocks assault weapon ban from ballot

The Florida Supreme Court is blocking an assault weapons ban from going to voters in 2022
5 months ago
5 months ago

Number of mass shootings in May was a record, research group says

Forty people were killed in May from mass shootings.
5 months ago
Number of mass shootings in May was a record, research group says
5 months ago

Employee fired after hanging effigy of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear at protest

The incident happened at an event billed as 'rally to celebrate freedom.'
5 months ago
Employee fired after hanging effigy of governor at protest
5 months ago

Gun control group starts faith-driven push ahead of election

A leading gun control advocacy group has enlisted more than a dozen religious leaders to boost voter turnout this fall in support of candidates who support measures to prevent gun violence
5 months ago
6 months ago

Court tosses NY case that could have expanded gun rights

The Supreme Court has sidestepped a major decision on gun rights in a dispute over New York City’s former ban on transporting guns
6 months ago
6 months ago

Virginia governor signs gun-control bills into law

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed several new gun restrictions he championed during this year’s legislative session, cementing gains by gun control advocates they hope will serve as a “blueprint” for states around the country
6 months ago
Virginia governor signs gun-control bills into law
7 months ago

Gun background checks double in Colorado amid coronavirus crisis, officials say

The number of firearms background checks in Colorado has doubled compared the same time last year, pointing to the unease many feel over the coronavirus pandemic.
7 months ago
Gun background checks double in Colorado amid coronavirus crisis, officials say
7 months ago

AP Exclusive: NRA firearms auction at country museum nixed

For weeks the NRA has been publicizing plans to auction off firearms at a fundraising dinner at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville
7 months ago
8 months ago

In Virginia, '2nd Amendment sanctuaries' and new gun laws spur talk of GOP wave

Virginia's Democrat-led state government this month is set to enact the toughest package of new gun laws in a generation. The backlash could impact the 2020 election.
8 months ago
In Virginia, '2nd Amendment sanctuaries' and new gun laws spur talk of GOP wave
8 months ago

Gov. Northam-backed gun control bills pass in Virginia

Parts of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's sweeping gun control legislation have won final passage in the General Assembly
8 months ago
Gov. Northam-backed gun control bills pass in Virginia
8 months ago

St. Louis County to ban domestic violence offenders from carrying concealed guns

People with domestic violence convictions will soon be banned from carrying a concealed gun in St. Louis County, Missouri.
8 months ago
County to ban domestic violence offenders from carrying concealed guns
8 months ago

Girl, 11, brings AR-15 to Idaho hearing on gun legislation

An 11-year-old girl toting a loaded AR-15 assault weapon appeared Monday with her grandfather, who is supporting legislation that would allow visitors to Idaho who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun within city limits
8 months ago
11-year-old girl brings AR-15 to hearing on gun legislation
8 months ago

For Virginia Tech parents, new gun laws a long struggle

When Virginia lawmakers pass sweeping new gun control laws in coming days it'll mark the culmination of nearly 13 years of often thankless work for two parents whose children were shot in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history
8 months ago
For Virginia Tech parents, new gun laws a long struggle
8 months ago

Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to ban the sale of assault weapons has failed after members of his own party balked at the proposal
8 months ago
8 months ago

Teacher unions: Children terrified by active shooter drills

The nation's two largest teachers unions are calling on schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills
8 months ago
Is it time to rethink school shooting drills? Unions are asking.
9 months ago

Here's where the 2020 Democrats stand on gun control

Here are the Democratic presidential candidates who have put out gun policy reform proposals, have significant positions or experience that set them apart.
9 months ago
Here's where the 2020 Democrats stand on gun control
9 months ago

Virginia Senate blocks another Northam-backed gun bill

The Virginia Senate has blocked one of Gov. Ralph Northam's top gun-control bills, making it another measure the Democratic governor supports that may not pass the legislature
9 months ago
Virginia Senate blocks another Northam-backed gun bill
9 months ago

Virginia House advances gun control measures

Democrats in the Virginia House are advancing a package of gun-control measures less than a week after tens of thousands of pro-gun advocates from around the country rallied at the state Capitol
9 months ago
9 months ago

Police release horrific details of the 1st mass shooting of the year, identify teen suspect

The 16-year-old boy allegedly killed four family members one by one as they came home for the day, police said.
9 months ago
Police release horrific details of 1st mass shooting of the year
9 months ago

Thousands of armed protesters turn out for Trump-supported gun rally

Virginia's Lobby Day against the state's gun control bills attracted thousands of gun rights activists. The governor issued a state of emergency banning all weapons.
9 months ago
Thousands of armed protesters turn out for Trump-supported gun rally
9 months ago

West Virginia invites NRA as Virginia plans for gun-control

A West Virginia senator is inviting the National Rifle Association to move to his state as lawmakers pursue gun-control measures in neighboring Virginia, where the group now has its headquarters
9 months ago
9 months ago

Pro-gun rally at Virginia capital draws thousands of armed protesters

Over 15,000 gun rights advocates descended upon Richmond to protest the state's proposed gun control laws. The rally ended peacefully despite threats from armed militias and white supremacist groups.
9 months ago
Pro-gun rally at Virginia capital draws thousands of armed protesters
9 months ago

A look at expected participants in Virginia gun rally

Rally expected to draw a mix of militias, gun advocates and white supremacists.
9 months ago
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Thousands of armed protesters gathered for gun rally in Virginia

A state of emergency was declared by the governor as many pro-gun activists arrived in Richmond. Around 22,000 people attended the rally.
9 months ago
Thousands of armed protesters gathered for gun rally in Virginia
9 months ago

Increased security, state of emergency amid Virginia weapons ban

Authorities have taken every precaution as thousands of gun rights advocates and some extremist groups are expected to protest new proposed gun legislation in Virginia.
9 months ago
Increased security, state of emergency amid Virginia weapons ban
9 months ago

Gun rights rally slated to draw people from across the country

Virginia is bracing for potentially dangerous protests from gun rights advocates in the state capital.
9 months ago
Gun rights rally slated to draw people from across the country
9 months ago

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

The gun industry is gathering in Las Vegas for its annual trade show.
9 months ago
9 months ago

Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia

An unprecedented show of force by gun-rights activists is expected on Monday in Virginia
9 months ago
9 months ago

Virginia's highest court upholds weapons ban at gun rally

Virginia's highest court has upheld a ban on firearms at a pro-gun rally in the state's capital next week
9 months ago
9 months ago

Virginia enacts 4-day weapons ban at Capitol before gun rights rally

Credible threats of violence prompted a state of emergency.
9 months ago
Virginia enacts 4-day weapons ban at Capitol before gun rights rally
9 months ago

Eminem drops surprise album, advocates changes to gun laws

Rapper Eminem has once again dropped a surprise album
9 months ago
Eminem drops surprise album addressing gun laws
9 months ago

Virginia governor declares state of emergency following militia threats over gun reforms

Governor Ralph Northam issued a state of emergency on Wednesday that bars any weapons from the Richmond’s Capitol Square from Friday to Tuesday.
9 months ago
Virginia governor declares state of emergency following threats over gun reforms
9 months ago

Virginia governor declares state of emergency following militia threats over gun reforms

Intelligence groups report chatter echos Charlottesville rally, governor says.
9 months ago
Governor declares state of emergency following threats of violence over gun reform