Gun violence

October 19, 2017 - 4:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After being asked detailed questions about their views on Latinos, immigration and guns, a jury has been selected for the murder trial of the man who fatally shot Kate Steinle. Six women and six men were seated as jurors Wednesday after answering a 14-page questionnaire and...
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October 10, 2017 - 1:22 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is urging Pennsylvania lawmakers to outlaw devices known as bump stocks used in the Las Vegas mass shooting that allow semi-automatic weapons to mimic the rapid fire of an automatic weapon. Wolf's statement on Tuesday comes on the heels of several...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2017, file photo, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Feinstein is giving her strongest hints so far that she’s going to seek a fifth full Senate term in 2018. She told NBC’s ``Meet the Press’’ that ``I’m ready for a good fight. I’ve got things to fight for.’’ (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
October 09, 2017 - 10:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the oldest U.S. senator, says she's running for re-election. The California Democrat said on Twitter that there's "lots more to do," like fighting gun violence, combating climate change and boosting access to health care. Feinstein is 84, but said "I'm all...
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Las Vegas resident Nancy Cooley signs a Vegas Strong banner honoring the victims of a mass shooting on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 05, 2017 - 4:51 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Brushed aside by the Republican-controlled Congress, gun control advocates have shifted much of their campaign for tighter firearms laws to the states — and they've chalked up some modest, unexpected successes. Republican governors in Nevada, North Dakota, Tennessee, Utah...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk with surgeon Dr. John Fildes, left, at the University Medical Center after meeting with survivors of the mass shooting Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 04, 2017 - 9:02 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Solemn in the face of tragedy, President Donald Trump visited hospital bedsides and a vital police base in stricken Las Vegas on Wednesday, offering prayers and condolences to the victims of Sunday night's shooting massacre, along with the nation's thanks to first responders and...
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A little-known device called a "bump stock" is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in South Jordan, Utah. Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock bought 33 guns within the last year, but that didn't raise any red flags. Neither did the mountains of ammunition he was stockpiling, or the bump stocks found in his hotel room that allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic fully automatic weapons. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
October 04, 2017 - 8:01 pm
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock bought 33 guns within the last year, but that didn't raise any red flags. Neither did the mountains of ammunition he was stockpiling, or the bump stocks found in his hotel room that allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic fully automatic weapons. Some recent mass...
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This Wednesday, June 29, 2016, photo shows guns on display at a gun store in Miami. After a gunman killed more than 50 people in Las Vegas in the nation’s latest mass shooting, stocks in the gun industry rose, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
October 03, 2017 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a gunman killed more than 50 people in Las Vegas in the nation's latest mass shooting, stocks in the gun industry followed a familiar pattern. They rose. Sturm, Ruger & Co. jumped 3.5 percent on Monday. American Outdoor Brands Corp., which owns Smith & Wesson, climbed...
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Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., right, listens as her husband Mark Kelly, left, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, about the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Giffords, was a congresswoman when she was shot in an assassination attempt in 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 03, 2017 - 3:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are renewing calls for gun safety legislation after the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, but their pleas are falling on deaf ears in the Republican-controlled Congress. Meanwhile, GOP legislation aimed at loosening gun rules faces an uncertain future. Before the...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand during a moment of silence to remember the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 02, 2017 - 3:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the shootings in Las Vegas (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The Senate has observed a moment of silence to honor victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says "this is a moment of national mourning...
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September 15, 2017 - 7:59 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A white former police officer was acquitted Friday in the 2011 death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase, and hundreds of demonstrators streamed into the streets of downtown St. Louis to protest the verdict that had stirred fears of civil unrest for...
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