Gun violence

In this May 5, 2014 photo, the casket of Endia Martin is carried by pallbearers following funeral services for 14-year-old at St. Andrew Temple Baptist Church in Chicago. Martin was killed by another 14-year-old in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy. Sentencing is scheduled on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in juvenile court for the teen who pleaded guilty in the death of Martin in January. Under the law she faces a mandatory sentence of five years in custody, or until the age of 21. The teen, who is now 18, can be paroled when she turns 19 next month. (Jessica Koscielniak/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 12:50 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager will be sentenced Wednesday for using a gun given to her by an uncle to kill another girl in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy, ending a chapter in a case that came to symbolize how the gun violence that plagues parts of the city passes from one generation...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016, file photo, handguns are displayed at a trade show in Las Vegas. A new study by the Small Arms Survey released Monday, June 18, 2018, of small arms estimates there are over 1 billion legal and illicit firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 18, 2018 - 9:08 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday. The Small Arms Survey says 393 million of the civilian-held firearms, 46 percent, are in the...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018, file photo, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise speaks at the 2018 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington. In the year since Scalise and others were wounded during a shooting rampage at a congressional baseball practice, mass shootings have occurred at a Texas church, a Las Vegas music festival and schools in Florida and Texas. Each incident is jarring, but GOP lawmakers say their views on gun control have not changed. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 14, 2018 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the year since House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were shot at a congressional baseball practice, mass shootings have occurred at a Texas church, a Las Vegas music festival and high schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a doctor...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 19, 2018 file photo, crosses representing victims of gun violence stand outside Collins Academy High School in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood. With frustration mounting over lawmakers' inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as way to fight what it calls a public health crisis. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)
June 12, 2018 - 7:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — With frustration mounting over lawmakers' inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a way to fight what it calls a public health crisis. At its annual policymaking meeting, the...
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Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, center, stands with Burnsville, Minn. Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, left, and Pembroke Pines, Fla. Mayor Frank Ortis during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston, Friday, June 8, 2018. More than 250 city executives gathered to discuss their concerns including infrastructure, school safety, immigration and the economic future of cities. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 08, 2018 - 6:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A bipartisan coalition of U.S. mayors called Friday for policies to curb gun violence and pledged to support immigrant communities as it kicked off a four-day gathering in Boston to tackle issues impacting cities. At an opening news conference for the mayors' annual meeting, city...
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Demonstrators carry a coffin over the Brooklyn bridge during a march and rally against gun violence, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in New York. Youth Over Guns, a gun violence prevention organization in New York City, lead a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to call for youth empowerment and investment in urban communities to end gun violence. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 02, 2018 - 8:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators have marched across New York's Brooklyn Bridge in a protest against gun violence. A student-led group called Youth Over Guns organized Saturday's protest. The group formed after the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February. The protesters...
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President Donald Trump talks with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, after arriving at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 31, 2018 - 10:49 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Seeking to comfort grieving families and shaken survivors, President Donald Trump spent more than an hour privately Thursday with some of those impacted by a Texas mass school shooting that killed 10 and wounded more than a dozen on May 18. The latest spasm of violence in a year...
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Governor Greg Abbott unveils his plan to enhance school safety during a press conference at Dallas Independent School District headquarters in Dallas, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Abbott on Wednesday called for schools to have more armed personnel and said they should put a bigger focus on spotting student mental health problems but he proposed only a few small restrictions on guns following a deadly shooting at a high school near Houston. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 7:27 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday called for schools to have more armed personnel and said they should put greater focus on spotting student mental health problems but he proposed only a few small restrictions on guns following a shooting at a high school near Houston that left 10...
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David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, poses for a photo at Pine Trails Park, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Hogg, one of the leaders of the March For Our Lives movement, is spearheading the national effort to register young voters along with the New York-based organization HeadCount. They say students at more than 1,000 schools in 46 states are participating, with most starting their drives Tuesday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
May 29, 2018 - 9:31 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at more than 1,000 schools across the country are registering young voters in lunchrooms, hallways and even at upcoming graduation ceremonies in a week of activism aimed at electing lawmakers who support gun reforms in response to school shootings in Florida and Texas...
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This still image taken from the Richmond, Va., Police body camera shows a police officer pointing his gun at Marcus-David Peters on May 14, 2018, in Richmond, Va. Police Chief Alfred Durham on Friday, May 25, released the video showing the officer first used a stun gun when Peters approached him. Police say it was not effective and the officer then shot Peters twice in the abdomen. (Richmond Police via AP)
May 26, 2018 - 12:38 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The family of a young, black Virginia man who was fatally shot by police while naked and unarmed said the release of body-camera footage answered some of their questions about what happened but raised even more. The video made public Friday shows Marcus-David Peters emerge...
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