Catastrophic damage from Hurricane Dorian is putting natural disasters, and their potential connection to climate change, front and center in the U.S., but gun safety and a flood of Republican congressional retirements are also occupying public attention. Chris Buskirk of…
The seven people killed in a mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, over the Labor Day weekend ranged in age from 15 to 57. They were parents and siblings, a truck driver, a mail carrier and an Army veteran, and they…
By Gretchen Frazee
Gun violence is on top of Congress’ agenda when it returns to session next week, but data can help reveal why making significant reforms has been an uphill battle, politically speaking.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says if President Donald Trump favors background-checks legislation and McConnell knows "we will pass it and it'll become law."…
By Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press
The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting claimed seven lives in Odessa, Texas and follows two other back-to-back shootings last month, one of them at a Walmart store.
By Nick Perry, Associated Press
So far, owners have turned in more than 15,000 newly banned guns as well as 64,000 parts and accessories. In return, the government has handed them $20 million.
By Hope Yen, Seth Borenstein, Darlene Superville, Associated Press
Facing another deadly mass shooting, President Donald Trump is deflecting on gun control.
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press
A gradual rhetorical softening by Trump has taken place in the more than two weeks since gunmen opened fire in El Paso, Texas, then in Dayton, Ohio, leaving more than 30 people dead.
By Courtney Vinopal
In the days following shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio this month, the president spoke about background checks as a way of preventing more violence. But he quickly turned his attention toward mental illness and now, mental hospitals…
By Christina Paciolla, Claudia Lauer, Associated Press
Around 9:30 p.m., police said, a SWAT team freed the two other officers who had been trapped inside, along with three people identified as prisoners, but the gunman remained barricaded.
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