No one contested that Rittenhouse was underage with a gun. But defense experts had seized on a section of the state's law to argue that it was limited to short-barreled shotguns or rifles.
By Todd Richmond, Associated Press
The tragedy has led some in Hollywood, along with incredulous observers, to ask: Why are real guns ever used on set, when computers can create gunshots in post-production? Isn’t even the smallest risk unacceptable?…
By Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
Experts say idleness caused by the COVID-19 pandemic shares the blame with easy access to guns and disputes that too often end with gunfire.
By Jim Salter, Claudia Lauer, Associated Press
The governors of four northeastern states agreed Thursday to share information about firearms purchases to help detect and investigate straw buyers and other gun crimes.
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
Police statistics released this month showed that fewer killings were reported over the first six months of 2021 in Chicago compared with the same period last year, but the number of shootings and people shot increased.
Domestic violence increased across the country during the pandemic, studies show, and experts worry the concurrent explosion in gun ownership likely heightened the danger.
By Aamer Madhani, Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
President Joe Biden on Monday called protests in Cuba “remarkable" and a “clarion call for freedom,” praising thousands of Cubans who took the streets to protest food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus crisis.
So far in 2021, more than 17,000 deaths in the United States have been attributed to guns, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
By Jim Vertuno, Associated Press
The push in the Republican-controlled Legislature has alarmed law enforcement and gutted El Paso lawmakers whose hometown is still recovering from the trauma of one of the worst mass shootings in the nation's history.
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