Gun Control

A block of shootings in Chicago left six people dead and eight others injured earlier this week, including an 11-month-old baby and a 2-year-old boy, The Chicago Tribune reports. A pregnant woman and a grandmother were also among those killed in rash of violence that gripped the city in a 15-hour span. During the past two […]

A family in Houston is mourning the loss of their 19-year-old son, who accidentally killed himself while taking a selfie with a loaded gun. Deleon Alonso Smith was taking photos with a firearm Tuesday afternoon when he shot himself in the throat, CNN reports. Smith was just 24 hours away from starting his first day of community college. Speaking with […]

On-air shootings of TV journalists spur debate on whether guns or mental health are to blame.

The wife of MLB's St. Louis Cardinals President Bill DeWitt is planning to pay for the funeral of a 9-year-old girl shot dead in Ferguson

An 11-year-old is facing manslaughter, among other charges, for the death of a three-year-old in Detroit.

At least 37 people were injured — including a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy — and three killed in Chicago shootings spanning from Friday to Sunday night, CBS reports. Fifteen of those injured were shot between Sunday afternoon and Monday. According to the Chicago Tribune, the largest incident occurred when four men were shot […]

In a twist of irony, President Obama revealed in an exclusive BBC interview just hours before a gunman opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater that the greatest frustration of his presidency are U.S. gun laws. Noting that gun violence has killed more Americans than terrorism since the tragic September 11, 2001 attack, Obama called out the […]

A 20-year-old Chicago man with alleged gang ties was arrested Wednesday in the July 4th shooting death of 7-year-old Amari Brown, which sparked calls for gun reform from Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, reports The Chicago Tribune. Rasheed Martin, 20, was arrested at a home in Superior, Wis., about 460 miles northwest of Chicago near the Wisconsin-Minnesota border, […]

The FBI announced Friday that Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old South Carolina man accused of killing nine Black people at Charleston’s Mother Emanuel AME church, should not have been able to purchase the gun used in the massacre. A loophole in the background check allowed Roof to acquire the .45-caliber handgun, the New York Times reports. Roof, who […]

UPDATE: Thursday, July 2, 2015 9:55 AM EST: An unnamed official told the Associated Press that investigators found no evidence of a shooting, or weapons. BREAKING: Official: No evidence of shooting, no arrests, no weapons after report of shots at Navy Yard. — The Associated Press (@AP) July 2, 2015 The facility is still on […]

An attempt to slam Obama's response backfires. Plus, Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton echoes the president's call for tighter gun control

A weekend of violence hit the Windy City, as three people were shot near the University of Chicago campus. Thirty other individuals were also involved in separate shootings. Two men and one woman were hit by gunfire near the Hyde Park campus around 12:30 a.m., the Chicago Tribune reports. The 35 and 24-year-old men were sitting in a parked car with […]