Gun violence

Gun-related violence is violence committed with the use of a gun. Gun-related violence may or may not be considered criminal. Criminal violence includes homicide (except when and where ruled justifiable), assault with a deadly weapon, and suicide, or attempted suicide, depending on jurisdiction. Non-criminal violence includes accidental or unintentional injury and death (except perhaps in cases of criminal negligence).
  • Wendi Winters' children: Our mother would have been with students rallying against gun violence in Annapolis
    Baltimore Sun

    Wendi Winters' children: Our mother would have been with students rallying against gun violence in Annapolis

    Our mother, Wendi Winters, would have supported the demonstration organized by students from St. Mary's County calling for reforming gun laws being held Saturday in Annapolis: either she would have covered it, or shown up in solidarity. Instead, she was murdered by a coward on June 28 along with four other of your colleagues. As the surviving children of Wendi Winters, we feel many levels of commonality with these students. We understand some of what they are going through, and we are deeply frustrated that this community hasn't even had time to heal from the shooting at their school before the next tragedy struck. The history of our mom's murderer was a matter of public record. He harassed,

  • Council committee declares gun violence in Indianapolis a 'public health danger'
    The Indianapolis Star

    Council committee declares gun violence in Indianapolis a 'public health danger'

    More than one hundred walked the streets on the east side, Saturday, March 31, for "Let's March for Malaysia" led by Ten Point Coalition, encouraging an end to gun violence in Indianapolis after 1-year-old Malaysia Robson was fatally shot. A proposal to call gun violence and violent crime in Indianapolis a public health danger is on its way to the City-County Council after it was unanimously approved Wednesday by the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee.  The resolution also calls for the City-County Council to prioritize funding to decrease gun violence in Marion County. "This is not just a proposal," said Councilwoman La Keisha Jackson, who introduced the measure and said she is a survivor

  • Rolling Stone

    Op-Ed: Vic Mensa Weighs in on Gun Violence

    "I am a gun owner, have had issues with the law over my gun ownership, have felt the pain of losing loved ones to gun violence and I vehemently support gun control, particularly a reinstatement of the ban on AR-15s."

  • How Grand Theft Auto is highlighting US gun crime
    BBC News

    How Grand Theft Auto is highlighting US gun crime

    We hear a lot about how video games are to blame for violence, but how about a video game project that highlights violent gun crime in American society? That's what Professor Joseph DeLappe is trying to achieve with his Grand Theft Auto livestream, Elegy. Elegy is a "hacked" version of Grand Theft Auto 5 which you can find on games streaming platform, Twitch. In it, non-playable characters (NPCs) do nothing but shoot each other dead. But there's more to the action on screen than senseless violence. The stream is connected to American gun crime deaths from 2018. Every NPC killed in the stream represents one US citizen who has died this year in a shooting incident. The stream resets at midnight

  • Aiming to prevent gun violence, proposed laws would extend no-contact orders, allow weapon removal by courts
    chicagotribune.com

    Aiming to prevent gun violence, proposed laws would extend no-contact orders, allow weapon removal by courts

    A proposal to let police in Illinois take away guns from those judged in court to pose a threat is expected to be signed into law Monday, its chief sponsor said. The so-called “red flag” bill would allow family members or police to seek an order of protection to confiscate guns from those deemed “an immediate and present danger” to themselves or others. The Firearms Restraining Order Act is among two proposals awaiting Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature that attempt to take tools traditionally used against domestic violence and apply them to prevent gun violence. The red flag initiative, similar to measures passed recently in several other states, was backed by the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.

  • 'Who Is America?' review: Sacha Baron Cohen shocks with segment on guns for pre-schoolers and baffles Trump supporters in new series
    The Independent

    'Who Is America?' review: Sacha Baron Cohen shocks with segment on guns for pre-schoolers and baffles Trump supporters in new series

    Sacha Baron Cohen has returned to screens with a provocative new comedy show - and Who is America? is already courting controversy. In a seven-episode series launched on US cable channel Showtime on Sunday, the British prankster takes on four different personas as he satirises the political and cultural life of the United States in the era of President Donald Trump. The first is Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick, founder of fictional right-wing news site Truthbrary.org, whose aim is to take down the “mainstreme” media.

  • Games expert condemns US gun violence with own take on Grand Theft...
    Daily Mail

    Games expert condemns US gun violence with own take on Grand Theft...

    A games expert is using his own take on Grand Theft Auto V to highlight the extent of gun violence in the US. Artist and activist Joseph DeLappe has produced a self-playing version of the game to mirror the number of gun deaths America has seen this year. When it launched earlier in July, Elegy: GTA USA Gun Homicides depicted 7,293 killings – the gun death count since January 1, according to Prof DeLappe. Data taken each day from the Gun Violence Archive website is being used to update the body count. Prof DeLappe, from San Francisco, said he anticipates the number of US gun deaths to double to more than 15,000 by the end of the year. The professor of games and tactical media at Abertay University

  • Secret Service rolls out new ways to identify and stop student attackers
    Good Morning America

    Secret Service rolls out new ways to identify and stop student attackers

    The Secret Service – known for protecting the president – is now using their expertise to protect schools in the wake of a spate of deadly mass shootings. The new guidelines on enhancing school safety are based on research from the U.S. Secret Service's National Threat Assessment Center. Lina Alathari, the author of the operational guide, told ABC News that although guns were used the majority of the time in the crimes studied, the report also includes attacks carried out using a "lethal weapon," such as a knife, gun or explosives.

  • Gun violence research funding gets snub from House Appropriations Committee
    Local 10 Miami

    Gun violence research funding gets snub from House Appropriations Committee

    (CNN) - Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee blocked a proposal to designate funding specifically for gun violence research on Wednesday, leaving public health researchers disappointed. The vote against the proposal was 32-20, along party lines. Overall, the House Appropriations Committee approved the draft fiscal year 2019 funding bill on a vote of 30-22. The draft bill -- which, in total, includes $177.1 billion in discretionary funding -- consists of funding for programs within the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and other related agencies. "The Republicans' decision not to include $10 million in appropriations for the CDC to support research

  • Toronto to deploy 200 police officers to address gun violence
    Reuters

    Toronto to deploy 200 police officers to address gun violence

    By Danya Hajjaji TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's biggest city will deploy about 200 police officers in response to the recent spate in shootings, Toronto's mayor and police chief said on Thursday, with officials blaming the increase on gang violence. Deaths from gun violence in the city jumped 53 percent to 26 so far in 2018 from the same period last year, according to police data, with the number of shootings rising 13 percent. Toronto Mayor John Tory and Police Chief Mark Saunders announced a plan that includes quicker and continuous hiring of front-line law enforcement officials to tackle the increase in gun violence.

  • Toronto to deploy 200 police officers to address gun violence
    Reuters

    Toronto to deploy 200 police officers to address gun violence

    By Danya Hajjaji TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's biggest city will deploy about 200 police officers in response to the recent spate in shootings, Toronto's mayor and police chief said on Thursday, with officials blaming the increase on gang violence. Deaths from gun violence in the city jumped 53 percent to 26 so far in 2018 from the same period last year, according to police data, with the number of shootings rising 13 percent. Toronto Mayor John Tory and Police Chief Mark Saunders announced a plan that includes quicker and continuous hiring of front-line law enforcement officials to tackle the increase in gun violence.

  • Guardian Angels to patrol Albany areas hit by gun violence
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

    Guardian Angels to patrol Albany areas hit by gun violence

    ALBANY, N.Y. — The founder of the New York City-based Guardian Angels says he'll head upstate with members of his neighborhood patrol group to help Albany residents quell a recent spate of gun violence. Curtis Sliwa (SLEE'-wuh) says several Albany residents emailed the group seeking its assistance after 13 people were shot in the city over a six-day period last week. The victims included a 32-year-old man who was fatally shot while trying to break up a fight involving girls. Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined anti-violence groups and residents at a rally held Sunday in Albany's Arbor Hill neighborhood to seek the community's help in halting the violence. Sliwa says he and several other Guardian Angles