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).
  • A landmark 2016 law praised as an 'unbelievably powerful tool' against gun violence remains scarcely used
    Los Angeles Times

    A landmark 2016 law praised as an 'unbelievably powerful tool' against gun violence remains scarcely used

    But so far, the gun violence restraining orders have been rarely used. Fewer than 200 were issued across the state during the law's first two years on the books, according to the state Department of Justice. With 32, Los Angeles County had the most, but some smaller counties, such as Santa Barbara and San Diego, had higher rates for their size with 21 and 18, respectively. Several counties had none.

  • Man Accused Of Killing Deputy Was On Probation For Gun Crime
    CBS Sacramento

    Man Accused Of Killing Deputy Was On Probation For Gun Crime

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13/AP) – A 38-year-old man on probation for a gun crime has been accused of killing a sheriff's deputy and wounding another in a shootout that started with an argument at an auto parts store in the Sacramento area, authorities said Tuesday. Anton Lemon Moore of Rancho Cordova was hospitalized after being shot multiple times during gunbattles with deputies Monday, the sheriff's department said. Deputies responded to a report of a dispute between a customer and an employee at a Pep Boys in Rancho Cordova in a “routine call” that gave no indication the customer had a gun, Sheriff Scott Jones said. “As soon as they arrived and engaged the subject, he turned as if to run or

  • Vigil and Call to Action to End Gun Violence
    Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD Patch

    Vigil and Call to Action to End Gun Violence

    Please join us for a Community Vigil and Call to Action, on Sunday, Sept 23, at 5pm as part of the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. The program will include reflections by survivors, a remembrance of those killed by guns in the greater DC area during 2018, information about how to get involved, performances by high school a capella groups and other local musicians, and sing-a-longs to lift our resolve for positive change on this issue. The outdoor event will be held at Bethesda United Methodist Church, 8300 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 and will also mark the installation of a t-shirt Memorial to the Lost. Organized by area churches and student groups from area high schools, and supported by Moms Demand Action, Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence, Heeding God's Call and other concerned neighbors.

  • The Washingtion Times

    5 Vermonters charged with buying guns taken to Boston

    Five Vermonters are facing federal charges accusing them of illegally purchasing about 30 firearms that are believed to have been taken to Boston in connection with criminal gang activity. A federal court document says that from November 2017 to March of this year the five provided false information to gun shops in northwestern Vermont when purchasing the firearms. One of the people charged told investigators that two men said they were members of the Latin Kings from South Boston.

  • 'A human rights crisis': US accused of failing to protect citizens from gun violence
    the Guardian

    'A human rights crisis': US accused of failing to protect citizens from gun violence

    American gun violence is “a human rights crisis” and the US government's refusal to pass gun control laws represents a violation of its citizens' right to life, according to a new report by Amnesty International. “The USA is failing to protect individuals and communities most at risk of gun violence, in violation of international human rights law,” Amnesty argues. To address the crisis of gun homicide, suicide and injury that leaves about 38,000 Americans dead and 116,000 wounded each year, Amnesty recommends the US pass a sweeping set of gun control measures, including universal background checks, the requirement of a valid license to buy a gun, no gun purchases for those under 21, a ban on certain military-style weapons and ammunition, and the creation of a digitized national gun registry.

  • Las Vegas shooting survivors, health care providers reunite
    Associated Press

    Las Vegas shooting survivors, health care providers reunite

    Survivors of the mass shooting in Las Vegas have reunited with the doctors and nurses who cared for them after the massacre.

  • Newton, MA Patch

    Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

    Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis: On Thursday September 27, at 7:30 pm, at the Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Ave, the League of Women Voters of Needham will welcome David Hemenway, Ph.D., Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. Dr. Hemenway will present the case for gun violence as a public health issue. A representative from the Needham Police Department will join Dr. Hemenway for the question and answer period and will discuss ways to protect ourselves and our families from gun violence. The event is free and open to the public. Sales and signing for Dr. Hemenway's most recent book, Private Guns Public

  • What It's Like To Intern For Senator Doug Jones On Capitol Hill
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    What It's Like To Intern For Senator Doug Jones On Capitol Hill

    Living in D.C. is expensive, and almost all Capitol Hill internships are unpaid. So congressional internships have traditionally been reserved for the privileged and well-connected. But organizations like College to Congress are changing that by providing low-income students with housing, transportation, networking opportunities, and even stipends for a professional wardrobe. In this series, we profile young women seeking careers in politics who may not have parents footing their bills, but do have plenty of drive to succeed on the Hill.

  • The Untold Story of Gun Violence
    Cosmopolitan

    The Untold Story of Gun Violence

    Without even pulling the trigger, men are using deadly weapons to threaten, manipulate, and terrorize their intimate partners. This form of domestic abuse is called coercive control.

  • Review: Mario Van Peebles takes aim at gun violence in 'Armed,' but be prepared to duck
    Los Angeles Times

    Review: Mario Van Peebles takes aim at gun violence in 'Armed,' but be prepared to duck

    Over aerial shots of Southern California on a beautiful summer day, talk radio hosts and their callers chirpily debate gun control and the meaning of the 4th of July in the opening moments of Mario Van Peebles' “Armed.” Similarly, the ending features a fusillade of news clips and statistics pertaining to guns, mental health and mass shootings. In between? Oh, where to start …

  • AR-15 advocate meets mom who lost son to gun violence
    WTSP-TV Tampa

    AR-15 advocate meets mom who lost son to gun violence

    An Imperfect Union brings together two people on opposite sides of an issue to work on a project in their community. on Facebook Watch every Wednesday at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Faye Faye Alexander has felt heartache. All three of her children died before they turned 30. Two from health issues and the other from gun violence. Qucell Walker was just 20 years old when he was shot and killed while walking into a convenience store in Macon, Georgia. More than two decades later, the case is still unsolved. “Just as they bought guns, I was going to buy them too, once I found out who killed my son. But you know what? I didn't need to go down that road. And I had to come to grips - if I had killed someone or