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).
  • Chuck Schumer to Trump’s CDC Director: Start Gun Research NOW
    The Daily Beast

    Chuck Schumer to Trump’s CDC Director: Start Gun Research NOW

    The government is free to research gun violence after a 20-year prohibition. The top Senate Democrats wants to know why it hasn’t yet started.

  • Google is replacing its gun emoji with a water pistol
    Chillicothe Gazette

    Google is replacing its gun emoji with a water pistol

    It appears Google is the latest tech company to replace its gun emoji with a water pistol. According to Emojipedia, a search engine for emojis, Google is rolling out an update to Android users to replace the handgun emoji with a water gun. Google could not be immediately reached for comment to confirm the emoji update. The decision follows a similar decision by Twitter earlier this month to replace a realistic gun emoji on its platform with a water gun.  Emojipedia also reports Facebook confirmed it would update its emoji, too, to introduce a plastic water pistol. The trend was started in 2016 by Apple, which replaced the emoji of a real handgun with a water pistol through an update to iOS 10.

  • Huffman High School Loses 2nd Student In 2 Months To Gun Violence
    Birmingham, AL Patch

    Huffman High School Loses 2nd Student In 2 Months To Gun Violence

    BIRMINGHAM, AL - A Huffman High School student was shot in the head last night outside of Inglenook Recreation Center, and was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital Wednesday morning. Nyteria Spigner, a 17-year-old junior at Huffman High School, was reportedly an innocent bystander at the rec center when a fight broke out and gunfire ensued. (For more updates on this story and free news alerts for your neighborhood, sign up for your local Birmingham Patch morning newsletter.) A report by Alabama Media Group said Spigner was trying to fleethe altercation when a bullet hit her jaw. The report said there were 30 to 40 people outside the center when the fight broke out - presumable between two females

  • http://www.rjrnewsonline.com

    PMI, others groups working to stem violence in August Town

    "When the zero homicide in 2016 and the celebrations and all these things took place and started happening, the main players were really left out. There was no engagement of these guys who really firing the guns and stuff like that. That was a time when these guys should be further engaged and deal with (sic) in a particular way, so as to have the community realise a greater stability for longer," he asserted. 

  • Associated Press

    Governors form group to study gun violence, offer solutions

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The governors of six northeastern states and Puerto Rico have formed the nation's first consortium to conduct gun violence research and recommend policy changes.

  • Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015
    cbs8.com

    Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and Hispanic male victims, a recent study of firearm violence has found. Researchers at the University of California, Davis published their findings in the May issue of the journal Annals of Epidemiology after reviewing 50,921 firearm deaths recorded in California between 2000 and 2015. The University provided the study results on Monday. The report found 24,922 firearm homicides during that period and 23,682 suicides by gun. Researchers say the number of firearm homicides dropped from 4.19 per 100,000 people in 2000

  • Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015
    seattlepi.com

    Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

    Caption Close SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and Hispanic male victims, a recent study of firearm violence has found. Researchers at the University of California, Davis published their findings in the May issue of the journal Annals of Epidemiology after reviewing 50,921 firearm deaths recorded in California between 2000 and 2015. The University provided the study results on Monday. The report found 24,922 firearm homicides during that period and 23,682 suicides by gun. Researchers say the number of firearm homicides dropped from 4.19 per 100,000

  • washingtontimes

    S Carolina's largest city focuses on stopping gun violence

    After a sharp increase in gun violence, often committed by the same people with the same guns, the police chief in South Carolina largest city is announcing a different approach to cracking down on crime and weapons. Detectives will combine crime data analysis and old-fashioned police work to identify and track the Columbia area's most prolific violent offenders, and partner with Richland County deputies to crack down on these people, about ten of them at a time, Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said Tuesday.

  • Why I Can't Enjoy Westworld In Quite The Same Way
    Refinery 29 UK

    Why I Can't Enjoy Westworld In Quite The Same Way

    With the premiere of season 2 of Westworld, the show’s oft-quoted Romeo and Juliet line, “These violent delights have violent ends,” was finally manifested into a reality. For decades, the hosts of the Westworld park had been subjected to human visitors’ violent delights, relentlessly. Then came the hosts’ eye-for-an-eye rebellion, made possible by a change in their core code that had previously prevented them from using violence against guests.

  • My father is a champion rifleman — and he would never pose with a gun 'as a joke'
    Business Insider

    My father is a champion rifleman — and he would never pose with a gun 'as a joke'

    As a child, I was probably more familiar and less fearful of guns than my peers. That's because my father, in addition to being a world-class egg scrambler and terrible joke teller, is a distinguished rifleman and rifle coach. His office walls are covered with plaques acknowledging his success in the sport, as well as a picture of me posing in an ammunition box as a baby. Like any dad, he wanted to share his passion with his children. But since his sport came with a certain stigma, he made sure my sister and I were well-versed in gun safety. He never left his rifles out in the open, and immediately stored them in their safe when he returned home from a match. He constantly reminded us that he

  • Former NFLer slammed for gun-toting prom photo
    Yahoo Canada Style

    Former NFLer slammed for gun-toting prom photo

    "There's so many young kids who will never go to prom because of gun violence."

  • The Seattle Times

    NAACP to honor students for anti-gun violence activism

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit NAACP branch will recognize students from about a half-dozen Detroit-area high schools for their activism, including participation in protests to end gun violence. The civil rights organization will present the honor during the 63rd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner on May 6 at Cobo Center in Detroit. Students also will present a tribute honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work. The dinner is the largest fundraiser by the Detroit branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The organization says it draws 10,000 people each year. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey will deliver the keynote.