Firearms

Aiming to stay ahead of an evolving threat against transit systems worldwide, officials in Los Angeles are testing out airport-style body scanners that screen subway passengers for firearms and explosives.
by Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
10:29am
8.17.2017
The likelihood of a police officer identifying someone concealing a gun or bomb is only slightly better than chance, according to new research from Iowa State University. The results, published in the journal Law and Human Behavior, found officers...
by Iowa State University
12:23pm
8.16.2017
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Officer Quincy Smith of the Estill Police Department survived four bullet wounds—and the glasses equipped with a camera he was wearing at the time of the shooting have now resulted in a lengthy prison term for his attacker, 29-year-old Malcolm...
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12:30pm
8.11.2017
When Illinois jurors convicted Patrick Pursley of murder, they relied on an expert’s assurance that the scratches and dents on bullets and shell casings from the crime scene proved they could only have come from Pursley’s gun. More than two decades...
by Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
10:40am
8.11.2017
Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over. Arizona, which allows residents to carry weapons without...
by Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press
11:07am
7.24.2017
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A study led by Oregon State University researchers found that American organizations identifying as gun violence prevention groups advocate for the right to bear arms and for some gun purchase and ownership conditions, which they argue will curb gun...
by Oregon State University
11:23am
7.18.2017
A forensic expert in northwest Indiana says it’s possible to find the source of a falling bullet that fatally struck a 13-year-old boy. Police say they believe Noah Inman was playing basketball on July 1 when he was struck by a bullet that was...
by Associated Press
12:47pm
7.14.2017
A Florida man died of a gunshot wound nearly 60 years after the bullet was fired, a medical examiner says. The medical examiner determined that John Henry Barrett, 77, died in May of an infection and complications related to the gunshot wound and...
by Associated Press
10:12am
7.11.2017
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A judge ruled Monday that Florida’s lawmakers overstepped their authority in updating the state’s “Stand Your Ground” ruling. Under the law, prosecutors must prove by “clear and convincing” evidence that someone wasn’t acting in self-defense.
by Associated Press
1:58pm
7.3.2017
A doctor forced from a New York hospital because of sexual harassment accusations returned Friday with an assault rifle hidden under a lab coat and shot seven people, killing one woman and leaving several doctors fighting for their lives,...
by Colleen Long and Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
10:32am
7.3.2017
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Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors are launching a new initiative Friday to stem the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun violence that President Donald Trump says is at “epidemic proportions.”
by Associated Press
9:30am
6.30.2017
A 19-year-old aspiring YouTube star’s boyfriend is dead after she shot him in the chest in a video stunt gone wrong, according to a criminal complaint filed on Wednesday. Monalisa Perez was charged with second-degree manslaughter, according to court...
by Phil McCausland, NBC News
11:01am
6.29.2017
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The Supreme Court is rejecting yet another call to decide whether Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns with them outside their homes. The justices on Monday left in place an appeals court ruling that upheld the San Diego sheriff’s...
by Associated Press
9:36am
6.27.2017
The trial of of 33-year-old Irish man, accused of murder with a shotgun, has heard that he tried to urinate on his hands before gardaí tested them for firearms residue.
by Natasha Reid, Irish Independent
10:31am
6.26.2017
In a new study, researchers determined that there has been a shift toward more lethal weapons that appear to be designed primarily for self-defense, rather than recreational use, such as hunting, target shooting or other forms of recreation.
by Elsevier
9:16am
6.22.2017
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Firearms are the third-leading cause of death of U.S. children, taking approximately 1,300 lives annually and injuring another 6,000 each year. More than half the deaths are homicides, according to a study published today.
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12:09pm
6.19.2017
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.
by Erica Werner, Associated Press
8:39am
6.14.2017
The motivation to own a handgun for self-protection is not just about fear of crime, according to the new model proposed by researchers; it is also about a more general sense of threat emanating from "the belief that the world is an unpredictable...
by Society for Personality and Social Psychology
10:45am
6.9.2017
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A man who was fired from a Florida awning factory in April returned Monday with a semi-automatic pistol and methodically killed five people, then took his own life at the sound of an approaching siren, authorities said.
by Terrance Harris and Mike Schneider, Associated Press
9:24am
6.6.2017
A mentally distressed ex-Marine who pointed a fake handgun at police in the Orlando International Airport and shouted "kill me" said he wanted to speak to the president, according to an arrest affidavit released Wednesday. Police have called it an...
by Mike Schneider, Associated Press
9:59am
6.1.2017
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Alaska authorities found one shell casing after a man tried to shoot and kill himself but the bullet passed through his head and took the life of his girlfriend, a prosecutor said Monday. Victor Sibson survived the shooting and was charged with...
by Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press
9:46am
5.23.2017
Prosecutors say a prominent Atlanta attorney intentionally killed his business executive wife and tried to exert unlawful pressure on witnesses as authorities investigated the September shooting death. A grand jury indicted Claud "Tex" McIver on...
by Kate Brumback, Associated Press
12:46pm
4.28.2017
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Acoustic sensors mounted on lampposts and telephone poles picked up the crack of gunfire and rapidly enabled police to zero in on where it was coming from. Within minutes, the alleged gunman in the deadly rampage was under arrest.
by Scott Smith, Associated Press
8:53am
4.21.2017
The man who randomly killed a Cleveland retiree and posted video of the crime on Facebook shot himself to death on Tuesday in Pennsylvania, police said. Authorities say officers spotted Steve Stephens and tried to pull him over, and, after a brief...
by Mark Gillispie, Associated Press
12:24pm
4.18.2017
The search for a suspected killer who posted gruesome Facebook video of a fatal Cleveland shooting put authorities in surrounding states on the lookout Monday after police said the man might have left Ohio.
by Associated Press
9:26am
4.17.2017
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A man walked into his estranged wife's elementary school classroom in San Bernardino and opened fire without saying a word, killing her and an 8-year-old student before shooting himself in a murder-suicide that spread panic across a city.
by Christopher Weber, Associated Press
9:26am
4.11.2017
The hunt continues Monday for a man suspected of stealing firearms from a Wisconsin gun store who sent an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump and has threatened to carry out an unspecified attack, sheriff's officials said.
by Associated Press
10:37am
4.10.2017
A new study suggests that Chicago’s recent spike in violence is not due to a “Ferguson Effect”—but is instead a product of the ready availability of handguns. The researchers contend that the increasing crime and violence trends started before the...
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12:24pm
4.7.2017
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A Pennsylvania man used a homemade, high-pressure air gun to fatally shoot a neighbor with whom he had an affair, officials said. The victim was shot with a homemade metal projectile in the driveway of her home across the street from the suspect's.
by Associated Press
12:09pm
4.7.2017
Disturbing new details have emerged about a foiled mass-shooting plot aimed at a Maryland high school. Police uncovered a shotgun with ammunition, fireworks and an arsenal of other materials for making bombs at the teen’s home in Thurmont, Maryland.
by CBS News
12:42pm
3.30.2017
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Child-welfare officials investigated an Arizona couple accused of murder in their 9-year-old son's shooting death after she gave birth to a child who had been exposed to methadone and heroin. The couple's children were put in foster care for a year.
by Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press
11:13am
3.24.2017
A group of doctors who treated mass shooting victims is asking the state Supreme Court to reinstate a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The group of 10 doctors said makers of military-style...
by Associated Press
10:25am
3.15.2017
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A recent medical journal report points to research showing that in Philadelphia, gun murders and injuries are much more strongly associated with race than neighborhood income levels. More than 80 percent of victims of firearm injuries reported in...
by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
10:43am
3.9.2017
Chicago's leaders regularly blame lax gun laws in Illinois and nearby states that enable a flow of illegal weapons to the city's gangs and criminals. But community leaders and security experts say no one seems to be taking responsibility for train-...
by Michael Tarm, Associated Press
11:24am
3.3.2017
Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people. The Obama rule would have prevented an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders...
by Kevin Freking, Associated Press
9:30am
2.16.2017
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During 2003–2012, Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) programs in 41 states reported 145,811 persons with blood lead levels (BLLs) greater than or equal to 10 µg/dL. Cases of retained bullet fragments accounted for 457 (0.3...
by Debora Weiss, Carrie Tomasallo, Jon Meiman, et al., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
9:41am
2.13.2017
Alcohol abuse and firearm violence have been linked in a long list of academic and population studies. But a new study links DUI offenses with later violent crimes and gun offenses committed by legal firearm owners.
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11:54am
1.31.2017
Police have been warned to remain vigilant as a gun disguised as a mobile phone goes on sale in the U.S. Created by Minnesota-based manufacturer Ideal Conceal, the double-barrelled pistol can carry two bullets and comes complete with laser sights.
by Owen Hughes, International Business Times
11:44am
1.12.2017
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