Supreme Court Could Make it Harder For States and Localities to Keep Guns Off Streets

The high court is expected to strike down laws in several states that restrict people from carrying guns in public, potentially setting off a firestorm of court battles.

Local Officials to Congress: We Want Stricter Gun Control

City and county leaders who have had to deal with the tragic aftermath of a mass shooting are looking to federal lawmakers to address the crisis.

Congress is Looking at Offering Grant Incentives for States to Adopt ‘Red Flag’ Gun Laws

The idea has emerged during talks over possible bipartisan gun legislation following the deadly Uvalde, Texas school shooting. The laws provide a way to temporarily block people seen as posing violent threats from accessing firearms.

A Republican Tried to Introduce a Commonsense Gun Law. Then the Gun Lobby Got Involved

After a sheriff’s deputy was murdered in a Denver suburb, Colorado state Rep. Cole Wist took action by sponsoring a red flag bill. It likely cost him his seat.

Patchwork of State Gun Laws Unlikely to Change Even After Massacre at Texas School

The shooting left 19 students and two educators dead, renewing calls for stricter gun laws. But the issue has been at a standstill for years in Congress amid Republican opposition and states remain divided.

What We Know About Mass School Shootings in the US and the Gunmen Who Carry Them Out

COMMENTARY | A database of the nation's public mass shootings offers insight into the people who've committed the violence.

21 killed in Texas’ Deadliest School Shooting Ever

Robb Elementary teaches second, third and fourth grade students in Uvalde, which is about 85 miles west of San Antonio. Gov. Greg Abbott said the shooter is believed to have been killed by responding law enforcement.

Police Could Have Used New York’s Red Flag Law to Stop the Buffalo Shooting Suspect

State police said they did not file for a protection order under the law after they were called to the accused shooter’s school, where they reportedly investigated a “murder-suicide” threat he made.

5 Ways to Reduce Gun Violence

COMMENTARY | Evidence shows that investing in community interventions, not more “tough on crime” law enforcement approaches, is key to effective and sustainable anti-violence work.

Guns Are Now the No. 1 Cause of Death for Kids and Teens

COMMENTARY | Firearms have surpassed motor vehicles as the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the United States, according to a new analysis of federal data.

Gun Storage Tax Break Is Rare Point of Unity in Firearms Debate

An estimated 5.4 million children live in homes with unsecured firearms.

Rising Gun Deaths Push Cities to Shore Up Police and Services

Sixteen major U.S. cities saw a rise in homicides last year.

A New Regional, Data-driven Approach to Tracing Illegal Guns

New York plans to improve data analysis and information sharing with neighboring states, federal agencies and local law enforcement partners and beef up its analytical capabilities.

Local Lawmakers Plead for Federal Help in New York’s Gun Violence Crisis

Federal legislation, funding and coordination are part of a range of proposals to stop the flow of illegal guns into New York.

Does Being a Victim of a Crime Shift a Politician’s Views?

Representative Mary Gay Scanlon speaks about having her car stolen from her at gunpoint.

The Data Are Pointing to One Major Driver of America’s Murder Spike

A massive increase in gun sales in early 2020 seems to have contributed to the recent rise in homicides.

Bills Modeled on Texas Abortion Law Target Sex Abusers, Gun Sellers

California’s governor wants to use Texas tactics to go after assault weapons sold in his state, while an Illinois state lawmaker seeks to penalize sex offenders.

Stricter Gun Law Support Falls to Lowest Level Since 2014

Support for banning handgun ownership peaked at 60% in 1959. Now only 19% favor a ban, which is an all-time low and down six points in the past year, according to a Gallup report.

Gun Violence Has Soared During the Pandemic, a New Study Finds—But the Reasons Why Are Complex

The pandemic brought about a sharp rise in mental health concerns, deep unemployment and an unprecedented amount of social isolation—a potentially deadly combination alongside rising gun sales.

Supreme Court Will Consider if Fundamental Right to Keep a Gun at Home Applies to Carrying in Public

The Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that you have a constitutional right to have a gun in your home. Now, the justices will consider how far outside of the home that right extends.

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