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Ferguson Area Gun Store Sees 700 Percent Spike In Sales Ahead Of Jury Verdict

WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis region is on edge this week as residents anxiously await word on whether a grand jury will indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who killed an unarmed African-American teenager in August. The shooting of Michael Brown set off weeks of protests, arrests and calls …

Bullets Leave Holes

In 1998, the organization I founded, Stop Handgun Violence, hung a 252' X 20' billboard over the Mass Turnpike in Boston with the phrase "Bullets Leave Holes" on it. It included a picture of four young boys at their first communion, with a fifth boy's, Brian Crowell, silhouette cut out of the …

Washington school shooter texted lunch table invites to victims

The five victims in last week's shooting at a Washington high school were invited to the same lunch table by the shooter.<p>"It's our understanding he (invited them) via texting," Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary told reporters Monday.<p>Witnesses say Jaylen Fryberg, a popular freshman, opened fire …

Missouri Is the Latest State to Prohibit Doctors From Talking About Guns

Last month the Missouri legislature passed a new gun law that was essentially a rewrite of a bill vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon. Missouri has been in the forefront of easing restrictions on gun ownership and this law continues that trend. In 2007 a decades-old law that required state residents to …

Boy, 12, critically wounded in Bay Point gunfire

A 12-year-old boy was in critical condition at an East Bay hospital Thursday, one day after he was shot in Bay Point in a blast of violence that a relative said happened “out of the blue.”<p>Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies responded to gunfire on Weldon Street shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday, …

There IS Something You Can Do to Prevent Gun Violence

When I was growing up in suburban Chicago, my mother would welcome us home from school. After a quick hello and maybe a snack, we would drop off our school books and run off to a neighbor's to play baseball or whatever our favorite game was at the moment. She was never concerned about us returning …

30,000 Yearly Gun Deaths Is a Health Epidemic

It was back in 1996 that Congressman Jay Dickey (R-AR) inserted language into the 1997 budget that prohibited gun research funded by the CDC. And from that time forward, physicians and public health researchers have been a favorite target of the NRA. The most public example of this attempt to …

Teen boy critically wounded, girl shot in South Side attack among 8 wounded

The 16-year-old nephew of a local anti-violence activist and a 15-year-old girl he was with were shot Thursday afternoon on the border between Chicago’s Englewood and Park Manor neighborhoods.<p>The two, both Dunbar Career Academy High School students, were shot about 4:40 p.m. Thursday on Marquette …

School Administration

Gun control supporters march in Brooklyn

Nearly 1,000 people marched two miles across the Brooklyn Bridge to New York's City Hall on Saturday to rally against gun violence.<p>Once the marchers reached City Hall, they heard speeches by Shannon Watts, the head of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America; a New York congresswoman; several …

Guns

Priests slain, injured in Phoenix attack identified

PHOENIX — A 28-year-old priest was shot and killed and another wounded at a Catholic church Wednesday near the state Capitol, a police spokesman said.<p>Police were responding to a burglary call shortly after 9 p.m. at the Mother of Mercy Mission, Sgt. Steve Martos said.<p>The Diocese of Phoenix released …

Gun Violence Spurs Grim Industry: Bulletproof Items for Kids

Interest is spiking at companies that make bulletproof products for children.<p>Driven by the desire of parents and school districts to protect kids from shootings such as the recent tragedy at a high school near Portland, Oregon, these companies are performing a balancing act between making a profit …

Obama on Oregon shooting: 'We're the only developed country where this happens'

President Obama spoke out once again in favor of stronger gun controls in the wake of a school shooting in Oregon on Tuesday that left a student dead and a teacher injured.<p>"We’re the only developed country where this happens. And it happens weekly," he said.<p>The president was on Tumblr answering …

Seattle campus gunman wrote down plans for shooting, prosecutor says

The gunman who killed one student and wounded two others at a small Seattle college last week had stopped taking his medications because he "wanted to feel the hate", and he detailed his plans in a handwritten journal for two weeks before the attack, a prosecutor said on Tuesday.<p>"I just want people …

Man in custody after woman shot and suspect exchanges fire with police in downtown Vancouver

Police say a suspect is in custody after a man shot a woman and then exchanged gunfire with police outside a tourist attraction in Vancouver.<p>Police said in a statement Tuesday that shortly after 11 a.m. police responded to shots being fired outside a Starbucks downtown. Police say they found a …

Oregon High School Shooting Leaves Two Dead: Police

A shooter opened fire at a suburban Portland, Oregon, high school Tuesday morning, killing a 14-year-old freshman, authorities said.<p>The gunman also died, and Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson told an afternoon news conference that he had been tentatively identified but his name would not be …

Pursuit suspect surrenders; four-hour standoff over

A high-speed pursuit and standoff that captivated Los Angeles for hours on Monday came to an end when police fired tear gas into the home where the suspect, armed with an assault rifle, was holed up.<p>The barricade situation lasted more than four hours and caused blocks of North Hollywood -- and …

Couple kill two Las Vegas policemen, bystander and themselves in gun spree

A couple have shot and killed two police officers at a Las Vegas pizza restaurant before killing a third person and and then themselves inside a nearby Walmart.<p>A man and woman walked into CiCi's Pizza and shot at point-blank range Alyn Beck, 42, and Igor Soldo, 32, who were eating lunch on Sunday, …

Seattle Pacific University shooting: Suspect Aaron Ybarra reported 'a rage inside'

In 2010, Aaron Ybarra called 911 to report "a rage inside him" and said he wanted to hurt himself and others, according to a police report of the incident.<p>Two years later, officers responded again — this time finding him lying in the middle of the street in front of his suburban Mountlake Terrace …

Canadian police continue hunt for gunman who shot dead three mounties

Canada has been left in shock after a gunman who walked through a quiet suburban neighbourhood dressed in camouflage, a black headband and carrying two high-powered rifles and a bow shot dead three members of the mounted police.<p>The small east coast city of Moncton, New Brunswick, went into lockdown …

Officials Hail Hero Students in Seattle Pacific University Shooting

Quick-thinking students jumped on a man who opened fire in a campus building Thursday at Seattle Pacific University, pinning him to the ground before he could reload, shoot and kill more people, police said.<p>One man was killed and three other people were injured, one of them critically, Seattle …

Law Enforcement

Canada shooting: Suspect yelled 'I'm done' at time of arrest, witness says

A Canadian town slipped out of a tense fear and into mourning overnight with the arrest of a man suspected of killing three police officers and wounding two others.<p>'I'm done," suspect Justin Bourque yelled as he gave up, a nearby resident who watched the 24-year-old's arrest through a window told …

Report: Suspect in Seattle college attack fascinated with school shootings

The man accused of opening fire at a Seattle college had a fascination with school shootings, telling investigators he had once visited Columbine High School, a police source told CNN affiliate KIRO on Friday.<p>According to the unnamed police source, the suspect admitted to the attack and told police …

Georgia Man Killed After Attempting an Armed 'Frontal Assault' on a Courthouse

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A man was shot dead by a SWAT team on the steps of a Georgia courthouse on Friday after he tried to …