Booker in Wisconsin Tuesday
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker will be the fifth Democratic presidential contender to campaign in Wisconsin in advance of the 2020 election.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Families of the victims of a mass shooting at a central Kansas lawn equipment factory in 2016 have won a $2 million legal settlement from a now-defunct pawnshop that sold the...
The deadly attack at Columbine High School in 1999 seemed to usher in a new era of school shootings.
Two decades later, polls consistently capture growing fears among American parents that...
Milwaukee prevention program aims to reduce gun violence
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Keyon Jackson-Malone got involved in violent activities when he was a young man even though, earlier, he had helped resolve disputes as a peer mediator at Morse Middle...
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A spate of street shootings in a northern New Jersey city has left one man dead and five other people wounded.
Authorities say it doesn't appear that any of the...
Gun safety bill tabled in Montana legislative committee
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has tabled a bill that originally created a gun safety program for Montana public schools and set fines for those who didn't properly secure a...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fresh from a victory in Pennsylvania last fall, anti-gun violence advocates are turning their attention to legislation to empower family members or police to seek the...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — David Green can move the toes on his left foot if he concentrates.
It's not easy. Some motions are painful, and the 33-year-old strains to perform even basic tasks,...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gun control is dead for the session if House Democrats wrap two of their priority bills for addressing gun violence into an umbrella public safety budget bill, the top...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to reauthorize a 25-year-old law that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence, despite complaints by Republicans that Democrats were politicizing...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's focus on school lockdown drills and security infrastructure is inadequate in preventing school shootings and keeping students safe, according to two St. Paul...
Las Vegas shooting survivor speaks on gun control bills
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A survivor of the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert has spoken in support of a series of gun bills facing Rhode Island lawmakers.
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county has revoked a resolution protesting state gun-control reforms and replaced it with one saying officials have a responsibility to protect citizens'...
New Zealand’s history of gun ownership could be upended
There are an estimated 1.5 million firearms in New Zealand — roughly one for every three citizens. While that rate pales in comparison to the United States and more than a dozen other countries,...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on gun control initiatives in New Mexico (all times local):
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed a bill that will expand mandatory...
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group says it has struck a settlement deal with the Shawnee Mission School District in a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the free speech and press...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina police and a bipartisan group of lawmakers expressed support Monday for a bill that would prohibit a wider range of convicted criminals from carrying...
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- The Washington TimesEric Swalwell promises 'Cabinet of Republicans and Democrats' if he wins presidencyApril 15, 2019
- The Washington TimesEric Swalwell promises 'Cabinet of Republicans and Democrats' if he wins presidencyApril 15, 2019
- Houston ChronicleSunday Conversation: Annika Gallaway, student activist The Woodlands High SchoolApril 14, 2019
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers sided with a powerful gun-rights organization Friday in approving a bill to let people carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training.
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police in Gary are asking the public for any information that could help them address an increase in homicides and gun violence this year.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Citing a "crisis," a Democratic state lawmaker said Friday that she has introduced bills to enact stronger gun control laws in Rhode Island.
Raimondo seeking 10-percent surcharge on guns, ammo
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is seeking a 10 percent surcharge on the purchase of guns and ammunition as part of her budget proposal.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police say the number of homicides fell significantly in February compared to the same month last year and that the total of 23 is half what it was in February in 2016 — the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House put on a display of Democratic priorities this week with two bills to bolster background checks on firearms purchases, showing just how quickly the politics of gun...
House approves bill to expand gun-sale background checks
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring federal background checks for all firearms sales and transfers, the first major gun control legislation...
Gun control bill advances past protests in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham pushed back Tuesday against "rogue" county sheriffs who object to a state legislative proposal to expand background checks on firearms...
Illinois man known for white crosses makes 5 for hometown
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man who has delivered more than 26,000 white crosses to sites around the U.S., largely to remember victims of gun violence, now finds himself doing the same in his hometown.
- Globe NewswireShotSpotter Appoints Merline Saintil to Board of DirectorsApril 16, 2019
- Globe NewswireShotSpotter Detects More Than 107,000 Gunfire Incidents Across the United States in 2018March 20, 2019
- Globe NewswireShotSpotter to Participate at the William Blair Technology Conference on March 13 and the 31st Annual ROTH Capital Conference on March 18-19March 11, 2019
- Globe NewswireShotSpotter Names Nasim Golzadeh Senior Vice President of Customer Support and Professional ServicesFebruary 26, 2019
- Globe NewswireHorizon Media Partners with the University of Miami School of Communication and Prominent Parkland National Non-Profit Organizations to Drive Gun ReformFebruary 22, 2019
St. Louis de-escalation program draws praise across US
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis nonprofit is drawing praise from across the country for its de-escalation program, which has prevented gun violence by confronting feuds using trained mediators, involving loved ones and even moving individuals out of the state to avoid conflict.
Montana gun safety bill introduced on Parkland anniversary
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A gun safety bill championed by a Helena student advocacy group was introduced in the Montana Legislature on the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting in a high school in Parkland, Florida.
The measure sponsored by Democratic Rep. Moffie Funk of Helena and developed by Helena Youth Against Gun Violence would fine a person who failed to secure a gun that is used in an act of violence.
Students track fatal child shootings since Parkland killings
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A student journalism project has concluded that at least 1,149 children and teenagers died from a shooting in the year since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Around 200 teenage reporters from across the country worked to document the stories of the children up to age 18 who died from gun violence in the year since 17 people died in a mass shooting at the Parkland, Florida, school.
North Carolina House Democrats press for gun restrictions
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gun-control advocates in the North Carolina legislature are pressing again for weapon restrictions they say will reduce the risk of mass shootings and other firearm violence.
Several House Democrats filed omnibus gun-safety legislation on Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.
The Latest: Trump: He’s praying for those shooting affected
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (all times local):
President Donald Trump says he and first lady Melania Trump are praying for those affected by the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead one year ago Thursday.
In a statement Thursday, Trump says that after the tragedy, he held a school violence discussion at the White House and created the Federal Commission on School Safety.
The Latest: Gun-seizure law advances to New Mexico Senate
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on deliberation about minimum wage and gun control in the New Mexico Legislature (all times local):
A bill that would make it easier to take guns away from people in New Mexico who may be suicidal or bent on violence has been approved by the New Mexico House of Representatives and sent to the Senate for consideration.
House panel backs bill expanding gun-sale background checks
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key House committee approved a bill Wednesday to require background checks for all sales and transfers of firearms, a first step by majority Democrats to tighten gun laws after eight years of Republican rule.
The House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the bill 23-15, sending it to the House floor. If approved by the full House, the bill would be the most significant gun-control legislation approved by either chamber of Congress in at least a decade.
Las Vegas massacre survivors speak out on Nevada gun bill
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Survivors of a 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival spoke Tuesday in support of a Nevada bill to expand gun background checks to private gun sales and transfers, hours before a state Senate committee passed the measure along party lines.
The attack killed 58 people and left hundreds injured, becoming the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
A glance at gun control bills in the New Mexico Legislature
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An ambitious slate of bills related to firearms and school safety could vault New Mexico to the forefront of efforts by states to stem gun violence through new legislation.
State lawmakers prepared for crucial hearings and votes this week with the approach of the Valentine's Day anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Design firm to help create memorial to gun violence victims
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A partnership of Connecticut mothers is teaming with a design firm to create a memorial to honor victims of gun violence.
LA police ordered to reduce controversial traffic stops
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has ordered police officers to scale back vehicle stops after a newspaper reported that a special unit is pulling over a disproportionate number of black motorists.
Police Chief Michel Moore said Thursday he hopes the Los Angeles Times report sparks a broader conversation about how best to interpret the data.
House Democrats examine ways to reduce gun violence
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee said Wednesday they will push for "sensible" gun safety laws that the public is demanding after a series of mass shootings in recent years.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., the panel's chairman, said he was disappointed that President Donald Trump did not mention gun violence in his State of the Union address, but said Democrats would focus on ways to reduce gun violence.
Sit-in prompts meeting with Kentucky governor about poverty
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hoping to confront Kentucky's Republican governor, representatives from the rebooted Poor People's Campaign showed up at his office on Tuesday and refused to leave until they got a face-to-face meeting.
And instead of getting arrested, they got the meeting.
The group landed a 20 minute in-person session with Gov. Matt Bevin in front of TV cameras for an emotional conversation about voting rights, health care and gun violence.
Police: Chicago crime numbers dramatically fall in January
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago saw half as many homicides in January compared to the same month last year, marking a dramatic drop in the city's homicide level that hasn't been recorded for a January in nearly a decade, police said Friday.
Wolf calls for tougher gun laws after synagogue shooting
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With family members of gun violence victims by his side, Gov. Tom Wolf renewed his call Tuesday for lawmakers to toughen Pennsylvania's gun laws, now three months after a truck driver walked into a Pittsburgh synagogue and fatally shot 11 people.
Ruling: Students’ free speech, free press lawsuit to proceed
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge cleared the way Monday for a lawsuit to proceed against a Kansas City-area school district accused of violating students' free speech and free press rights last year during a nationwide walkout protesting gun violence.
Editorials from around New England
Editorials from around New England:
The Connecticut Post
This must be the year that Connecticut takes the next logical steps in protecting children and each other.
We are talking about gun safety and gun violence prevention. Although Connecticut became a leader in gun regulation in 2013, more needs to be done.
Gun control bills unveiled as opponents fan out at Capitol
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota state senator proposed new gun restrictions Thursday while gun control opponents fanned out across the state Capitol complex to lobby their lawmakers to oppose further limits.
Sen. Ron Latz introduced bills to require background checks before most gun sales in Minnesota, and to allow police and family members to obtain court orders to temporarily remove guns from people who pose an imminent danger to themselves or others, also known as a red flag law.
Father’s death inspires Flint native to tackle gun violence
BURTON, Mich. (AP) — Joseph Pettigrew knew something wasn't right once he looked at his phone.
The 24-year-old Flint native finished a run at Bicentennial Park in Grand Blanc Township on May 1, 2018 and went home for a shower before heading to a panel for Democratic gubernatorial candidates at Baker College.
Trumps pay tribute at synagogue where 11 were fatally shot
PITTSBURGH (AP) — One stone and one white rosebud for each victim.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid homage Tuesday to each of the 11 people slain in the worst instance of anti-Semitic violence in American history. As the Trumps placed their tributes outside the Tree of Life synagogue, protesters nearby shouted that the president was not welcome.