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    SEVEN people were killed with 38 more injured after a weekend of horrific gun violence in Chicago. Among the mass of wounded victims was a 13-year-old boy who was walking on a sidewalk Saturday evening with a friend when someone in a black SUV raced up and opened fire, according to police. 4Seven people were killed with 38 more injured after a weekend of gun violence in ChicagoCredit: NBC 4Among those shot were two teenagers who are reportedly in stable conditionCredit: NBC 4This comes after another weekend of horror gun violence in Chicago where 60 were shockCredit: NBC 4Police are seen in a Chicago neighborhood responding to one of the shootingsCredit: NBC Luckily, Chicago police said the teen boy was transferred to a hospital in stable condition. There were no other injuries. The weekend had a fatal opening when a pair of men standing in a parking lot was shot at by a group on Saturday at around 1.30am, cops said. One man, 37, was shot in the chest and taken to a local hospital where he died, the Chicago...
    Philadelphia continues to go through a crime wave with residents reacting to a holdup at a train station in the city over a 'summer of mayhem' during a period where Philadelphia recorded over 750 shootings under 'woke' DA Larry Krasner.  The video, which went viral on Reddit and Twitter, shows a gunman sticking up and pointing his weapon to the head of a man waiting on the subway.  Both Philadelphia police and officials for SEPTA, the area's transit system, told DailyMail.com the incident happened in July.  A SEPTA spokesperson said that no shots were fired during the incident and no one was injured.  Spokespersons for both the police and transit say that no arrests have been made and the event is still under investigation. The man holding the gun appeared to have posted the video on his Instagram account before taking it private.  Philadelphia continues to go through a crime wave with residents reacting to a holdup at a train station in the city over a 'summer of mayhem' during a period where Philadelphia recorded over 750 shootings under 'woke' DA...
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) dealt with multiple hecklers while speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Texas on Saturday. The senator covered a variety of topics, including 2024, and when he was speaking on gun control, he responded directly to two heckling activists in the crowd. “When you think of gun control, there are lots of people on the left who say, let’s just get rid of all the guns. What that would mean is 500,000 to a million more people are victims of crime, are victims of rape, of murder and assault,” Cruz said, then beginning to tell the story of Sutherland Springs resident Stephen Willeford. Willeford used an Ar-15 to stop a mass shooting at church near his home. Before Cruz could completely tell Willeford’s story, a protester from the crowd shouted, “AR-15!” “Okay. Good. Let me address the Ar-15,” Cruz said, jumping back into Willeford’s story in which he shot a gunman wearing body armor. “He stopped the murderer from killing more people … the weapon Stephen used to stop that was an AR-15,” Cruz said....
    SAN JOSE – A 41-year-old San Jose man has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and weapons violations, police said. Officers were called to a residence in the 1000 block of Malott Drive around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday for a report of domestic violence, San Jose police Sgt. Christian Camarillo said in a news release. The victim said the suspect had strangled her and threatened her with a gun. Camarillo said an investigation revealed the suspect had multiple firearms registered to him. At 4:45 p.m., the suspect left the home and was taken into custody with the help of a police dog, Camarillo said. Officers checked the interior of the residence and discovered what appeared to be evidence of firearms assembling and manufacturing. Camarillo said officers obtained a search warrant for the home and found a cache of firearms and parts as well as tools to make parts. An illegal, short-barreled assault rifle was also allegedly seized. “At this time, it is believed the suspect was not only assembling and manufacturing firearms, but was also selling them illegally,” Camarillo said....
    There were four more requests for gun violence restraining orders on Jeff Brooker’s desk when he arrived at the San Diego City Attorney’s Office that July morning. Officers had responded to a minor car crash at a mall where the driver, who carried a replica firearm, was rambling delusionally and threatening to kill the “one-percenters” and a public official. Another man, during an argument outside a family member’s home, had pulled a gun out of his waistband and pointed it at someone’s head as several others looked on. It was not an unusual number of new cases for the department’s eight-member gun violence restraining order unit, which Brooker oversees. In an average week, they triage 30 referrals from local police, reviewing scenarios in which officers believe a resident is at risk of committing gun violence. About a third of the time — in those instances when the person clearly poses a danger to themselves or others, and they aren’t already prohibited from possessing weapons for another reason — the office will petition a judge to temporarily seize their firearms, under...
    New Hampshire Republican Senate nominee Don Bolduc is running to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan, a strong supporter of gun safety legislation. In addition to opposing new federal legislation aimed at preventing gun violence, New Hampshire Republican Senate nominee Don Bolduc wants to get rid of the few federal gun safety laws that are already on the books. Bolduc's 2022 Senate campaign website provides little information about his position on guns beyond a mention of rights in general: "We must stand firm against government encroachment on our God-given liberties and our Constitutional rights. The Second Amendment must be fiercely protected, parents must have the final say in their children's education, and we must end COVID mandates and restrictions." But two years ago, when he unsuccessfully sought his party's nomination for the Senate seat of Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, he was more vocal about his positions. In a campaign ad posted online in August 2020, Bolduc, a retired Army general, says, as text and images highlight his military career: "I support the Second Amendment. I support the private...
    When 41-year-old Trelisa McCray saw dozens of shell casings scattered across a shooting scene on Thursday night, she understood why her son had not been answering his phone. “There’s too many shell casings out here. You can’t tell me my baby didn’t get hit,” she would recall saying. McCray is a member of an anti-gun and violence-prevention group called Mother’s Love, and for eight years she has gone from crime scene to crime scene in her home city of Minneapolis. “More than I can count,” she told The Daily Beast. “We de-escalate the crowd and comfort families.” On Thursday night, she started at a parking lot off Knox Avenue, where a 16-year-old had been fatally shot. The officers at the scene then received a report of four people shot on Broadway Avenue. “The police just rushed outta here,” she recalled. Her 24-year-old son spends time in that area, and she called his phone. “It was a mother’s intuition,” she later said. There was no reply. “That’s not like my son not to answer the phone,” she noted. Other family members...
    By Amir Vera | CNN The death of rapper PnB Rock in Los Angeles this week stunned the hip-hop community, but brought up familiar conversations that have been taking place for years. The rapper was shot while eating with his girlfriend at Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles in what appears to be a robbery, according to Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore. Notably, Moore said a picture of the pair’s meal had been posted on Instagram, with the location tagged. PnB Rock isn’t the first rapper to die by gun violence, but his death is another addition to a trend that dates back to at least 2018. Each year since then, gun violence — whether through robbery or disagreement — has killed at least one rapper who was either already famous or on the cusp of crossover fame. “The ppl around these rappers gain so much. It’s time to start really reminding them over & over!!! At least TRY to put your foot down if you CARE! Tell them!!! You’re not loved like you think you are!!! You’re...
    SIX people have died and at least 29 others have been hurt in a slew of shootings this weekend in Chicago as the city fights high gun crime. Of those shot, seven of them were teens who had been injured. Four of these victims were gunned down in the span of six hours on Sunday on the South side of the city. 2Six people have died after a weekend of gun violence in ChicagoCredit: Getty 2At least 29 others have been injured as a result of a shooting including seven teensCredit: Getty The first shooting of the weekend happened at around 6.16pm on Friday in South Shore. A 22-year-old man was riding a scooter when someone pulled up in a Hyundai Sonata and struck him with the car. The victim tried to run away, but someone got out of the car and shot him in the head and chest. He was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. Just two hours later, at around 8.20pm police found a 45-year-old man lying unresponsive in Washington Park...
    A STRING of shootings in Minneapolis has left two dead and nine injured over two days, as gun violence continues to plague the Minnesota city. A recent report on gun violence trends in the city showed that violent gun crime is up significantly, compared to 2019 - with homicides up 166 per cent, gun shot victims up 101 per cent and the number of guns recovered up 263 per cent. 2One died during a shooting on Washington Avenue South in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhoodCredit: KSTP 2Three other men were taken to hospital - one with serious injuriesCredit: KSTP Two pregnant women - including a 17-year-old girl - were among four people shot outside a bar on Friday night in the Hawthorne neighborhood. One of the men, and the teen, were transferred to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries, police said. Initial reports found that an automatic weapon may have been used outside the bar - perhaps from a car - according to Fox9. The latest incident came just hours after a series of shootings, including one just down the block. READ...
    GUN violence swept the US during the Labor Day weekend as 15 mass shootings left more than a dozen people dead and 58 injured. From Friday to Tuesday, more than a dozen people were killed across the country in mass shootings, in different states. 3Two people were killed while five were injured following a mass shooting at an off-campus party in Norfolk, Virginia 3Gunfire erupted in Charleston, South Carolina on SundayCredit: WCSC According to the Gun Violence Archive, a total of 18 people died over the weekend due to 15 mass shootings. This weekend's incidents brought the total number of mass shootings recorded in the US in 2022 to 464, the Gun Violence Archive reveals. Over the weekend, mass shootings occurred in Florida, California, Maryland, Alabama, Illinois, South Carolina, Illinois, Virginia, Minnesota, Missouri, Georiga, Ohio, and Pennslyvania. CHARLESTON Five people have been injured after gunshots were heard in Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday. Sgt Elisabeth Wolfsen, of the Charleston Police Department, told CNN that the victims all suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Cops have since revealed that two people have been arrested in connection with...
    Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell announced Thursday that she would change prosecution policies for cases involving gun violence in an attempt to ensure that violent criminals face jail time. “The revision to our plea policies recognizes that these crimes will not be tolerated in Maricopa County. Those who choose to put the residents of this county at risk by using a firearm in the commission of felony will be held accountable,” Mitchell said. “I will not let the Valley of the Sun and surrounding communities become another San Francisco or Chicago where law and order has been overlooked by prosecutors, which has caused unnecessary chaos.” According to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO), during the ten days between August 19 and 29, the office received submittals for 16 homicides. Fifteen of the cases involved a gun, and five were domestic violence crimes. Mitchell’s decision arose from this rise in violence, and the new policy went into effect Friday. Now, under Prosecution Policy 7.3, any plea deal made to a defendant charged with using a firearm during a crime must include...
    A mom in Pennsylvania is facing a tragedy that no parent ever wishes to face: She's gearing up to bury her son. And this isn't the first time she's had to do so. In 2017, Shalon Buskirk lost her son Parris Lane, who was shot and killed in Allentown at 19 years old.  This week, Najeer Lane was shot and killed on the 1000 block of West Juniata Street on Wednesday, Aug. 31, according to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office. He was pronounced dead just after midnight. A GoFundMe page for the family had raised nearly $5,000 as of Friday, Sept. 2. "Gun violence has stripped our family of two precious gems. We know that now, they are together but our hearts feel empty," No arrests have been made. The shooting remains under investigation by the Allentown Police Department, the Lehigh County Homicide Task Force, and the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office.
    Share this: Chicago is one of the nation’s gun violence hotspots and a seemingly ideal place to employ Illinois’ “red flag” law that allows police to step in and take firearms away from people who threaten to kill. But amid more than 8,500 shootings resulting in 1,800 deaths since 2020, the law was used there just four times. It’s a pattern that’s played out in New Mexico, with nearly 600 gun homicides during that period and a mere eight uses of its red flag law. And in Massachusetts, with nearly 300 shooting homicides and just 12 uses of its law. An Associated Press analysis found many U.S. states barely use the red flag laws touted as the most powerful tool to stop gun violence before it happens, a trend blamed on a lack of awareness of the laws and resistance by some authorities to enforce them even as shootings and gun deaths soar.
    Argentina Vice President Cristina de Kirchner miraculously survived an assassination attempt after a gun just inches from her face failed to fire. The suspect, identified as 35-year-old Brazilian Fernando Andre Sabag Montiel, was immediately arrested over the Thursday night incident in the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires. Video shows Kirchner walking through cars as she’s greeted by a mob when a gun is pointed very close to her face. The trigger was pulled but the gun did not fire. Argentinean President Alberto Fernández told the nation in a speech televised live on Thursday that “Cristina is still alive because — for some reason we can’t technically confirm at this moment — the weapon, which was armed with five bullets, did not shoot although the trigger was pulled.” “We can disagree, we can have deep disagreements, but hate speech cannot take place because it breeds violence and there is no chance of violence coexisting with democracy,” he added. Fernández said Friday would be a national holiday to “express themselves in defense of life, democracy and in solidarity with our vice president.” The...
    Applicants for a concealed carry permit must submit a list of all their social media accounts used in the past three years, according to a gun law in New York that will go into effect Thursday. The requirement will be part of the law's review process after reports revealed that recent mass shooters often posted on social media prior to their shootings. The shooter at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and the shooter at a Buffalo supermarket in Buffalo, New York, who killed 10 black people, both posted disturbing online content prior to the shootings. DESANTIS BLASTS HOCHUL OVER 'GET OUT OF TOWN' REMARKS The law is needed as the country faces a "national gun violence crisis," according to Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY), who signed the law in July. "The reality is that we're in the middle of a national gun violence crisis," Hochul said at a press conference. "It's claimed the lives of too many Americans, too many New Yorkers, and has inflicted trauma on communities all across our state. ... The pain...
    President Joe Biden on Tuesday pushed for stricter gun laws and more police funding as the answer to gun violence as Republicans paint the Democratic Party as soft on crime. Speaking about his "Safer America Plan" in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Biden used the speech to call for a ban on assault-style weapons to address mass shootings and sought to portray Republicans as opposed to the law enforcement resources needed to stem the crime wave gripping many major cities. Here are three checks on the claims Biden made during his remarks. “For 10 years, mass shootings were down. Ten years in a row, since I passed that legislation in 1994 as a senator. But in 2004, Republicans let that ban expire. What happened? Mass shootings in America tripled.” Biden is referring to the 1994 ban on assault-style weapons and large-capacity magazines that Congress allowed to expire 10 years after its passage. Biden supported the bill as a senator from Delaware. The effectiveness of the legislation in reducing mass shootings and gun violence more broadly has long been scrutinized. Northeastern University professor James...
    President Joe Biden doubled down on his calls to increase funding for police, combat gun violence, and speak power to "MAGA Republicans" in lengthy remarks on his Safer America Plan in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday. The trip saw Biden returning to his childhood home near Scranton, Pennsylvania, and officially started his cross-country midterm election push. In addition to touting his recent legislative achievements, Biden is expected to spend the next 90 days outlining his and Democrats' proposals to fight rising crime across the country. PENNSYLVANIA TOWN FEATURES BIDEN, TRUMP EVENTS IN SAME WEEK "For too long, too many families haven't had that peace of mind," the president opened. "They see kids being gunned down in schools and on the streets. Almost every single night, you turn on the news ... and they see their neighbors lose their loved ones to drugs like fentanyl." Biden explained how his plan is based on one specific tenet: giving law enforcement the resources and funds necessary to engage safely in public policing. Halfway through his remarks, the president specifically turned his focus toward school...
    Myrie argued that a one-of-a-kind code would help authorities to spot suspicious purchasing activity, which could prevent mass shootings and gun trafficking. Further, he stated that law-abiding citizens have "absolutely nothing to worry about." The letter cited eight examples of shootings the legislators believe might have been stopped with close monitoring of credit card activity. New York's Assembly Member Chantel Jackson (D) told PoliticsNY, "We need financial institutions to step up and join the fight against gun violence by creating a distinct MCC for firearm sales. Doing so could permit law enforcement to intervene before bloodshed occurs." The goal for New York lawmakers is to require credit card companies to flag "suspicious" purchasing activity. Gothamist cited making a substantial purchase at one or more locations in a short period of time as an example of suspicious purchasing activity that a credit card company would be expected to flag. "This, I think, is simply using every tool that we have to help to stem gun violence," Myrie said. "And frankly, I'm not sure why anyone would be opposed to...
    The bipartisan gun safety law made it more difficult for convicted domestic abusers to obtain firearms regardless of their relationship status. WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikiesha Thomas was on her way to work one day when she told her sister that she was thinking about getting involved with domestic violence prevention. The idea gave Keeda Simpson pause. Her younger sister had never mentioned anything like that before, and she was bringing it up in a phone call just days after filing for a protective order against her ex-boyfriend. It was their last conversation. Less than an hour later, Thomas' ex-boyfriend walked up to her parked car in a southeastern neighborhood of the nation's capital and shot through her passenger window, killing the 33-year-old. It's cases like hers, where warning signs and legal paperwork weren't enough to save a life, that lawmakers had in mind this summer when they crafted the first major bipartisan law on gun violence in decades. The measure signed by President Joe Biden in June was part of a response to a harrowing string of shootings over the...
    By Scottie Andrew | CNN Ozzy Osbourne is a Brit by birth and a Californian by choice, but after spending decades in the Golden State, he’s ready to leave the US. Osbourne and his wife Sharon are returning to their Buckinghamshire residence after spending more than 20 years living in Los Angeles, the Black Sabbath singer told the Observer in a wide-ranging interview. Osbourne’s family life in California was famously documented on the MTV reality series “The Osbournes” in the early 2000s. Gun violence in the US is part of what convinced him to return to the UK full-time, he told the Observer. “I’m fed up with people getting killed every day,” he said of American gun violence. “God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings. And there was that mass shooting in Vegas at that concert … it’s f*****g crazy.” He also noted that he didn’t want to die in the US. “I’m English. I want to be back.” There have been more than 440 mass shootings in the US in 2022, according to the Gun...
    Washington Commanders Head Coach Ron Rivera wore an orange shirt to a press conference to bring awareness to gun violence victims, including his running back, Brian Robinson Jr. On Sunday, Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr was shot at in an attempted carjacking robbery. Head Coach Ron Rivera had his back. On Monday, the Commanders coach held a press conference and wore an orange shirt, which is a sign of bringing awareness to gun violence. This shows that while he can be a stern disciplinarian as a coach, Rivera is someone that will have his players’ backs both on and off the field. Additionally, Rivera visited Robinson in the hospital. Ron River is wearing an orange shirt to raise awareness of gun violence the day after Commanders RB Brian Robinson was shot in DC. pic.twitter.com/QoZCbmUOJC — Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 29, 2022 I just got done visiting w/Brian. He is in good spirits and wanted me to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers & support. He wants his teammates to know he appreciates them all for...
    \u201cI just got done visiting w/Brian. He is in good spirits and wanted me to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers & support. He wants his teammates to know he appreciates them all for reaching out and he loves them all & will be back soon doing what he does best.\u201d — Ron Rivera (@Ron Rivera) 1661738698 Contee said authorities believe the two suspects left the scene in a vehicle that was stolen at about 4 p.m. Friday on Branch Avenue in Temple Hills in Prince George's County, Maryland. The vehicle was found Sunday at about 7:20 p.m. in Landover. The shooting took place at around 5:30 p.m., after Robinson went to Crab Boss at 10th and H streets in Northeast D.C. for seafood, WTOP reported. Police said both of the suspects are teenagers. One was wearing a dark colored shirt, the other, a shirt with yellow smiley faces. There were two guns involved in the crime, according to law enforcement. One was retrieved at the scene, and authorities are attempting to trace it. Contee...
    (CNN)Ozzy Osbourne is a Brit by birth and a Californian by choice, but after spending decades in the Golden State, he's ready to leave the US. Osbourne and his wife Sharon are returning to their Buckinghamshire residence after spending more than 20 years living in Los Angeles, the Black Sabbath singer told the Observer in a wide-ranging interview. Osbourne's family life in California was famously documented on the MTV reality series "The Osbournes" in the early 2000s.Gun violence in the US is part of what convinced him to return to the UK full-time, he told the Observer. "I'm fed up with people getting killed every day," he said of American gun violence. "God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings. And there was that mass shooting in Vegas at that concert ... it's f*****g crazy."He also noted that he didn't want to die in the US. "I'm English. I want to be back."Read MoreThere have been more than 440 mass shootings in the US in 2022, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which updated its data on...
    Musician Ozzy Osbourne and his TV personality wife, Sharon Osbourne, are moving back to England, citing social and political reasons motivating their decision. “I’m fed up with people getting killed every day. God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings. And there was that mass shooting in Vegas at that concert. … It’s f***ing crazy,” Ozzy Osbourne told the Guardian. “I don’t want to die in America.“ YOUNGKIN VOWS TO UNTIE VIRGINIA FROM CALIFORNIA’S ‘OUT OF TOUCH’ ELECRTRIC VEHICLE SHIFT The rock legend has had a series of health scares in recent years, but the Osbournes insisted their move is not related to his health but rather because “everything’s ridiculous” in the United States. Ozzy Osbourne (left) and Sharon Osbourne present the award for best rap/sung performance at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) “I knew people would think that. It’s not,” Sharon Osbourne explained. “It’s just time. America has changed so drastically. It isn’t the United States of America...
    Three men, including a bicyclist, were killed Friday night in west Oakland in multiple shootings and a crash that authorities said were related. The shooting happened just after 7:15 p.m. in the 2800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Police officers were sent to the scene after an alert from ShotSpotter, which uses acoustic sensors to detect gunshots, the Oakland Police Department said in a statement. There, officers found two men with multiple gunshot wounds as well as a bicyclist hit by a car. All three were pronounced dead on the scene, the department said. Oakland Police Chief Leronne Armstrong at the scene told reporters Friday night that there were two shootings. After the second shooting, one of those shot tried to flee from the scene but then appeared to have crashed his car into the bicyclist, Armstrong said. East Bay Times reported that the two shootings were related. As a man was shot, his friends or acquaintances started shooting at the assailant, the newspaper reported. Oakland has struggled with gun violence, with 2021...
    An Atlantic City man wanted for a domestic violence incident was arrested with a loaded handgun, authorities said. At 11:07 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, Officer Marquez Jones observed Rakiy Newsome walking eastbound in the area of Florida and Fairmount Avenues. Jones recognized Newsome as a male that was wanted from a previous domestic violence incident that occurred on July 31, police said. Newsome was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun at which time he was placed in custody without incident.  The handgun was fitted with a high-capacity magazine that was loaded with hollow point bullets, police said. It was also learned the handgun had been reported stolen out of South Carolina. Newsome, 20, was charged with several weapons offenses. Newsome was being held in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.  Anyone with information about this accident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.
    Uvalde schools Police Chief Pete Arredondo was fired by the school board Wednesday evening following a unanimous vote in a closed-door meeting. He did not attend, citing a fear of “gun violence.” CNN reported Arredondo’s contract was terminated following a meeting he refused to attend after he called it “illegal” and a “lynching” in a statement through an attorney. An excerpt of the lengthy statement reads: No blame should be placed on Chief Arredondo from this event. None of his decisions or actions demonstrate a failure to meet the accepted standards of conduct for law enforcement officers in similarly situated school districts in Texas. Arredondo will not participate in his own illegal lynching and respectfully requests the Board immediately reinstate him, with all backpay and benefits and close the complaint as unfounded. Arredondo presided over an active shooter scene in May at Robb Elementary School where an armed gunman killed 19 children and two teachers. His officers did not act to stop the shooting. Multiple law enforcement agencies on scene stood idly by as the massacre went on unabated for...
    (CNN)Maxwell Frost, a 25-year-old community organizer and one of the first members of Generation Z to run for Congress, will win the Democratic nomination in Florida's 10th Congressional District, CNN projects. He bested a crowded field of candidates looking to replace Democratic Rep. Val Demings in an Orlando-based district, including state Sen. Randolph Bracy, former US Rep. Corrine Brown -- who recently settled a federal corruption case after winning a new trial and serving more than two years in prison -- and former US Rep. Alan Grayson. Demings is vacating the deep-blue seat for a Senate run, and she clinched the Democratic nomination Tuesday to face GOP Sen. Marco Rubio in November.Ahead of the primary, Frost -- a gun violence prevention activist who this summer disrupted conservative talk show host Dave Rubin's public interview with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis with calls to end gun violence -- generated considerable buzz. Democrats turn to Charlie Crist to try to slow Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ahead of 2024Frost was endorsed by notable progressives such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen....
    By Sara Burnett | Associated Press CHICAGO — Most U.S. adults want to see gun laws made stricter and think gun violence is increasing nationwide, according to a new poll that finds broad public support for a variety of gun restrictions, including many that are supported by majorities of Republicans and gun owners. The poll by the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows 71% of Americans say gun laws should be stricter, including about half of Republicans, the vast majority of Democrats and a majority of those in gun-owning households. The poll was conducted between July 28 and Aug. 1, after a string of deadly mass shootings — from a New York grocery store to a school in Texas and a July 4 parade in Illinois — and a 2020 spike in gun killings that have increased attention on the issue of gun violence. Overall, 8 in 10 Americans perceive that gun violence is increasing around the country, and about two-thirds say it’s increasing in their state, though...
    This story comes from KHN (Kaiser Health News), a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is one of the three major operating programs at KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation). KFF is an endowed nonprofit organization providing information on health issues to the nation.  LIVINGSTON, Montana — Shannan Piccolo walked into a hotel with a tote bag full of Narcan and a speech about how easy it is to use the medicine that can reverse opioid overdoses. “Hopefully your business would never have to respond to an overdose, but we’d rather have you have some Narcan on hand just in case,” Piccolo, director of Park City-County Health Department, said to the hotel manager. The manager listened to Piccolo’s instructions on how to use Narcan, the brand name of the drug naloxone, and added four boxes of the nasal spray to the hotel’s first-aid kit. The transaction took less than 10 minutes. It was the third hotel Piccolo had visited that hot July day in Livingston, a mountain town of roughly 8,000, where, as...
    For students, the first day of school has always been full of anxieties: What will you wear? Will you like your teachers? Who will you sit with at lunch? But for Generation Z, there’s another consideration that accompanies the first day of school: Will I be safe? Neelufar Jaberi, a 17-year-old high school senior in Michigan, said she feels three things about returning to school: frustrated, upset, and terrified. After watching so many mass shootings—including the Oxford High School shooting that took place 45 minutes from her school more than a year ago—Jaberi and a friend made it their business to reduce those fears. They started the Lansing Chapter of March for Our Lives, which works with the better known youth gun reform organization March for Our Lives that students formed after a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida. “We’re all uneasy. We all know that we can’t, with 100 percent certainty, go to school and be 100 percent safe because there is a possibility of something happening,” Jaberi said. “We just want to...
    Detroit Youth Choir (DYC) honors school shooting victims in new video as the group called for more action to address gun violence.   READ MORE: Tudor Dixon Selects Former Rep. Shane Hernandez As Running Mate In Race For Michigan GovernorDYC sang the classic hit song by Guns N Roses called ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’, which was the favorite song of Layla Salazar who was one of 19 children killed in a school shooting in Uvalde, TX. ‘   “I hope that this video can really be an eye opener for everybody,” said Haylee Richardson, who is a member of DYC.  “To let people know, hey stop this. It is enough, you know gun violence. School shootings–all of this–it is enough especially if its harming sweet innocent children.”   In the video, DYC wore T-shirts with schools impacted by school shootings and names of the shooting victims.   “It was real overwhelming,” said Chauncey Bowers, who is a member of DYC.   The shooting in Texas and others left an impact on the kids at DYC, inspiring them to stand up...
    House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) has proposed two pieces of legislation aiming to incorporate more accountability measures for the firearm industry. According to NBC News, the two bills seek to create penalties for gun manufacturers that sell "weapons of war" to civilian customers. The two measures focus on imposing tax increases and the creation of a criminal tracking system. The first measure, the Firearm Industry Fairness Act, would "impose a 20% tax on the total revenue earned by manufacturers who produce assault weapons and high-capacity magazines." READ MORE: New analysis explains why GOP believes the 'ideal' gun bill is no bill at all The Democratic lawmaker explained that the money generated from the newly-imposed tax would be utilized for "gun violence prevention efforts and to support shooting victims." The second piece of legislation, which is the Firearm Industry Crime and Trafficking Accountability Act, per the news outlet "would require every company that manufactures guns to create a system that tracks crimes committed with firearms they've sold, using data collected by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms,...
    Gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson's CEO Mark Smith has sparked a heated back and forth with lawmakers after refusing to testify at a House Oversight committee hearing on assault weapons.  Smith said in a statement Monday that his company would 'never back down in our defense of the Second Amendment' and blamed politicians and the media for a recent spate in mass shootings.  'Some have had the audacity to suggest that after they have vilified, undermined and defunded law enforcement for years, supported prosecutors who refuse to hold criminals accountable for their actions, overseen the decay of our country's mental health infrastructure, and generally promoted a culture of lawlessness,' Smith said in a statement. 'They are the ones to blame for the surge in violence and lawlessness.'  In a statement to DailyMail.com Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney accused Smith of ''doing anything to protect the enormous profits' and pointed to three mass shootings committed with Smith and Wesson guns.  Smith said in a statement Monday that his company would 'never back down in our defense of the Second Amendment' and...
    Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker opposes gun safety laws. He also has a history of reckless use of firearms. Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate seat in Georgia held by incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, is running as a staunch opponent of legislation to curb gun violence. A former professional football player and contestant on former President Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" television show, Walker's campaign website promises that he will fight against new gun laws and confirm "Constitutional judges to our courts who will protect our right to bear arms." Accompanied by a photo of the candidate wearing a red MAGA-style cap and aiming a rifle, Walker posted a fundraising message on Facebook on Jan. 24: "I will ALWAYS stand up for the Second Amendment. No law-abiding American should EVER be denied their rights... our Constitution is NOT up for negotiation!!" Warnock won a January 2021 special election runoff to serve the remainder of the unexpired term of Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson and is now seeking a full six-year term in the November midterm election. Warnock...
    In this article SWBIConvention goers look at weapons at the Smith and Wesson booth last April at the 2015 NRA Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn.Karen Bleier | AFP | Getty ImagesAfter releasing a statement earlier this week blaming politicians for the surge in gun violence, Smith & Wesson CEO Mark Smith is facing new backlash weeks after he refused to testify at a House hearing alongside fellow top executives of other weapons makers. Smith on Monday said his company "will never back down in our defense of the Second Amendment," and also accused politicians and the news media for the surge in gun violence happening across the country. The National Rifle Association, the nation's leading pro-gun group, posted the statement in full on its website. "A number of politicians and their lobbying partners in the media have recently sought to disparage Smith & Wesson," Smith wrote. Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., pushed back on his remarks in a statement to CNBC on Wednesday, accusing him of seeking to protect the company's profits. "The CEO of Smith & Wesson...
    The CEO of gunmaker Smith & Wesson fired back at politicians who blame gun manufacturers for gun violence, charging that politicians and their policies are to blame for upticks in violent crime. CEO Mark Smith, who refused to testify before the House Oversight Committee about whether gun manufacturers have culpability for rising crime rates, argued lawmakers push "irresponsible, soft-on-crime policies" that encourage criminals. IRS STARTING POINT: 4,600 GUNS, 5 MILLION ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION, 'HITMAN SUITS' "It is no surprise that the cities suffering most from violent crime are the very same cities that have promoted irresponsible, soft-on-crime policies that often treat criminals as victims and victims as criminals. Many of these same cities also maintain the strictest gun laws in the nation. But rather than confront the failure of their policies, certain politicians have sought more laws restricting the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, while simultaneously continuing to undermine our institutions of law and order," Smith said in a statement. Amid an unprecedented and unjustified attack on the firearm industry, Smith & Wesson President...
    A domestic violence assault suspect in D.C. was wounded after officers opened fire in a chase, officials said. At around 7 p.m. on August 10, police responded to a residence in the 1900 block of Savannah Street where they found the victim of a recent domestic violence attack involving a gun, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.  Law enforcement chased the suspect, who fled the scene, and demanded he drop his firearm, police said.  An officer fired his gun, striking the victim once, before shooting him again after he refused to put his weapon down, officials reported.  The suspect, 29-year-old Rahman Mills, was charged with aggravated assault, assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of an unregistered firearm, and other related charges, authorities said. 
    (CNN)In the Supreme Court decision overturning a New York gun law, the three liberal justices opened their dissent by citing data from two of the leading researchers of gun violence in America.The first was the CDC. The second was the Gun Violence Archive."Since the start of this year (2022), there have been 277 reported mass shootings — an average of more than one per day. See Gun Violence Archive," Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in June in the opening paragraph.The dissent was just the latest example of the growing influence of the Gun Violence Archive, a tiny nonprofit that has for less than a decade attempted to log every single incident of gun violence in the US in real time. The organization has been cited by the Supreme Court, policymakers and media outlets like CNN primarily for its ongoing tally of mass shootings, which it defines as any incident in which four people are shot, excluding the shooter.That increasing visibility is a sign of success for Mark Bryant, the executive director of the Gun Violence Archive. He told CNN he started...
    The cult of mass murders has jolted our moorings as a country, if not the very idea of America. So has the criminal violence in cities exploding since the pandemic hibernation. Yet 58 percent of households have no gun—a data point of hope amid the bloody tide of gun violence. Most of us in that 58 percent, I suspect, believe that schools, churches, synagogues, malls, stores, and post offices can somehow be restored as safer sites without fear of a psychopath wielding an assault rifle. Congress’ recent gun control law is a starter step. What will it really take to regain normality? For now, entering my neighborhood supermarket, I nod appreciatively to the security person realizing that s/he would likely fall to an intruder with an AK 47. New Orleans, where about a third of the 391,000 population lives in poverty, is plagued with crime. Homicides are up 150 percent, with 145 murders as of July 5—the nation's highest murder rate, per capita. The crime story most sickening to me came May 30. Augustine Greenwood, 80, a grandmother of 15...
    (CNN)The new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives took the agency's helm last month at a time when gun violence and extremism are on the rise, putting him among a handful of top federal officials tasked with preventing and responding to high-profile incidents of violent crime rocking the nation. "I think the first thing we need to do is to be honest about the fact that we have a problem," Steve Dettelbach, the ATF's first Senate-approved leader in seven years, told CNN in an interview this week. "I will tell you, it's gotten more bold, more brazen and more violent." For Dettelbach, some of the problems on his hands are personal. With officials warning that faith-based communities will continue to be the targets of violence, he says his own faith has given him an important perspective on the matter. "For too long -- and I say this as somebody who's dealt with a lot of victims in hate crimes and somebody who is Jewish American and raising Jewish children in this country -- for too long...
    As a television host, Mehmet Oz backed gun safety legislation. As Pennsylvania's Republican nominee for the Senate, he has done a total flip-flop. Longtime New Jersey resident and television personality Mehmet Oz narrowly won the Republican nomination for Senate in Pennsylvania in a June primary. As he has on many other issues, as a Republican candidate, he has abandoned previously held positions on gun legislation and is now promising to oppose any legislative attempt to curb gun violence. Oz will face Pennsylvania Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in the general election in November to fill the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey. Fetterman, a gun owner who says he favors "commonsense gun reform and legislation," told Philadelphia NBC affiliate WCAU-TV: "It's long past time for Congress to act. If I'm your next U.S. Senator, I would support common-sense reform like universal background checks for all gun sales and a ban on military-grade assault weapons and high capacity magazines." In July, Fetterman was included on a list of endorsed "gun safety champions" by the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund....
    Authorities in Burlington County said they have stepped up efforts to eliminate gun violence in the community of Riverside and seek the public's help. Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Riverside Township Police Chief H. David Jaensch said the recent rise in gun violence in Riverside has prompted an ongoing investigation into the shootings by several law enforcement agencies. “We will not permit the neighborhoods of Burlington County to be treated as shooting galleries and war zones,” Bradshaw said. “We are committed to apprehending armed, violent offenders who terrorize our towns through their disregard for the safety of innocent residents.” The initiative, which has resulted in search warrants being executed in Riverside, Camden and Trenton, stems from recent shootings on Cleveland Avenue and Taylor Street. Two guns have been seized, and multiple suspects have been identified and are being investigated. Additional surveillance cameras and license plate readers are being deployed in the township to assist in the effort, Jaensch said. “Our police department is committed to keeping Riverside a safe community, and gun violence will not be tolerated,” Jaensch...
    Arizona Republican Senate nominee Blake Masters says gun violence is 'gangs. It's people in Chicago, St. Louis shooting each other. Very often, you know, Black people, frankly.' Millionaire venture capitalist Blake Masters won the Arizona Republican Senate primary on Aug. 2 to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in November. He is vowing to be the most pro-gun senator in his state's history. Masters, who received only 39% of the primary vote, has touted his endorsement by Donald Trump, who wrote, "Blake will fight for our totally under-siege Second Amendment, and WIN! It is my great honor to give Blake Masters my Complete and Total Endorsement!" Throughout the primary campaign, Masters put his passionate opposition to virtually any gun violence legislation and his pride in his own massive firearms cache at the forefront of his message. "I'll be the most pro-2A Senator that Arizona has ever had," he tweeted on Oct. 4, 2021. "I've got the guns to prove it. Every Monday, I'll tell you about one of them." Kelly, a former astronaut who won a 2020 special election for...
    One man is dead and another is injured as Baltimore's shootings continue to rise, authorities say. An injured man was found after detectives were called to the 1800 block of Belmont Avenue Saturday, Aug. 6, around 3:40 p.m. for reports of a shooting, according to Baltimore police. Officers were able to find a 26-year-old man who had been shot upon their arrival to the scene.  The man was transported to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries. A second man was shot less than two days later in the 1800 block of Walbrook Avenue just before 6 a.m., Monday, Aug 8.  The 57-year-old victim was pronounced dead on the scene by medics. Both shootings remain under investigation. Anyone who may have information about these crimes or the individual(s) who committed them is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers external link at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia is seeing a disturbing trend of women and girls injured or killed in shootings. Police say three women were shot last weekend over an Instagram post. Police are in the early stages of their investigation but say they need help to identify multiple shooters who together fired more than 30 times. READ MORE: CDC Expected To Relax Some COVID-19 Restrictions Soon, According To Draft Documents Obtained By CBS News“We heard like bang, bang, bang, bang,” Brewerytown resident Jilian Leonard said. A blown-out car window was left behind in Brewerytown after police say three women were shot early Sunday morning, alarming neighbors. “We were both sleeping. We jolted up, looked outside and cops were here right away basically,” Leonard said. Officers say before the shooting, the victims were at a home for an Airbnb party. “We don’t believe it was a sanctioned rented property at this point,” Philadelphia Police Capt. John Walker said. Walker says one of the women had made a post on social media before the three left. Then as they returned to the Airbnb,...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – District Attorney Larry Krasner and members of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Gun Violence Task Force will announce the convictions of two defendants with known street group affiliations who were indicted by a Philadelphia Grand Jury for their roles in a series of shootings that occurred in the city’s Overbrook and Mantua sections in 2018 and 2019. A weekly gun crimes update will also be provided. The briefing will take place at approximately 11 a.m. and be streamed on CBS News Philly above. What: DA Krasner, Gun Violence Task Force to Announce Convictions of Two Defendants for Multiple Shooting Incidents, Provide Gun Crimes Update When: Monday, August 8, 2022 Time: 11:00 a.m. Online stream: Live in the player above and your mobile streaming device. Stay with CBSPhilly.com for updates on this developing story
    The anti-Trump group The Republican Accountability Project ran an ad on Monday showing Georgia GOP Senate nominee Herschel Walker’s ex-wife accusing him of domestic violence, including holding her at gunpoint. The video shows a highlight of Walker, a former football player, scoring a touchdown in college, while a narrator says, “Do you think you know Herschel Walker? Well, think again.” NEW ad running in Georgia from Republican Accountability PAC. This is the real Herschel Walker. pic.twitter.com/vErPuvOqNw — The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) August 8, 2022 “Listen to what his ex-wife had to say about him,” the narrator added. The ad then cuts to Cindy DeAngelis Grossman detailing how Walker threatened her. “His eyes would become very evil. The guns and knives. I got into a few choking things with him,” she said. “The first time he held the gun to my head, he held the gun to my temple and said he was gonna blow my brains out.” In December, Walker addressed the domestic violence allegations by Grossman against him. “I’m always accountable to whatever I’ve ever done,” he...