Guns

Artificial intelligence program can detect weapons from cameras.

AI program can detect weapons from security camera feeds

The artificial intelligence program can alert schools immediately when a weapon is detected.

 | Chloe Nordquist

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker looks to supporters after he defeated GOP challenger Darren Bailey

Illinois governor bans the possession or sale of semiautomatic weapons

Illinois' state ban on semiautomatic weapons is only a few days old. Legal challenges are in the works.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

Gov. J.B. Pritzker hugs gun control advocate Maria Pike.

Illinois bans semiautomatic weapons, critics vow court challenge

The ban covers dozens of types of rifles and handguns, .50-caliber guns and attachments, and it puts limits on rounds rifles and handguns can hold.

 | AP

A sign in Times Square reads "Gun Free Zone."

Shootings in New York City are costing taxpayers millions of dollars

A new report found New York City taxpayers have paid nearly $40 million to treat gunshot wounds in the city's hospitals.

 | Axel Turcios

A memorial for the 19 children and two teachers killed in the Uvalde shooting sits outside of Robb Elementary

2022 Year In Review: Gun Violence

2022 saw a record number of people under 18 years old killed, but some cities have reported a drop in homicides.

 | Ben Schamisso

Security officers speak inside a store at the Mall of America.

5 Arrested In Deadly Shooting At Minnesota's Mall Of America

Those arrested are two 18-year-olds and three 17-year-olds, all male.

 | AP

Two people visit a memorial for the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting victims.

10 Years Later, A Memorial Honors Those Killed In Sandy Hook Shooting

Newsy's Sam Eaton visited the memorial to those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary and helps share how and why it came to be.

 | Sam Eaton

Image of firearms on display at a gun shop.

Judge Places Hold On Oregon's Gun Law, State To Appeal

The law requires a permit, background check, fingerprinting and hands-on training for new firearms buyers. It also bans magazines over 10 rounds.

 | AP

U.S. President Joe Biden.

President Biden Renews Push For Assault Weapons Ban

Over half of voters say they want to see nationwide gun policy made stricter, according to an Associated Press survey.

 | Kellan Howell

Suspect in handcuffs

Felony Assaults With Guns Increasing In Hundreds of U.S. Communities

The DOJ's new Bureau of Justice Statistics director tells Newsy U.S. crime is mostly flat, but some violent crimes are spiking.

 | Mark Greenblatt and Amy Fan and Carrie Cochran

A flag with a message to Daniel Aston, one of the victims of the mass shooting at Club Q, sits at a memorial outside the club

No Record Of Effort To Remove Club Q Suspect's Guns In 2021

Newsy found Colorado's red flag law was not applied to the Club Q shooting suspect, even after he made an earlier bomb threat.

 | Lori Jane Gliha

Ethan Crumbley speaks in court.

Life Sentence Sought For Teen In Michigan School Shooting

Ethan Crumbley's lawyers believe he can be rehabilitated in prison, while prosecutors say life in prison is "appropriate in this case."

 | AP

A scene from "Law & Order: SVU" is shown.

Hollywood's Role In America's Gun Violence Epidemic

Researchers say featuring gun safety measures instead of violence on screen could change how media contributes to real-world behaviors.

 | Jamal Andress

Flowers lay next to a victim's name carved in the stone of a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.

Sandy Hook Memorial Opens Nearly 10 Years After 26 Killed

Some victims' relatives were given a private tour of the grounds.

 | AP

Bottom of gun in a man's hand shows an American flag decal with a blue line

Sheriffs And Prosecutors Becoming More Publicly Defiant Of State Laws

Sheriffs and prosecutors in some areas are choosing not to enforce certain state laws like new gun regulations, or prosecute for abortion ban cases.

 | Daniel Grossman

A photo of Alexzandria Bell rests at the scene of a growing floral memorial to the victims of a school shooting

St. Louis School Gunman Had AR-15-style Weapon, 600 Rounds Of Ammo

The gunman left behind a handwritten note offering his explanation for the shooting Monday at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School.

 | AP

Student mourn after a school shooting.

Police: 3 People Killed In Shooting At St. Louis High School

The shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School injured six people and left three others dead — including the gunman.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Alex Jones Seeks New Trial After $1B Sandy Hook Verdict

A lawyer for the Sandy Hook families says they will oppose Jones' request.

 | AP

A row of guns for sale

States Can Now Apply For Red Flag Funding

More than $250 million in federal grant funding is now available to states looking to implement extreme risk protection orders, or Red Flag Laws.

 | Lori Jane Gliha

Neighbors embrace as police remain on the scene of a shooting

15-Year-Old Kills 5, Injures 2 Others In North Carolina Shooting

A suspect was taken into custody Thursday before 10 p.m. Police haven't announced a motive or their identity.

 | Jamal Andress

Law enforcement officers work a crime scene.

Police: 15-Year-Old Gunman Kills 5, Including Officer, In N. Carolina

The gunfire broke out around 5 p.m. Thursday along the Neuse River Greenway in a residential area northeast of downtown Raleigh.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Man holding riffle.

Federal Funds Coming For Red Flag Laws: What The Laws Do

A Newsy investigation examines how red flag laws work and why hundreds of people are being told to give up their guns.

 | Lori Jane Gliha

Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.

Uvalde, Texas Schools Suspend Entire Police Force After Outrage

School leaders also put two members of the district police department on administrative leave.

 | Scripps News Staff and AP

People hold signs in support of Asian American Pacific Islander communities

More Asian Americans Are Purchasing Guns

The increase in Asian American hate during the pandemic has motivated many in the Asian American community to purchase guns.

 | Cat Sandoval

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz

Prosecutors To Begin Florida School Shooter Trial Rebuttal

A seven-man, five-woman jury will decide whether Nikolas Cruz is sentenced to death or life without parole.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

American Express, Visa and Mastercard cards on display

Republican A.G. Push Visa, Mastercard, AmEx Not To Track Gun Sales

The payment networks said they would adopt the International Organization for Standardization's new merchant code for gun store sales.

 | AP

Aaron Stark is shown.

The Almost-Mass Shooter: Man Reflects On Stepping Away From The Edge

Aaron Stark discusses his emotions and circumstances that drove him to buy a gun and nearly go on a rampage at 16 years old.

 | Clayton Sandell

A gun store employee shows a gun to a customer.

Major Credit Card Companies Will Soon Categorize Gun Store Purchases

Visa, American Express and Mastercard will separate gun and ammunition purchases from others in records.

 | James Packard

Visa credit cards.

Visa To Start Categorizing Gun Shop Sales Separately

Visa’s adoption is significant as the largest payment network, and will likely add pressure for Mastercard and American Express to adopt the code.

 | AP

A woman holds a sign during a Students Demand Action event in Washington

AP-NORC Poll: 2 In 10 Report Experience With Gun Violence

CDC data shows a spike in gun violence since the pandemic, with gun-related homicides increasing across the country in metro and rural areas.

 | AP