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.

 | Dan 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

Man carrying a handgun in his pocket.

New York To Restrict Gun Carrying After Supreme Court Ruling

The new law that goes into effect Thursday bans guns in areas deemed "sensitive," and requires extensive training for concealed carry applicants.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Gun control protest outside Texas state Capitol.

Uvalde Parents Join Gun Control Protest Outside Texas State Capitol

Family members of Robb Elementary shooting victims say they’ve met with the governor personally and specifically asked him about changing the laws.

 | John Mone

Guns displayed for sale.

Mass Killings Have Claimed The Lives Of Nearly 3,000 People Since 2006

Data shows that most mass killers are men. Meanwhile, victims are nearly equal between men and women.

 | Maura Sirianni

Flowers are shown under an awning where people walk.

How Mass Shootings Have Rattled The American Jewish Community

Many recent mass shootings have largely hit Jewish communities, and now the communities have had to come to grips with tragedy.

 | Scripps News Staff

Fans at the 2018 Music Midtown festival

Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival Canceled After Georgia Gun Ruling

A new Georgia court ruling would have made it illegal for organizers to ban guns on the publicly-owned festival grounds at Piedmont Park.

 | Gage Jackson

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

House Passes Semi-Automatic Gun Ban After 18-Year Lapse

Congress had allowed the restrictions first put in place in 1994 on the manufacture and sales of the weapons to expire a decade later.

 | AP

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas

Crime In America: Kansas City Mayor On Police Funding And Gun Control

Mayor Quinton Lucas made a campaign promise to reduce violent crime in Kansas City, but he explains why that's proving to be more and more difficult.

 | Gage Jackson

AR-15-style rifles on display

Manufacturers Made Over $1B Selling AR-15-Style Guns Over Past Decade

A House panel says some sales tactics make guns look like a sign of manhood. Meanwhile, gun makers blame shooters rather than their weapons.

 | AP

House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler.

Democrats Push For 1st Semi-Automatic Gun Ban In 20 Years

The bill has little chance of becoming law due to opposition in the Senate.

 | AP and Nathaniel Reed

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the Leadership Forum at the National Rifle Association

Gun Violence Advocates Start Nationwide Bus Tour Against NRA

Advocates for gun law reform are staging a nationwide bus tour to highlight the cost of gun violence on young lives.

 | Isbella Diaz

Texas House investigative committee chairman Rep. Dustin Burrows holds a copy of its full report on the shooting.

Uvalde Report: 376 Officers But ‘Egregiously Poor’ Decisions

The report was written by an investigative committee from the Texas House of Representatives and released to family members Sunday.

 | AP and Adi Guajardo

Crime scene tape surrounds Geneva Presbyterian Church.

U.S. Houses Of Worship Increase Security After Shootings

The recent string of high-profile mass shootings in the U.S. is prompting some faith leaders to ramp up security.

 | AP