City officials say more gun violence has contributed to the rising number of murders, and D.C. saw one of the biggest increases in fatal shootings nationwide while most other major cities reported overall decreases.
The full city council is set to vote on a legislative package this week that includes a number of gun regulations, including a measure that would allow police to immediately seize firearms from someone who poses an immediate danger.
In an effort to reduce gun violence, Baltimore leaders have announced a gun buyback program.
After at least eight incidents of gunfire hitting homes since May, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is considering ways to lower the risk — but lawmakers have different views on how to accomplish the goal.
The D.C. Council Judiciary and Public Safety Committee has voted unanimously to join Maryland and a dozen other states with “red flag” laws — laws intended to temporarily remove guns from the hands of individuals who may be in crisis.
Most of the roughly 400 guns that were stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee have been recovered in the Chicago area, federal authorities say.
A review of gun legislation passed across the country this year finds that states mostly reverted to predictable and partisan form, even after the Las Vegas strip massacre and the Florida high school shooting. Florida was an outlier, with a Republican governor and Republican Legislature agreeing to a wide-ranging package of gun control measures.
As Hurricane Florence clobbers the Carolinas, millions of residents have evacuated, leaving thousands of homes and businesses empty, including an especially attractive target for looters: gun stores.
Police in Maryland asked ATF to trace more than 8,600 firearms last year. Agents were able to determine where nearly 5,900 of the firearms were sold.
The school board in Lee County, Virginia, voted to allow an undisclosed number of teachers and staff members to carry guns in school.
The number of U.S. law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in the first six months of the year rose about 12 percent to 73 from 65, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said last week.
A Fredericksburg man was arrested Tuesday more than a month after he allegedly held a gun and yelled at another driver at an intersection in Woodbridge.
An art installation near Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School features nearly 200 white T-shirts hanging on a fence inscribed with magic market. The shirts symbolize the 199 teen victims of gun violence in 2018, alone, student organizers say.
Students across the D.C. region plan to walk out of class Friday as a form of protest as they call for tougher gun laws. The walkouts mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Colorado’s Columbine High School that left 13 dead.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to study the pros and cons of banning drivers from having loaded shotguns and rifles in their vehicles.
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