One year ago, familiar images flooded television screens across the country. They confronted their lawmakers. They rallied others to their cause. And then they took to the streets of D.C. to put on the March For Our Lives, make pleas for reform.
Supporters say these “red flag” laws are among the most promising tools to reduce the nearly 40,000 suicides and homicides by firearm each year in the U.S. Gun advocates, though, say such measures undermine their constitutional rights and can result in people being stripped of their weapons on false or vindictive accusations.
In a viral response to the President on Twitter, a Capital Gazette photojournalist mourned, remembered and celebrated his beloved colleague, Wendi Winters, and four other staffers killed when a gunman walked into the newsroom of the Annapolis paper.
The shootings at a Parkland, Florida high school and the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh were some of the deadliest mass shootings in the U.S. this year. News of other mass shootings, however, seemed to have only reached local audiences.
The gunmen in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and Las Vegas, Nevada, both had histories of domestic violence or violence against women. In Devin Kelley’s case, he shouldn’t have been able to own a gun. But two observers tell WTOP the ideal is often not the reality — for several reasons.
At least one person is dead and six others injured in a shooting at Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio, Texas, the mayor’s office said.
Residents who want to carry firearms should first be required to pass certified training programs, according to a new study from Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland.
About 200 protesters lined the street in front of the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in Fairfax County, calling for “sensible gun reform.”
A day after a mass shooting in California, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., says Congress needs to “quit hiding and address what is a real sickness in this country.”
(NEW YORK) — Americans overwhelmingly see gun violence as a serious problem but divide on government action to address it, the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll shows. They also largely see mass shootings as more…
WASHINGTON — The mass shooting in Oregon is once again putting a spotlight on mental health issues and problems with the treatment process. Insurance companies are required to provide mental health coverage, but big inconsistencies…
Gun control and mental health aren\’t the only
issues when it comes to curbing mass shootings.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.