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Jul 7, 2023

Republicans call on Moore to convene special session to address gun violence

Republican lawmakers have called for Maryland Gov. Wes Moore to convene a special legislative session to address gun violence after three people were killed and dozens injured in mass shootings at two block parties celebrating the Fourth of July.

Jul 3, 2023

Baltimore police searching for suspects after 2 killed, 28 wounded at weekend block party shooting

More than one person is suspected of opening fire during a holiday weekend block party in Baltimore that killed two and wounding 30 others, many of them under 18, police said Monday.

Mourners gather outside Club Q to visit a memorial on Nov. 25, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lawmakers in Colorado and other states are proposing bills to roll back legal protections for gun manufactures and dealers. (Parker Seibold/The Gazette via AP, File)
Feb 22, 2023

States look to remove legal protections for gun industry

Lawmakers in Colorado and at least five other states are proposing bills to roll back legal protections for gun manufacturers and dealers.

People attend a vigil outside Monterey Park City Hall, blocks from the Star Ballroom Dance Studio on Jan. 24, 2023, in Monterey Park, California. A gunman killed multiple people at the ballroom dance studio late Saturday amid Lunar New Years celebrations in the predominantly Asian American community. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Jan 26, 2023

‘Happening way too often’: Report delves into mass shootings, attacks

A new report on mass attacks calls for communities to intervene early when they see warning signs of violence.

Law enforcement work the scene of a mass shooting at a Walmart on Nov. 23, 2022, in Chesapeake, Virginia. The store was busy just before the shooting Tuesday night with people stocking up ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Nov 23, 2022

Walmart manager opened fire in break room, killing 6

A Walmart manager opened fire on fellow employees in the break room of a Virginia store, killing six people, police and witnesses said.

In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model of gun used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook School shooting, for a demonstration during a hearing of a legislative subcommittee reviewing gun laws, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
Nov 1, 2022

Gun advocates challenge Md.’s ban on assault weapons, calling them common

Maryland’s assault-style-weapons ban violates the Second Amendment because the guns, though dangerous, are commonly used, gun rights advocates argued to the 4th Circuit.

Protesters chant slogans outside the George R. Brown Convention Center to protest the National Rifle Association annual meeting in Houston on May 27, 2022. March for Our Lives and other gun control groups plan to mobilize supporters on June 11, 2022, to push Congress to require universal background checks, to pass red flag laws allowing guns to be confiscated in certain cases and to raise the age limit to purchase certain guns after recent mass shootings. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Jun 7, 2022

Mass shootings intensify reform efforts at grassroots level

Gun control advocates hope to intensify pressure on Congress to pass laws and additional funding for research to help curb the growing violence.

Semi-automatic rifles fill a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Jun 6, 2022

Tulsa mass shooting puts focus on waiting periods for gun buyers

Recent mass shootings are renewing the debate over whether restrictions such as waiting periods and bans on young adults buying semiautomatic rifles could have saved lives.

President Joe Biden speaks about the latest round of mass shootings, from the East Room of the White House in Washington on June 2, 2022. Biden is attempting to increase pressure on Congress to pass stricter gun limits after such efforts failed following past outbreaks. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Jun 3, 2022

Biden appeals for tougher gun laws: ‘How much more carnage?’

“Enough, enough,” President Joe Biden exclaimed over and over, as he delivered an impassioned address to the nation imploring Congress to take action against gun violence.

With photos of the young victims in Uvalde, Texas, behind her, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, speaks in support of Democratic gun control measures, called the Protecting Our Kids Act, in response to mass shootings in Texas and New York, at the Capitol in Washington on June 2, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Jun 2, 2022

House panel swiftly takes up gun bill after mass shootings

The House is swiftly working to put its stamp on gun legislation in response to mass shootings in Texas and New York by 18-year-old assailants.

Semi-automatic rifles fill a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
May 26, 2022

States divided on gun controls, even as mass shootings rise

Aside from several Democratic-controlled states, the majority have taken no action on gun control in recent years or have moved aggressively to expand gun rights.

May 26, 2022

Supreme Court to rule in gun case with US raw from mass shootings

With mass shootings in Texas, New York and California fresh in Americans’ minds, the Supreme Court will soon issue its biggest gun ruling in more than a decade.

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