Apr 28, 2016

2-year-old fatally shoots mother in Milwaukee

A 2-year-old boy fatally shot his mother from the back seat of the car as she drove along a Milwaukee highway, sheriff’s officials said Wednesday, less than two months after a Florida mother was shot and wounded in similar circumstances. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s ...

Eight relatives shot in the head in Ohio; no suspects caught yet

Apr 23, 2016

Eight relatives shot in the head in Ohio; no suspects caught yet

Authorities urged residents to be cautious in this part of rural southern Ohio heading into the weekend as the search continued for whoever fatally shot eight members of a family at four different properties. The victims found Friday southwest of Piketon include seven adults ...

New Orleans mourns slain former player, team leader Smith

Apr 12, 2016

New Orleans mourns slain former player, team leader Smith

People across Louisiana sought Monday to process the news that one of the Saints’ much-loved players, former defensive end Will Smith, was shot in the back Saturday night in what police called a deadly act of road rage. Smith, 34, arrived in New Orleans ...

In U.S. gun control, not all laws are equal: study

Mar 11, 2016

In U.S. gun control, not all laws are equal: study

Gun deaths in the United States can be slashed by over 90 percent through universal application of laws requiring background checks of buyers and easy tracing of every bullet fired, researchers said Thursday. Conducting a background check on every single gun buyer could more ...

Mar 11, 2016

U.S. mom shot by 4-year-old is apparent gun rights advocate

A northeast Florida woman whose 4-year-old son accidentally shot her in the back while they were traveling in her pickup truck is apparently a gun lover who made numerous social media postings about gun rights. A community Facebook page listed under Jamie Gilt for ...

Mar 10, 2016

Florida 4-year-old shoots gun-loving mom

A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot his mother as she drove a car, leaving the passionately pro-gun woman badly wounded and facing possible charges, Florida officials said Wednesday. Staunch gun advocate Jamie Gilt, 31, who just a day earlier had boasted online about her toddler’s ...

U.S. gun industry wants looser rules on silencers

Mar 9, 2016

U.S. gun industry wants looser rules on silencers

The U.S. gun industry is trying to shake off the Hollywood hit-man image of the gun silencer and re-brand it as a hearing-protection device in a campaign to roll back regulations that date to the 1930s. Industry lobbying has led to more than a ...

Mar 7, 2016

Two dead, two injured in Sydney shooting

A man who police say fatally shot one person and wounded two others inside a western Sydney business was found dead inside the building after a six-hour standoff Monday that brought the area to a standstill. Heavily armed police moved into the sign-making business ...