Feb 11, 2016

U.S. woman upset over botched haircut pulls gun on barber

A California woman gave new meaning to the saying “bad hair day” on Wednesday after she tried to shoot her stylist over a botched haircut, police said. Adrian Blanche Swain, 29, allegedly stormed out of the 619 Barber Shop in San Diego after getting ...

Following lobbying, Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

Jan 30, 2016

Following lobbying, Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

Facebook says it is cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world’s largest social network. The new policy applies also to Facebook’s photo-sharing service Instagram. It comes after gun control ...

Canadian town reels after shooting left four dead

Jan 24, 2016

Canadian town reels after shooting left four dead

The remote, northern Canadian community where a shooter killed four people and injured seven on Friday has long struggled under the weight of poverty, high suicide rates and disadvantages that most of the country can hardly imagine. The isolated town of La Loche, in ...

Canada gunman kills four  in worst shooting since ’89

Jan 23, 2016

Canada gunman kills four in worst shooting since ’89

In Canada’s worst school violence in 26 years, four people were killed in a shooting in a remote part of Saskatchewan on Friday, police said. A male suspect was arrested. Officials have not given a motivation for the shooting, which also injured several people ...

Gunman citing Islamic State shoots Philadelphia policeman

Jan 9, 2016

Gunman citing Islamic State shoots Philadelphia policeman

A gunman claiming to have pledged allegiance to Islamic State militants shot and seriously wounded a Philadelphia police officer in an ambush on his patrol car, the city’s police commissioner said on Friday. Edward Archer of Philadelphia approached Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, shortly before ...

Jan 8, 2016

Seeking support for gun actions, Obama tears into gun lobby

President Barack Obama tore into the nation’s largest gun lobby on Thursday as he sought support for his actions on gun control, accusing the powerful lobby group of peddling an “imaginary fiction” that he said has distorted the national debate about gun violence. In ...

PTSD nation? U.S. shootings inflict growing mental toll

Jan 7, 2016

PTSD nation? U.S. shootings inflict growing mental toll

Mass shootings from Newtown to San Bernardino are weighing ever more heavily on Americans, with signs of post-traumatic stress spreading far beyond the circle of survivors and loved ones, experts say. Gun violence kills about 30,000 Americans every year and mass shootings — extremely ...