Seven years after the shooting in Newtown, more than 11,000 schools have adopted a student support program developed by Sandy Hook Promise.
Fresno's mayor vetoed Advance Peace, citing a lack of evidence. But new research shows its potential for reducing gun violence.
A constitutional scholar explains the challenge to a New York City gun restriction — and its potential to affect the right to bear arms more broadly.
The perpetrator’s handgun was assembled from parts available for purchase without a background check.
After an international manhunt, Wilson pleaded guilty to a felony in Texas court. But the particulars of his deal left him in a legal gray area that allows him to own and work with firearms.
In a filing, Ackerman McQueen had suggested that testimony by the NRA leader contradicted the gun group’s legal claims.
When the Supreme Court declined to take up the case, it allowed the legal battle to play out in Connecticut. There are potentially huge implications for the gun industry, which is currently shielded from most legal claims.
Advocates believe the city is primed for a more effective approach to shootings. Now, they are waiting to see whether the new administration will deliver.
Most Shooters Go Free in Chicago’s Most Violent Neighborhoods — While Police Make Non-Stop Drug Arrests
An analysis of city data finds disparities in how the police pursue criminal offenses between white and non-white neighborhoods. “They’ll get a person for marijuana before they’ll get a person for murder.”
“The need for protection still exists, whether you can legally carry or not,” says one expert.
“We know that wherever there is homelessness and housing insecurity, there is violence. So I think anybody who is concerned about crime in a city like Chicago should look at homelessness as a contributing factor.”