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Guns in America

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Supreme Court rejects gun rights challenge to bump stocks ban

The Trump administration imposed the ban after the mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017.
A bump stock device, right, that fits on a semi-automatic rifle to increase the firing speed, making it similar to a fully automatic rifle, is held next to a AK-47 semi-automatic rifle at a gun store
A bump stock device, right, that fits on a semi-automatic rifle to increase the firing speed, making it similar to a fully automatic rifle, is held next to a AK-47 semi-automatic rifle at a gun store

30 rounds fired in California school shooting that injured 2 students and 4 staffers, police say

Wednesday's shooting is believed to be "gang-related," according to Oakland police.
Image: Oakland school shooting
Image: Oakland school shooting

Smith & Wesson sued over link to July 4 Illinois parade shooting

Survivors of the attack in Highland Park and relatives of those who were killed repeatedly blamed the firearms producer for enabling the shooter.
Law enforcement search after a mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade in downtown Highland Park, Ill., on July 4, 2022.
Law enforcement search after a mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade in downtown Highland Park, Ill., on July 4, 2022.

1 dead and 1 in custody after a shooting at an Arkansas hospital, officials say

Sherwood police called the deadly shooting "an isolated event that just happened to take place in a public facility."
Chi St. Vincent Hospital in Sherwood, Ark.
Chi St. Vincent Hospital in Sherwood, Ark.

Man accused of plotting a 'Las Vegas style' mass shooting and threatening to kill police officers

The man was arrested Sunday in California, nearly five years after a gunman unleashed a hail of gunfire into a concert crowd in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more.
The Super 8 Motel in Chico, Calif.
The Super 8 Motel in Chico, Calif.

Kentucky school shooter who killed 3 students in 1997 is denied parole and will serve out his life sentence

Michael Carneal was a 14-year-old freshman when he fired a stolen pistol at a prayer group at Heath High School.
Image: Michael Carneal
Image: Michael Carneal

Shots fired in Florida Chuck E. Cheese parking lot during altercation

After the altercation, a crowd was moved to the parking lot, where a woman "shot at least one round into the air," the sheriff’s office said. No injuries were reported.
Police respond to a shooting at a Chuck E. Cheese location in Brandon, Fla, on Sept. 24, 2022.
Police respond to a shooting at a Chuck E. Cheese location in Brandon, Fla, on Sept. 24, 2022.

3 people gunned down in Chicago suburb before shooter found dead in burning home

"There is no longer a threat to the community," according to authorities in Oak Forest.
Police respond to a shooting in Oak Forest, a neighborhood near Chicago on Sept. 23, 2022.
Police respond to a shooting in Oak Forest, a neighborhood near Chicago on Sept. 23, 2022.

Denver man convicted of using AK-47 to kill woman who was walking her dog

Prosecutors alleged Michael Close, 38, had gotten into a “verbal exchange” with Isabella Thallas, 21, and her boyfriend, Darian Simon, before opening fire at them in the June 2020 incident. Simon was wounded in the attack.
Image: Michael Close
Image: Michael Close

Suburban Chicago police officer charged with murder in 2020 fatal shooting of Black man

Prosecutors said it had unsealed grand jury indictments against former Waukegan police Officer Dante Salinas in the shooting that killed Marcellis Stinnette and wounded his girlfriend, Tafara Williams.
Image: Marcellis Stinnette
Image: Marcellis Stinnette

Alabama execution of man who killed 3 in workplace shooting called off for time and medical concerns

The halt came three hours after a divided U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution of Alan Miller to begin.
Alan Eugene Miller
Alan Eugene Miller