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Adults in this US state can now carry guns ‘openly’ as governor approves bill

South Carolina's Henry McMaster signs into law a bill under which any adult who can legally own a gun can now carry the weapon ‘openly.’

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster speaks to supporters gathered at a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump at Coastal Carolina University ahead of the South Carolina Republican presidential primary in Conway, South Carolina, U.S., February 10, 2024. REUTERS/Sam Wolfe/File Photo
Updated on Mar 08, 2024 04:51 AM IST
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Kyle Rittenhouse's Kansas City shooting post goes viral, triggering race debate

Kyle Rittenhouse's post on X regarding shooting at Super Bowl victory parade for the Kansas City Chiefs has gone viral on social media, triggering race debate.

Kyle Rittenhouse (AP)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 08:09 PM IST
ByShweta Kukreti

Parkland survivor trolls Trump’s new sneaker venture with ‘brilliant’ twist

Miffed with Trump over his new sneaker line, Parkland shooting survivor Hogg has bought a new website referencing the ex-US President's new footwear brandx.

Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg(AP )
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 04:12 PM IST
ByShweta Kukreti

Colorado police identifies student and woman shot dead in university dorm room

Sam Knopp, 24, and Celie Rain Montgomery, 26, have been identified as the two people who were fatally shot in a dorm room at the University of Colorado

According to police, the investigation is still ongoing, with officers looking for new clues and potential suspects.(AP)
Published on Feb 19, 2024 03:56 PM IST
ByShweta Kukreti

Jennifer Crumbley trial: Why is mother of Michigan school gunman being convicted

US school shooter's mother has been convicted for her son's crime. Jennifer Crumbley becomes the first parent in America to face such charges.

Jennifer Crumbley, the mother of Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley, enters the court to hear the verdict just before the jury found her guilty on four counts of involuntary manslaughter on at Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac, Michigan, U.S. February 6, 2024. Mandi Wright/USA Today Network via REUTERS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT(via REUTERS)
Published on Feb 07, 2024 03:22 PM IST

‘My heart sank…': Video shows Indiana lawmaker flashing gun at high schoolers

Indiana state Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, holstered gun at high schoolers while he was discussing firearm legislation with students.

The school-goers saw the revolver on Indiana lawmaker Lucas' waist as he opened his coat, as reported by The Statehouse File, the student newspaper at Franklin College.(The Statehouse File)
Updated on Feb 01, 2024 07:13 PM IST
ByShweta Kukreti

3-year-old accidentally kills 2-year-old brother in US, parents face charges

A 3-year-old accidentally shot his 2-year-old brother, leading to fatal consequences. Parents are now facing serious charges.

A 3-year-old accidentally shot his 2-year-old brother, leading to fatal consequences. Parents are now facing serious charges.
Published on Jan 29, 2024 04:38 PM IST

US Appeals Court rules against social media disclosure in NYC's hun law

The US Court of Appeals invalidates sections of New York's 2022 gun law, rejecting mandatory social media disclosures for concealed carry permits.

FILE - New York can continue to enforce laws banning firearms in sensitive locations, a federal appeals court ruled Friday, Dec. 8, 2023 in its first broad review of a host of new gun rules passed in the state after a landmark Supreme Court ruling last year.(AP Photo/Brittainy Newman, File)(AP)
Published on Dec 09, 2023 01:27 PM IST

University of Nevada cancels exams post campus shooting that killed 3

The staff, meanwhile, will work remotely through the end of the calendar year, UNLV President Keith Whitfield said in a letter to students and staff.

Sean Hathcock, right, kisses Michelle Ashley after the two left candles for victims of a shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, in Las Vegas. The two graduated from the school and live nearby. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Published on Dec 09, 2023 02:27 AM IST
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Vegas gunman an academic who unsuccessfully applied for professorship: US media

ABC News, citing multiple law enforcement sources, identified the suspect as Anthony Polito, 67, and said the victims were faculty or staff, and not students.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 07: University police officers escort people on campus the morning after a shooting left three dead at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus on December 07, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by MARIO TAMA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Dec 08, 2023 04:47 AM IST

Las Vegas campus shooting leaves three dead, one in critical condition

The suspected shooter was also found dead.

TOPSHOT - Student Amanda Perez, 23, is comforted by fiance Alejandro Barron, 24, following a shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus in Las Vegas on December 6, 2023. (Photo by Ronda Churchill / AFP)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 05:39 AM IST
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3 shot dead in targeted attack in Atlanta: Police

A preliminary investigation indicates a man approached two people and opened fire, and one of those people returned fire, a police news release said.

Accident or crime scene cordon tape, police line do not cross. It is nighttime, emergency lights of police cars flashing blue, red and white in the background (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 02:54 AM IST
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Mother of kid who shot US school teacher pleads guilty to felony child neglect

Taylor was charged in April with felony child neglect and a misdemeanour count of recklessly storing of a firearm.

Students return to Richneck Elementary in Newport News, Va., on Jan. 30, 2023.(AP)
Published on Aug 16, 2023 12:15 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Nisha Anand

US suicides recorded at alarming all-time high in 2022: Govt data

Suicide attempts involving guns end in death far more often than those with other means, and gun sales have boomed — placing firearms in more and more homes.

 The new data indicates that suicide became the second leading cause of death in the age group 25 to 44 in 2022, up from No. 4 in 2021.
Published on Aug 12, 2023 11:33 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Several people killed, injured after two shootings in Kansas City: Report

One of the shootings involved multiple fatalities, as per the report.

The Kansas City Police Department responded to shootings on Prospect Avenue around 3 a.m. and again around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, KSHB-TV reported. (Representative)
Published on Jun 25, 2023 05:08 PM IST
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Shooting at Kansas City bar leaves 3 dead, 2 injured: Police

The incident took place at Klymax Lounge on Sunday, just before the bar's 1:30 am closing time.

Representational Image
Published on May 22, 2023 01:18 AM IST
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One dead, at least six injured in Mississippi party shooting in US

There were about 200 people at the restaurant when the shooter ran past employees who were doing security checks at the entrance to the patio.

Representational Image(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on May 06, 2023 08:21 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Over 3,000 guns exchanged for gift cards in a single day in New York

“We recovered 3,076 guns today, including 185 assault weapons," New York Attorney General Letitia James said.

Cases of gun violence are on the rise in the United States. (Representative Image/Photo by Maria Lysenko on Unsplash)
Updated on May 01, 2023 10:28 PM IST

First-ever smart gun with biometric unlock launched, to reduce accidental firing

A US-based company Biofire has developed ‘smart guns’ that use biometric identification, which would only allow authorised persons to fire.

The company is now taking pre-orders with an aim to deliver the products by early next year. (Biofire)
Published on Apr 17, 2023 10:05 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

‘Act quick’: Biden calls for assault weapons ban after California shootings

A suspected gunman was in custody Tuesday over the killing of seven people in a rural community in northern California, just two days after a mass shooting at a Lunar New Year celebration near Los Angeles.

US President Joe Biden is seen.(AP)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 06:58 PM IST

FBI investigating North Carolina substations damaged by gunfire

The attack was an “intentional, willful and malicious attack,” state Senator Tom McInnis said during the news conference, adding that “the perpetrator will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Power may not be completely restored until Thursday, utility Duke Energy Corp. said in a statement, adding that it was repairing multiple equipment failures. (Reuters)
Published on Dec 05, 2022 07:44 AM IST
Bloomberg |

New York to restrict gun carrying as the new state law goes into effect

The measure, passed after a US Supreme Court decision in June expanded gun rights, also sets stringent standards for issuing concealed carry permits.

People walk past a sign that reads “gun free zone
Published on Sep 01, 2022 12:27 PM IST

‘And tonight, we acted’: US Prez Biden as Senate OKs historic gun control bill

Biden has repeatedly pushed for more substantial reforms on gun control, including a reinstatement of the ban on assault rifles - which were used in both the Texas and New York shootings - and high-capacity magazines.

US President Joe Biden.(AP file)
Published on Jun 24, 2022 12:24 PM IST

US Senate passes breakthrough bill on gun safety

The reforms have been hailed as a life-saving breakthrough after almost 30 years of inaction by Congress.

Demonstrators attend a rally against gun violence.(AFP file image)
Published on Jun 24, 2022 08:36 AM IST

US Supreme Court expands right to carry guns in public, strikes down NY’s curbs

The ruling came with recent mass shootings fresh in the nation’s mind and gun-control legislation being debated in Congress and beyond

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Updated on Jun 24, 2022 07:57 AM IST

US on alert for violence after rumors of school shooting spread on TikTok

Some schools -- already on edge after a recent shooting -- sent warnings to parents and stepped up security, with a number of districts also canceling classes for the day.

People gather for a candle light vigil for the victims of the Oxford High School shooting in downtown in Oxford, Michigan on December 3(AFP)
Published on Dec 18, 2021 04:03 AM IST

Michigan school shooting: Parents of teen accused charged with manslaughter

James and Jennifer Crumbley committed “egregious” acts, from buying a gun on Black Friday and making it available to Ethan Crumbley to resisting his removal from school when they were summoned a few hours before the shooting, Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald said.

James, left, and Jennifer Crumbley are shown during the video arraignment of their son, Ethan Crumbley in Rochester Hills, Michigan.(AP)
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 06:55 AM IST
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Rash of mass shootings in three US states kill 2, injures at least 30 people

The attacks took place late Friday or early Saturday in the Texas capital of Austin, Chicago and Savannah, Georgia.

No arrests were reported by late Saturday in the two other shootings.(GETTY IMAGES (FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY))
Published on Jun 13, 2021 05:15 AM IST
AP | , Chicago

7 shot and wounded as gunfight erupts Chicago's Englewood

The recent incident reported from Chicago’s South Side has led experts to believe that it could be one of Chicago's most violent years in terms of gun violence in recent memory.

In this file picture from March 2021, Chicago police work the scene of a shooting on Chicago's South Side. The area witnessed gun violence again on Monday as seven people were wounded in a gunfight. (AP/For Representative Purposes Only)
Published on Apr 06, 2021 08:36 PM IST
AP | , Chicago

Rate of guns seized at US airport checkpoints jumped in 2020

The Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that screeners found 3,257 firearms on passengers or in their carry-on bags in 2020, or about 10 for every million travelers. About 83% of the guns were loaded.

A traveler wears a mask as she walks through Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.(AP File Photo )
Published on Jan 26, 2021 10:36 PM IST
AP | , Washington
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