Live updates: Congress set to pass bipartisan gun bill

Live updates: Congress set to pass bipartisan gun bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent President Joe Biden the widest ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists. The Democratic-led chamber approved the election-year legislation on a mostly party-line 234-193 vote, capping a … Read more

Supreme Court expands gun rights, striking New York limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major expansion of gun rights, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense. The decision follows recent mass shootings and is expected to ultimately allow more people to legally carry guns on the streets of the nation’s largest cities — including … Read more

Uvalde school shooting: Mayor accuses Texas law enforcement director of lying, leaking or misleading to avoid blame

CNN — Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin on Tuesday slammed the Texas Department of Public Security’s lack of transparency and accused its director, Col. Steven McCraw, of intentionally minimizing his agency’s mistakes in the weeks following the massacre at Robb Elementary School. Col. McCraw has continued to, whether you want to call it lie, leak, mislead … Read more

Church shooting survivor: Gunman ‘disengaged,’ sat alone

The 70-year-old suspected gunman in a shooting that killed three people at an Alabama church sat by himself drinking liquor, rejecting offers to join the others gathered at the potluck dinner, before gunfire shattered the peace of the evening, a survivor recalled. “It felt like he was disengaged,” Susan Sallin, 73, said. Sallin was seated … Read more

Man, 71, held in Alabama church shooting that killed 2

VESTAVIA Hills, Ala. (AP) — A 71-year-old man fatally shot two elderly people and wounded a third with a handgun during a potluck dinner at an Alabama church where he occasionally attended services, police said Friday. The suspect was subdued and held by an attendee of the event until police arrived Thursday evening, sparing the … Read more

Texas shooting records could be blocked by legal loophole

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As public pressure mounts for more information on the deadly Uvalde school shootingsome are concerned that Texas officials will use a legal loophole to block records from being released — even to the victims’ families — once the case is closed. Since the May 24 shooting at a Texas elementary school … Read more

Today in History: June 12, Pulse nightclub shooting | Health, Medicine and Fitness

Today is Sunday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2022. There are 202 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 12, 2016, a gunman opened fire at the Pulse nightclub, a gay establishment in Orlando, Florida, leaving 49 people dead and 53 wounded; Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State … Read more

Murphy says he thinks there will be more than 10 GOP votes on gun safety legislation, but top negotiator says no deal this week

CNN — Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, the lead Democrat in the bipartisan negotiations on gun safety reform, CNN told he believes there will be more than 10 Republicans supporting gun safety reform in the Senate but a top Republican negotiator says no deal will come this week. “I think we will put together a … Read more

Son of Buffalo victim pushes Congress: ‘What are you doing?’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of Ruth Whitfield, an 86-year-old woman killed when a gunman opened fire in a racist attack on Black shoppers in BuffaloNew York, challenged Congress Tuesday to act against the “cancer of white supremacy” and the nation’s epidemic of gun violence. Garnell Whitfield Jr.’s emotional testimony comes as lawmakers are working … Read more