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Three Walmart workers, Melisa Gonzalez, Jesus Romero and Raven Ramos, who helped people to escape during the mass shooting on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, get emotional during during a vigil at Ponder Park in honor of the shooting victims in El Paso, Texas.
Lola Gomez/Austin American-Statesman via AP
August 07, 2019 - 10:39 am
By Russell Contreras and John L. Mone, Associated Press EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The massacre that killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso struck a city that has long been the cradle of Mexican American culture and immigration and suffered through bloody episodes of racial violence in the past. The...
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Gilroy shooting memorial
Noah Berger/AP
August 06, 2019 - 3:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The discovery of a "target list" containing religious institutions, courthouses and other sites compiled by the gunman in a mass shooting at a California food festival has prompted the FBI to open a domestic terrorism case. Shooter Santino William Legan , 19, fatally shot three...
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Kamala Harris
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
May 15, 2019 - 11:11 am
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Kamala Harris wants to ban the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons by executive action if elected president. On Wednesday, the Democratic senator and presidential candidate from California will detail her proposal to stop importing the weapons until the Bureau of Alcohol...
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N.J. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announces the first “ghost gun” seizures and arrests, under a new law banning untraceable weapons.
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
March 18, 2019 - 2:06 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The first arrests under a New Jersey law criminalizing "ghost guns" happened in Camden County. It is now illegal to build or sell guns from online kits. N.J. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal says "ghost guns" are not registered and do not have serial numbers. Grewal...
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Semi-automatic rifles fill a wall at a gun shop.
Elaine Thompson/AP
January 01, 2019 - 5:22 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington on Tuesday joined a handful of other states that ban anyone under 21 from buying a semi-automatic assault rifle after voters passed a sweeping firearms measure in November that has drawn a court challenge from gun-rights advocates. The ballot initiative seeks to curb gun...
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Dreamstime
Steve Tawa
August 23, 2018 - 7:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the second time this month, a high-powered, military-style weapon has caused carnage on the streets of Philadelphia. The latest was a double homicide Wednesday evening in the city's Kensington section. Just outside a convenience store at H and East Thayer streets...
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Philadelphia Police Department
Mike Dougherty
May 08, 2018 - 10:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police have released chilling video of a struggle between a man washing his car and another man armed with a weapon resembling an AK-47 who shot him. Authorities are now searching for the gunman while the victim fights for his life. Wanted: Suspect for Shooting...
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Assault rifle AR15
Dreamstime
Kristen Johanson
April 09, 2018 - 5:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - A pair of brothers in Philadelphia's Bridesburg neighborhood have been charged after pulling an AR-15 on a neighbor over the weekend. A 12-year-old and his 19-year-old brother, Michael Mitchell, have been arrested, after authorities say they went to a neighbor's home...
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