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Father of Newtown Victim Breaks Down at Senate Judiciary Hearing

Father of Newtown Victim Breaks Down at Senate Judiciary Hearing

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A father who lost his son in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary last year broke down in tears while presenting in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
Neil Heslin, whose son Jesse Lewis was murdered at Sandy …

Poll Finds 1 in 5 Americans Know a Victim of Gun Violence

Poll Finds 1 in 5 Americans Know a Victim of Gun Violence

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — One in five Americans personally know a victim of gun violence, and 42 percent of Americans say that they are at least somewhat worried about becoming victims themselves, according to a new Kaiser Health…

Four-Year-Old Shoots Self with Stolen Gun while Dad Naps

Four-Year-Old Shoots Self with Stolen Gun while Dad Naps

Houston Police Department(HOUSTON) — A Houston dad who was allegedly napping on a couch when his 4-year-old son found a stolen handgun and fatally shot himself with it has been arrested and will face charges in the boy’s death.
Ma…

Maryland First-Grader Suspended for Making Gun Gesture with Hand

Maryland First-Grader Suspended for Making Gun Gesture with Hand

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(SILVER SPRING, Md.) — A 6-year-old boy who was suspended from his elementary school for making a gun gesture with his hand and saying “pow” is fighting his suspension through a lawyer.The Montgomery County School District sus…

Woman Tied to New York Firefighter Ambush Gun

Woman Tied to New York Firefighter Ambush Gun

ABC News/WHAM(NEW YORK) — Authorities have charged a woman for allegedly providing a convicted killer with the Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle he used when he ambushed four volunteer firefighters and an off-duty cop at a fire scene in upstate New York …

Utah Boy Brings Gun to School and Gets Arrested

Utah Boy Brings Gun to School and Gets Arrested

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(KEARNS, Utah) — Prosecutors in Kearns, Utah, are preparing criminal charges against an 11-year-old boy who brought a .22 caliber handgun to school with him on Monday, which he claimed was in response to last week’s shootings …

Pat Down Missed Gun on Handcuffed Texas Teen Who Shot Himself

Pat Down Missed Gun on Handcuffed Texas Teen Who Shot Himself

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Police are investigating how officers failed to find a gun after searching and handcuffing an agitated Texas high school senior who shot himself in the head while riding in a police car.Capt. Jon Moore with the …

Black Friday Frenzy: 2 Run Down in Washington, Man Pulls Gun in Texas

Black Friday Frenzy: 2 Run Down in Washington, Man Pulls Gun in Texas

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Black Friday, one of the most ballyhooed shopping days of the year, has also proven to be hazardous, with incidents including fights between frenzied shoppers and parking-lot robberies.Two people were run down …

WNBA Star Wanted: Smashed Windows, Fired Shots Inside Ex-Girlfriend’s Car

WNBA Star Wanted: Smashed Windows, Fired Shots Inside Ex-Girlfriend’s Car

Amanda Edwards/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw, 35, is accused of violently striking her ex-girlfriend’s car with a baseball bat and firing a gun inside it.Atlanta police issued an arrest warrant for Holdsclaw on Tues…

Florida Woman Allegedly Pulls Gun During Sex in Moving Car

Florida Woman Allegedly Pulls Gun During Sex in Moving Car

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office(PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.) — A Florida woman pulled a gun on a man during sex and demanded money, causing him to lose control of his moving car, police said.Amanda Jean Linscott, 26, fled the scene on foot after the vehicl…

Secret Service Detail Leaves Gun Unattended on Romney’s Charter Flight

Secret Service Detail Leaves Gun Unattended on Romney’s Charter Flight

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — A member of Mitt Romney’s Secret Service detail was removed Wednesday from a campaign trip after she accidentally left her firearm unattended in the candidate’s charter plane bathroom.The agent in q…

Dad Shot Dead by Three-Year-Old Son

Dad Shot Dead by Three-Year-Old Son

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A 33-year-old married father of three children was shot to death in his Salem, Indiana home last Friday night.Police say the assailant was Michael Bayless’ three-year-old son.From what investigators have been able…

Illinois Woman Uses Cop’s Gun for Apparent Suicide in Police Car

Illinois Woman Uses Cop’s Gun for Apparent Suicide in Police Car

Comstock/Thinkstock(ALTON, Ill.) — A mentally ill Illinois woman allegedly shot and killed herself in the front seat of a police car that was giving her a courtesy ride to a hospital, but her family is questioning the police version of what happened i…

Woman Plants Gun, Ammo in Boy’s Toys to Set Up Ex at Airport

Woman Plants Gun, Ammo in Boy’s Toys to Set Up Ex at Airport

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(WARWICK, R.I.) — Transportation Security Administration officers made a dangerous find Monday afternoon when a man and his child were attempting to fly from Rhode Island’s T.F. Green Airport.A disassembled .40 caliber p…

Virginia Man Shoots Self, Wife at Gun Safety Class

Virginia Man Shoots Self, Wife at Gun Safety Class

Hemera/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) — A Virginia man accidentally shot himself and his wife while they were at a gun safety class over the weekend.Michael L. Deel,  54, and his wife, Michelle Deel, 49, are recovering from the injuries they suffered d…

Pippa Middleton’s Party Host Apologizes for Gun ‘Joke’

Pippa Middleton’s Party Host Apologizes for Gun ‘Joke’

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(PARIS) — The French aristocrat who hosted Pippa Middleton for a wild weekend in Paris that ended with the royal sister-in-law embroiled in a gun photo scandal has apologized.Arthur de Soultrait issued a public apology to Mid…

Pippa Middleton Photo Gun a Fake?

Pippa Middleton Photo Gun a Fake?

ABC News(LONDON) — Photos of Pippa Middleton have made the sister-in-law of England’s presumptive future king a worldwide sensation, but nothing quite like the shot this weekend when she was snapped laughing as a male companion in a car pointed a gun …

Seattle Boy Who Accidentally Shot Third-Grade Classmate Charged

Seattle Boy Who Accidentally Shot Third-Grade Classmate Charged

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — Preliminary charges have been filed against the third-grade boy accused of accidentally shooting his 8-year-old classmate in the abdomen at their Seattle-area school.The unnamed boy has been charged with unlawful p…

Seattle Area Girl in Critical Condition After Classroom Shooting

Seattle Area Girl in Critical Condition After Classroom Shooting

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — A Seattle area third-grader is in critical condition Thursday after being shot in the abdomen when a gun went off in her classroom.Amina Bowman, 8, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after the gun discharge…

Woman Boards Plane with Gun in Her Bag

Woman Boards Plane with Gun in Her Bag

Hemera/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — A passenger at the Dallas/Fort Worth International airport was able to board a plane with a gun inside her carry-on luggage Wednesday, but was taken off the aircraft and detained by security officials before the flight coul…

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