Gun violence

This combination of booking photos provided by the Polk County Sheriff's Office shows Courtney Irby on June 15, 2019, and her husband Joseph Irby on June 14. A Florida lawmaker and others are asking a State Attorney not to prosecute Courtney Irby who was arrested while giving her husband's guns to police after he was charged with trying to run her over. Courtney Irby spent six days in jail on charges of armed burglary and grand theft after she brought the guns from her husband's apartment to the Lakeland Police. Joseph Irby was spending one day in jail at the time, accused of trying to run her over. (Polk County Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 8:32 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety. Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery, only to find...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, a makeshift memorial rests at the edge of a police cordon in front of a municipal building that was the scene of a shooting in Virginia Beach, Va. The Virginia Beach killing is one of 11 mass workplace killings dating back to 2006 in the U.S., according to a database of mass killings maintained through a partnership between AP, USA Today and Northeastern University. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 06, 2019 - 5:39 pm
A postal worker on disability retirement for psychological issues returned to her workplace years later and killed six people. A Connecticut beer delivery worker irate over being forced to resign opened fire as he was being escorted out of the building, killing eight co-workers. Just a week ago, a...
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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, center, pauses while making remarks as he held a press conference dealing with gun violence that was attended by a large number of legislators and activists inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The governor issued an executive order calling for a special session of the legislature later this month to deal with the situation. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
June 04, 2019 - 5:44 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol this summer to take up a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week's mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for "votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers." Northam,...
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Virginia Gov/ Ralph Northam, left, listens during a news conference in Virginia Beach, Va. Friday, May 31, 2019. A longtime city employee opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing several people on three floors and sending terrified co-workers scrambling for cover before police shot and killed him following a "long gun-battle," authorities said. (AP Photo/Vicki Cronis-Nohe)
June 04, 2019 - 11:54 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on plans by Virginia's governor to call a special legislative session on gun control (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Virginia's Republican House speaker is calling the Democratic governor's call for a special session on gun control "hasty and suspect" in the wake...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, center, attends a vigil held to honor the lives lost in a mass shooting Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Va. DeWayne Craddock, a longtime city employee, opened fire at the municipal building Friday before police shot and killed him, authorities said. (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 1:31 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wasted little time getting to Virginia Beach after a gunman killed a dozen people in a city office building, the first major test of his leadership since a blackface scandal almost forced him from office four months ago. The governor, who is...
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Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hansen, left, Virginia Beach Chief of Police James Cervera, center, and Mayor Bobby Dyer listen during a news conference Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Va. DeWayne Craddock, a longtime city employee, opened fire at the municipal building Friday before police shot and killed him, authorities said. (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 5:10 am
The shooter who killed 12 people in a government office building in Virginia Beach used a firearm equipped with a suppressor that muffles the sound of gunfire. It's the nightmare scenario that gun-control advocates have warned about amid efforts in recent years to ease restrictions on the devices,...
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Community members pray during a vigil for the victims of the mass shooting at the Bridge Church Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Va. DeWayne Craddock, a longtime city employee, opened fire at the building Friday before police shot and killed him, authorities said. (Jonathon Gruenke/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
June 01, 2019 - 8:52 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting in Virginia Beach (all times local): 8:20 p.m. A handwritten note at the home of the Virginia Beach shootings suspect, who died in a shootout with police, expresses condolences to the shooting victims on behalf of the suspect's family. The...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2019, file photo, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary and Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks at a Service Employees International Union forum on labor issues in Las Vegas. Top Democratic presidential candidates are one-upping each other with ever-more-ambitious plans on global warming, gun violence, health care and abortion. But largely left out of the policy parade are the thousands of immigrants flooding the U.S. border to seek asylum (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 30, 2019 - 9:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders are in a feverish battle to one-up each other with ever-more-ambitious plans to beat back global warming , curb gun violence , offer universal health care coverage , slash student debt and preserve abortion rights . Largely left out of the policy...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, takes Virmania Villalobos, 10, back to introduce her to members of the media after she asked him a question during a town all meeting with a group of educators from the American Federation of Teachers on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Houston. Biden asked her what her favorite subject in school was and she responded: journalism. Which prompted Biden to walk her back to the media riser. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 28, 2019 - 10:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled his first major policy proposal on Tuesday before one of the nation's largest teachers unions. The former vice president's education plan would triple funding for schools with a high percentage of low-income students. It would...
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., urges Senate to take up a bill renewing the Violence Against Women Act at a news conference Wednesday, May 22, 2019, outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Matthew Daly)
May 22, 2019 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Democrats ramped up their rhetoric Wednesday as they pressured the Senate's Republican leader to allow a vote on a bill that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said the bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act was...
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