A “senseless” shooting in Miami killed a toddler and injured two other children, according to Miami police.
Police confirmed that the shooting, which occurred in Miami’s Liberty Square Saturday, killed one child, while two others were apparently grazed by glass during the incident and are expected to be fine. The child who died was a 3-year-old girl, according to NBC Miami.
NBC reports that the suspect initially fled the scene and abandoned his vehicle at a Miami laundromat. The suspect later turned himself in and is in custody, police said. Authorities have not yet mentioned a motive.
Just 18 months after declaring his opposition to banning assault weapons, Nebraska Democrat Brad Ashford has changed his mind.
The former one-term congressman, now trying to win back an Omaha-area seat he lost in 2016, used to consider it futile to push for a ban while Republicans held power on Capitol Hill. But the student activism that has followed the rampage at a school in Parkland, Florida, has changed his thinking in a way that other high-profile shootings, including two in his hometown since 2007, had not.
The Minnesota Senate has swept aside an effort to force votes on two measures aimed at toughening state gun laws.
Sen. Ron Latz, a St. Louis Park Democrat, offered the bills as amendments during a broader debate on the state's budget. But a majority of senators - a mix of Republicans and rural Democrats - voted that the bills weren't relevant to the budget issue, effectively killing them.
One bill would expand background checks by making all gun buyers apply for permits for handguns and semi-automatic rifles. Another would allow courts to temporarily remove a person's gun access if they're a danger to themselves or others.
Latz's move came just a day after a state House member staged a 24-hour sit-in over that chamber's inaction on measures aimed at gun violence.
Guns will be barred during Vice President Mike Pence’s appearance at an upcoming National Rifle Association convention to protect his safety — prompting survivors of the Parkland school shooting in Florida to wonder why the gun group won’t agree to gun restrictions elsewhere to protect children.
Those attending the NRA Leadership Conference in Dallas are on notice that no firearms or “weapons of any kind,” or ammunition, will be allowed in the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center “prior to and during” Pence’s appearance on May 4. The NRA posted the restrictions ― a requirement of the Secret Service ― on a website announcing the conference.
“There will be no storage for firearms,” the NRA says in the announcement. Knife Rights, a knife advocacy group, will provide “complimentary storage” for knives, the NRA adds.
A 59-to-36 vote in the the Louisiana House of Representatives on Wednesday advanced a proposed change in the state's gun laws.
The bill would allow people with a conceal carry permit to bring guns onto school and university campuses statewide. HB 620 is authored by Rep. Blake Miguez, R-Erath.
Miguez said the bill is focused on protecting people’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. He said it is not about putting guns in every classroom and therefore excludes teachers, school administrators and students. Miguez said the bill would allow visitors to schools and universities with a conceal carry permit to legally carry their weapon within schools’ gun-free zones.
But many parents and grandparents in New Orleans who were asked about the bill Thursday reject the idea as an unnecessary danger.
A 6-year-old Texas girl was fatally shot by a relative following an argument over spilled water, according to the NBC affiliate in Houston.
Police in Pasadena, a city southeast of Houston, said officers responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment complex around 11:30 a.m. Friday, KPRC reported. A male family member of Laurionne Walker, 6, shot the girl multiple times, police said.
"I'm at a loss for words right now," Earline House, Laurionne's grandmother told the news station. "My granddaughter was still a baby. She got shot twice in the chest this morning."