Gun Violence

Public Defenders Ask to Drop Parkland Shooting Case

The Broward County Public Defender's Office filed a notice on Wednesday requesting it be pulled from the case on the grounds that suspect Nikolas Cruz, 20, will soon inherit enough money to pay for his own private attorney.

Parkland Parent Blasts Senators Who Want Teachers Armed

"What [senators] voted for yesterday is to introduce guns into the everyday reality of school. It's going to increase the risk of gunfire and casualty in schools, not decrease it," Fred Guttenberg told Newsweek.

'Nipsey Hussle Square' Proposed in L.A.

Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson said he will submit a proposal to name the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue as "Ermias 'Nipsey Hussle' Asghedom Square."

Gun Safety Activist Slams Pearl-wearing Lawmakers

Shannon Watts, founder of advocacy group Moms Demand Action, started a Twitter storm with a photo of lawmakers wearing pearls. And the gun safety campaigner says she's not done yet.

GOP Lawmakers Wear Pearls to Gun Violence Hearing

Male lawmakers wore pearls to "mock Moms Demand volunteers" as constituents testified about "gun suicides and domestic gun violence in their families" in tears, said activist Shannon Watts.