May 7, 2013 — The United States has seen a drop in the rate of homicides and other violence involving guns in the past 20 years, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday. Using government data, analysts saw a steep drop for gun violence in the 1990s, with more modest drops in the rate of crimes committed with a handgun since 2000.
Mar 21, 2013 — Some Colorado doctors who've treated victims of recent mass shootings and everyday gun violence say they're deeply disturbed by and opposed to guns. But other doctors don't support the new gun restrictions lawmakers are talking about in Denver and Washington, D.C.
Feb 12, 2013 — The suspects, police say, "had it all wrong." They thought they were firing at rival gang members. Instead, they were shooting at teens who weren't associated with gangs. Hadiya Pendleton's death has gotten national attention. It happened a mile from President Obama's Chicago home.
Jan 17, 2013 — The president's push to address gun violence and mental health centers largely on training teachers and others who work with children, teens and young adults to recognize illness as it's developing.
Jan 16, 2013 — A New York law that requires mental health professionals to report potentially violent patients probably won't accomplish much, specialists say. Studies show that even highly trained professionals are often wrong about which patients become violent.
Dec 24, 2012 — As firefighters arrived at a house fire in Webster, N.Y., police say, convicted murderer William Spengler opened fire. Two firefighters were killed. Two others were wounded. Residents were evacuated. Police say Spengler apparently took his own life. Seven homes were destroyed.
Dec 20, 2012 — One section of the health law says its wellness programs can't require participants to give information about guns in their homes. But public health scholars criticize the measure because they say it keeps doctors and nurses from doing their jobs.
Mar 9, 2011 — Jared Lee Loughner has pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges, including murder and attempted murder. Loughner was in federal court to face a 49-count indictment stemming from the shooting rampage that killed six and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others wounded.
Jul 12, 2010 — Six people were killed and four wounded at a workplace shooting in Albuquerque, NM, the AP reports.