gun violence

Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) makes his comments at the Jefferson Jackson dinner in St. Louis on June 7, 2014. The Jefferson Jackson dinner is a yearly gathering of the state's democratic party. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Durbin Praises Eric Holder As ‘Valuable Ally’

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin called Attorney General Eric Holder “a valuable ally” for Illinois and “an important partner in working to address gun violence in Chicago and East St. Louis.”

09/26/2014

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (Photo: KMOX)

Kansas City, St. Louis Mayors Oppose GOP Gun Bill

Kansas City Mayor Sly James and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay called the measure “absurd” and said it could make it easier for criminals to get guns.

04/29/2014

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Woman Sues Pawn Shop for Selling Gun to Daughter

A western Missouri woman is suing a pawn shop that sold her mentally ill daughter a gun that she used to fatally shoot her father.

03/12/2014

Former White House Press Secretary James Brady (R) and his wife, Sarah Brady visit the White House on the 30th anniversary of the day he was shot in the head by John Hinkley, Jr, during his attempted assassination of former President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Brady Bill Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, named for a Centralia, Il. native, passed 20 years ago today.

02/28/2014

St. Louis Police

Murder on Neosho

St. Louis police say victim was shot dead in parked car.

07/21/2013

Darrion Dardon, Michael Eiland

Charges Filed For Jennings Violence & Standoff

St. Louis County Police say shots were fired into a home, then one suspect pulled a gun on investigators.

07/05/2013

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Guns In Your Home: A Statistical Accident Waiting To Happen

Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.

05/15/2013

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SLU Researcher Commissions St. Louis Gun Violence Documentary

“This is an enormous public health problem and part of our city needs help,” Dr. Sharon Frey said.

04/26/2013

Speakers and dignitaries gather for a group photo after the Moms Demand Action rally in downtown St. Louis on March 30, 2013 (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Moms Demand Action in St. Louis

Dozens gathered Saturday for rally to stop gun violence.

03/30/2013

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‘Straw Purchases’ Contributing To St. Louis Gun Violence

Both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are considering plans to raise the penalty for straw purchasing a gun.

02/06/2013

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