Supreme Court expands gun rights, with nation divided

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major expansion of gun rights after a series of mass shootings, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a ruling likely to lead to more people legally armed. The decision came out as Congress and states debate gun-control legislation. About … Read more

Gun debate a side note in hearings on Uvalde shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first public hearings in Texas looking into the Uvalde school massacre have focused on a cascade of law enforcement blunders, school building safety and mental health care with only scant mentions of the shooter’s AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle and gun reform. A day after the head of the Texas state police … Read more

Filipino Government Attorney John Albert Laylo Killed In Philadelphia While Heading To Airport With Mom, Police Say – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a man visiting Philadelphia from the Philippines is dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. Police confirmed the victim is John Albert Laylo, a government attorney from the Philippines, according to the country’s consulate general. Police say Laylo and his mother were in an Uber around 4:10 am … Read more

John Albert Laylo, Attorney From Philippines Vacationing With Mom in Philly, Shot and Killed in Uber in University City – NBC10 Philadelphia

A government attorney from the Philippines who was vacationing in Philadelphia with his mother was shot and killed while the two were inside an Uber in University City over the weekend. John Albert Laylo, 35, and his mother were inside an Uber on their way to Philadelphia International Airport early Saturday morning. As the Uber … Read more

DoorDash driver taken into custody after shooting Chick-fil-A employee in Philadelphia’s Crescentville section: Sources

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A DoorDash driver has been taken into custody after a Chick-fil-A employee was shot in Philadelphia’s Crescentville section on Monday night, sources told Action News. The shooting happened just after 8 pm on the 800 block of Adams Street. According to Chief Inspector Scott Small, the shooting was apparently over a missing … Read more

Senate negotiators announce a deal on guns, breaking logjam

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate bargainers announced a bipartisan framework Sunday responding to last month’s mass shootings, a noteworthy though limited breakthrough offering modest gun curbs and bolstered efforts to improve school safety and mental health programs. The proposal falls far short of tougher steps long sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats. Even so, … Read more

Buffalo’s March for Our Lives sees cries for change, concerns about representation | Local News

Ben Tsujimoto, Angelea Preston The purpose of the March for Our Lives – community advocacy for gun control legislation – was shouted loud from the epicenter in Washington, DC, and echoed through hundreds of other communities that held their own marches. In Buffalo, a few hundred people gathered Saturday morning on Jefferson Avenue, a couple … Read more

Police Release Photos of 3rd Suspect in South Street Mass Shooting – NBC10 Philadelphia

Read it in Spanish here Philadelphia Police released photos and video of a third suspect in the South Street mass shooting that left three people dead and 11 others injured over the weekend. Police described him as a tall and heavy set Black teen with light to medium complexion and bushy hair. He was last … Read more

Son of Buffalo victim pushes Congress: ‘What are you doing?’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of Ruth Whitfield, an 86-year-old woman killed when a gunman opened fire in a racist attack on Black shoppers in BuffaloNew York, challenged Congress Tuesday to act against the “cancer of white supremacy” and the nation’s epidemic of gun violence. Garnell Whitfield Jr.’s emotional testimony comes as lawmakers are working … Read more