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Child dies, two women wounded after Minnesota gunman opens fire on motorists

A nine-year-old boy was killed and two women were wounded after a single shooter began firing a handgun in bursts at passing cars in Oakdale, Minnesota, a suburb of St Paul.

Changing the rhetoric from gun control to gun insurance

Could the NRA's own tactics be used against them?
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Jonathan Schwartz, a salesman at the National Armory gun store, helps Reese Magnant as he looks to buy a National Armory AR-15 Battle Entry Assault Rifle on January 16, 2013 in Pompano Beach, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Could the NRA's own tactics be used against them?
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NRA 'disappointed' over results of White House task force talks on gun laws

The National Rifle Association attended White House task force talks on gun laws Thursday — and they weren't impressed. In a statement released on the gun advocacy group's website, the NRA stated that it was "disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment."

America's 11 deadliest shootings

It's another day, another shooting in the United States.

Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes in court

"In the end, after he has felt the full force of our justice system, what will be remembered are the good people who were impacted by this tragedy," President Barack Obama told Aurora last night.

Towards a global arms trade treaty

More than 2,000 people die from armed violence each day. A UN treaty aims to stop it.
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Chinese police prepare to destroy the various guns seized in recent raids in Beijing. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
More than 2,000 people die from armed violence each day. Sadly, this grim statistic is only the tip of the tragedy. A UN treaty aims to stop it.
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Desmonte Leonard, Auburn shooting suspect, turns himself in

"When the full story is told, it may sound different than the perception now," says the defense attorney who helped negotiate Leonard's surrender.

Ian Lee Stawicki, Seattle shooter, dead in hospital

The suspect's family has said the attacks came as "no surprise."

Canadian woman, shot in eye, insists on finishing beer

When paramedics arrived on the scene, the Winnipeg woman calmly insisted on finishing her beer before being treated for the gunshot wound.
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Beer. A woman from Winnipeg, Canada, was shot in the eye on New Year's Eve but insisted on finishing her beer before seeking treatment. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

A Canadian woman shot in the eye insisted on finishing her beer before allowing medics to treat her, according to the Winnipeg Free Press.

The 30-year-old woman from Winnipeg, Manitoba, was shot through the eye in a New Year's Eve attack that killed her friend, the newspaper reported.

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Mount Rainier National Park suspect found dead (UPDATES)

The body of Benjamin Colton Barnes has been found dead in a ditch in Mount Rainier National Park.
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