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Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year

from the Gun Violence Archive

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Gun News and Views From Elsewhere

  1. The Chicago City Council unanimously voted in favor of allowing gun ranges to be built in business, commercial, and industrial areas on Wednesday after stricter provisions were struck down by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. No commercial ranges currently exist in the city. Last month, aldermen deferred action on the new zoning regulations citing the city’s concerns about guns and violence.

  2. Domestic abusers in Dallas County, Texas, have surrendered just 60 guns since 2015 despite a program aimed at compelling them to give their weapons to the sheriff’s office. Officials expected the program — which allows the sheriff’s office to store abusers’ firearms at its gun range — to collect 700 to 800 guns each year when it launched two years ago. But the program has floundered because judges and prosecutors are unfamiliar with the procedures.

  3. An 84-year-old man fatally shot two sisters at a Florida restaurant and then killed himself on Saturday. Jose Reina shot Yenat Guardado, 38, and Madlin Guardado, 39, at the Latin Cafeteria Restaurant in Miami’s Coral Way neighborhood just after noon. Three hours later, police found Reina dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his green Jeep Cherokee at an intersection five miles away. Police had not determined a motive.

  4. An Iowa woman who fatally shot her stepfather will be the first person to invoke the state's new "stand your ground" law. The victim, Anthony Hartman, 49, allegedly abused his wife throughout their marriage. In November, he moved out of their house, due to a no-contact order that was lifted on May 2. Divorce proceedings had been initiated; Hartman was killed when he returned to the home to retrieve his things on May 8.

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