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PNS Daily News - May 30, 2017 


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Public News Service - CA: Gun Violence Prevention

Attendees show their support at the Night Out For Safety and Liberation in Oakland in 2015, a rival event to the National Night Out. (Brooke Anderson)

OAKLAND, Calif. - Tonight, 16,000 communities across the country will take part in the 33rd annual National Night Out, a program designed to foster relationships and understanding between police and the communities they serve. Organizers say the mission is particularly relevant in a year when high-p

The L.A. City Council voted Wednesday to have L.A.P.D. work with a nonprofit to identify shady gun dealers. (Rich Legg/iStockphoto)

LOS ANGELES - On Wednesday, a day when a murder-suicide shooting shut down UCLA, and one day before National Gun Violence Awareness Day, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to have LAPD work with a nonprofit to identify "bad apple" gun dealers who sell the majority of guns used in crimes.

California gun-control advocates are praising the U.S. Supreme Court for leaving in place local bans on assault weapons. (iStockphoto/Ultra1s)

California's strict gun laws are safe, for now, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a case that could have overturned the Golden State's ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition. The court left in place a local assault weapon ban in Highland Park, Ill., which means similar ba

Operation Ceasefire combines the efforts of police, prosecutors, public health and social services to target gang violence hotspots. Credit: Rich Legg/iStock.

The community of San Bernardino came together Thursday night for a vigil to honor 4-year-old Daniel Munoz, who was shot to death in his aunt's front yard in late July, the victim of random violence. The San Bernardino Police Department is looking to make a difference by establishing a program calle

"Please Don't Shoot" - that's the message from activists gathering in downtown Oakland and in cities across the country to protest the shooting death of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) passenger. The rally at Oakland City Hall today is part of a national day of non-violent protests over the New Year

Sacramento, CA - Californians have a chance to participate in today's "Day of International Concern about Young People and Gun Violence" by making a pledge to protect children, not guns. According to the latest national statistics, the number of children and teens killed by gunfire has increased f

In the wake of last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gun rights, Californians have until midnight tonight to submit comments on a proposal to allow loaded guns in national parks. The National Parks Conservation Association opposes the plan, arguing that a current rule requiring guns to be unloade

Sacramento, CA - After more than a decade of decline, gun deaths of children in the United States have increased for the first time since 1994. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that more than 3,000 children died in the year 2005 in gun-related deaths, including nearly 500 Califor

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