Activists to rally for gun reform in all 50 states

Gun control advocates are rallying around the country this weekend, seeking to pressure Congress to tighten the nation's gun laws after the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and Northern California.

A timeline of the shooting that killed 9 in Dayton

Police say the gunman who opened fire in Dayton, Ohio, around 1 a.m. Aug. 4 went to a nightlife area with his sister and another companion, then parted from them and carried out a half-minute rampage that killed nine, including the sister. Police haven't confirmed a motive but said Tuesday that surveillance video and other evidence helped them piece together a rough timeline of what happened:

Mass shootings give rise to bullet-resistant backpack sales

Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling bullet-resistant backpacks for children in time for the back-to-school shopping season. But critics argue they are using tragedy as a marketing opportunity and exploiting parents' worst fears.

Trump faces protests as he visits Ohio, El Paso

President Donald Trump defended his rhetoric Wednesday as he headed out to offer a message of healing and unity in El Paso and Dayton, where he was to be met by unusual hostility from people who fault his own incendiary words as contributing to last weekend's mass shootings.