Gun politics

July 03, 2019 - 12:35 am
NEEDLES, Calif. (AP) — The Old West desert town of Needles, California, is where the beleaguered Joad family crossed the Colorado River into California in John Steinbeck's classic novel "The Grapes of Wrath" and was a boyhood home to "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz. These days, Needles is gaining...
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FILE- In this April 26, 2019 file photo, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Christopher W. Cox speaks at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The National Rifle Association's top lobbyist has resigned in another sign of infighting within the powerful gun lobbying group, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Cox's departure comes just days after the NRA placed him on administrative leave, claiming he was part of a failed attempt to extort the longtime CEO. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
June 26, 2019 - 8:49 pm
Infighting at the National Rifle Association exploded Wednesday, when the powerful association severed ties with its longtime public relations firm, suspended operations of its fiery online TV station and lost its top lobbyist. The latest turmoil emerged just a year before the critical 2020...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Chris Puehse, left owner of Foothill Ammo helps a customer at his shop in Shingle Springs, Calif. Californians will have to undergo criminal background checks every time they buy ammunition starting July 1 under a 2016 voter-approved ballot initiative. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 25, 2019 - 9:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has among the most stringent gun laws in the country and on Monday a far-reaching new initiative to curb violence will require background checks for every ammunition purchase. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other proponents said it will save lives but opponents are suing...
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This combination of booking photos provided by the Polk County Sheriff's Office shows Courtney Irby on June 15, 2019, and her husband Joseph Irby on June 14. A Florida lawmaker and others are asking a State Attorney not to prosecute Courtney Irby who was arrested while giving her husband's guns to police after he was charged with trying to run her over. Courtney Irby spent six days in jail on charges of armed burglary and grand theft after she brought the guns from her husband's apartment to the Lakeland Police. Joseph Irby was spending one day in jail at the time, accused of trying to run her over. (Polk County Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 8:32 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety. Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery, only to find...
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June 21, 2019 - 11:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says prosecutors must prove that people charged with violating federal gun laws knew they were not allowed to have a weapon. The government says the decision could affect thousands of prosecutions of convicted criminals who are barred from having a gun. The court...
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June 20, 2019 - 7:56 am
LONDON (AP) — A British court ruled Thursday that the U.K. government acted unlawfully in selling weapons to Saudi Arabia that were used in the Yemen war, though it did not order a halt to the exports. The Court of Appeal ruled in favor of anti-weapons campaigners, who argued that the sales should...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2019 file photo, Kyle Kashuv, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., speaks at the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum in Indianapolis. On Monday, June 17, 2019, Kashuv said that Harvard University revoked his acceptance over racist comments he made online and in text messages about two years ago. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
June 17, 2019 - 6:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A survivor of the Parkland school shooting announced Monday that Harvard University withdrew his admission over racist comments he made in a shared Google Doc and text messages nearly two years ago. In a series of posts on Twitter, Kyle Kashuv shared several letters he received from...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 12, 2016 file photo, Mayor Buddy Dyer, center right, and then-Police Chief John Mina, center left, arrive for a news conference after the mass shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Mina, now the Orange County, Fla., sheriff, says after the attack, police officers were equipped with another layer of body armor that stops rifle rounds. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
June 10, 2019 - 5:35 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Only days before the third anniversary of the worst attack on gay people in the U.S., members of central Florida's congressional delegation said Monday they were introducing legislation that would designate as a national memorial the gay nightclub where 49 people were massacred...
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In this May 23, 2019, photo, the U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court is rejecting a challenge to federal regulation of gun silencers, just days after a gunman used one in a shooting rampage that killed 12 people in Virginia. The justices did not comment Monday, June 10, in turning away appeals from two Kansas men who were convicted of violating federal law regulating silencers (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 10, 2019 - 12:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to federal regulation of gun silencers Monday, just days after a gunman used one in a shooting rampage that killed 12 people in Virginia. The justices did not comment in turning away appeals from two Kansas men who were convicted of violating...
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FILE - This Feb. 27, 2014 file photo shows New York City taxis passing through New York's Times Square. A New York man who talked about wanting to throw a grenade in Times Square has been arrested and is expected to be arraigned Friday on weapons-related charges, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 07, 2019 - 2:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man plotted to use guns, grenades and suicide vests to bring bloodshed to Times Square, federal prosecutors said Friday. Ashiqul Alam was arrested Thursday after arranging through an undercover agent to buy a pair of pistols whose serial numbers had been obliterated...
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