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Judge bars enforcement of Delaware 'ghost gun' restrictions

Sep. 24, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has issued an injunction barring Delaware from enforcing provisions of a new law outlawing the manufacture and possession of homemade “ghost guns,” which can’t be traced by law enforcement officials because they don’t have serial numbers. ...

Milwaukee police sue city over inadvertent gun discharges

Sep. 21, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's police union is suing the city over service weapons that officers say aren't safe because they have inadvertently fired without anyone pulling the trigger. It's the latest legal action involving the P320 model firearm manufactured by SIG Sauer,...

Visa, Mastercard, AmEx to start categorizing gun shop sales

Sep. 10, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Payment processor Visa Inc. said Saturday that it plans to start separately categorizing sales at gun shops, a major win for gun control advocates who say it will help better track suspicious surges of gun sales that could be a prelude to a mass shooting. But the...

Feds: Devices made semi-automatics into machine guns

Sep. 02, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to three counts in a case that involved using a 3D printer to create devices that turn semi-automatic weapons into machine guns, federal officials said Friday. Kent Edward Newhouse, 41, of Jackson, pleaded guilty to one...

ND man given 80 years for shooting 2 officers in Wisconsin

Aug. 30, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A North Dakota man convicted of shooting two police officers in Wisconsin in 2020 will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. A judge in Waukesha County on Monday added another 80 years to the 50-year sentence Nathanael Benton is already serving for...

Western nations pledge more military support for Ukraine

Aug. 11, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Western countries agreed Thursday to continue long-term funding to help Ukraine’s military keep fighting nearly 5½ months after Russia invaded its neighbor, saying 1.5 billion euros ($1.5 billion) has been pledged so far and more is coming. The money...

House panel subpoenas gunmaker for data on rifle sales

Aug. 02, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House oversight panel on Tuesday subpoenaed gunmaker Smith & Wesson for documents on the manufacture and sale of AR-15-style semi-automatic rifles after its CEO refused to appear for a hearing on the firearms frequently used in mass shootings. The House...

Family of California shooting victims sue gun distributor

Aug. 01, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

Family members of some of the people killed or wounded during a 2019 shooting at a California garlic festival are suing the companies that distributed the rifle used in the attack, saying they did not take sufficient care to prevent misuse of the firearm. Two similar lawsuits filed...

AR-15 style guns sold as a sign of manhood as shootings rise

Jul. 27, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gun makers have taken in more than $1 billion from selling AR-15-style guns over the past decade, at times marketing them as a way for young men to prove their masculinity, even as the number of mass shootings increases, according to a House investigation unveiled Wednesday. ...

Gunman fatally shot after firing at deputies, grazing head

Jul. 23, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Deputies responding to a domestic dispute call in South Florida fatally shot a man after he fired at them, grazing the head of one of the deputies on Saturday, authorities said. After deputies responded to the scene in North Lauderdale, a man produced...