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Today in History: June 23, Title IX signed into law

Jun. 23, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 23, the 175th day of 2024. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed into law Title IX, barring discrimination on the basis of sex for “any education...

The Supreme Court upholds a gun control law intended to protect domestic violence victims

Jun. 21, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday upheld a federal gun control law that is intended to protect victims of domestic violence. In their first Second Amendment case since they expanded gun rights in 2022, the justices ruled 8-1 in favor of a 1994 ban on firearms for people...

An ex-gun lobbyist is revising New Zealand's gun laws, tightened after the 2019 mosque attack

Jun. 21, 2024 06:27 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government will overhaul the tighter gun laws introduced after a deadly mass shooting by a white supremacist five years ago, because they put excessive burdens on gun owners who feel vilified by law enforcement and the public, the lawmaker leading...

Trump once defied the NRA to ban bump stocks. He now says he 'did nothing' to restrict guns

Jun. 14, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

Less than six years ago, then-President Donald Trump took on the influential gun lobby after the deadliest massacre in modern U.S. history. He announced that he had told the National Rifle Association that “bump stocks are gone,” arguing they “turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns.”...

What to know about bump stocks and the Supreme Court ruling striking down a ban on the gun accessory

Jun. 14, 2024 13:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a ban on bump stocks, the gun accessory used in the deadliest shooting in modern American history — a Las Vegas massacre that killed 60 people and injured hundreds more. The court's conservative majority said Friday that...

Trump-backed candidate Austin Theriault wins primary in Maine district rocked by mass shooting

Jun. 11, 2024 21:41 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Republican state lawmaker Austin Theriault, endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has won the chance to try to unseat one of the most conservative Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives in a Maine district rocked by a mass shooting last year. ...

Federal appeals court upholds California law banning gun shows at county fairs

Jun. 11, 2024 19:57 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld California's ban on gun shows at county fairs and other public properties, deciding the laws do not violate the rights of firearm sellers or buyers. The 3-0 decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a...

Biden and gun control advocates want to flip an issue long dominated by the NRA

Jun. 11, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Groups pushing tighter gun laws have been building political muscle through multiple elections, boosted by the outcry following mass shootings at schools and other public places, in addition to the nation's daily gun violence. Now, gun control advocates and many...

The Latest: White House cancels scheduled press briefing after Hunter Biden conviction

Jun. 11, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Latest on Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial (all times local): After Hunter Biden's guilty verdict was announced, the White House canceled press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s scheduled briefing and announced that President Joe Biden would spend...

Lewiston survivors consider looming election as gun control comes to forefront after mass shooting

Jun. 10, 2024 00:56 AM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Ben Dyer hasn't decided how he'll vote in one of the nation's most closely watched congressional elections this year, but he knows guns will be on his mind when he casts his ballot. And he's pretty sure he won't be the only one. Dyer, a 47-year-old father of...