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Rich in dramatic Catholic history, Nagasaki awaits the pope

Nov. 19, 2019 7:37 PM EST

NAGASAKI, Japan (AP) — It’s fitting that Pope Francis will start his first official visit to Japan in Nagasaki, the city where Christianity first took hold in the country and where nearly 500 years later it remains steeped in blood-soaked symbolism, both religious and political. It was here that a...

Virginia officials consider gun sanctuary designation

Nov. 19, 2019 6:24 PM EST

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Supervisors in a Virginia county are considering a proposal to declare it a Second Amendment sanctuary. The Danville Register & Bee reports the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors was scheduled to vote on Tuesday on whether or not to approve a proposed resolution. The move is...

Missouri lawmakers vow to go after carjackers, but not guns

Nov. 19, 2019 3:21 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Republican legislators and Republican Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Tuesday laid out legislative priorities for 2020 aimed at fighting violent urban crime, but they made it clear that those priorities don’t include stricter gun laws. Legislative leaders said...

50 arrested, guns seized in central California gang takedown

Nov. 19, 2019 1:47 PM EST

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say 50 people were arrested and dozens of guns seized in a law enforcement operation targeting the Norteno street gang in central California. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday that the gang members are suspected of a variety of crimes in Stockton....

Gun maker Stag Arms leaving Connecticut for Wyoming

Nov. 19, 2019 11:16 AM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Gun maker Stag Arms says it’s moving from Connecticut to a more “business-friendly” environment in Wyoming. The company announced Monday that it will be moving all its operations from New Britain, Connecticut, to Cheyenne, Wyoming, over the next several...

Democrats hold on to Louisiana governor’s seat despite Trump

Nov. 17, 2019 12:48 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has stunned Republicans again, narrowly winning a second term Saturday as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor and handing Donald Trump another gubernatorial loss this year. In the heart of Trump country, the moderate Edwards cobbled...

Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books

Nov. 16, 2019 3:14 PM EST

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upended a longstanding legal roadblock that has given the gun industry far-reaching immunity from lawsuits in the aftermath of mass killings. The court this week allowed families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre to sue the maker of the AR-15 used in...

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady dies unexpectedly

Nov. 16, 2019 12:02 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mark Cady, the soft-spoken chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court who wrote key decisions on gay marriage and abortion access that rankled social conservatives, has died at the age of 66. Cady died unexpectedly Friday night from a heart attack, his family said in a statement posted...

Arguments set for case of Ohio gun owner drunk inside house

Nov. 16, 2019 9:05 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments in February to decide whether a law prohibiting gun owners from carrying firearms while intoxicated should be applied inside a gun owner’s home. Lawyers for a Clermont County man arrested in 2018 after he acknowledged having an...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EST

Editorials from around New England CONNECTICUT The Sandy Hook lawsuit is about to expose how the AR-15 is marketed to Americans. That’s good news for all of us. Hartford Courant Nov. 13 The people who sell the weapon of choice for mass killers are going to have to reveal exactly how they peddle their...