Latest Weapons laws and regulations News

FILE - In this May 6, 2019 file photo, gun rights advocates gather for an annual rally on the steps of the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Legislation heading to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf repeals long-standing laws in Pennsylvania intended to control gun-carrying and prevent public officials from shutting down firearms dealers during disaster emergencies declared by a governor.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Wolf to veto bills on carrying, selling guns amid disasters

Nov. 20, 2020 2:32 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will veto legislation heading to his desk that would repeal long-standing laws intended to control the carrying of guns and prevent public officials from shutting down firearms sales during disaster emergencies declared by a governor. Wolf, a Democrat who has advocated...

Judge: Virginia pandemic restrictions apply to gun show

Nov. 19, 2020 3:30 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The producers of one of the nation's largest gun shows have canceled the event after losing a legal challenge to newly imposed pandemic restrictions in Virginia. The Nation's Gun Show is held several times a year at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, about 25 miles (40...

House lawmakers consider new expansion of Ohio gun laws

Nov. 18, 2020 10:21 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans' ability to carry guns would be further expanded under a legislative proposal being considered in the Republican-controlled House, according to a report. One proposal would expand Ohioans’ ability to “stand their ground” from residences and cars to...

Recent Missouri editorials

Nov. 17, 2020 9:10 AM EST

Jefferson City News-Tribune, Nov. 15 We agree with Gov. Mike Parson and the Missouri Legislature’s attempts to plug federal aid into the state budget to fight a pandemic that’s spinning out of control. The amount of money being added, $1.2 billion, isn’t too little. But is it too late? Last...

Mark Kelly, Arizona Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, waves to supporters as he speaks during an election night event Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Senator-elect Mark Kelly says bipartisanship a real mission

Nov. 13, 2020 6:41 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Mark Kelly pledged Friday to stick with the campaign theme of bipartisanship that won him a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona's election, saying it was more than a rallying point to get voters in the traditionally Republican state to back him. Instead, the newly elected retired astronaut...

North Carolina Lt. Gov-elect Mark Robinson is shown at his home in Colfax, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Robinson will serve as North Carolina's first Black lieutenant governor. He hopes he can work with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and state lawmakers on veterans-related issues.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Divisive, but direct: Mark Robinson aims to work with Cooper

Nov. 11, 2020 9:42 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican Mark Robinson opposes the statewide mask mandate, doesn’t believe President Donald Trump has sowed chaos in the country and has published a barrage of divisive Facebook posts in recent years that are often critical of fellow Black people. Robinson, who has referred to...

Student's BB gun suspension prompts Louisiana law change

Nov. 6, 2020 4:46 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The suspension of a 9-year-old Louisiana student because a teacher saw a BB gun in his bedroom during online classes held amid the coronavirus pandemic is triggering changes to student discipline laws. Without fanfare Friday, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the bill by Jennings...

People urging that all votes be counted demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center where votes are being counted, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia, following Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Election officials worried by threats and protesters

Nov. 6, 2020 11:15 AM EST

Election officials in several closely contested states said they are worried about the safety of their workers amid threats and gatherings of angry protesters outside vote tabulation centers, drawn by President Donald Trump's baseless claim of widespread fraud in the race for the White House. “I can tell...

FILE—Lauren Boebert, the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in Colorado's vast 3rd Congressional District, during a freedom cruise staged by her supporters Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Pueblo West, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Republican Lauren Boebert wins bitter Colorado House race

Nov. 4, 2020 11:07 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Republican businesswoman Lauren Boebert, a political newcomer and ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, defeated Democrat and former state lawmaker Diane Mitsch in a hard-fought race for a rural Colorado U.S. House seat in a district that's the size of Pennsylvania. Boebert, a gun...

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 file photo, Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson speaks during a campaign rally in Lees Summit, Mo. Parson is facing Missouri State Auditor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nicole Galloway in the Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

GOP’s Parson defeats Galloway to remain Missouri governor

Nov. 4, 2020 12:01 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Republican Mike Parson won the Missouri governor’s race on Tuesday, defeating Democratic state Auditor Nicole Galloway for the chance to serve a full term in the role he inherited when his predecessor resigned under a cloud of scandal two years ago. Parson, a former state...