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States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

Aug. 21, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle hearing arguments over a settlement that allows a Texas company to post online plans for printing 3D guns said Tuesday the overall issue of such untraceable plastic weapons should be decided by the president or Congress. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik said he'll...

Montana governor stands by semiautomatic weapons ban comment

Aug. 21, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's governor is standing by his recent comments that he'd support a ban on some semiautomatic weapons, saying Tuesday that it's one of several measures that should be considered to curtail gun violence. The two-term Democratic governor, who is considering a 2020 presidential run,...

State lawmaker calls journalists 'dirty, godless, hateful'

Aug. 21, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state lawmaker lashed out at the media at a gun-rights rally by calling journalists "dirty, godless, hateful people." The Spokesman-Review reports that Republican Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane Valley made the comments Saturday at what was initially a protest against a gun...

Nevada judge: State can't enforce 2016 gun screening measure

Aug. 21, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gun buyer screening initiative that Nevada voters approved nearly two years ago was fatally flawed and can't be enforced, a state court judge has ruled. Proponents should have known the measure "would be contingent upon the FBI's approval" for the federal agency to take over criminal...

The Latest: Judge: President, Congress should eye 3D guns

Aug. 21, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit aimed at blocking a settlement that allows a company to post online plans for printing 3D guns. (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A federal judge hearing arguments over a settlement that allows a company to post online plans for printing 3D guns said the overall issue of...

Bullock says he's support semiautomatic weapons ban

Aug. 19, 2018 1:31 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Democratic governor is saying for the first time that he'd support a ban on some semiautomatic weapons. Gov. Steve Bullock's comments came in response Sunday to a question posed to him on CNN's State of The Union. Host Jake Tapper asked Bullock if he would support an "assault...

Parkland survivor to join marchers calling for gun reform

Aug. 19, 2018 12:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A survivor of the Florida school shooting and a parent of one of the victims are planning to join students in Massachusetts this week for a 50-mile march calling for gun law reforms. The march is scheduled to start Wednesday in Worcester and end Sunday in Springfield at the headquarters of...

Judge tosses signatures on Washington gun initiative

Aug. 17, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge in Washington has thrown out more than 300,000 signatures to put a gun-control initiative on the November ballot, saying the petition format did not follow election law. Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon said Friday the signature petitions for Initiative 1639 did not...

Man killed by officer in confrontation at Creston park ID'd

Aug. 17, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

CRESTON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified a man fatally shot by police in Creston this week, as well as the officer who shot him. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says 31-year-old Christopher Cameron, of Creston, died in the Monday night confrontation. The division says Creston Police...

Willmar man pleads guilty to illegal arsenal of weapons

Aug. 17, 2018 6:40 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Willmar man accused of illegally possessing a large cache of weapons has pleaded guilty in federal court. Forty-six-year-old Chad Monson was arrested during a Jan. 30 raid of his rural Kandiyohi County home by drug and gang task force agents. A federal grand jury in June indicted him...