Latest Gun politics News

Swiss voters appear set to align with EU on tighter gun laws

May. 19, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss media were reporting that early exit polls Sunday show that voters approved a measure to strengthen Switzerland's gun laws, bringing the Alpine country in line with many of its European partners over the objections of many law-abiding gun aficionados. Switzerland's public broadcaster...

The Latest: Swiss voters appear set to back tighter gun laws

May. 19, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Switzerland's referendum on tightening Swiss gun laws (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Swiss media are reporting that early exit polls show voters have approved a measure to tighten Switzerland's gun laws, bringing the Alpine country in line with many of its European partners over...

Lawmaker abandons push to let counties pass tough gun laws

May. 17, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A gun bill sponsor says she is gutting the main provision that would allow counties to pass stricter firearm laws than those imposed by the state. Democratic Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui said Friday afternoon in a statement that she has decided to remove the portion of the bill at...

The Latest: Gun bill expected to become 'red flag' law

May. 17, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on an omnibus gun bill at the Nevada Legislature (all times local): 6 p.m. Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety says it supported a proposal at the Nevada Legislature that would have allowed counties to pre-empt state gun laws and pass stricter firearm regulations...

High-capacity magazine bill likely dead in Maine

May. 17, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A committee vote Friday left Maine unlikely to move forward on legislation prohibiting the sale of high-capacity magazines, but lawmakers are still weighing other bills aimed at limiting access to firearms. The Democratic-led Legislature's Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee...

1 year after Santa Fe shooting, Texas shuns tougher gun laws

May. 17, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A year after a high school mass shooting near Houston that remains one of the deadliest in U.S. history, Texas lawmakers are on the brink of going home without passing any new gun restrictions, or even tougher firearm storage laws that Gov. Greg Abbott backed after the tragedy. A...

Lawmaker wants to ban police from shooting at vehicles

May. 16, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police officers in Connecticut would be prohibited from firing their guns for the sole purpose of stopping vehicles, under legislation planned by a state senator in response to two recent officer-involved shootings of unarmed people. Democratic state Sen. Gary Winfield, of New Haven,...

Vermont Legislature gives final approval gun-buy delay

May. 16, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont House of Representatives gave final approval Thursday to legislation that would establish a 24-hour waiting period to buy handguns, a measure proponents say is needed to prevent impulsive gun purchases that can lead to self-harm and homicides. The measure comes a year...

Brazil prosecutor's office seeks suspension of gun decree

May. 16, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's federal prosecutor's office said Wednesday that it has filed a lawsuit seeking the immediate suspension of a decree by President Jair Bolsonaro loosening regulations on guns and ammunition. The lawsuit argues that the president infringed on legislative territory, saying the...

2 men plead guilty in theft of gun from Woonsocket dealer

May. 16, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Massachusetts men whole stole a gun from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Rhode Island then sold it on the streets of Boston have pleaded guilty. Prosecutors say 30-year-old Charlie Vick, of Everett, pleaded guilty Wednesday and 23-year-old Gerald Rosario, of Chelsea,...