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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, rifles are lined up and ready to be auctioned at Johnny's Auction House, where the company handles gun sales for about a half dozen police departments and the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, in Rochester, Wash. After years of trying, the Washington state House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, that allows the State Patrol to destroy guns they confiscated during criminal investigations.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

House passes bill to let State Patrol destroy crime guns

Jan. 23, 2020 8:45 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — After years of trying, the Washington state House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that allows the State Patrol to destroy guns they confiscated during criminal investigations. The measure gives the State Patrol the option available to all other law enforcement agencies in the state...

FILE- This Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, shows a 3D printed gun called the Liberator, in Austin, Texas.  Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted on the internet.  New York Attorney General Tish James is helping to lead the coalition, which filed the lawsuit Thursday.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Coalition of states sue over rules governing 3D-printed guns

Jan. 23, 2020 7:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted on the internet. New York Attorney General Tish James, who helped lead the coalition of state...

Panel advances bill requiring armed officers at schools

Jan. 23, 2020 3:32 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill to require police officers assigned to Kentucky schools to be armed won unanimous approval Thursday from the Senate Education Committee. The committee action, advancing the measure to the full Senate, came on the second anniversary of the shooting at Marshall County High School...

Bullhead City OKs sanctuary measure supporting gun rights

Jan. 23, 2020 12:05 AM EST

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Bullhead City is declaring itself a sanctuary city that stands in support of gun rights. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to adopt a resolution affirming support for Second Amendment rights and pledging to take any action it can “to support and defend the...

Man charged with trading heroin for grenade launchers

Jan. 22, 2020 9:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. citizen living in Tijuana is charged in federal court in Los Angeles with allegedly trading heroin and fentanyl for guns and grenade launchers, federal officials said Wednesday. Pedro Roberto Hernandez-Gomez, 31, faces multiple charges including possessing machine guns,...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, photo, Teiya Enriquez Sandoval, center, and her sister Jazzy Enriquez, right, the daughters of Honolulu Police Officer Tiffany Enriquez, hug family friend Tristel Tynanaes during a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Tiffany Enriquez in Honolulu. A handyman's landlord had recently started an eviction process before he stabbed a woman Sunday and fatally shot two Honolulu officers, including Enriquez. (Bruce Asato/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

Hawaii eyes closing gun loopholes, bolstering mental health

Jan. 22, 2020 8:25 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii already has some of the nation's strictest gun laws, but the fatal shooting of two Honolulu police officers by a man his lawyer and neighbors believe had psychiatric problems has added new urgency to efforts to close gun control loopholes and bolster mental health care treatment. ...

Va Senate passes 'red flag' gun law over fierce opposition

Jan. 22, 2020 5:54 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others, as the state moves closer to joining a growing number of states enacting so-called “red flag” gun laws. The...

Delaware ghost gun measure clears first legislative hurdle

Jan. 22, 2020 5:49 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A proposal by Democratic lawmakers in Delaware to outlaw homemade "ghost guns," which can't be traced by law enforcement agents because they don't have serial numbers or are fashioned from parts created with 3-D printers, has cleared its first legislative hurdle. A Democrat-led House...

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong speaks beside Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, third from left, and Gov. Ned Lamont, fourth from left, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Hartford, Conn., where they announced plans to join a coalition of 20 states in an upcoming lawsuit to prevent the release of 3D printed gun files on the internet. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)

Connecticut to join other states to block 3D gun blueprints

Jan. 22, 2020 5:14 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The attorney general of Connecticut, a state that last year placed strict limitations on “ghost guns,” announced Wednesday that his office will join 20 other states in suing the federal government to prevent the release of 3D-printed gun files online. Democrat William...

Minnesota county asked to be a 'Second Amendment sanctuary'

Jan. 22, 2020 3:48 PM EST

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Some Minnesota state lawmakers have asked a county to declare itself a “Second Amendment sanctuary" to block enforcement of proposed gun laws that they believe would violate the U.S. Constitution. The lawmakers made the request in a letter sent to Sherburne County...