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FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Amy Coney Barrett, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit judge, speaks during the University of Notre Dame's Law School commencement ceremony at the university, in South Bend, Ind. Barrett, a front-runner to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has established herself as a reliable conservative on hot-button legal issues from abortion to gun control. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)

High court front-runner hailed by right, feared by left

Sep. 21, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A front-runner to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a federal appellate judge who has established herself as a reliable conservative on hot-button legal issues from abortion to gun control. Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic, is hailed by...

Gun control group launches ad blitz in key Iowa House races

Sep. 21, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A national gun control advocacy group said Monday it is targeting eight key races with digital ads and mailers seeking to help Democrats win back control of the Iowa House. Everytown for Gun Safety, the group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will spend...

3 dozen orders issued with Virginia's new "red flag" gun law

Sep. 20, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — At least three dozen Virginia residents have been prohibited temporarily or permanently from having firearms or purchasing them based on a new state law allowing authorities to convince a judge that a person would be a danger to themselves or others. The “red flag” law...

Feds charge man accused of holding gun to officer's face

Sep. 17, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man accused of holding a loaded gun to the face of Fargo police officer has been charged in federal court, U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley announced Thursday. Authorities say Shawn Larkin, 38, of Fargo, was pulled over on an outstanding warrant shortly after 1 a.m. on Sept. 9. Larkin told...

Salt Lake City mulls limiting police access to military gear

Sep. 17, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake City Council said it is considering an ordinance that would limit its police department's access to decommissioned military equipment. A provision in the 1997 National Defense Authorization Act makes it easy for police departments nationwide to ask for surplus military...

Open carry gun activist stand on the steps of the Michigan Hall of Justice on Thursday Sep. 17, 2020 in Lansing, Mich. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP)

Dozens rally for gun rights outside Michigan Capitol

Sep. 17, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Dozens gathered on the lawn of the Michigan Capitol on Thursday to rally in support of gun rights well as to decry efforts undertaken by the state to rein in the coronavirus pandemic – efforts they say infringe upon their freedom. “Today is about standing up, taking back...

Ex-San Diego sheriff’s captain pleads guilty to gun sales

Sep. 17, 2020 12:59 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former San Diego County sheriff’s captain has pleaded guilty to selling “off roster” guns available only to law enforcement, according to a newspaper report. As part of a plea agreement, Marco Garmo admitted to one count of engaging in the business of dealing...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2020, file photo Republican congressman Roger Marshall of Kansas' 1st congressional district, speaks to the media at his election night party at Rosewood Winery near Pawnee Rock, Kan. Marshall is running for Kansas' open Senate seat. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)

Kansas Republican's Senate ad relies on out-of-context clips

Sep. 16, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Roger Marshall is using out-of-context clips from Democrat Barbara Bollier's ads in a television spot in which his campaign argues that she's trying to hide liberal views from voters, suggesting the GOP doesn't have the race for an open U.S. Senate seat locked down yet in...

Prosecutor: Former Atlanta CFO stole money, had machine guns

Sep. 16, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The former chief financial officer for the city of Atlanta has been charged in a federal indictment with crimes stemming from his time in office, including allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the city for personal expenses, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. A grand...

FILE - In this July 21, 2019 file photo, trainees Chris Graves, left, and Bryan Hetherington, right, participate in a security training session at Fellowship of the Parks campus in Haslet, Texas. An industry has sprung up following mass shootings at houses of worship around the country to train civilians to protect their churches with the techniques and equipment of law enforcement. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Does God want Christians to be a ‘good guy with a gun’?

Sep. 16, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

(RNS) — Does Jesus want you to own a gun? It’s a question Richard Berry said he wrestled with for years, unsure of how to match his Christian faith with his appreciation for firearms and self-defense. A native of Olathe, Kansas, he told Religion News Service he began grappling with the issue of God...