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Governor signs law banning 3D-printed weapons, 'ghost guns'

Jun. 23, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

The governor of Rhode Island on Tuesday signed into law bills that ban 3D-printed guns and so-called “ghost guns” in the state. The bills, the first ones Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed during the coronavirus pandemic, are “a matter of public health," she said. “I am proud to sign them...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov listens as Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a joint press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, June 18, 2020. Lavrov is on a two-day official visit to Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Moscow sees no need to mediate India-China standoff

Jun. 23, 2020 7:37 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will not be stepping in to mediate between China and India following a deadly border clash in the Himalayas, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday. Sergey Lavrov said after a video call with his Chinese and Indian counterparts that Beijing and New Delhi don't need outside...

FILE- In this Sept. 25, 2012, file photo, Cherry Hill Township Police Officer Patrick Higgins takes part in a stun gun training session at the Gloucester Township, N.J., Police Training Facility. After France banned police chokeholds, the government responded to growing officer discontent by announcing it would test stun guns for wider use, adding to the ranks of European law enforcement agencies that have recently adopted the weapons that many in the U.S. equate with excess police violence. (Chris LaChall/Camden Courier-Post via AP, File)

France backs off chokehold ban, adds stun guns for police

Jun. 15, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Less than a week after France announced it would abandon police chokeholds, the government responded to growing officer discontent by announcing it would test stun guns for wider use, adding to the ranks of European law enforcement agencies that have recently adopted the weapons that many in...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, U.S. Senate candidate and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, answers a question during a debate in Olathe, Kan. Kobach says he had four guns stolen from his pickup truck that was parked at a Kansas hotel June 13, 2020, in Wichita, Kan. Wichita police say officers responded to a call from Kobach around 11:30 a.m. Saturday at a hotel parking garage. Police say someone broke into the pickup overnight and took a rifle, two shotguns and a handgun. (AP Photo/John Hanna File)

US Senate candidate Kobach reports 4 guns stolen from truck

Jun. 15, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach reported that he had four guns stolen from his pickup truck that was parked at a Wichita hotel. Officers responded to a call from Kobach around 11:30 a.m. Saturday at a hotel parking garage, Wichita police said....

FILE - In this May 4, 2020, file a man walks past the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Supreme Court rejects several gun rights cases for next term

Jun. 15, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday passed up several challenges to federal and state gun control laws, over the dissent of two conservative justices. Gun rights advocates had hoped the court would expand the constitutional right to “keep and bear arms” beyond the home. Instead, the...

FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School walkout to the football field for 17 minutes of silence in honor of the 17 victims killed at the school.  The Florida Supreme Court is blocking an assault weapons ban from going to voters in 2022, saying in a Thursday, June 4 2020 ruling that the ballot summary is deceptive because it doesn't clearly state that a grandfathering clause applies to the owner, not the gun itself.(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

Florida Supreme Court blocks assault weapon ban from ballot

Jun. 4, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is blocking an assault weapons ban from going to voters in 2022, saying in a Thursday ruling that the ballot summary is deceptive because it doesn't clearly state that a grandfathering clause applies to the owner, not the gun itself. A group called Ban...

FILE - In this April 15, 2020 file photo, protesters carry guns outside the Capitol Building in Lansing, Mich. A commission that oversees the Michigan Capitol has formed a committee to study whether to ban or restrict guns inside the building. The State Capitol Commission voted Monday, May 11, 2020 to seek input from the Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)

Commission delays decision on gun ban at Michigan Capitol

May. 11, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A commission that oversees Michigan's Capitol delayed a decision Monday on banning guns from the building before a planned protest against the governor's coronavirus restrictions, in a meeting that later ended abruptly due to racist and threatening messages posted in Zoom. The State...