Latest Gun politics News

After mass shootings, NRA pins blame on familiar list

May. 23, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

In the aftermath of recent school shootings, a familiar pattern has played out in the debate over guns. Gun-control advocates push for tougher laws, including universal background checks to prohibiting the sale and possession of AR-style long guns. The National Rifle Association and many Republican leaders insist...

US man gets 15 years in prison for illegal handgun exports

May. 23, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally exporting high-caliber handguns to customers in Australia, Norway and other countries with strict weapons laws. Eric Daniel Doyle shipped 25 to 35 firearms to customers outside the U.S....

Texas governor meets with gun groups after school shooting

May. 23, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott met Wednesday with representatives of a gun-control group and the Texas State Rifle Association for more discussions about school safety after the shooting that killed 10 people near Houston. Abbott, a Republican who has worked to expand gun rights in the state,...

GOP candidates for Georgia governor ready for runoff

May. 23, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams got immediate accolades and attention nationally as Georgia Democrats nominated her for the state's top job, but any focus on her chances becoming the nation's first black female governor first has to wait for her Republican opponent who won't be settled for another two months....

State lawmaker wins Democratic nod for Arkansas House seat

May. 23, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

An Arkansas legislator national Democrats have said is their best chance to flip a Little Rock-area congressional seat won the party's nomination Tuesday night, while the state's Republican governor defeated a gun range owner who had challenged him from the right in the GOP primary. The election is the first step...

The Latest: Goodson, Sterling advance in Supreme Court race

May. 23, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

The Latest on Arkansas' primary and non-partisan judicial election (all times local): 10:55 p.m. An Arkansas Supreme Court justice and an attorney backed by an out-of-state Republican group are advancing to a runoff in a race for a high court seat that was marked by outside attack ads. Justice Courtney Goodson...

Democrats nominate first woman as GOP race heads to runoff

May. 23, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In Georgia's gubernatorial primary, Democrats elected a woman who could become the first black female governor in American history, but no Republican candidate gathered more than 50 percent of the vote — so the top two face a July runoff. Stacey Abrams secured the Democratic...

The Latest: Texas Dem deemed too liberal by own party loses

May. 22, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on primaries on Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas (all times local): 11:35 p.m. A Democratic candidate who was attacked as too liberal by the national party campaign committee has lost a runoff in the race for a Houston-area House seat that Democrats hope to win from...

The Latest: A runoff for Georgia's GOP governor primary

May. 22, 2018 10:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the gubernatorial primary in Georgia (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp will face a July 24 runoff for the GOP nomination for Georgia governor. Cagle and Kemp beat three GOP rivals in a race characterized by strong support for...

The Latest: Houston Astros honor school shooting victims

May. 22, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a high school shooting in Texas (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The Houston Astros are wearing T-shirts during batting practice before their game against the San Francisco Giants to honor the victims of last week's Texas school shooting that left 10 people dead. The shirts...