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For years US Army hid, downplayed extent of firearms loss

Jun. 16, 2021 03:28 AM EDT

The U.S. Army has hidden or downplayed the extent to which its firearms disappear, significantly understating losses and thefts even as some weapons are used in street crimes. The Army’s pattern of secrecy and suppression dates back nearly a decade, when The Associated...

AP: Some stolen US military guns used in violent crimes

Jun. 15, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

Pulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. “Don’t do it!” a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which skittered across the city street and then into the hands of...

Police: 4 dead, 4 hurt in shooting on Chicago's South Side

Jun. 15, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An argument in a house on Chicago's South Side erupted into gunfire early Tuesday, leaving four people dead and four more injured, police said. The shooting happened at about 5:45 a.m. in the Englewood neighborhood, police said. No one has been arrested...

Senate gives final approval to 2 gun-control bills

Jun. 15, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state Senate voted mostly along party lines Tuesday to give final approval to two Democratic proposals further restricting gun ownership in Delaware. The first measure prohibits the purchase or possession of a firearm by anyone who knows that he...

Firearm group sues to block Nevada's new ban on 'ghost guns'

Jun. 15, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A group of gun-rights activists has sued to challenge a new Nevada law banning build-your-own firearms. The lawsuit was filed days after Gov. Steve Sisolak signed the ban on so-called “ghost guns” without serial numbers, the Reno Gazette Journal...

Vermont man will ask for dismissal of magazine case, again

Jun. 15, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man charged with illegally possessing large-capacity rifle magazines will file a second motion to have his case dismissed, this time arguing for his rights under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Max Misch faces two...

US military guns keep vanishing, some used in street crimes

Jun. 15, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

In the first public accounting of its kind in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s, with some resurfacing in violent crimes. And that's certainly an undercount. Government...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 15, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Parson’s signature on gun bill violates US Constitution, makes Missourians less safe Missouri’s dangerous dance with anti-constitutionalism continued unabated Saturday, when Gov. Mike Parson signed the...

Justices rule against low-level crack cocaine offenders

Jun. 14, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that low-level crack cocaine offenders convicted more than a decade ago can't take advantage of a 2018 federal law to seek reduced prison time. The justices affirmed the nearly 16-year prison term handed out...

Bill would make it crime to improperly store gun near child

Jun. 14, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature is moving forward with a proposal to change its child endangerment laws to include unauthorized access to firearms. The law currently states that a person can be found guilty of endangering a child if they knowingly sell,...