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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...

Man faces weapons charge linked to Georgia mall shooting

Jun. 11, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

MORROW, Ga. (AP) — Police officers have arrested a 19-year-old Georgia man for illegally possessing a gun in connection with a shooting Thursday at a suburban Atlanta mall. A shouting match led to dozens of gunshots and one person wounded Thursday in Morrow at Southlake...

Legislative session called 'historic' for justice reforms

Jun. 11, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers and civil liberties advocates are calling the 2021 state legislative session historic for criminal justice reform. Bills that passed during the session that ended Wednesday included allowing the erasure of many criminal...

Neo-Nazi group members linked to attack plot plead guilty

Jun. 10, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two neo-Nazi group members whose talk of planning an attack at a Virginia gun rights rally was secretly recorded by the FBI pleaded guilty on Thursday to gun charges. Former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews, U.S. Army veteran...

Jury acquits Rapid City man in fatal shooting

Jun. 09, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City man is free after prosecutors dropped a murder charge against him and a jury acquitted him of gun crimes in connection with a fatal shooting in Pine Ridge last year. Phillip Pond, 39, was accused of shooting Justin Little Hawk...

Slain boy's stepfather opened fire at graduation party

Jun. 08, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The stepfather of a 14-year-old boy gunned down at a graduation party opened fire on partygoers he thought were “messing” with his stepson and brother, according to prosecutors. Keith Dawson, 35, of St. Paul, was charged Monday with drive-by...

Authorities: Man killed by Minnesota deputies had fired gun

Jun. 04, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities said Friday that a man wanted on a weapons violation fired a gun before deputies fatally shot him in Minneapolis, a city on edge since George Floyd's death more than a year ago under an officer's knee and the more recent fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 19, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. May 17, 2021. Editorial: Republican lawmakers should deal with real issues instead of targeting transgender children Have Pennsylvania lawmakers run out of problems to solve? We have to wager that’s the case since Republican...

Seattle man charged with false statements during gun buys

May. 18, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man has been charged in federal court with making false statements while purchasing 11 firearms, federal prosecutors said. Quandre Reshawn Cranshaw, 24, was arrested Friday and made his initial appearance on Monday, acting U.S. Attorney Tessa...

Jan. 6 riot suspect on house arrest after mountain lion kill

May. 17, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered a Colorado hunting guide accused of assaulting a police officer during the U.S. Capitol riot to be placed on house arrest after prosecutors say he violated the conditions of his release by having a gun and shooting a mountain lion. ...