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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...

Missouri bill to ban enforcement of federal gun rules signed

Jun. 12, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Saturday signed a bill banning local police from enforcing federal gun rules, a change Democrats have predicted will be shot down in the courts. Parson signed the measure, which will penalize local...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 11, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Spike protein...

California appeals court ruling upending assault weapons ban

Jun. 10, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor denounced in starkly personal terms a federal judge's upending of the state's restrictions on assault weapons as officials announced the filing Thursday of a formal notice that they will appeal the decision. They described...

Republicans seek to shield Wisconsin gun owners from feds

Jun. 09, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Future federal laws that would ban or restrict the use of guns could not be enforced in Wisconsin under a Republican-backed bill the state Assembly approved Wednesday. The measure is part of a national wave of similar proposals intended to resist...

House approves veto-bound bill to help block local gun laws

Jun. 08, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Resuming a long fight over local gun laws, Pennsylvania's House of Representatives on Tuesday approved veto-destined legislation that is designed to help gun owners and gun-rights organizations force cities to repeal firearms restrictions. The...

Far-right Idaho Republicans battle to control party, state

Jun. 08, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The dream world for Idaho’s ascendant far right is one where state lawmakers run a sovereign nation-state free of federal oversight. It would be a place where they can outlaw all abortions, dictate what is taught in schools, have complete say over public health rules...

NRA's gun rights message not slowed by legal, money troubles

Jun. 08, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberals have cheered the highly public legal and financial jeopardy ensnaring the National Rifle Association, seeing the gun lobby's potential demise as the path to stricter firearms laws. But, it turns out, the NRA's message has become so solidified...

Judge overturns California’s 32-year ban on assault weapons

Jun. 05, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, calling it a “failed experiment” that violates people's constitutional right to bear arms. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego ruled on Friday...

U.S. judge overturns California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons

Jun. 04, 2021 23:36 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. judge overturns California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons.