Latest Gun politics News

Judge tosses NRA lawsuit over Seattle's gun-storage law

Oct. 19, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association against Seattle's new gun-storage law. King County Superior Court Judge Barbara Linde ruled Friday, tossing the lawsuit on technical grounds after the city contended the plaintiffs lacked standing and noted the law had...

Crimean city turns to mourning 20 victims of school attack

Oct. 18, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — While Crimean authorities searched for clues that might help explain why a teenager gunned down 20 people at his vocational school before killing himself, the stunned city of Kerch prepared to say farewell to the victims. Thousands of residents were expected to attend the funerals of most of...

Ruling: Kansas gun law no defense to federal firearm charges

Oct. 16, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the firearms convictions against two Kansas men who mistakenly believed that a Kansas law can shield from federal prosecution anyone owning firearms made, sold and kept in the state. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Shane Cox and Jeremy...

Maryland's Jealous would broaden gun-control, oppose Trump

Oct. 16, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Ben Jealous said Tuesday that if he were elected governor over a popular Republican incumbent he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or others. The former NAACP president also said he would...

Bloomberg's New Hampshire event fuels White House bid talk

Oct. 13, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A quick stop by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House is sparking more speculation about a possible White House bid by the billionaire media company founder and gun safety advocate. Bloomberg...

After balking, Kansas parade won't bar Kobach's replica gun

Oct. 12, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Organizers of a small-town Kansas parade decided Friday night that they won't stop Republican candidate Kris Kobach from having a replica machine gun on a jeep after initially objecting to a key symbol of his campaign for governor and support for gun rights. The organizing committee for...

House seat suddenly in play after Trump backer's indictment

Oct. 12, 2018 7:45 AM EDT

HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) — New York's most conservative congressional district is unexpectedly in play as Republican incumbent Chris Collins, one of President Donald Trump's first supporters, fights insider trading charges while seeking re-election. Republican leaders in a western New York district that Trump...

Economy, energy and Trump dominate Colorado governor's race

Oct. 11, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is banking on his wealth, entrepreneurial experience and anti-Donald Trump sentiment as he seeks to win over independents in his quest to succeed term-limited centrist Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper. Polis' Republican opponent, state Treasurer Walker...

Mississippi police took property without legal authority

Oct. 9, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi police agencies have been seizing cash, guns and vehicles without legal authority for months after a state law changed and police didn't notice. An Associated Press review of a Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics database shows more than 60 civil asset forfeitures with nearly...

Supreme Court rejects appeal from suspended Oregon judge

Oct. 9, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from an Oregon judge who was suspended after allegations that he had refused to marry gay couples and had broken gun laws. The justices on Tuesday left in place the three-year suspension against Judge Vance Day, who had argued that he was...