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Prosecutor: FedEx shooter didn't have 'red flag' hearing

Apr. 19, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis never appeared before a judge for a hearing under Indiana's “red flag” law, even after his mother called police last year to say her son might commit “suicide by cop," a...

Colorado guv signs gun storage, lost weapons bills into law

Apr. 19, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Gov. Jared Polis has signed into law bills mandating the safe storage of firearms and requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen weapons. Democrat sponsors argued the storage bill would help reduce suicides by youth and others, as well as accidental...

Bill would end Louisiana permit mandate for concealed carry

Apr. 19, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana would strip the requirement that gun owners must have a permit to carry concealed firearms, under a bill that started advancing Monday in the state Senate in contrast to a national debate over whether to tighten gun restrictions. A...

Oregon gun storage law would be among the toughest in the US

Apr. 19, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A proposed gun storage law that would be among the toughest in the U.S. is headed for a vote in the Oregon Legislature, with backers saying it will save lives and opponents contending it could lead to deaths. Meanwhile, in Colorado, a less sweeping...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 19, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. April 14, 2021. Editorial: Texas lawmakers' response to flood of gun deaths? Make it easier to own guns “April is the cruelest month,” the poet has written. True enough in an existential sense, and yet this year we are inclined...

Police: FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

Apr. 18, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally bought the two rifles used in the attack despite red flag laws designed to prevent such purchases, police said. A trace of the two guns found by...

Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting

Apr. 17, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Members of Indianapolis’ tight-knit Sikh community joined with city officials to call for gun reforms Saturday as they mourned the deaths of four Sikhs who were among the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse. At a vigil...

California mass shooting suspect was barred from buying gun

Apr. 17, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The man accused of going on a shooting rampage at a Southern California business, killing four people, should not have been allowed to buy or own guns because of a California law that prohibits people from purchasing weapons for 10 years after being convicted of a...

State Police: Gun-brandishing man fatally shot after pursuit

Apr. 17, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officers fatally shot a 22-year-old Roswell man when he brandished a gun outside a bank as he tried to run away after an attempted traffic stop and vehicle pursuit, authorities said Saturday. The New Mexico State Police identified...

Biden's appeals for action on guns, policing face reality

Apr. 17, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation struggles with yet another mass shooting and faces a reckoning over the deaths of Black men at the hands of police, President Joe Biden is calling for action. Going beyond that, however, is proving a lot more difficult. Three months into...