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FILE - This October 2017 file photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Force Investigation Team Report shows the interior of Stephen Paddock's 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas after a mass shooting. A federal judge wants Nevada's highest court to tell him whether gun manufacturers and sellers can be held liable under state law for negligence and wrongful death in the case of a Seattle woman killed in the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting in 2017. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)

US judge asks Nevada high court if gun makers can be liable

May. 12, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. judge is asking Nevada’s highest court to decide whether state law allows gun manufacturers and sellers to be held liable for deaths as he considers a lawsuit from the parents of a victim of the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history. Federal law generally...

FILE - In this May 4, 2013, file photo, National Rifle Association members listen to speakers during the NRA's annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The Los Angeles City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 repealed a law requiring companies that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the NRA. The 12-0 vote comes weeks after a judge blocked the city from enforcing the ordinance.(Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

NRA cutting staff and salaries amid coronavirus pandemic

May. 3, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

The National Rifle Association has laid off dozens of employees, canceled its national convention and scuttled fundraising, membership and shooting events that normally would be key to rallying its base in an election year. The coronavirus pandemic has upended the gun-rights organization during what should be...

Las Vegas police: Detective fatally shoots armed driver

Apr. 30, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a person is dead after being shot by a detective during a traffic stop Wednesday night. A police statement said a gang detective driving an unmarked police vehicle saw another vehicle being driven recklessly on Interstate 15 and that the detective pulled over the...

23 guns seized, man arrested after weapons investigation

Apr. 5, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man was arrested and nearly two dozen guns were seized following an investigation that began when deputies responded to a call about numerous firearms inside a parked vehicle, authorities said. Detectives identified the owner of the vehicle as Jerome Perkins,...

FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, people wait in line to enter a gun store in Culver City, Calif. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who was sued by gun-rights groups after trying to shut down firearms dealers in the wake of coronavirus concerns, said Monday, March 30, that he is abandoning the effort. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Gun background checks smash records amid coronavirus fears

Apr. 1, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

Background checks required to buy firearms have spiked to record numbers in the past month, fueled by a run on guns from Americans worried about their safety during the coronavirus crisis. According to figures from the FBI, 3.7 million background checks were done in March — the most for a single month...

Group protests closing of shooting ranges amid coronavirus

Mar. 31, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia gun-rights group is protesting Gov. Ralph Northam's order to shut down the state's indoor shooting ranges as part of a series of business closings aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Northam's order, issued on March 23, closed dozens of “recreation and...

FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, people wait in a line to enter a gun store in Culver City, Calif. The coronavirus pandemic has much of the world contemplating an existential question amid a growing number of stay-at-home orders, with only

Trump administration rules gun shops 'essential' amid virus

Mar. 30, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

The Trump administration has ruled that gun shops are considered “essential” businesses that should remain open as other businesses are closed to try to stop the spread of coronavirus. Gun control groups are balking, calling it a policy that puts profits over public health after intense lobbying by...

A sixth of Maine's coronavirus cases are health care workers

Mar. 30, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — About one sixth of Maine's 275 positive cases of the coronavirus have been health care workers, the head of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. Maine CDC director Nirav Shah said the state is investigating the workers' exposures at different health care...

US agency includes gun sellers as 'critical' infrastructure

Mar. 28, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gun rights group is cheering the Trump administration's designation of the firearms industry, including retailers, as part of the nation's critical infrastructure during the coronavirus emergency. The designation by the federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is...