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Kansas teen's death has spotlight on 'stand your ground' law

Jan. 21, 2022 16:53 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers were thinking of homeowners facing down burglars and people attacked on the street when they wrote a “stand your ground” law more than a decade ago allowing use of deadly force in self defense. They didn't envision it applying to police officers, jail...

Republicans on Senate panel OK guns on college campuses

Jan. 20, 2022 19:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The seemingly never-ending fight between Arizona gun rights advocates who want students to be able to carry guns and colleges and universities that opposes allowing firearms on campuses is back yet again. Republicans on the Arizona state Senate Judiciary committee...

California's COVID gun store shutdowns ruled illegal

Jan. 20, 2022 18:42 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two California counties violated the Constitution's right to keep and bear arms when they shut down gun and ammunition stores in 2020 as nonessential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. Officials in Los...

Rittenhouse seeks return of gun used during Kenosha protest

Jan. 20, 2022 17:42 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois man acquitted of fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during street protests in Kenosha in 2020, is seeking the return of the gun and other property that police seized after his arrest. Rittenhouse's attorney Mark...

US charges 2nd key suspect in killing of Haiti's president

Jan. 20, 2022 17:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Haitian-Chilean businessman considered a key suspect in the killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse appeared in U.S. federal court on Thursday and was accused of providing weapons to former Colombian soldiers charged with fatally shooting the Caribbean country’s leader. ...

Assembly OKs GOP-authored bills expanding gun rights

Jan. 20, 2022 14:16 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly approved a package of Republican-authored bills on Thursday that would dramatically expand gun rights in the state, moving forward with the proposals even though Democratic Gov. Tony Evers will almost certainly veto them. The proposals...

North Dakota head of far-right legislative caucus retiring

Jan. 20, 2022 13:56 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bismarck Rep. Rick Becker, who founded a far-right faction of the North Dakota Legislature and led it for a decade, has announced he won’t seek another term. The Bismarck plastic surgeon, commercial real estate developer, business owner and former...

Body found in car after driver was arrested in Cambridge

Jan. 19, 2022 16:49 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body that was found inside a car in Cambridge after the driver was arrested for an altercation with police. The Dane County sheriff's office said a 28-year-old woman was arrested Monday shortly before the body...

Republican plan would lower age to carry concealed weapon

Jan. 17, 2022 08:19 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers are pushing a plan that would lower the minimum age to legally carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin. Currently, a Wisconsin resident needs to be 21 years old before they can apply for a concealed carry permit. The GOP-backed bill...

2 detained in California mall shooting, no injuries

Jan. 14, 2022 23:41 PM EST

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A person fired at gun at a Southern California mall on Friday evening, authorities said. No one was hurt. Two suspects have been detained in the incident at the Moreno Valley Mall, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said on Twitter. A firearm...