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The Virginia state Capitol building is surrounded by fencing, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Richmond, Va., in preparation for Monday's rally by gun rights advocates. Gun-rights groups are asking a judge to block the Virginia governor's ban on firearms at a massive pro-gun rally scheduled for next week. Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday, Jan. 15, announced a state of emergency and banned all weapons from the rally at the Capitol.  (Dean Hoffmeyer/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia AG urges justices to prevent tragic rally violence

Jan. 17, 2020 11:23 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring urged the state Supreme Court on Friday to reject an effort by pro-gun groups to overturn a gun ban at a rally that's expected to draw tens of thousands of activists to Richmond next week amid fears of violence. Herring argued that an executive...

The Virginia state Capitol building is surrounded by fencing, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Richmond, Va., in preparation for Monday's rally by gun rights advocates. Gun-rights groups are asking a judge to block the Virginia governor's ban on firearms at a massive pro-gun rally scheduled for next week. Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday, Jan. 15, announced a state of emergency and banned all weapons from the rally at the Capitol.  (Dean Hoffmeyer/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Organizers appeal ban on arms at upcoming Virginia gun rally

Jan. 17, 2020 6:19 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A gun-rights group has filed an emergency appeal of a judge's ruling upholding the Virginia governor's ban on firearms at a pro-gun rally that's expected to draw thousands of gun activists to the state Capitol on Monday. The Virginia Citizens Defense League and Gun Owners of America...

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Eminem drops surprise album, advocates changes to gun laws

Jan. 17, 2020 4:29 AM EST

Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing “Music to Be Murdered By” on Friday — along with a video that calls for changes to gun laws. The follow-up to 2018's “Kamikaze” — also released without warning — was announced on Twitter just after...

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police shows Patrik Mathews. FBI agents on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, arrested the former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a violent white supremacist group and were believed to be heading to a pro-gun rally next week in Virginia's capital. The three men are members of The Base and were arrested on federal charges in a criminal complaint unsealed in Maryland, according to a Justice Department news release. (Royal Canadian Mounted Police via AP)

FBI arrests 3 alleged white supremacists ahead of gun rally

Jan. 16, 2020 7:44 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and two other men who authorities say are linked to a violent white supremacist group were arrested Thursday, just days before they were believed to be headed to a pro-gun rally in Virginia’s capital. The three men, members of The Base,...

Delaware lawmakers aim to outlaw "ghost guns"

Jan. 16, 2020 7:23 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in Delaware have introduced legislation to outlaw so-called "ghost guns" that can't be traced by law enforcement officials. The bill introduced on Thursday makes it a felony to possess or manufacture an untraceable firearm. It also criminalizes "covert firearms"...

New Mexico Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart, center, presents state spending priorities for public schools to a lead budget-writing committee in Santa Fe, N.M., on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, alongside state budget division Deputy Director Cinthia Martinez, left, and fiscal analyst Sunny Liu. Spending increases on K-12 education, early childhood programs and tuition-free college are under negotiation as legislators prepare for a 30-day session. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she'll consider red-flag gun legislation, proposals to legalize recreational marijuana and new incentives for localized renewable energy installations. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Legislature considers legal marijuana, tuition-free college

Jan. 16, 2020 5:18 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers will push plans to legalize marijuana, underwrite tuition-free college, respond to concerns about mass shootings and improve a beleaguered public education system during a 30-day legislative session that begins Tuesday. Political battle lines are forming on issues ranging...

Vermont legislators push for more gun restrictions

Jan. 16, 2020 4:45 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers are proposing a number of gun-related restrictions that they say are aimed at keeping Vermonters and their children safe, including a waiting period, after Republican Gov. Phil Scott vetoed a similar measure last session. Some senators and advocates gathered at a...

Judge upholds Virginia governor's ban on weapons of all kinds at upcoming gun rally

Jan. 16, 2020 4:37 PM EST
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Judge upholds Virginia governor's ban on weapons of all kinds at upcoming gun rally.

Judge denies gun seizure of Colorado officer's guns

Jan. 16, 2020 4:37 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A judge on Thursday denied a petition to seize the guns of a police officer involved in the 2017 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old which was sought by the teen's mother under Colorado's new red flag law. In her Jan. 9 petition for an extreme risk protection order, Susan Holmes said...

Texas gun control advocate prevented from getting free locks

Jan. 16, 2020 3:55 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A firearms trade association distributing taxpayer-funded gun locks to Texas residents to prevent accidental shootings advised the Austin Police Department not to give any to a woman affiliated with a gun control advocacy group, emails show. The Police Department ultimately rejected...