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California prosecutor joins suit against 'ghost gun' sellers

Oct. 13, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Attorney General Rob Bonta is joining a lawsuit targeting three online sellers of “ghost guns,” the untraceable firearms made from build-it-yourself kits that he said can be assembled in minutes and are increasingly being used in violent crimes. ...

Authorities say man fatally shot by LA deputies pulled a gun

Oct. 11, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — A man spotted walking in the middle of a street in eastern Los Angeles County was fatally shot when he pulled a gun on deputies who stopped to talk to him, authorities said. Patrol deputies spotted the man in an unincorporated area of Whittier...

Gunmaker Smith & Wesson moving headquarters to Tennessee

Sep. 30, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson plans to relocate its headquarters from Massachusetts to gun-friendlier Tennessee in a $125 million investment expected to create 750 jobs, officials announced Thursday. The gunmaker founded in 1852 is...

Suspect in 1999 shooting outside nightclub heads to trial

Sep. 20, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A suspect who evaded capture for almost two decades after a 1999 shooting outside a Massachusetts nightclub that left one man dead and another injured is scheduled to go on trial Monday. Edwin Novas faces murder and other charges in the killing...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 08, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Sept. 3, 2021. Editorial: COVID wins big in SC Supreme Court, ball is in Legislature’s court to revisit mask ban COVID-19 was the big winner in today’s South Carolina Supreme Court. In a 5-0 decision, the...

Cops: 14 arrested at large illegal marijuana grow operations

Sep. 03, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — Fourteen people were arrested and 1,400 pounds of pot were seized east of Corvallis in Lebanon in connection to two large illegal marijuana grow operations, authorities said. The Linn Interagency Narcotics Enforcement team searched two neighboring...

Black women seeing guns as protection from rising crime

Sep. 01, 2021 07:51 AM EDT

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — Valerie Rupert raised her right arm, slightly shaking and unsure as she aimed at the paper target representing a burglar, a robber or even a rapist. The 67-year-old Detroit grandmother squeezed the trigger, the echo of her shot blending into the...

City of Wichita made $196,000 selling guns since 2015 law

Aug. 29, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — One of he biggest gun dealers in south-central Kansas is the city of Wichita, but it actually received less than half the proceeds from the sales because it works with several online companies to auction off the firearms. Since a new state law...

Chicago watchdog harshly criticizes ShotSpotter system

Aug. 24, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A gunshot detection system that has cost Chicago tens of millions of dollars and is touted as a critical component of the police department's effort to combat gun violence rarely produces evidence of gun-related crime in the city, Chicago's nonpartisan watchdog agency...

Additional charges filed against ex-Marines in gun plot

Aug. 20, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New indictments have been filed against four men, including two former U.S. Marines, in connection with a plot to damage a power grid somewhere in the northwest U.S., federal prosecutors said Friday. A news release from the U.S. Department of...