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Trump cowboy seeks 2nd act in politics after Capitol breach

Jun. 20, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

TULAROSA, N.M. (AP) — He rodeoed in a Buffalo Bill-style Wild West show, carried his message on horseback from the Holy Land to Times Square and was invited to the White House to meet the president. But luck may have run out for this cowboy pastor who rode to national...

Anti-government activist Bundy issues Idaho campaign videos

Jun. 19, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy on Saturday came out with his first videos announcing his campaign to become governor of Idaho. “I’m running for governor because I’m sick and tired of all of this political garbage just like you are,” Bundy said in a nearly...

Suburban St. Louis police chief resigns over new gun law

Jun. 19, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis police chief has resigned over concerns about a new Missouri law that would ban police from enforcing federal gun rules. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Philip Dupuis, who had been the police chief of the city of...

Colorado governor signs 3 gun bills into law

Jun. 19, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Saturday signed three of six gun bills passed in the latest legislative session into law. The Denver Post reported the bills were all announced following a mass shooting at King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado, on March 22, when...

Effect of school lockdown drills on students under scrutiny

Jun. 19, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Lockdown Drill Generation. That’s what 17-year-old Ellie Perlmutter said she’s part of. No, it has nothing to do with the pandemic. It’s the generation of students that have had to participate in active shooter drills at school. ...

NC governor again vetoes gun-rights bill for more churches

Jun. 18, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed gun-rights legislation on Friday that would allow parishioners at more churches to be armed, marking the second year in a row that he's blocked the idea. The legislation affirms that people going to religious...

2 ex-Oklahoma County jail employees charged with felonies

Jun. 18, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors charged two former employees of the Oklahoma County Jail in separate cases in which they are accused of allowing inmates to severely injure each other. Michael Thomas Hughes, 25, is charged in Oklahoma County District Court with one...

EXPLAINER: Why is Missouri fighting federal gun rules?

Jun. 18, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is clashing with the U.S. Department of Justice over a new law banning police from enforcing federal gun rules. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, Justice Department officials wrote that state lawmakers went too far with the law...

Recall effort against second Oregon state GOP senator

Jun. 18, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A second Republican in the Oregon Senate is facing a recall effort after showing up to oppose a gun-control bill earlier this year. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that this week a Mount Vernon resident named Patrick Kopke-Hales initiated a...

Medical marijuana patients in Minnesota seek gun rights

Jun. 18, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Staunch conservatives and advocates of legal marijuana have formed an unlikely alliance in Minnesota to pressure the Legislature to allow medical cannabis patients to own guns. The more than 35,000 patients in Minnesota's program can't own guns as...