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Colt suspends production of AR-15 for civilian market

Sep. 19, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun-maker Colt is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15, the company said Thursday in a shift it attributed to changes in consumer demand and a market already saturated with similar weapons. The company said it will focus instead...

Gun-control backers concerned about changing federal courts

Aug. 11, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, including a ban on the type of high-capacity ammunition magazines used in some of the nation's deadliest mass shootings. How long those types of laws will stand is a growing concern among gun control advocates in...

Scandal-ridden NRA head LaPierre digs in against gun control

Aug. 9, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

In the aftermath of the back-to-back shooting massacres in Texas and Ohio, the debate over gun control has returned to the National Rifle Association and its immense power to stymie any significant legislation on the issue. The man largely responsible for the NRA's uncompromising stance is its decades-long CEO,...

US records nearly 20 mass killings for the year so far

Jul. 31, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. has recorded nearly 20 mass killings so far this year, the majority of them domestic violence attacks that receive scant national attention compared to high-profile public shootings in recent years at schools, churches and concerts. A database compiled by The Associated Press,...