Latest Gun politics News

Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police

Jun. 24, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety. Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery, only to find herself...

Richmond mayor wants to ban guns from city-owned buildings

Jun. 24, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond's mayor called Monday for a ban on guns in city-owned buildings, parks and community facilities, after a 9-year-old girl was fatally shot last month in a city park. Mayor Levar Stoney said he's proposing the local ordinance now so the city will be prepared if state lawmakers...

Certification of New Mexico deputy in stun gun flap debated

Jun. 22, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico sheriff's office is disputing a claim that a deputy under fire for using a stun gun on a teen doesn't have an active law enforcement certification. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Office said this week Deputy Jeremy Barnes had a...

Gun safety group plans to revise background check petition

Jun. 22, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A gun safety group that wants to change Ohio law to require background checks on virtually all guns sales failed to clear one of the first hurdles in that process but says it will try again. The proposal from Ohioans for Gun Safety would close a loophole allowing sales without...

Portraits of gunshot victims celebrate young lives lost

Jun. 22, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Terrez McCleary looks at the colorful, flower-filled portrait of her 21-year-old daughter, Tamara Johnson, it's as if she's seeing her baby frozen in time. A joyous smile stretched across Tamara's face, she lovingly holds her 2-year-old daughter, and leans toward her fiance. "I...

The Latest: Democratic candidates make rapid-fire appeals

Jun. 21, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates in South Carolina (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Nearly all of the Democrats running for president in 2020 have made rapid-fire appeals to hundreds of cheering, sweating supporters at the "world famous" fish fry hosted by South Carolina...

Gun silencers would be barred under new federal legislation

Jun. 21, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gun silencers like the one used in a recent lethal shooting in Virginia Beach would be banned under legislation that U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey introduced Friday. The Democrat unveiled the legislation at news conference in Trenton alongside Democratic Trenton Mayor Reed...

California prosecutor says officer killed with illegal rifle

Jun. 21, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors filed a murder charge Friday alleging that a Sacramento man was lying in wait when he used one of two illegal assault rifles to kill a rookie police officer this week. The charges filed by the Sacramento County district attorney include special circumstances...

Justices: Proof needed that person knew he couldn't have gun

Jun. 21, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says prosecutors must prove that people charged with violating federal gun laws knew they were not allowed to have a weapon. The government says the decision could affect thousands of prosecutions of convicted criminals who are barred from having a firearm. The court...

Wyoming Supreme Court hears oral arguments in UW gun case

Jun. 20, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in a legal challenge over whether the University of Wyoming has the right to regulate firearms on campus. The Laramie Boomerang reports attorneys on both sides of the case were stumped by questions from justices during the hour-long...