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Correction: 3D Gun-Lawsuit story

Sep. 20, 2018 10:39 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — In a story Sept. 19 about an arrest warrant being issued for a Texas man accused of having sex with an underage girl, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the man's company, Defense Distributed, makes 3D-printed guns. It does not, but it sells the plans to make such weapons. A...

Taiwan tracing US gun company owner accused of sex with girl

Sep. 20, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan said Thursday it is looking for the owner of a Texas company that sells blueprints to make untraceable 3-D printed guns who is wanted on an arrest warrant tied to an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward. The National Immigration Agency...

Maryland police fatally shoot man during struggle

Sep. 17, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say a police officer fatally shot a man who fired a gun during a struggle with officers. Prince George's County police tweeted that a 911 caller reported a man stealing from his car Monday in Temple Hills. When an officer tried to talk to the man, he ran and...

Misfire: Maria Butina's strange route from Russia to US jail

Sep. 10, 2018 6:59 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — When Maria Butina arrived in Moscow from Siberia in 2011 to launch a Russian version of the National Rifle Association, her shooting range coach said she didn't even know how to fire a weapon. She learned fast, but her far-fetched bid to liberalize gun rights in Russia flamed out. By the time...

Student gun control advocates protest outside Smith & Wesson

Aug. 26, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Student gun control advocates and one of the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on Sunday completed a 50-mile, four-day march in Massachusetts to the headquarters of gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson, where they protested gun violence and weapons manufacturing....

Education Dept. proposals on guns in schools sparks outcry

Aug. 24, 2018 12:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department says it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators. If approved, the plan would likely generate a lot of controversy at a time when a string of...

Anger over Ed Dept mulling federal money for guns in schools

Aug. 23, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Thursday that it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators. If approved, the plan would likely generate a lot of controversy at a time when a...

Gun control activists marching 50 miles to Smith & Wesson HQ

Aug. 23, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Gun control advocates, including one of the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting and the parents of one of the victims, are marching 50 miles (80 kilometers) across Massachusetts this week to the headquarters of gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson as part of a...

Dispute over 3D-printed guns raises many legal issues

Aug. 1, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

A little-known dispute over 3D-printed guns has morphed into a national legal debate in the last week, drawing attention to a technology that seems a bit of sci-fi fantasy and — to gun-control advocates — a dangerous way for criminals to get their hands on firearms that are easy to conceal and tough...

White House: DOJ didn't consult Trump on 3D-printed guns

Aug. 1, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday that the Justice Department did not consult President Donald Trump when officials dropped litigation that would have prevented the posting of instructions on how to make 3D-printed plastic guns, which are illegal to own or assemble. White House Press...