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School shooting survivor calls for investment firm boycott

Apr. 18, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A survivor of a mass shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school in February is calling for a boycott of two of what he says are the biggest investors in gun manufacturers: BlackRock and The Vanguard Group. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior David Hogg used the hashtags...

Governor praises lawmakers for advancing gun control bills

Apr. 16, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor praised lawmakers on Monday for advancing gun control measures, including legislation to prohibit the purchase of firearms parts used to make untraceable weapons, or so-called ghost guns. "As gun violence continues to plague our country, New Jersey will lead the...

The Latest: Governor applauds advancing gun control measures

Apr. 16, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on gun control measures in the New Jersey Legislatures (all times local): 9:15 p.m. New Jersey's governor is applauding lawmakers for advancing gun control legislation, including a measure to bar so-called ghost guns. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy in a statement on Monday...

Judge: Assault weapons ban doesn't violate 2nd Amendment

Apr. 6, 2018 9:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling Friday upholding Massachusetts' ban on the weapons. U.S. District Judge William Young dismissed a lawsuit challenging the 20-year-old ban, saying assault weapons are...

Police: YouTube shooter was calm in interview before attack

Apr. 4, 2018 9:15 PM EDT

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) — Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters, Nasim Aghdam calmly told police who found her sleeping in her car that she was having family problems and had left her home. During the 20-minute interview with officers early Tuesday, she did not mention...

Latest: YouTube: Shooter opened fire in headquarters patio

Apr. 4, 2018 7:33 PM EDT

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at YouTube headquarters (all times local): 4:30 p.m. YouTube says Nasim Aghdam entered through its parking garage before terrorizing an outdoor courtyard at its San Bruno, California headquarters while firing shots that wounded three people. The Google-owned...

Frontier gun maker Remington seeks bankruptcy protection

Mar. 26, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

Remington, the storied gun maker that began turning out flintlock rifles when there were only 19 states in the Union, has filed for bankruptcy reorganization amid years of slumping sales and legal and financial pressure over the Sandy Hook school massacre. In papers filed Sunday in federal bankruptcy court in...

Nuns, funds and guns: the firearms debate on Wall Street

Mar. 26, 2018 6:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of Wall Street's heaviest hitters are stepping into the national debate on guns as investment firms ask firearms makers what they are doing about gun violence. The firms speak softly, but because they own trillions of dollars' worth of stock, their voices travel far. And they're now...

Victims' families urge California to end gun investments

Mar. 19, 2018 11:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Families of mass shooting victims and others called Monday for the nation's largest public pension fund to stop investing in companies that sell assault weapons and devices that allow guns to fire more rapidly. "Divesting in these companies that sell these weapons will send a...

The Latest: Pension fund not divesting from gun retailers

Mar. 19, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on calls for California's public pension fund to stop investing in assault-weapon retailers (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The nation's largest public pension fund won't immediately divest from companies that sell assault weapons. The California Public Employees'...