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Texas governor expresses concern about private gun sales

Aug. 22, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday raised concern about private firearm sales but didn't commit to crack down on them or act on gun control issues following a meeting on ways to prevent mass shootings such as the El Paso attack that killed 22 people. While lawmakers are...

Arkansas man pleads guilty to mailing powder to senator

Aug. 22, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to charges alleging he mailed white powder to Sen. Tom Cotton's Washington office along with a letter that stated, "Maybe this will get your attention." Henry Goodloe pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to a count of conveying false...

Overstock CEO resigns after 'Deep State' comments roil stock

Aug. 22, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The CEO of Overstock.com has resigned, saying he'd become "far too controversial" to helm the e-commerce company known for selling discounted sofas and jewelry. Patrick Byrne's resignation Thursday came after the company issued a bizarre statement last week in which the former CEO...

Wisconsin governor calls GOP concerns over gun bills 'BS'

Aug. 22, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The argument from Republicans and gun-rights advocates that universal background checks and "red flag" laws will lead to the repeal of the Second Amendment right to bear arms is "frankly BS," Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday. Evers called Republican arguments against the bills...

Florida Democrats seek state legislative session on guns

Aug. 21, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A call by Florida Democrats to convene a special session on guns got little traction among Republicans, even as Parkland shooting survivors on Wednesday renewed their pleas for more measures to combat gun violence. March For Our Lives, a group for formed by survivors of last year's...

Trump: Again open to strengthening gun background checks

Aug. 21, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be careful that closing what he calls "loopholes" doesn't clear the way for more gun control. Speaking to reporters as he departed the White House for Kentucky, the...

Public weighs in on gun bills after Virginia mass shooting

Aug. 20, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Members of the public and special interest groups made their case Tuesday to a Virginia commission studying a broad range of gun safety proposals after a deadly mass shooting in Virginia Beach earlier this year. The bipartisan Virginia State Crime Commission heard hours of testimony...

The Latest: Public weighs in on guns after Virginia shooting

Aug. 20, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a Virginia hearing on gun legislation (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A commission tasked with studying gun safety proposals after a mass shooting left 12 people dead in Virginia Beach is hearing from members of the public and special interest groups from across the...

Governor brings big tech to the table after El Paso attack

Aug. 19, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called Monday for the help of big tech platforms in the wake of an El Paso mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a gunman who posted a racist screed online before killing 22 people at a Walmart. It's unclear what the invited companies, which include...

Police: Men with guns in Missouri Walmart broke no laws

Aug. 18, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two men with handguns in their waistbands alarmed shoppers when they entered a Kansas City-area Walmart on Sunday, but police say they were just buying ammunition for target practice. Kansas City, Missouri, Police Sgt. Jake Becchina says the men were cooperative and were released...