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Convicted Russian agent Butina appeals for money

May. 19, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian gun rights activist serving a U.S. prison sentence for acting as an unregistered foreign agent has released a video asking for money to help pay her legal costs. Maria Butina was sentenced in April to 18 months after she admitted gathering intelligence on the National Rifle...

Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws, lining up with the EU

May. 19, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to tighten the Alpine nation's gun laws, bringing the country in line with many of its European partners despite the objections of local gun owners, Swiss media reported, citing official results. Switzerland's public broadcaster said more than 63% of...

The Latest: Swiss voters appear set to back tighter gun laws

May. 19, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Switzerland's referendum on tightening Swiss gun laws (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Swiss media are reporting that early exit polls show voters have approved a measure to tighten Switzerland's gun laws, bringing the Alpine country in line with many of its European partners over...

1 year after Santa Fe shooting, Texas shuns tougher gun laws

May. 17, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A year after a high school mass shooting near Houston that remains one of the deadliest in U.S. history, Texas lawmakers are on the brink of going home without passing any new gun restrictions, or even tougher firearm storage laws that Gov. Greg Abbott backed after the tragedy. A...

Brazil prosecutor's office seeks suspension of gun decree

May. 16, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's federal prosecutor's office said Wednesday that it has filed a lawsuit seeking the immediate suspension of a decree by President Jair Bolsonaro loosening regulations on guns and ammunition. The lawsuit argues that the president infringed on legislative territory, saying the...

Harris wants ban on importing AR-15-style assault weapons

May. 15, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Kamala Harris wants to ban the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons by executive action if elected president. The Democratic senator and presidential candidate from California detailed her proposal on Wednesday to stop importing the weapons until the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...

Rapper Kodak Black pleads not guilty to weapons charges

May. 15, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal weapons charges that prevented him from performing last weekend at the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival, around which several violent incidents occurred. U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin Torres also granted the 21-year-old Black release on...

The Latest: 4 detained in hip-hop shooting released

May. 13, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a series of arrests connected to a South Florida hip-hop festival (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Police say four men detained after a shooting tied to a Miami-area hip-hop festival have been released. Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said Monday that...

Kentucky State Police welcomes recruits to training academy

May. 13, 2019 4:51 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Police Training Academy is welcoming 72 new recruits. A news release says the recruits are an encouraging sight to the law enforcement agency that has experienced several retirements recently. The training at the academy in Frankfort lasts 25 weeks and includes more...

Brazilian judge gives Bolsonaro 5 days to clarify gun decree

May. 10, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian supreme court judge said Friday that President Jair Bolsonaro and his Justice Ministry had five days to respond to opposition assertions that a recently passed gun decree was unconstitutional. The decree presented on May 7 widely loosens the country's strict gun laws by...