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AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws

Mar. 23, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey was conducted both before and...

New Jersey sues California company over 'ghost guns'

Mar. 22, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general announced a lawsuit Friday against a California company that sells mail-order firearms parts that can be turned into working weapons, the first such action the state has taken since it banned so-called ghost guns last year. The lawsuit filed Thursday...

Judge says New York's stun gun ban is unconstitutional

Mar. 22, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's ban on personal ownership of stun guns is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday in the latest in a series of court decisions that have led to the loosening of restrictions on the weapons in several states. The decision came in a lawsuit filed by Matthew...

Broken-hearted but not broken: New Zealand prays together

Mar. 22, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain — an act that an imam told the crowd of thousands had left the country broken-hearted but not broken. In a day...

New Zealand to observe Muslim prayer after mosque attacks

Mar. 21, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand were planning to observe the Muslim call to prayer Friday as the nation reflected on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and thousands of others planned...

A closer look at New Zealand's new weapons ban

Mar. 21, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Only a week after attacks on two mosques in New Zealand killed 50 worshippers, the country has banned sales of "military-style" semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines. In the world of politics, it's a lightning fast response, especially when compared to the...

The Latest: New Zealanders to observe Muslim call to prayer

Mar. 21, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 10:30 a.m. People across New Zealand will listen to the Muslim call to prayer on Friday as the nation marks one week since a gunman attacked two mosques and killed 50 people. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...

The bump stock ban is just days away. What will owners do?

Mar. 21, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — David Lunsford is an avid gun owner with a firing range on his Texas spread. With bump stocks about to be banned by the U.S. government, he grudgingly decided to sell off his and let someone else figure out what to do with them. "If I get caught with one, I'm a felon, and it seems like...

Sheriff: Paralyzed deputy was wounded by law enforcement

Mar. 21, 2019 7:27 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A state police investigation has determined that "friendly fire" paralyzed a Kentucky deputy trying to arrest a suspect fleeing a Florida bank robbery. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the Scott County, Kentucky, sheriff's office announced Wednesday that 28-year-old Deputy...

New Zealand prime minister announces immediate ban on all assault weapons, "military-style semi-automatic weapons"

Mar. 20, 2019 10:13 PM EDT
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand prime minister announces immediate ban on all assault weapons, "military-style semi-automatic weapons"