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Second phase of NRA civil trial over nonprofit’s spending set to open in NYC

Jul. 15, 2024 01:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The second phase of the civil trial against the National Rifle Association and its top executives is set to begin Monday in Manhattan, with New York Attorney General Letitia James seeking an independent monitor to oversee the powerful gun rights group. The Democrat...

NRA's ex-CFO agreed to 10-year not-for-profit ban, still owes $2M for role in lavish spending scheme

Jul. 09, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association’s former finance czar, Wilson “Woody” Phillips, has been banned for a decade from managing money for any nonprofit company in New York, the state’s attorney general said Tuesday. Phillips agreed to the ban in May, three months...

Conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett shows an independence from majority view in recent opinions

Jul. 05, 2024 15:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During her Senate confirmation hearings, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett uttered a memorable line to describe her approach to cases: “It’s not the law of Amy.” Barrett cemented the Court’s conservative supermajority four years ago and has since...

Supreme Court sidesteps several new gun cases, including challenge to state assault weapons ban

Jul. 02, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sidestepped a new set of Second Amendment fights Tuesday, declining to hear a challenge to an assault weapons ban in Illinois and sending other gun cases back to lower courts, including a challenge to the law used to convict Hunter Biden. The...

How to keep guns off Bourbon Street? Designate a police station as a school

Jul. 01, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A police station in New Orleans' French Quarter will be designated a vocational technical school in a move that will instantly outlaw gun possession in the surrounding area — including a stretch of bar-lined Bourbon Street — as a new Louisiana law eliminating the need for...

Should gun store sales get special credit card tracking? States split on mandating or prohibiting it

Jun. 30, 2024 00:39 AM EDT

Beginning Monday, a California law will require credit card networks like Visa and Mastercard to provide banks with special retail codes that can be assigned to gun stores in order to track their sales. But new laws will do the exact opposite in Georgia, Iowa, Tennessee and Wyoming...

US surgeon general declares gun violence a public health crisis

Jun. 26, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general on Tuesday declared gun violence a public health crisis, driven by the fast-growing number of injuries and deaths involving firearms in the country. The advisory issued by Dr. Vivek Murthy, the nation's top doctor, came as the U.S....

Today in History: June 26, Berlin Airlift begins

Jun. 26, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 26, the 178th day of 2024. There are 188 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In 1948, the Berlin Airlift began in earnest after the Soviet Union cut off land and water routes to the isolated western sector...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 25, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. June 23, 2024. Editorial: Gun sanity briefly prevails at the U.S. Supreme Court. (Now do Missouri.) The Supreme Court on Friday issued the kind of ruling that would once have been viewed as so obvious as to be unnecessary: Yes, the court said,...

More than 500 people have been charged with federal crimes under the gun safety law Biden signed

Jun. 25, 2024 09:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 500 people — some linked to transnational cartels and organized crime rings — have been charged with gun trafficking and other crimes under the landmark gun safety legislation President Joe Biden signed two years ago Tuesday. A White House report...