Latest Illegal firearms News

California's COVID gun store shutdowns ruled illegal

Jan. 20, 2022 18:42 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two California counties violated the Constitution's right to keep and bear arms when they shut down gun and ammunition stores in 2020 as nonessential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. Officials in Los...

'Boogaloo' member sentenced to 2 years on machine gun charge

Jan. 18, 2022 19:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who authorities say is a self-proclaimed member of the anti-government “boogaloo” movement and had discussed a willingness to kill police was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison. Michael Dahlager, 27, of St. Cloud, pleaded guilty last...

TSA seizes 254 firearms at North Carolina airports in 2021

Jan. 18, 2022 16:39 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers seized 106 guns at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in 2021, nearly double the number they seized at the airport in the previous year, a news release said. Another 100 firearms were taken at the security...

Former NFL player Siavii found dead in Kansas federal prison

Jan. 14, 2022 22:39 PM EST

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle was found dead in a Kansas federal prison where he was being held on charges of illegal firearms possession, a prison official said. Saousoalii Siavii Jr., 43, was found unresponsive at the U.S. Penitentiary in...

California assault weapon owners face registration deadline

Jan. 12, 2022 17:16 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California gun owners starting Thursday are getting a second chance to register and keep a type of firearm that is now illegal to buy under the state's expanded definition of assault weapons. The registration period is for those who legally bought...

Mid-Missouri gun store owner accused of illegal sales

Dec. 22, 2021 10:46 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a Lake of the Ozarks-area gun store has been indicted by a federal grand jury accusing him of illegally selling firearms to undercover agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Federal prosecutors announced the...

Kansas City man convicted of 15 illegal gun sales

Dec. 19, 2021 15:56 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been convicted of illegally selling 15 guns, including some that have been linked to shootings. Federal prosecutors said 27-year-old Mickael Oliver will face at least seven years in prison when he is sentenced. ...

Virginia man pleads guilty in illegal gun sales plot

Dec. 18, 2021 11:01 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring to make false statements in connection with 45 firearms transactions, federal prosecutors said. From June 2019 through June 2020, Kevin Staton Jr., 23, of Chesapeake, engaged in the business of buying and...

Father, son charged with starting wildfire plead not guilty

Dec. 10, 2021 18:56 PM EST

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A father and son charged with starting a massive California wildfire that destroyed many homes and forced tens of thousands of people to flee Lake Tahoe communities earlier this year pleaded not guilty in court Friday. The El Dorado County prosecutor's...

16-year-old boy charged with killing 3 in Indianapolis field

Dec. 03, 2021 18:31 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was charged Friday with three counts of murder in the October deaths of three young men whose bodies were found in a field in Indianapolis. Marion County prosecutors charged Caden Smith of Indianapolis as an adult in the deaths,...