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Virginia students charged after gun accidentally discharges

Dec. 15, 2019 12:20 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in Virginia say two juveniles have been charged after a handgun accidentally discharged in a high school classroom. Police in Norfolk on Saturday said the 17- and 16-year-old students are facing various charges, including possession of a firearm on school...

Cuomo: Ban gun ownership for out-of-state offenders

Dec. 15, 2019 10:09 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to tighten gun restrictions by preventing people from getting a New York gun license if they have committed a serious crime in another state, the Democratic governor announced Sunday. “This new law will keep guns out of the hands of dangerous...

Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

Dec. 14, 2019 4:09 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption...

Shooting shows New Jersey's gun laws aren't stopping imports

Dec. 14, 2019 9:13 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Officials from states with strong gun restrictions have called for stricter firearm control in places with weaker laws to thwart traffickers, but the fatal attack on a Jewish market in New Jersey shows how fruitless those efforts can be. Three civilians and a police officer were...

Backers of gun background checks won't try for 2020 ballot

Dec. 14, 2019 8:32 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A gun safety group seeking a change of state law in Ohio to require background checks on virtually all guns sales said Friday that it now plans a 2021 ballot issue. Ohioans for Gun Safety was cleared in July to begin collecting signatures for a proposal to close loopholes in...

Ferguson, Inslee seek ban on sale of assault-weapons

Dec. 12, 2019 5:44 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson say they want to make mass shootings less likely in the state by banning the sale of high-capacity gun magazines and assault weapons. The Democrats on Thursday announced plans for legislation that would limit magazine capacities to...

Judge blocks enforcement of LA law that takes aim at NRA

Dec. 12, 2019 12:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked enforcement of a Los Angeles law requiring businesses that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the National Rifle Association. The NRA’s request for a preliminary injunction was granted by U.S. District Judge Stephen V....

Senate OKs appeals court judges over home-state opposition

Dec. 11, 2019 6:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed two conservative, Justice Department lawyers to posts on a California-based appeals court that President Donald Trump has tagged as a liberal bastion. The two nominees won seats on the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers a wide...

Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy

Dec. 11, 2019 6:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the...

Sandy Hook lawsuit against gun-maker set for trial in 2021

Dec. 11, 2019 5:41 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge said Wednesday a lawsuit by families of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims against Remington Arms will go to trial in September of 2021. A survivor and relatives of nine victims of the 2012 massacre filed the wrongful death lawsuit against Remington in...