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Feds: Retailer broke law by selling rifle in Texas attack

Oct. 17, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A sporting goods retailer violated the law by selling an AR-15-style rifle and large capacity magazine to a man who later used them to kill more than two dozen worshippers at a Texas church, federal prosecutors said in a court filing. Devin Patrick Kelley presented a Colorado driver's...

AP FACT CHECK: Dems flub details on climate, guns, Syria

Oct. 16, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process. Several gave an iffy explanation of why they're not swinging behind a bold proposal to make people turn over their assault-style weapons. Sloppiness also crept in during...

Editorials from around New York

Oct. 16, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Congress shouldn't be distracted by the impeachment hearings The Post-Journal Oct. 14 Are leaders in Congress unable to walk and chew gum at the same time? That is, are they capable of multitasking on major issues? Some are...

Trump tweets support for Kentucky governor in election

Oct. 15, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tweeted his support for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a steadfast Trump supporter who faces a tough reelection fight in Kentucky. Trump points to Bevin's support for gun rights and says the governor is "strong on crime and the border." Trump says Bevin has...

Texas officer charged with murder, resigns after shooting

Oct. 14, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday evening after resigning from the force. Aaron Dean, 34, was jailed on $200,000 bond after the...

Another Philadelphia shooting wounds 2, 1 critically

Oct. 14, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two more people were wounded, one critically, in the same section of Philadelphia on Monday where six people ranging in age from 14 to 27 were wounded the evening before by gunfire during another violent weekend in the city. Police said the latest shots reported shortly after 1030 a.m....

AG opinion: New Tennessee law lets felons have antique guns

Oct. 14, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's attorney general says a new state law allows felons to have antique guns. An opinion last week by Attorney General Herbert Slatery's office says the law removed a ban on guns manufactured before 1899, certain replicas and black powder-using muzzleloaders for people...

Editorials from around Ohio

Oct. 14, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Red flag to pink slip The Toledo Blade Oct. 13 Gov. Mike DeWine has been clear about what is necessary to improve gun laws in Ohio and make the public safer. He was clear as a candidate, even though it meant contradicting the National...

Nevada cities plan votes on misdemeanor jury trials issue

Oct. 12, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two southern Nevada cities are considering adopting laws to sidestep a requirement to provide jury trials in misdemeanor domestic abuse cases where gun ownership rights could be affected. The proposed ordinances due for votes in coming days in Henderson and North Las Vegas virtually mirror...

GOP House leader still concerned about Ohio gun proposals

Oct. 12, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican who leads the Ohio House remains hesitant about GOP Gov. Mike DeWine's proposed changes to address gun violence, even after the governor backed off pushing for a so-called "red flag law" and background checks on nearly all gun sales. The Columbus Dispatch reports House...