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Tennessee lawmakers pass bill to involuntarily commit some defendants judged incompetent for trial

Apr. 15, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Republican-led Legislature unanimously passed a bill Monday that would involuntarily commit certain criminal defendants for inpatient treatment and temporarily remove their gun rights if they are ruled incompetent to stand trial due to intellectual disability...

Semiautomatic firearm ban passes Colorado's House, heads to Senate

Apr. 14, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Democratic-controlled House on Sunday passed a bill that would ban the sale and transfer of semiautomatic firearms, a major step for the legislation after roughly the same bill was swiftly killed by Democrats last year. The bill, which passed on a 35-27...

Georgia city rules that people must lock empty vehicles when guns are inside

Apr. 12, 2024 16:15 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Coastal Georgia's largest city will require guns left in empty vehicles be securely stored, an effort that Savannah Mayor Van Johnson says is meant to cut down on gun thefts from unlocked cars. “We are not trying to take anybody’s guns — that is a...

The Biden administration will require thousands more gun dealers to run background checks on buyers

Apr. 11, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands more firearms dealers across the United States will have to run background checks on buyers at gun shows or other places outside brick-and-mortar stores, according to a Biden administration rule that will soon go into effect. The rule aims to close a...

Washington gun store sold hundreds of high-capacity ammunition magazines in 90 minutes without ban

Apr. 10, 2024 19:09 PM EDT

KELSO, Washington (AP) — A Washington state gun store owner said he sold hundreds of high-capacity ammunition magazines in the short span of time Monday between a judge ruling a ban on the sales unconstitutional and the state filing an emergency appeal to the Washington Supreme Court. ...

Tennessee bill to untangle gun and voting rights restoration is killed for the year

Apr. 10, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers have killed a bipartisan bill for the year that would have let residents convicted of felonies apply to vote again without also restoring their gun rights. Democratic Rep. Antonio Parkinson and Republican Sen. Paul Bailey advanced the...

Washington state ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines ruled unconstitutional, but state appeals

Apr. 08, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge in Washington state ruled Monday that the state’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines is unconstitutional — but the law will remain in effect while the state appeals the decision. Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge Gary Bashor ruled that...

Tennessee bill untangling gun and voting rights restoration advances, but faces uncertain odds

Apr. 05, 2024 15:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee residents convicted of felonies can apply to vote again without restoring their gun rights under a bipartisan bill that faces some GOP skepticism as it advances late this session. The effort by Democratic Rep. Antonio Parkinson and Republican Sen....

Police say 5-year-old Michigan boy killed when he and 6-year-old find gun at grandparents' home

Apr. 03, 2024 13:17 PM EDT

WHITE CLOUD, Mich. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy was killed when he and a 6-year-old boy found a gun at their grandparents' home in western Michigan, police said Wednesday. The shooting occurred Monday in Newaygo County's Garfield Township, six weeks after a new Michigan law came into...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 01, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. March 27, 2024. Editorial: This is Ken Paxton’s Texas Attorney general gets a pass from a court system that is less forgiving of others Attorney General Ken Paxton has scored another victory, but it’s a defeat for all Texans. ...