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Feds ask for 18-month sentence in Russian agent case

Apr. 19, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say a Russian gun-rights activist who admitted being a secret agent for the Kremlin should serve an 18-month prison sentence. The request came in a sentencing memo filed late Friday in Maria Butina's case. Prosecutors say Butina was "not a spy in the traditional sense"...

Brazil leader wants to ease laws on carrying guns

Apr. 19, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says his administration will soon introduce legislation to make it easier to carry guns in public and to expand protections for people who kill in defense of their lives or property. The plans announced during the president's Thursday evening...

Connecticut man pleads guilty to illegal gun sales

Apr. 18, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager has pleaded guilty to illegally manufacturing guns that he then sold to an undercover federal agent. Mohammadreza Kamali pleaded guilty Tuesday in a New Haven federal court to dealing firearms without a license. The U.S. attorney for Connecticut says law...

Arming teachers brings contentious debate in Florida Senate

Apr. 17, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrats failed to strip language out of a Florida Senate school safety bill that would expand a law allowing some teachers to carry guns in school. They argued Wednesday that more guns in school could make them more dangerous. Senators spent nearly two hours debating proposed...

Lawsuits over shootings at Kansas business settled for $2M

Apr. 17, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Families of the victims of a mass shooting at a central Kansas lawn equipment factory in 2016 have won a $2 million legal settlement from a now-defunct pawnshop that sold the firearms to the shooter's girlfriend. The settlement of three lawsuits in Harvey County District Court was...

Alabama bill would allow concealed carry without permit

Apr. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State sheriffs on Wednesday opposed legislation backed by gun rights groups that would allow people to carry concealed handguns in public without obtaining a state permit. The bill by Republican Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa would do away with the current state requirement to...

Bill allowing medical personnel to carry guns clears House

Apr. 17, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Legislation allowing medical personnel to carry guns when they are involved in tactical law enforcement duties was passed by the Florida House. The vote Wednesday was 111-2 in favor of the bill, which specifies that medical personnel could only carry guns if they have a concealed...

San Francisco Bay arena bans guns shows

Apr. 17, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gun shows at an arena in the San Francisco Bay Area will be banned starting on January 1. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the governing board of the Cow Palace in Daly City voted Tuesday not to hold shows after 2019, when a contract with the exhibitor Crossroads of the West...

Gun control group targets Nevada sheriffs over new law

Apr. 16, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A national gun control lobbying organization on Tuesday made Nevada the latest Western state where it is trying to show that gun rights groups including the National Rifle Association are behind a "Second Amendment sanctuary" drive. The Brady advocacy group said it believes gun rights...

AP-NORC Poll: Most believe schools have become less safe

Apr. 16, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research....