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Highlights of bipartisan gun violence bill signed by Biden

Jun. 25, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

Highlights of the bipartisan gun violence bill that President Joe Biden signed on Saturday: —Expanded background checks: State and local juvenile and mental health records of gun purchasers will be part of federal background checks for buyers age 18 to 20. Three-day maximum for...

Biden signs landmark gun measure, says 'lives will be saved'

Jun. 25, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school. ...

Guns in paradise: Ruling could undo strict Hawaii carry law

Jun. 25, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Megan Kau takes occasional weeklong hunting trips to the Hawaiian island of Lanai, where she enjoys watching the sunrise and hearing the distant rustle of deer and mouflon sheep in the tropical wilderness, a rifle ready at her side. As a gun owner, she also goes to...

Supreme Court conservatives flex muscle in sweeping rulings

Jun. 25, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's sweeping rulings on guns and abortion sent an unmistakable message. Conservative justices hold the power and they are not afraid to use it to make transformative changes in the law, none more so than taking away a woman's right to abortion that had stood for...

Some sheriff's candidates run on not enforcing certain laws

Jun. 25, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — More than a dozen candidates campaigning to be top law enforcement officials in counties across Colorado are running on a unique platform: Not enforcing the law. These candidates fit the profile of a loose movement sometimes referred to as “constitutional...

To some defenders, gun ruling could right a racial wrong

Jun. 25, 2022 08:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York's tight restrictions on who can carry a handgun, condemnation erupted from liberal leaders and activists. But some public defenders, often allies of progressive activists, praised the court's ruling, saying...

Guns and abortion: Contradictory decisions, or consistent?

Jun. 25, 2022 03:34 AM EDT

They are the most fiercely polarizing issues in American life: abortion and guns. And two momentous decisions by the Supreme Court in two days have done anything but resolve them, firing up debate about whether the court’s conservative justices are being faithful and consistent to history and the...

Congress sends landmark gun violence compromise to Biden

Jun. 24, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent President Joe Biden the widest ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists. The...

NY lawmakers to mull post-Supreme Court gun bills next week

Jun. 24, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she is bringing state lawmakers back on Thursday to consider gun safety legislation in response to the Supreme Court striking down key portions of the state's licensing law. The court on Thursday overturned the state law that...

Text from Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

Jun. 24, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

The Associated Press is making available the full text of the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the nationwide right to abortion: Justice Alito delivered the opinion of the Court. Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting...