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Man faces charge after Chicago road rage shooting wounds boy

Apr. 08, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The man driving a car carrying a toddler who was wounded during a shooting on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive this week did not exchange gunfire with the offender who shot his grandson as alleged by police, Cook County prosecutors told a judge Thursday. ...

Feds charge Minnesota man tied to violent boogaloo movement

Apr. 07, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man whom authorities describe as a self-proclaimed member of the anti-government “boogaloo” movement and had an interest in killing police was charged Wednesday with illegal possession of a machine gun. A federal magistrate judge...

Biden to unveil actions on guns, including new ATF boss

Apr. 07, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence on Thursday, delivering his first major action on gun control since taking office. He'll also nominate David Chipman, a former federal agent and adviser at...

Police checking parolees find weapons, ammunition and drugs

Apr. 01, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — Police making compliance checks on parolees in southern Michigan have seized five firearms and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition. The ammunition, two assault-style rifles, a shotgun and two 9 mm handguns were found Tuesday in a Lenawee County...

US judge orders detention of gun enthusiast arrested in Iowa

Mar. 31, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge Wednesday ordered the detention of a Colorado firearms enthusiast who raised alarm at an Iowa gun store last week when he said he was surprised people didn't suspect he was the Boulder mass shooter. Adam Vannoy, 40, attempted to buy guns...

4 people charged in gun ring in New Jersey

Mar. 31, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Four residents were indicted on charges they trafficked guns into New Jersey as part of a gun ring that led to the shooting death of a toddler in 2019, the state's Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Wednesday. The defendants were arrested in...

Feds arrest armed Colorado man after remark about Boulder

Mar. 26, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa gun store refused to sell a semi-automatic rifle to a heavily armed and agitated Colorado man after he said he was surprised his friends didn’t suspect he was the Boulder mass shooter, according to federal court documents released Friday. ...

High court mulls police power to enter homes without warrant

Mar. 24, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed when police can enter homes without a warrant, with the justices making up scenarios involving elderly neighbors, a cat in a tree, a mask-less social gathering and even a Van Gogh painting to help them resolve the case. ...

S. Carolina senator suggests everyone be made militia member

Mar. 23, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina senator has a proposal to make sure no federal law can ever seize guns — make everyone over 17 who can legally own a gun a member of a militia. South Carolina's constitution allows the governor to call up an “unorganized...

Phoenix police arrest suspect in a fatal drive-by shooting

Mar. 22, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man has been arrested a man in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting in Phoenix, police said Monday. They said 20-year-old Devon Alston was taken into custody and had several handguns and some illegal drugs with him at the time of his arrest. ...