Latest Illegal firearms News

Feds: Man pleads guilty to getting girlfriend to buy gun

Sep. 16, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man who was prohibited from buying a gun because of a prior conviction has pleaded guilty to getting his girlfriend to buy one for him, a federal prosecutor in North Carolina said. Travis Shaqwann Fair, 31, of Asheville went to a gun dealer in...

Man convicted of killing San Diego police officer

Sep. 13, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who shot and killed a San Diego police officer and wounded another in 2016 was convicted Monday of first-degree murder and attempted murder. Jesse Michael Gomez, 60, now phases a penalty phase of trial to determine whether he could face life in...

Men sue to try to recover firearms seized from hunting cabin

Sep. 05, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

MERRILL, Mich. (AP) — Nearly four years later, two men are turning to federal court to try to recover 13 guns seized from a hunting cabin in Saginaw County. The sheriff's office took the guns after responding to a dispute between a man and a woman who were using the...

Gun rights group sues police agencies over permit delays

Aug. 31, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A gun rights group and four citizens have sued the police chiefs of four Connecticut cities claiming officials have effectively ended the ability of residents to get gun permits by intentionally and illegally slowing the licensing process by several months. ...

Statewide alcohol law enforcement operation yields arrests

Aug. 29, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina executed search warrants, seized guns and fake IDs, and made hundreds of arrests as part of a statewide alcohol law enforcement operation that took place at the start of the weekend. Alcohol Law Enforcement special...

Man pleads guilty after bragging about plans to kill officer

Aug. 26, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A southern Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm after he bragged about his illegal shotgun and plans to kill a police officer at a Donald Trump rally at the state Capitol. The Minneapolis Star...

Additional charges filed against ex-Marines in gun plot

Aug. 20, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New indictments have been filed against four men, including two former U.S. Marines, in connection with a plot to damage a power grid somewhere in the northwest U.S., federal prosecutors said Friday. A news release from the U.S. Department of...

San Francisco DA sues 3 California-based 'ghost gun' makers

Aug. 18, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's district attorney said Wednesday he is suing three California companies that make and distribute “ghost guns,” the untraceable, build-it-yourself weaponry that accounted for nearly half the firearms recovered in gun killings in the city last year. ...

11 Baltimore men indicted on murder, assault and gun charges

Aug. 18, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A group of 11 young men who are allegedly part of a violent Baltimore gang dubbed “39 Babies” have been indicted for crimes including first-degree murder, assault, carjacking and retaliatory shootings, Maryland's attorney general announced Wednesday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Aug. 16, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. August 11, 2021. Editorial: Striking a blow against ‘period poverty’ Illinois struck a blow for human rights last week, when Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed bills requiring colleges and universities and many homeless...