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After Las Vegas shooting, states take action on bump stocks

Sep. 26, 2018 3:03 AM EDT

Notable events in the U.S. involving bump stocks, the device used in last year's Las Vegas massacre to allow guns to fire like fully automatic firearms: — 1990: California bans "multi-burst trigger activators," which include bump stocks. — Nov. 3, 2017: Massachusetts enacts ban on bump stocks....

What's happened to bump stocks in the year since Las Vegas?

Sep. 26, 2018 3:03 AM EDT

The gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting was armed with 23 AR-style weapons, 14 of them fitted with "bump stocks" that allowed them to mimic fully automatic fire. The devices were little-known before they were used in the Oct. 1 rampage, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. And in the immediate...

AP: Despite shootings, states return to familiar patterns

Sep. 26, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws. A Republican, Kasich appointed panel members who supported the Second Amendment and came from across the political spectrum. Their work accelerated...

AP: Despite shootings, states return to familiar patterns

Sep. 26, 2018 2:54 AM EDT

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws. A Republican, Kasich wanted to be sure the panel's members clearly supported the Second Amendment. Yet it also was to be bipartisan, with members from...

Defense enters 3rd day of testimony at cop's murder trial

Sep. 26, 2018 12:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the death of black teenager Laquan McDonald resumes with the defense presenting evidence for a third day. Jason Van Dyke's lawyers haven't said who will testify first Wednesday. The focus Tuesday was on an animated video...

Jurors shown animated video of killing at officer's trial

Sep. 25, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a white Chicago police officer who killed a black teenager presented an animated video to jurors on Tuesday that aimed to depict the officer's perspective during the shooting and support his claim that he feared for his safety when he shot Laquan McDonald 16 times. The animated...

Maryland official criticizes gun laws in warehouse shooting

Sep. 25, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland law enforcement official is criticizing gun laws in the wake of a shooting at a warehouse last week in which four people were killed and three people wounded. The Baltimore Sun reports Harford County Sheriff's Maj. William Davis told Aberdeen's mayor and city council members...

Police say adult, not child shot man while playing with gun

Sep. 25, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man who thought he and a child were playing with toy guns accidentally shot another man in a Wichita home. Wichita police initially said a child had fired the gun. But on Tuesday afternoon officer Charlie Davidson said a 24-year-old man accidentally fired a shot that...

Texas man sentenced to 60 years in 4-year-old girl's death

Sep. 25, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder in the fatal shooting of a 4-year-old girl when he was 17. Ferrell Dardar, now 19, was sentenced after entering his plea Monday. He originally was charged with capital murder in Ava Castillo's death...

Court won't reopen suit over '16 Mississippi police shooting

Sep. 25, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court says it will not revive a civil lawsuit over a fatal shooting by a Mississippi police officer. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected a request by the family of Antwun "Ronnie" Shumpert. He fled...