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Court breathes new life into Harrisburg gun laws challenge

Oct. 20, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — People can sue to challenge a city’s gun restrictions even if they have not been charged with violating them, Pennsylvania’s highest court ruled Wednesday. A divided state Supreme Court said that Firearm Owners Against Crime and other...

Opinion: Cities can't prevent employees from carrying guns

Oct. 11, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's local governments cannot prevent their employees from carrying weapons “at all times and places” while on duty, according to a state attorney general's opinion released Monday. In reaching that conclusion, Republican Attorney General...

4 northeastern states team up to share gun crime information

Oct. 07, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The governors of four northeastern states agreed Thursday to share information about firearms purchases to help detect and investigate straw buyers and other gun crimes. Chief executives in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania signed...

Former Senate candidate accused of threatening man with gun

Oct. 07, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A former U.S. Senate candidate pointed a gun at a former campaign staffer in a dispute over a cryptocurrency investment, according to court documents. The allegations are included in a protection order brought against businessman Max Linn by a...

Largest KSP cadet class in 7 years reports for training

Oct. 07, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Members of the largest academy class in seven years have reported for training to join the Kentucky State Police, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The 100 cadets reported this week, the governor said. Traditional cadet classes include...

Oregon attorney general sues two counties over gun ordinance

Oct. 01, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's attorney general filed lawsuits Friday against two counties that had adopted ordinances that sought to nullify new statewide gun safety laws and declaring themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuaries.” In her lawsuits against Yamhill and...

Police give all-clear after Virginia active shooter report

Sep. 24, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police have given the all-clear after a search of two state office buildings in Virginia’s capital Friday prompted by a report of a possible active shooter. Police concluded their search of the Madison and Monroe state office buildings in downtown...

Petersburg council passes firearm ban for public spaces

Sep. 23, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city is banning firearms from public spaces. The Petersburg City Council unanimously passed a measure Tuesday barring people from carrying firearms in any place open to the public, The Progress-Index reported. The ban includes city...

Kaul slams GOP election investigation, calls for gun laws

Sep. 23, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul on Thursday accused Republicans of chasing conspiracy theories with a $680,000 taxpayer-funded investigation into the 2020 election instead of passing gun control measures polls have shown have broad public support. ...

Court throws out ruling on handgun sales to people under 21

Sep. 22, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling that found a law banning licensed firearms dealers from selling handguns to young adults under 21 is unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond...