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Columbia bans open carry of guns at festivals and parades

Sep. 19, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's capital city will not allow people to carry guns in the open during protests, festivals or other events that need a city permit. The resolution passed unanimously earlier this month by the Columbia City Council also bans the open...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Sep. 14, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. September 11, 2021. Editorial: Texas and Missouri schemes to monetize right-wing extremism must not stand The Justice Department’s lawsuit last week against the state of Texas over its extreme new anti-abortion-rights law...

Israeli firm unveils armed robot to patrol volatile borders

Sep. 13, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

LOD, Israel (AP) — An Israeli defense contractor on Monday unveiled a remote-controlled armed robot it says can patrol battle zones, track infiltrators and open fire. The unmanned vehicle is the latest addition to the world of drone technology, which is rapidly reshaping the modern...

Could Texas abortion ban strategy be double-edged sword?

Sep. 11, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The unusual legal strategy used to ban most abortions in Texas is already increasingly being employed in Republican-led states to target pornography, LGBT rights and other hot-button cultural issues. While private residents filing lawsuits is a...

Senate opposition leads White House to withdraw ATF nominee

Sep. 09, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday it would withdraw the nomination of a gun-control advocate to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after nominee David Chipman ran into bipartisan opposition in the Senate. Chipman’s nomination...

Democrats, NAACP sue over Ohio stand-your-ground gun bill

Sep. 09, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lawmakers in Ohio's Republican-dominated Legislature violated the state constitution when they added and approved a last-minute provision that eliminated gun owners' duty to retreat when facing threats, according to two Democratic lawmakers, the Ohio branch of the NAACP and...

Review: In ‘Queenpins,’ a kitchen sink full of ideas

Sep. 08, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

The timing was perfect. The very moment I sat down to write about “Queenpins,” the inspired-by-actual-events tale of a coupon scheme gone awry, a tantalizing coupon popped up on my screen. It offered 20 percent off, for a popular brand of socks. I didn’t need socks....

NC governor vetoes doing away with pistol purchase permits

Aug. 30, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill Monday that would do away with the permit someone must obtain from a county sheriff before buying a pistol, turning back a key agenda item of conservative gun-rights supporters. Cooper's veto...

City of Wichita made $196,000 selling guns since 2015 law

Aug. 29, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — One of he biggest gun dealers in south-central Kansas is the city of Wichita, but it actually received less than half the proceeds from the sales because it works with several online companies to auction off the firearms. Since a new state law...

Missouri judge declines to rule on new gun law's legality

Aug. 27, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge on Friday declined to weigh in on the constitutionality of a new state law forbidding local police from enforcing federal gun laws. Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green on Friday punted the case, writing that constitutional...