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July 4 shooting suspect bought guns legally despite threats

Jul. 06, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — The man charged with killing seven people when he unleashed a hail of bullets on an Independence Day parade from a rooftop in suburban Chicago legally bought the high-powered rifle used in the shooting and four other weapons, despite threatening violence, police said. ...

Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats

Jul. 06, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder after firing off more than 70 rounds at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including the high-powered rifle used in the shooting, despite authorities being called to his home...

Highland Park set tight gun limits long before parade attack

Jul. 05, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — In a state with some of the country’s toughest gun regulations and a city that bans semi-automatic weapons, Dana Gordon still feared a mass shooting could happen here. Gordon, a Highland Park resident and an anti-gun violence activist, knew the familiar questions...

'Something different': California GOP's bid for governor

Jul. 05, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brian Dahle, the Republican Party’s longshot hope to unseat Gov. Gavin Newsom in California, knows that to win in his progressive home state he can’t allow Democrats to label him as an election denying, abortion-hating, gun-loving, bombastic right-winger. ...

Hogan directs police to suspend Maryland gun carry standard

Jul. 05, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan directed the state police Tuesday to suspend the state's “good and substantial reason” standard for permits to carry handguns after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar New York law last month. Hogan said the New York law...

Murphy signs 7 new bills aimed at tightening NJ gun laws

Jul. 05, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

METUCHEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed seven new bills into law aimed at curtailing gun violence, including legislation to allow the state attorney general to pursue lawsuits against the firearm industry. Murphy, a second-term Democrat who's already...

High court ruling impacts Massachusetts gun licensing rules

Jul. 04, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts police chiefs should no longer deny or impose restrictions on licenses to carry a gun just because the applicant doesn't have a “good reason" to carry, the state's attorney general said in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Attorney General...

Bolsonaro's reelection hopes dim unless he wins over women

Jul. 04, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — If Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is to have any hope of securing a second term, he needs more female support – and fast. Yet a man famed for macho bravado hasn’t shown any concerted strategy to do so. With the election just three months off, some...

'Revolutionary' high court term on abortion, guns and more

Jul. 02, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion, guns and religion — a major change in the law in any one of these areas would have made for a fateful Supreme Court term. In its first full term together, the court's conservative majority ruled in all three and issued other significant decisions limiting the...

NY overhauls handgun rules in effort to preserve some limits

Jul. 01, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers approved a sweeping overhaul Friday of the state’s handgun licensing rules, seeking to preserve some limits on firearms after the Supreme Court ruled that most people have a right to carry a handgun for personal protection. The measure,...