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Illinois Supreme Court tosses county tax on guns, ammunition

Oct. 21, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Cook County taxes on guns and ammunition violate the state constitution because they “directly burden a law-abiding citizen’s" second amendment right to buy the items for self-defense. Supreme Court...

2nd man charged in crash that killed woman in Minneapolis

Oct. 21, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A second suspect has been charged in the death of a bystander who was struck and killed by one of two vehicles whose drivers were involved in an exchange of gunfire in downtown Minneapolis. Eighteen-year-old Autumn Rose Merrick was riding a scooter...

Prosecutor: No more plea deals in gun-violence cases

Oct. 21, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The top prosecutor in Utah’s most populous county says he will no longer offer plea deals to defendants accused of gun-related crimes in an effort to combat gun violence. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said Wednesday he was putting...

Activist dad of school shooting victim joins anti-gun group

Oct. 21, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a 14-year-old girl killed in the 2018 Florida high school shooting massacre announced Thursday that he's joining the top ranks of an anti-gun violence group to promote like-minded political candidates around the country ahead of next year's midterm elections....

Man accused of buying gun for suspect in St. Paul shooting

Oct. 20, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday that a Twin Cities man who bought three-dozen firearms in five months illegally supplied a weapon for one of the suspects in a shootout at a St. Paul bar. Jerome Horton, 25, was charged Tuesday with making false...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Oct. 20, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Wisconsin State Journal. October 18, 2021. Editorial: Never accept the epidemic of gunplay The scourge of gunfire and carjackings in Madison is unacceptable and must never become normal for our growing and vibrant city. The...

Court breathes new life into Harrisburg gun laws challenge

Oct. 20, 2021 12:37 PM 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...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Oct. 20, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

Chicago Tribune. October 18, 2021. Editorial: We have to rethink farm subsidies before they do more damage The autumn harvest is underway in Illinois, and it’s a juicy one despite the otherwise lousy year. Corn and soybeans...

Sheriff: Man killed in shootout with Florida deputies

Oct. 20, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man who pulled a gun from his waistband and shot at a deputy as he was being questioned near Pensacola, officials said. The deputy was struck in the leg and taken to a hospital for treatment on Tuesday night,...

'A dangerous time': Portland, Oregon, sees record homicides

Oct. 19, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It was nearly last call on a Friday when Jacob Eli Knight Vasquez went to get a drink across the street from the tavern where he worked in northwest Portland — an area with a thriving dining scene, where citygoers enjoy laid-back eateries, international cuisines and...