Latest Illegal firearms News

Former NFL player Siavii found dead in Kansas federal prison

Jan. 14, 2022 22:39 PM EST

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle was found dead in a Kansas federal prison where he was being held on charges of illegal firearms possession, a prison official said. Saousoalii Siavii Jr., 43, was found unresponsive at the U.S. Penitentiary in...

California assault weapon owners face registration deadline

Jan. 12, 2022 17:16 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California gun owners starting Thursday are getting a second chance to register and keep a type of firearm that is now illegal to buy under the state's expanded definition of assault weapons. The registration period is for those who legally bought...

Mid-Missouri gun store owner accused of illegal sales

Dec. 22, 2021 10:46 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a Lake of the Ozarks-area gun store has been indicted by a federal grand jury accusing him of illegally selling firearms to undercover agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Federal prosecutors announced the...

Kansas City man convicted of 15 illegal gun sales

Dec. 19, 2021 15:56 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been convicted of illegally selling 15 guns, including some that have been linked to shootings. Federal prosecutors said 27-year-old Mickael Oliver will face at least seven years in prison when he is sentenced. ...

Virginia man pleads guilty in illegal gun sales plot

Dec. 18, 2021 11:01 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring to make false statements in connection with 45 firearms transactions, federal prosecutors said. From June 2019 through June 2020, Kevin Staton Jr., 23, of Chesapeake, engaged in the business of buying and...

Father, son charged with starting wildfire plead not guilty

Dec. 10, 2021 18:56 PM EST

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A father and son charged with starting a massive California wildfire that destroyed many homes and forced tens of thousands of people to flee Lake Tahoe communities earlier this year pleaded not guilty in court Friday. The El Dorado County prosecutor's...

16-year-old boy charged with killing 3 in Indianapolis field

Dec. 03, 2021 18:31 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was charged Friday with three counts of murder in the October deaths of three young men whose bodies were found in a field in Indianapolis. Marion County prosecutors charged Caden Smith of Indianapolis as an adult in the deaths,...

11 charged with illegal firearms purchases in Tuscaloosa

Nov. 29, 2021 11:46 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted 11 people on charges of illegally buying pistols for other people, federal prosecutors said Monday. According to the indictment, multiple guns were bought from licensed dealers in Tuscaloosa County in late 2020...

Arrest warrant issued in double homicide in Woodbury in 2018

Nov. 24, 2021 16:37 PM EST

WOODBURY, Vt. (AP) — A suspect has been identified in connection with the homicides of two people in Woodbury in 2018, Vermont State Police said. A judge issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Manuel Gomez, 32, of Hartford, Connecticut, on charges of aggravated murder...

San Francisco police seize 21 illegal guns, arrest 4

Nov. 22, 2021 20:58 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police arrested four people and seized 21 illegal weapons, ammunition and drugs after serving search warrants at two San Francisco homes last week, authorities said Monday. Federal and local agencies identified social media accounts listing firearms...