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Judge blocks law that would allow more guns on campuses

Dec. 01, 2021 17:22 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers overstepped their authority in passing legislation that would allow more people to carry guns on public college campuses, a state judge has ruled. District Court Judge Michael McMahon on Tuesday granted the state Board of Regents'...

‘Legally armed’ rule has critics gunning for New Mexico town

Nov. 26, 2021 11:04 AM EST

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — Mayor Nathan Dial said a recently approved rule requiring people to be “legally armed” to attend an Estancia Town Council meeting is just a way of sending notice that the town is not going to let the state dictate what it can and cannot do. ...

Visiting New Mexico's Capitol? Bring vaccine proof, not guns

Nov. 24, 2021 18:59 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state legislative complex will be open to the public during upcoming legislative sessions, but only for those who provide proof of vaccination. New rules will also prohibit performances, advocacy booths and tours at the state Capitol...

Missouri police chiefs want changes to new gun law

Nov. 22, 2021 15:14 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police chiefs have called on state lawmakers to change a new law banning local police from enforcing federal gun laws, which law enforcement officials say is making it harder to fight crime. The Missouri Police Chiefs Association wrote a...

In Kenosha and beyond, guns become more common on US streets

Nov. 21, 2021 17:13 PM EST

As Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted in two killings that he said were self-defense, armed civilians patrolled the streets near the Wisconsin courthouse with guns in plain view. In Georgia, testimony in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers showed that armed patrols were...

In Kenosha and beyond, guns become more common on US streets

Nov. 21, 2021 15:44 PM EST

As Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted in two killings that he said were self-defense, armed civilians patrolled the streets near the Wisconsin courthouse with guns in plain view. In Georgia, testimony in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers showed that armed patrols were...

Ohio Supreme Court decides gun access case under Marsy's Law

Nov. 18, 2021 17:43 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has successfully challenged her abusive ex-husband's right to possess a gun, under a crime victims’ rights law amended into the state Constitution in 2017. The state Supreme Court ruling on Thursday agreed with a lower court's...

House passes bill on training rules for armed school workers

Nov. 17, 2021 16:09 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — School districts could set their own training requirements for employees they choose to arm under legislation approved by the Republican-controlled Ohio House Wednesday. The measure aims to undo the effect of an Ohio Supreme Court ruling earlier...

Mask-shredding ex-Senate hopeful due in court in gun case

Nov. 15, 2021 12:17 PM EST

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A former U.S. Senate candidate is due in court for a hearing about allegations he pointed a gun at a former campaign staffer. Max Linn ran as a conservative independent in a 2020 Senate race that was won by incumbent Republican Sen. Susan...

Colorado appeals court: GOP lawmakers can challenge gun law

Nov. 10, 2021 19:05 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado appeals court panel on Wednesday reinstated a lawsuit filed by Republican lawmakers and a Colorado gun rights group challenging a “red flag” law that allows courts to order firearms taken away from people who pose a danger to themselves or others. ...