Latest Gun politics News

Trump-backed candidate Austin Theriault wins primary in Maine district rocked by mass shooting

Jun. 11, 2024 21:41 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Republican state lawmaker Austin Theriault, endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has won the chance to try to unseat one of the most conservative Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives in a Maine district rocked by a mass shooting last year. ...

Federal appeals court upholds California law banning gun shows at county fairs

Jun. 11, 2024 19:57 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld California's ban on gun shows at county fairs and other public properties, deciding the laws do not violate the rights of firearm sellers or buyers. The 3-0 decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a...

Biden and gun control advocates want to flip an issue long dominated by the NRA

Jun. 11, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Groups pushing tighter gun laws have been building political muscle through multiple elections, boosted by the outcry following mass shootings at schools and other public places, in addition to the nation's daily gun violence. Now, gun control advocates and many...

The Latest: White House cancels scheduled press briefing after Hunter Biden conviction

Jun. 11, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Latest on Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial (all times local): After Hunter Biden's guilty verdict was announced, the White House canceled press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s scheduled briefing and announced that President Joe Biden would spend...

Lewiston survivors consider looming election as gun control comes to forefront after mass shooting

Jun. 10, 2024 00:56 AM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Ben Dyer hasn't decided how he'll vote in one of the nation's most closely watched congressional elections this year, but he knows guns will be on his mind when he casts his ballot. And he's pretty sure he won't be the only one. Dyer, a 47-year-old father of...

VP Harris campaigns to stop gun violence with Maryland Senate candidate Alsobrooks

Jun. 07, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris said Friday that more must be done at the federal level to prevent gun violence during a campaign stop in Maryland to support Angela Alsobrooks, a Democrat whose U.S. Senate race could determine control of the chamber. Harris,...

What's the firearms form at the center of Hunter Biden's gun trial? AP Explains

Jun. 07, 2024 09:54 AM EDT

The prosecution of Hunter Biden on federal firearms charges stems from a 7-page form that would-be gun buyers must fill out when purchasing a weapon from a licensed gun business. The form includes standard questions about things that would disqualify someone from legal gun ownership, like previous...

Jury is chosen in Hunter Biden's federal firearms case and opening statements are set for Tuesday

Jun. 03, 2024 20:08 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A jury was seated Monday in the federal gun case against President Joe Biden’s son Hunter, after prospective panelists were questioned about their thoughts on gun rights and drug addiction while the first lady watched from the front row of the courtroom. ...

NRA names new leadership to replace former CEO found liable for wrongly spending millions

May. 20, 2024 22:33 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The National Rifle Association, which has had its image sullied by former leader Wayne LaPierre’s spending excesses, elected Doug Hamlin as executive vice president and CEO on Monday. “Our association is at a decisive moment in our history, and the future of...

Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Maryland ban on rifles known as assault weapons

May. 20, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday declined, for now, to hear a challenge to a Maryland law banning certain semi-automatic firearms commonly referred to as assault weapons. The court did not elaborate on the denial, as is typical. It would have been unusual for the...