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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, produced by Remington Arms  and the same make and model of gun used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook School shooting, for a demonstration during a hearing of a legislative subcommittee reviewing gun laws, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. Remington Arms has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Tuesday, July 28, 2020,  for the second time in a little more than two years, despite a recent surge in gun demand. Remington is currently embroiled in a lawsuit involving the the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Remington seeks bankruptcy for 2nd time in as many years

Jul. 28, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

Remington Arms, weighed down by lawsuits and retail sales restrictions following the Sandy Hook school massacre, is seeking bankruptcy protection for the second time in as many years. In a Chapter 11 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy court for Northern District of Alabama this week, the nation's oldest gunmaker listed...

Purported biker gang leader pleads guilty to gun charge

Jul. 16, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The man described by authorities as the regional leader of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club who goes by the nickname “Monster” has pleaded guilty to having a gun he was not allowed to have as a convicted felon, prosecutors said. Bruce “Monster” Sartwell, 48, of East...

Thousands of Iowa companies get federal virus-related loans

Jul. 6, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

About 6,000 Iowa businesses received loans of $150,000 or more from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to a government list released Monday. The list released by the Treasury Department included churches, manufacturers, car dealerships, farm-related organizations and hospitals. The largest loans,...

In this Thursday, June. 18, 2020, photo, West Quincy Pawn Shop owner Lionel Hammond poses for a photo in the gun section of the store which Hammond pointed out has a noticeably low stock in West Quincy, Mo. At West Quincy Pawn Shop, Hammond said sales have been off the charts and that he can't keep merchandise on the shelves as buyers are using their governmental stimulus money to buy firearms, jewelry, televisions and other electronics. (Jake Shane/Quincy Herald-Whig via AP)

Background checks, a metric for gun sales, hit all-time high

Jul. 1, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

Historic numbers of background checks to purchase or possess a firearm were done in June, a trend in a year marked by uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, a subsequent economic recession, protests over racial injustice and calls to reduce police funding. FBI numbers released Wednesday show that 3.9 million...

17 guns stolen from Alabama pawn shop, reward offered

Jun. 27, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A search is underway for suspects in the burglary of an Alabama pawn shop where more than a dozen weapons were stolen. The break-in happened June 2 at Quick Pawn in Montgomery. According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 17 firearms were taken in the...

Family member Noe Abarca lights candles, for nephew, victim Andres Guardado, 18, who was fatally shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in Gardena, Calif., Friday, June 19, 2020. Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives on Friday were investigating a deputy's fatal shooting of a young man who reportedly was working as a security guard at a local auto body shop. The shooting occurred just before 6 p.m. Thursday. Sheriff's Lt. Charles Calderaro told reporters the man was not wearing a security guard uniform when deputies saw him and they did not have information regarding his occupation. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Officials: Los Angeles County deputy kills man carrying gun

Jun. 20, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives on Friday were investigating the fatal shooting of a young man after deputies spotted him with a gun and he ran, officials said. There were no immediate details on what led a deputy to fire Thursday. The killing in an alley among...