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Former GOP gubernatorial candidate Buehler runs for Congress

Dec. 10, 2019 5:46 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican Knute Buehler, who unsuccessfully ran for Oregon governor in 2018, announced his candidacy Tuesday for a congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Greg Walden. In a video, Buehler criticized what he called Portland liberals and elites in Washington D.C. He said he supports gun...

Group seeks to block enactment of Nevada red flag gun law

Dec. 10, 2019 5:27 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A conservative advocacy group wants quick action from a Nevada judge to block a statewide red flag gun law allowing firearms to be taken from people deemed to be a threat to themselves or others. The group NevadansCAN is seeking an injunction against the law that is set to go into effect...

Gun in deadly Navy station attack bought legally in July

Dec. 10, 2019 1:58 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The handgun used by a Saudi aviation student to kill three American sailors and injure eight other people at a Pensacola naval base was legally purchased in July from a Florida dealer, federal authorities confirmed Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the FBI said the 9mm Glock pistol was...

Bedford County joins list of 2nd Amendment 'sanctuaries'

Dec. 10, 2019 11:40 AM EST

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Another county in Virginia has officially declared itself a sanctuary for Second Amendment rights as Democrats take control of the state government in Richmond. The News & Advance in Lynchburg reported that the Bedford County Board of Supervisors approved the sanctuary resolution...

Virginia gun rights activists vow to fight new restrictions

Dec. 9, 2019 6:51 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 200 gun rights activists wearing “Guns SAVE Lives” stickers rallied Monday in Virginia, vowing to fight any attempt by the new Democratic majority in the state legislature to pass new restrictions on gun ownership. The “God. Family. Guns” rally was...

AP Exclusive: Accidental shootings show police training gaps

Dec. 9, 2019 5:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman’s arm and into her chest, killing her as...

Pensacola gunman got around a ban on foreigners buying guns

Dec. 9, 2019 5:17 PM EST

Generally, foreigners are not allowed to buy guns in the United States. But there are exceptions written into federal law, which may explain how the Saudi flight student who shot three servicemen to death at the Pensacola naval base was able to purchase a weapon. For example, a foreigner who manages to obtain a...

A look at factors in accidental shootings by police

Dec. 9, 2019 4:04 PM EST

Police, sheriff’s deputies, federal agents and other law enforcement officers across the U.S. accidentally fire their weapons every year, sometimes causing injuries and deaths. No one tracks these shootings nationwide, so The Associated Press collected media reports and surveyed agencies across the...

Virginia Sheriff: He'll deputize residents if gun laws pass

Dec. 9, 2019 1:53 PM EST

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — A Virginia sheriff has vowed to deputize county residents if the new Democratic majority in the state legislature passes gun control measures. “Every Sheriff and Commonwealth Attorney in Virginia will see the consequences if our General Assembly passes further unnecessary gun...

Supreme Court leaves Kentucky's ultrasound law in place

Dec. 9, 2019 12:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. Enforcement of the law had been on hold...