Latest Gun politics News

Chief enforcer of US gun laws fears Americans may become numb to violence with each mass shooting

Feb. 24, 2024 09:17 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The head of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says he fears that a drumbeat of mass shootings and other gun violence across the United States could make Americans numb to the bloodshed, fostering apathy to finding solutions rather than...

Former NRA chief Wayne LaPierre misspent gun rights group's money, owes more than $4M, jury finds

Feb. 23, 2024 21:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime head of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, misspent millions of dollars of the organization’s money, using the funds to pay for an extravagant lifestyle that included exotic getaways and trips on private planes and superyachts, a New York jury...

A judge has dismissed Fargo's challenge to North Dakota restrictions on local gun control

Feb. 23, 2024 17:50 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by North Dakota's largest city that challenged a new law banning zoning ordinances related to guns and ammunition. Fargo sued last year, calling the law unconstitutional and a swipe at the city's home rule powers. State...

Louisiana lawmakers advance permitless concealed carry gun bill

Feb. 22, 2024 18:57 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is one step closer to joining the list of states that allow people to carry concealed guns without a permit, as Republican lawmakers advanced legislation Thursday during a special session that was called to address violent crime. Legislators also...

New Hampshire House rejects allowing voluntary waiver of gun ownership rights

Feb. 22, 2024 13:07 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House on Thursday narrowly rejected creating a process by which people could voluntarily prohibit themselves from buying guns. Three other states — Utah, Virginia and Washington — already allow people to voluntarily waive their rights to...

What's the latest in the investigation of the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl parade?

Feb. 21, 2024 19:36 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the men charged in a Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory celebration shooting that left one person dead and around two dozen others injured had recently come off probation for pulling out a gun during a dispute over a basketball game. Lyndell Mays,...

Pennsylvania's high court sides with township over its ban of a backyard gun range

Feb. 21, 2024 18:29 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A township ordinance that limits firing guns to indoor and outdoor shooting ranges and zoning that significantly restricts where the ranges can be located do not violate the Second Amendment, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The man who...

Maine would become 27th state to ban paramilitary training under bill passed by House

Feb. 21, 2024 15:33 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine would become the 27th state to ban paramilitary training, under a bill the House narrowly passed Wednesday. The proposal, designed to block groups hoping to create civil unrest, passed 66-60. It was sponsored by Democratic Rep. Laurie Osher of Orono. ...

Ghost gun manufacturer agrees to stop sales to Maryland residents

Feb. 21, 2024 13:26 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A leading manufacturer of ghost guns has agreed to stop selling its untraceable, unassembled firearms to Maryland residents under a settlement agreement announced Wednesday by the city of Baltimore. City leaders sued the company, Nevada-based Polymer80, two years...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Feb. 20, 2024 11:44 AM EST

Chicago Sun-Times. February 17, 2024. Editorial: Illinois utility customers shouldn’t have to pay excessive add-on fees to their bills A study by the Citizens Utility Board reports customers are paying tens of millions for such things as utility memberships in trade...