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Rhode Island man convicted of selling guns without a license

Oct. 21, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been convicted of illegally selling 16 guns that he purchased, including at least five that ended up in the hands of people not allowed to be in possession of firearms, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Ademola Kayode Jr.,...

2nd man charged in crash that killed woman in Minneapolis

Oct. 21, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A second suspect has been charged in the death of a bystander who was struck and killed by one of two vehicles whose drivers were involved in an exchange of gunfire in downtown Minneapolis. Eighteen-year-old Autumn Rose Merrick was riding a scooter...

Man accused of buying gun for suspect in St. Paul shooting

Oct. 20, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday that a Twin Cities man who bought three-dozen firearms in five months illegally supplied a weapon for one of the suspects in a shootout at a St. Paul bar. Jerome Horton, 25, was charged Tuesday with making false...

North Carolina man sentenced to 16 years for firearms crimes

Oct. 16, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing firearms as a convicted felon has been sentenced to 16 years in prison, a federal prosecutor says. Michael Hucks pleaded guilty to the charges in June, according to G. Norman Acker,...

OR court: Illegal to deny gun sales to people 18 and 20

Oct. 15, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court’s decision to throw out an age discrimination lawsuit against a gun retailer, declaring it illegal to deny gun sales to buyers between the ages of 18 and 20. Brandy Dalbeck filed a $10,000...

Pagans motorcycle leader sentenced for illegally having gun

Oct. 14, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New York man characterized as a leader of the Pagans motorcycle gang was sentenced to 33 months, or more than two and a half years, in prison on Thursday for illegal gun possession. The U.S. attorney's office in Newark described Keith Richter, 62,...

Officers will not be charged in fatal Maryland shooting

Oct. 11, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Four Maryland police officers will not be charged for fatally shooting a Black man they said fired first during a late-night foot chase in January. A Maryland grand jury declined to charge the officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department due...

California adds 'ghost guns' to violence prevention orders

Oct. 08, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is adding a secretive but growing class of weapons to those that can legally be seized under gun violence restraining orders, under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Friday. What also is known as a “red flag” law allows...

Indy man charged with buying gun used to kill Chicago child

Oct. 01, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 23-year-old Indianapolis man has been charged with illegally purchasing a gun that was used in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl in Chicago, law enforcement officials announced. A federal grand jury indicted Eric Keys Jr. in the illegal purchase...

Prosecutors: Neo-Nazis discussed assassination, prison break

Oct. 01, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Maryland are recommending 25-year prison sentences for two neo-Nazi group members, calling them domestic terrorists who prepared for a civil war, discussed how to break racist mass killer Dylann Roof out of death row and talked about...