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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 18, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/ Raleigh News and Observer. May 18, 2022. Editorial: In Cawthorn loss, Republicans show they can stand up to one of their own On the eve of Tuesday’s primary, former President Donald Trump asked voters to give U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn a...

Lawmakers want state control of gun sale background checks

May. 13, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation that would put state law enforcement officials in charge of background checks for gun purchases. A bill filed Friday would resurrect Delaware’s Firearm Transaction Approval Program, which was eliminated...

Court: California's under-21 gun sales ban unconstitutional

May. 11, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday that California’s ban on the sale of semiautomatic weapons to adults under 21 is unconstitutional. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday the law violates the...

US appeals court rules California’s ban on sale of semiautomatic weapons to adults under 21 is unconstitutional

May. 11, 2022 17:18 PM EDT
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — US appeals court rules California’s ban on sale of semiautomatic weapons to adults under 21 is unconstitutional.

Republican congressional candidate fined for gun at airport

May. 09, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Details are emerging about a Wisconsin congressional candidate who was found with a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at an Iowa airport last year. Republican Derrick Van Orden is running to fill the seat being vacated by Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind. Van Orden...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

May. 05, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

Johnson City Press. May 2, 2022. Editorial: What should be the legal age to carry a handgun? The Tennessee House recently passed a bill aimed at lowering the age at which residents could legally carry handguns, either open or concealed, from 21 to 18. ...

Supreme Court: State law preempts city gun storage ordinance

Apr. 21, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled that a city ordinance requiring that guns be locked up and kept out of unauthorized hands is pre-empted by state law. The ruling affirmed a three-judge state of appeals ruling last year in the...

Panel rejects New Orleans gun law proposal

Apr. 19, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal to let New Orleans adopt a set of gun control measures than are stronger than the state currently allows was overwhelmingly rejected Tuesday by a House panel. The Criminal Justice Committee voted 9-1 against the measure by New Orleans Democratic...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Apr. 19, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. April 15, 2022. Editorial: Reasonable law gives law enforcement a fighting chance against ghost guns When it comes to the issue of gun regulation, it is hard to imagine any law more reasonable than the bill headed for Gov. J.B....

Idaho governor gets NRA endorsement ahead of primary

Apr. 18, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The National Rifle Association on Monday endorsed Idaho Gov. Brad Little ahead of the Republican Primary. NRA Idaho State Director Aiobheann Cline in a statement said the endorsement reflects Little’s A-plus rating in the group and his support of Second...