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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 05, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts mislead on signatures,...

Canada to use regulation to ban handgun imports in 2 weeks

Aug. 05, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada plans to temporarily ban the import of handguns into the country without the approval of Parliament, using a regulatory measure that comes into effect in two weeks. Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said Friday the change will last until a...

Jill Biden carries out new mission in 2nd year as first lady

Aug. 04, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden barnstormed the country during her debut year as first lady as if on a one-woman mission to help her husband's administration tackle the problem of the moment: getting people vaccinated and boosted against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. New headwinds...

Massachusetts bill aims to follow Supreme Court gun ruling

Aug. 01, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts bill aimed at recasting the state's gun laws in the wake of last month's Supreme Court ruling making it harder for states to limit access to firearms was approved by lawmakers Monday. Democratic leaders — who have pledged to draft tougher legislation...

House votes to ban semi-automatic weapons after 18-year lapse; response to mass shootings likely to stall in Senate

Jul. 29, 2022 18:32 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House votes to ban semi-automatic weapons after 18-year lapse; response to mass shootings likely to stall in Senate.

Gun group sues Colorado over gun magazine 15-round limit

Jul. 29, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A gun rights organization is suing Colorado over the state’s 2013 ban on magazines that hold over 15-rounds, arguing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a New York gun law reinforces the group's belief that it infringes on Second Amendment rights. ...

Edmonds repeals gun safety law after state high court ruling

Jul. 27, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

EDMONDS, Wash. (AP) — The city council in the Seattle suburb of Edmonds on Tuesday formally repealed the city’s gun storage law and related laws after the state Supreme Court earlier this year ruled the gun safety measure was preempted by state law. A court order required the...

Stacey Abrams calls for more affordable housing in Georgia

Jul. 27, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams is promoting a plan she says will make housing more available and affordable across Georgia if she defeats Republican Gov. Brian Kemp this year. “I will lead the charge in tackling the four central housing challenges faced by Georgians across...

Judge temporarily blocks Colorado town's gun control rules

Jul. 25, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Colorado town from enforcing parts of a new gun control ordinance, including a ban on the sale and possession of assault weapons, after it was challenged by gun rights groups. U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Moore issued a...

Gun groups sue over Delaware gun control legislation

Jul. 22, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware gun rights groups have filed a federal lawsuit seeking an injunction against recently passed gun control legislation. The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, The News Journal reported....