Latest Gun politics News

Democrats in Florida seek to win over Latinos on gun control

Sep. 25, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Annette Taddeo walked to a podium overlooking Miami’s Biscayne Bay and described to her audience how she had fled terrorism as a teenager in Colombia and now feared for the safety of her 16-year-old daughter at an American public school. A blue and bright orange bus...

Judge bars enforcement of Delaware 'ghost gun' restrictions

Sep. 24, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has issued an injunction barring Delaware from enforcing provisions of a new law outlawing the manufacture and possession of homemade “ghost guns,” which can’t be traced by law enforcement officials because they don’t have serial numbers. ...

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

Sep. 23, 2022 10:52 AM 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: ___ Ad misleads on treaty regulating...

New Mexico candidate removes gun-for-$100 donations offer

Sep. 22, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Republican nominee for secretary of state has removed an online campaign flier that offered the chance to receive a firearm in return for $100 donations to her campaign. The gun “giveaway” offer on a Facebook campaign website for candidate...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 22, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

Albany Times Union. September 21. 2022. Editorial: High court secrecy The Court of Appeals’ refusal to reveal the vote for an acting chief judge is unbefitting an open justice system. Imagine if an election was held and a winner declared, but the...

Cowboys for Trump cofounder appeals ban from public office

Sep. 20, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico politician and Trump supporter who was removed and barred from elected office for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, is attempting to appeal that decision to the state Supreme Court. Cowboys for Trump cofounder and former county...

GOP AGs push Visa, Mastercard, AmEx not to track gun sales

Sep. 20, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of Republican attorneys general are pushing the major payment networks — Visa, Mastercard and American Express — to drop their plans to start tracking sales at gun stores, arguing the plans could infringe on consumer privacy and push legal gun sales out of the...

Judge holds gun ban for felony defendants unconstitutional

Sep. 19, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

PECOS, Texas (AP) — A U.S. law banning those under felony indictments from buying guns is unconstitutional, a federal judge in West Texas ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge David Counts, whom then-President Donald Trump appointed to the federal bench, dismissed a federal indictment...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 19, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. September 18, 2022. Editorial: School security spending makes sense, but more guns at school doesn’t Research casts doubt on the idea that what a school gains in deterrence and response times will exceed what it loses in increased risk of...

US aircraft carrier to visit S. Korea amid N. Korean threats

Sep. 19, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier is to visit South Korea this week for its first joint training with South Korean warships in five years, officials said Monday, in an apparent show of force against increasing North Korean nuclear threats. The USS Ronald Reagan...