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Judge orders release of far-right extremist in gun case

Sep. 13, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a man whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior and far-right extremist rhetoric after last year's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly in Washington, D.C., sentenced 31-year-old Jeffrey...

US mass shooters exploited gaps, errors in background checks

Sep. 7, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

Most mass shooters in the U.S. acquired the weapons they used legally because there was nothing in their backgrounds to disqualify them, according to James Alan Fox, a criminologist with Northeastern University who has studied mass shootings for decades. But in several attacks in recent years gunmen acquired...

Feds recommend 10-month sentence for extremist in gun case

Sep. 5, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday recommended a 10-month prison sentence followed by 3 years of supervised release for a man whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior and far-right extremist rhetoric after last year's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. Jeffrey Clark Jr....

Facebook ads underscore Trump's mixed messages on guns

Sep. 4, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he wanted to move quickly on gun violence legislation, but his new push came just days after posting an ad on his official Facebook page that defended the Second Amendment and warned that Democrats were looking to seize Americans' firearms....

Court reverses sole conviction in San Francisco pier killing

Aug. 30, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state appeals court on Friday threw out the sole conviction against an immigrant who fatally shot a young woman on the San Francisco waterfront in 2015 in a case that sparked a national immigration debate. Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate was acquitted of murder in the killing of...

Woman who claimed Texas attack was hoax deemed set for trial

Aug. 28, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A woman who confronted the pastor of a Texas church where more than two dozen worshippers were gunned down and claimed the attack was staged has been deemed competent to stand trial. The San Antonio Express-News reports that mental health experts determined 57-year-old Jodie Marie Mann,...

Ex-NFL player charged with illegally possessing firearms

Aug. 27, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks has been charged with illegally possessing firearms. The U.S. attorney's office said Monday in announcing the charges against 40-year-old Saousoalii Siavii Jr. that he was twice stunned with a...

Thai tycoon in poaching scandal convicted on firearms charge

Aug. 20, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Tuesday sentenced a construction tycoon to six months in prison for illegal firearms possession in the latest case in a scandal that erupted when he was accused of poaching protected animals in a wildlife sanctuary. The Bangkok Criminal Court halved the one-year...

Chicago police recover 60 guns during raid on home

Aug. 16, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officials say they were acting on intelligence when they seized more than 60 guns from a home on the city's West Side. Police Lt. Jeff Schaaf says Friday that officers served a search warrant late Thursday at the home in the Lawndale neighborhood. He said investigators believe...

Man accused of selling guns to buyers in US and Mexico

Aug. 7, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

Prosecutors are charging an Alabama man with illegal gun sales in a case that involves weapons advertised online at Armslist.com and shipped to buyers in Mexico, New York and California, court records show. In a newly unsealed affidavit, a federal agent says Arkeuntrez Kenyez Lareco Washington told him that he's...