Latest Illegal weapons News

The Latest: Man wounded in shooting at game faces charges

Nov. 16, 2019 2:00 PM EST

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school football game in New Jersey (all times local): 2 p.m. A man wounded during a shooting at a high school football game in New Jersey is now facing charges himself. Pleasantville police say the 27-year-old man is facing weapons charges. They...

Dayton gunman’s friend expected to plead to unrelated counts

Nov. 16, 2019 1:52 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A friend of the gunman in the deadly Dayton mass shooting is expected to plead guilty to unrelated federal firearms charges. Court documents show 24-year-old Ethan Kollie will be in court Wednesday. No details of his plea agreement have been disclosed. Kollie is accused of lying on a...

Ex S. Carolina police chief sentenced for drug, gun charges

Nov. 14, 2019 5:21 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina police chief was sentenced to 30 months in prison for using drugs and illegally owning guns. News outlets report former Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott was sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in August to drug and gun charges. Scott was chief from 2011 to...

Gun rights activist facing charges for rifle in restaurant

Nov. 13, 2019 3:27 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A gun rights activist accused of illegally taking a rifle into an Oklahoma City restaurant is facing a felony charge. Timothy A. Harper, 52, was arrested Tuesday after he violated a state law that bars possessing or carrying a rifle in any establishment where alcoholic beverages are...

Rapper Kodak Black gets prison sentence in weapons case

Nov. 13, 2019 12:34 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black was sentenced Wednesday to more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance in May. The 22-year-old Black admitted in August that he falsified information on federal forms to...

Man linked to neo-Nazi group pleads guilty to gun charges

Nov. 12, 2019 4:45 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who has been linked by the FBI to a violent neo-Nazi group pleaded guilty on Tuesday to gun charges, one of several recent criminal cases against members of the same far-right extremist group. Andrew Thomasberg, 21, of McLean, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison...

French panel: Seize guns to reduce domestic violence

Oct. 29, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French government panel on domestic violence is urging authorities to begin confiscating guns from people following the first complaint of family violence levied against them. That proposal was one of 65 recommendations released Tuesday to tackle the intractable problem of domestic violence...

Thai police arrest Australian Hell's Angel on drug charges

Oct. 28, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Monday they have arrested an Australian Hell's Angels gang member who is wanted on drug charges in Western Australia. Police say they arrested Luke Anderson on Thursday after meeting with Australian Embassy officials on the problem of outlaw motorbike gangs. They say they...

Gun insurance company to pay $100K for illegal policy plans

Oct. 22, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state insurance commissioner has fined a company $100,000 and barred it from selling insurance policies in the state after promising gun owners insured criminal activity. The Seattle Times reported Monday that United States Concealed Carry Association, Inc. advertised the...

Weapons seized from suspected Washington state neo-Nazi

Oct. 18, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Police have seized military-style firearms from an avowed neo-Nazi in Snohomish County in what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind case in Washington state. KING TV reported Thursday that prosecutors and the FBI convinced a judge that "Kaleb Cole poses a serious threat to public safety by...