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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. ...

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...

Gun advocates fight for bump stocks in latest court hearing

Sep. 13, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court was told Tuesday that there is no basis in federal law for a Trump administration ban on bump stocks — devices that enable a shooter to fire multiple rounds from semi-automatic weapons with a single trigger pull. The ban was instituted...

Georgia's shifting politics force GOP to look beyond Atlanta

Sep. 12, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

TOCCOA, Ga. (AP) — When Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp made one of his first general election campaign swings in August, he went straight to the modern heartland of the state's Republican Party. It wasn't Buckhead, the glitzy Atlanta neighborhood where Kemp lives in a governor's mansion...

Military reserves, civil defense worry Taiwan as China looms

Sep. 04, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chris Chen, a former captain in Taiwan's military, spent a lot of time waiting during his weeklong training for reservists in June. Waiting for assembly, waiting for lunch, waiting for training, he said. The course, part of Taiwan's efforts to deter a Chinese...

2 LA County deputies accused of weapons law misconduct

Sep. 03, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were allegedly involved in a long-term scheme involving applications for residents to carry concealed weapons, authorities said. The deputies, whose names were not made public, were relieved of duty following the alleged...

California lawmakers fail to replace concealed gun limits struck down by U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Sep. 01, 2022 04:40 AM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers fail to replace concealed gun limits struck down by U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

California lawmakers reject new firearms tax for 2nd year

Sep. 01, 2022 03:16 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers for the second year rejected a new tax on gun sales Wednesday, despite their passage of numerous other gun control measures this year. The money would go toward gun violence prevention, but the bill was seven votes short of the...

New York to restrict gun carrying after Supreme Court ruling

Sep. 01, 2022 00:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the bright lights and electronic billboards of New York's Times Square, city authorities are posting signs proclaiming the bustling crossroads a “Gun Free Zone.” The sprawling Manhattan tourist attraction is one of scores of “sensitive” places —...

Judge won't delay New York gun law limiting where people can carry concealed weapons, requiring social media information

Aug. 31, 2022 20:04 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Judge won't delay New York gun law limiting where people can carry concealed weapons, requiring social media information.