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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...

Justice Dept. rolls out new program to combat gun violence

Nov. 13, 2019 2:18 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update databases to show when a defendant can’t possess a firearm because of...

Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

Nov. 12, 2019 2:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people. The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms, which argued it should be shielded by a...

Virginia commission offers no recommendations on gun laws

Nov. 12, 2019 2:15 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Republican-led legislative commission in Virginia tasked with offering solutions for curbing gun violence says it has no recommendations to make. The Virginia Crime Commission issued a short report Tuesday saying that staff found "inconclusive evidence" was available to develop...

The Latest: Industry group confident gun-maker will win suit

Nov. 12, 2019 12:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court allowing a lawsuit to move forward against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A leading gun industry group says it believes the U.S. Supreme Court should have reviewed and dismissed a...

Supreme Court will let lawsuit go forward against gun-maker over Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting

Nov. 12, 2019 9:33 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court will let lawsuit go forward against gun-maker over Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting.

Catholic bishops' agenda: immigrants, gun deaths, sex abuse

Nov. 11, 2019 5:19 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — US Catholic bishops received a challenging to-do list Monday as they opened their national assembly — notably to support immigrants and refugees, extend the campaign to curtail clergy sex abuse and work harder to combat gun violence. They also were urged by Pope Francis' envoy to be...

New Zealand could ban some criminals from being near guns

Nov. 11, 2019 12:16 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government on Monday proposed legislation to ban certain criminals from being anywhere near guns even if they don't own them, a measure that politicians acknowledge has significant human rights implications. The proposed law would make it illegal for some...

Correction: Election 2019-Virginia Legislature story

Nov. 8, 2019 4:53 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about Virginia's elections, The Associated Press erroneously reported that 3.5 million voters cast ballots, twice as many as in 2015. At least 2.3 million voters cast ballots in the state's legislative races in 2019, an increase of more than 50 percent over four years...

NRA drops lawsuit over San Francisco's 'terrorist' label

Nov. 7, 2019 8:37 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Rifle Association has withdrawn its lawsuit against San Francisco over the city's resolution labeling the gun-rights group a "terrorist organization." The notice filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court of Northern California was heralded by City Attorney Dennis Herrera,...