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Analysis: Now what? Louisiana veto session sharpens divides

Jul. 25, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — For all the hype, Louisiana's first veto override session under the state's nearly 50-year-old constitution turned out to be a bit of a dud. Republican lawmakers got the votes to hold the unprecedented session and can point to that as a continued...

Settlement reached over 2020 police clash with protesters

Jul. 24, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Civil rights groups in North Carolina have reached a settlement with the city of Charlotte and its police department in a lawsuit filed last year after officers surrounded and gassed demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd. The terms of...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jul. 21, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

Crossville Chronicle. July 19, 2021. Editorial: Firearms come with responsibility Tennessee’s new permitless firearm carry law took effect July 1. Under this new law, people will be able to carry a handgun without a concealed...

Louisiana lawmakers to hold historic veto override session

Jul. 16, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers will hold a tradition-busting veto session as Republicans push to overturn Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' rejection of bills that would ban transgender girls from school sports and remove restrictions on concealed handguns. ...

2 Iowa counties pass 2nd Amendment sanctuary resolutions

Jul. 14, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials have voted to declare two Iowa counties as Second Amendment sanctuaries where any laws hindering gun rights cannot be enforced, joining similar efforts across the country and coming even as Iowa has significantly loosened firearms regulations. ...

Appeals court: Dealers can sell handguns to 18-year-olds

Jul. 13, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal law that for more than 50 years has banned licensed firearms dealers from selling handguns to young adults between age 18 and 21 is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. In a 2-1 opinion, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court...

RI gov signs gun safety laws, including school firearms ban

Jul. 12, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor signed into law Monday two bills focused on gun safety. The bills signed by Democratic Gov. Daniel McKee ban so-called “straw purchases” of firearms and prohibit bringing a gun onto school property. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 09, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

Boston Globe. July 7, 2021. Editorial: Governor Baker is on the mark on affordable housing A big chunk of the American Rescue plan should go to that cause. As the COVID-19 pandemic tore through the Commonwealth last year, it cut...

Evers vetoes redistricting, gun sanctuary bills

Jul. 09, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a pair of Republican-authored bills Friday that would delay local redistricting efforts until 2023 and prohibit Wisconsin police from enforcing any future federal gun control laws. State and local governments redraw...

Petition backs ban on 'illegal immigrants, aliens, refugees'

Jul. 07, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A petition in a northwestern North Dakota county backs the idea of a ban on illegal immigrants and the notion of declaring the county a Second Amendment “gun sanctuary.” Language on the resolution led by county resident Nicole Engberg offers...