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Louisiana lawmakers ready for latest session starting Monday

Apr. 10, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers return Monday to the state Capitol for their first full-length regular session since the pandemic began and with far more topics than the coronavirus on the agenda. House Speaker Clay Schexnayder and Senate President Page...

University system seeking input in implementing campus carry

Apr. 10, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — In an era marred by gun violence, the Montana University System is looking to neighboring states and public input as it prepares to allow concealed carry of firearms on campus. The new firearm carry law, signed by Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte on...

Nevada Democrats’ priorities emerge on bill deadline day

Apr. 09, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers sped through hundreds of proposals on Friday to meet another major deadline of the 2021 legislative session, which required most bills to pass out of their first committee before Saturday to remain up for consideration. ...

Gun rights advocates sue lawmakers over virtual meetings

Apr. 09, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gun rights advocates have filed a federal lawsuit challenging continued virtual meetings of the Delaware General Assembly after Democrats rammed two controversial gun-control bills through the state Senate. The lawsuit was filed Friday against...

Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits

Apr. 09, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce a half-dozen executive actions to combat what he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment” of gun violence in America. But he said much more is needed. And...

Northam endorses predecessor McAuliffe for Virginia governor

Apr. 08, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that he is backing Terry McAuliffe in the race to succeed him, handing his predecessor one of the contest's most coveted endorsements. Speaking at an event at the Norfolk waterfront, Northam...

US judge retires from bench in Montana after 36 years

Apr. 08, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge in Montana known for approving a search warrant for the Unabomber’s cabin and presiding over his first few court appearances in 1996 has retired. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Charles C. Lovell, 91, has announced he is leaving his bench...

SC House OKs bill allowing open gun carry without permit

Apr. 07, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House on Wednesday gave key approval to a so-called constitutional carry bill that would let residents carry guns openly without a permit and with no mandatory training. Lawmakers voted 69-47 in favor of the bill, weeks after...

Arizona governor signs bill to preempt federal gun laws

Apr. 07, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Tuesday that aims to prohibit police and sheriffs from enforcing federal gun laws that violate the 2nd Amendment. Backers say it would ensure that the rights of gun owners are protected from what they say is the...

Senate GOP leader faces recall effort for not walking out

Apr. 07, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon state Senate Minority Leader Fred Girod faces a recall effort because he was among GOP lawmakers who allowed the chamber to reach a quorum last month while it debated whether to ban firearms in state buildings. Oregon Public Broadcating reports...