Weapons laws and regulations

December 05, 2017 - 11:30 am
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A new Harvard poll has found that two-thirds of millennials have more fear than hope about the country's future. The poll released Tuesday by the university's Institute for Politics also found 54 percent of young Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction,...
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December 02, 2017 - 8:15 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Police Department is reviewing a policy requiring medical marijuana users to turn over their firearms, police officials say. The department sent letters to at least 30 gun owners last month, saying they had 30 days to surrender or transfer ownership of their guns. The...
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FILE - In this Friday Oct. 11, 2013, file image Director General of the The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Ahmet Uzumcu comments on the organization being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, during a press conference in The Hague, Netherlands. The head of the international chemical weapons watchdog OPCW said that Russia's veto of United Nations Security Council resolutions to extend the mandate of an investigation team tasked with apportioning blame for chemical attacks in Syria "creates a gap which needs to be addressed by the international community." (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
November 27, 2017 - 11:59 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United States warned Monday that efforts to uphold the global ban on the production and use of chemical weapons are at a "critical juncture" in the wake of their use during Syria's civil war. As the Syrian government and its allies seek to discredit conclusions by...
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November 27, 2017 - 9:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from Maryland gun owners who challenged the state's assault weapons ban. The justices left in place a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the Maryland law that does not permit the sale of a range of semiautomatic weapons and large-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, testifies during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation designed to ensure federal and state governments accurately report relevant criminal history records to the FBI's database of prohibited gun buyers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 16, 2017 - 5:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic senators have joined forces on legislation to strengthen the FBI database of prohibited gun buyers after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who slaughtered more than two dozen people at a Texas church. Congress has taken no...
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In this June 6, 2017 photo, Michigan Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof speaks with reporters at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich. The Republican is sponsoring fast-tracked legislation that would let gun owners carry concealed weapons inside schools and other gun-free zones. (AP Photo/David Eggert)
November 08, 2017 - 4:28 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Licensed gun owners with extra training could legally carry inside schools, churches, bars and other pistol-free zones under hotly contested legislation that was approved Wednesday by the Republican-led Michigan Senate, days after the Texas church massacre. The bills were sent...
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October 25, 2017 - 2:58 pm
An insurance policy offered by the National Rifle Association is under scrutiny by insurance regulators after gun-control groups raised questions about how it's being marketed. Carry Guard insurance was launched earlier this year by the nation's most powerful gun lobbying group and is being...
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FILE - In this March, 5, 2009, file photo, Vicki Marble, a Larimer County bail business owner, speaks during an interview in Loveland, Colo. A Cub Scout was kicked out of his group after he questioned Republican state Sen. Marble about gun control and previous contentious comments she made about African-Americans. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
October 22, 2017 - 4:02 pm
DENVER (AP) — A Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about her position on gun control and previous comments she made about African-Americans' health and eating fried chicken. It was the latest political flashpoint for the Boy Scouts after President...
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In this Oct. 4, 2017, photo, a device called a "bump stock" is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in South Jordan, Utah. The National Rifle Association announced its support Ton Oct. 5 for regulating the devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the Las Vegas massacre to lethal effect. It was a surprising shift for the leading gun industry group, which in recent years has resolutely opposed any gun regulations. Immediately afterward the White House, too, said it was open to such a change. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
October 09, 2017 - 3:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association is opposing a ban on "bump stocks" like the device used by the Las Vegas gunman to turn semi-automatic weapons into rapid-fire guns, stressing its support for more limited regulations. The powerful lobby last week surprised many gun control advocates...
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In this Oct. 4, 2017, photo, a device called a "bump stock" is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in South Jordan, Utah. The National Rifle Association announced its support Ton Oct. 5 for regulating the devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the Las Vegas massacre to lethal effect. It was a surprising shift for the leading gun industry group, which in recent years has resolutely opposed any gun regulations. Immediately afterward the White House, too, said it was open to such a change. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
October 08, 2017 - 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking momentum for gun restrictions, Sen. Dianne Feinstein says only broader legislation would be effective in outlawing "bump stocks" like the Las Vegas gunman used. But the National Rifle Association is reiterating support for more limited regulations that stop short of a ban...
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