Guns

2022-06-25 16:20:30
by Dan McCue
Biden Signs Landmark Gun Measure Into Law

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades into law Saturdat morning, declaring “lives... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades into law Saturdat morning, declaring “lives will be saved” as a result of a bipartisan compromise reached in the shadow of a wake of recent mass... Read More

2022-06-24 21:41:54
by Dan McCue
House Passes Bipartisan Gun Legislation, Sending It to Biden

WASHINGTON — The House gave its approval on Friday to a bipartisan compromise intended to stop dangerous and mentally ill... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House gave its approval on Friday to a bipartisan compromise intended to stop dangerous and mentally ill people from getting their hands on firearms, ending a three-decade stalemate over how to deal with mass shootings and other... Read More

2022-06-24 16:04:31
by Dan McCue
Gun Bill Garners Bipartisan Support in Senate, House Plans Friday Vote

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate easily approved a bipartisan gun control bill Thursday night, setting the stage for final approval... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate easily approved a bipartisan gun control bill Thursday night, setting the stage for final approval on Friday in the House of what many are calling the government's most decisive response ever to the rash of... Read More

2022-06-23 16:23:23
by Dan McCue
Justices Significantly Expand Gun Rights in Major Second Amendment Ruling

WASHINGTON — New York State’s “proper cause” requirement to obtain a concealed-carry license is unconstitutional because it prevents law-abiding citizens... Read More

WASHINGTON — New York State’s “proper cause” requirement to obtain a concealed-carry license is unconstitutional because it prevents law-abiding citizens with self-defense needs from exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms for that purpose, a divided Supreme... Read More

2022-06-22 17:17:54
by Reece Nations
‘Bipartisan Breakthrough’ Reached on Senate Gun Safety Bill

WASHINGTON — Senators reached an agreement on Tuesday night to advance bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing violent offenders’ access to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Senators reached an agreement on Tuesday night to advance bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing violent offenders’ access to firearms. The legislation passed an initial procedural process in the Senate after 14 Republicans joined all 48 Democrats and two... Read More

Top Texas Cop: Uvalde Police Response was 'Abject Failure'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The head of the Texas state police pronounced the law enforcement response to the Uvalde school... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The head of the Texas state police pronounced the law enforcement response to the Uvalde school shooting an “abject failure," telling lawmakers that there were enough officers and firepower on the scene to have stopped the... Read More

2022-06-21 12:56:50
by Eden Metzger
Delaware Passes Assault Weapons Ban

DOVER, Del. — A ban on sales of AR-15 rifles and other assault style weapons passed the Delaware Senate last... Read More

DOVER, Del. — A ban on sales of AR-15 rifles and other assault style weapons passed the Delaware Senate last week, by a 13-8 vote, with every Republican in the chamber voting no on the measure and all but one... Read More

2022-06-18 14:11:34
by Dan McCue
McConaughey Calls for Bipartisan Answer to Gun Violence

WASHINGTON — A week after appearing on Capitol Hill, in the Oval Office and in the White House briefing room,... Read More

WASHINGTON — A week after appearing on Capitol Hill, in the Oval Office and in the White House briefing room, academy award winning actor Matthew McConaughey is continuing to press his case for bipartisan action on guns and gun violence.... Read More

2022-06-17 20:11:30
by Reece Nations
‘Bumps in the Road’ Hold Up Bipartisan Gun Deal

WASHINGTON — The Senate adjourned Friday morning without any action taken on its proposed bipartisan gun safety framework, throwing cold... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Senate adjourned Friday morning without any action taken on its proposed bipartisan gun safety framework, throwing cold water on the hopes that a deal would be reached before the chamber’s state work period recess. The members currently... Read More

Alabama Church Shooting Kills Two, Wounds One; Suspect Detained

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a potluck dinner inside a suburban Alabama church, killing two... Read More

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a potluck dinner inside a suburban Alabama church, killing two members and wounding a third before being taken into custody Thursday, authorities said. Emergency dispatchers got a call at around... Read More

Buffalo Supermarket Gunman in Court on Hate Crime Counts

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white man who killed 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket made his first appearance... Read More

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white man who killed 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket made his first appearance in federal court on hate crime charges Thursday, and the judge urged prosecutors to quickly decide whether to pursue the... Read More

2022-06-12 16:24:15
by Dan McCue
Thousands Converge on Washington Mall to Demand New Gun Laws

WASHINGTON — Thousands rallied under a mostly overcast sky on the National Mall on Saturday to demand Congress pass new... Read More

WASHINGTON — Thousands rallied under a mostly overcast sky on the National Mall on Saturday to demand Congress pass new gun control measures after a recent rash of deadly mass shootings. The peaceful protest in Washington was just one of... Read More

Governors Forming Task Force to Address Mass Shootings

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The leaders of the National Governors Association said Friday they're forming a bipartisan working group... Read More

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The leaders of the National Governors Association said Friday they're forming a bipartisan working group to come up with recommendations to stop mass shootings following the Texas school massacre. Reaching consensus could be a tall... Read More

2022-06-10 14:50:04
by Natalie McCormick
House Passes ‘Red Flag’ Bill, but Prospects in Senate Doubtful

WASHINGTON — House Democrats passed a “red flag” bill on Thursday that would allow police and even family members to... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Democrats passed a “red flag” bill on Thursday that would allow police and even family members to ask a federal judge to order the removal of firearms from individuals deemed to be at extreme risk of harming... Read More

2022-06-09 14:20:04
by Reece Nations
House Passes Gun Control Package as Senate Negotiations Progress 

WASHINGTON — Gun safety legislation introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., passed in the House of Representatives on a 223-204... Read More

WASHINGTON — Gun safety legislation introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., passed in the House of Representatives on a 223-204 vote, sending a slate of new proposed restrictions on firearms to the Senate. Nadler’s package of bills contains provisions to... Read More

2022-06-07 21:06:52
by Reece Nations
Solutions Swirl for Mass Shooting Prevention 

SAN ANTONIO — As the scourge of mass shootings continues to grip the country, calls for something to be done... Read More

SAN ANTONIO — As the scourge of mass shootings continues to grip the country, calls for something to be done about the issue have arisen time and time again. Democrats in Congress are looking at gun control measures like the... Read More

House Panel Taking up Gun Bill in Wake of Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is beginning to put its stamp on gun legislation in response to mass shootings in... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is beginning to put its stamp on gun legislation in response to mass shootings in Texas and New York by 18-year-old assailants who used semi-automatic rifles to kill 31 people, including 19 children. The House... Read More

Uvalde Grieves, Says Goodbyes at Visitations, Funerals

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — It should have been the first day of a joyous week for Robb Elementary School students... Read More

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — It should have been the first day of a joyous week for Robb Elementary School students — the start of summer break. Instead, the first two of 19 children slain inside a classroom were being remembered... Read More

2022-05-31 14:22:34
by Reece Nations
Gun Control Advocates Rally for Action as NRA Convention Proceeds

HOUSTON — The National Rifle Association commenced its annual meeting in Houston on Friday, days after the third-deadliest school shooting... Read More

HOUSTON — The National Rifle Association commenced its annual meeting in Houston on Friday, days after the third-deadliest school shooting in United States history took place roughly 280 miles away. The NRA meeting was met with crowds of protesters who... Read More

2022-05-27 19:16:38
by Reece Nations
NRA Hosts Houston Event Despite Uvalde Shooting

HOUSTON — The National Rifle Association commenced its annual meeting in Houston on Friday, just days after the third-deadliest school... Read More

HOUSTON — The National Rifle Association commenced its annual meeting in Houston on Friday, just days after the third-deadliest school shooting in United States history took place roughly 280 miles away. The NRA meeting was met with crowds of protesters... Read More

2022-05-25 23:17:39
by Dan McCue
Sergeant-at-Arms: Capitol Complex Should Largely Be Gun-Free Zone

WASHINGTON — Loaded firearms have no place in the U.S. Capitol or on its grounds, unless they are in the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Loaded firearms have no place in the U.S. Capitol or on its grounds, unless they are in the hands of trained and authorized law enforcement personnel, the House sergeant-at-arms said on Wednesday. William J. Walker’s unambiguous statement came... Read More

2022-05-25 16:51:25
by Dan McCue
Schumer Says Fast Action on Gun Control Unlikely

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is telling colleagues that there won’t be a rush to bring new... Read More

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is telling colleagues that there won’t be a rush to bring new gun-control legislation to the floor in the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, in recent... Read More

2022-05-24 21:54:20
by Dan McCue
19 School Children, 2 Adults Killed in Mass Shooting in Texas

UVALDE, Texas — Twenty-one people were killed, including 19 children, during a mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas... Read More

UVALDE, Texas — Twenty-one people were killed, including 19 children, during a mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. “He shot and killed, horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher,” Gov. Greg Abbott said... Read More

2022-05-20 16:09:25
by Reece Nations
Justice Department, ATF Assessment Details Alarming Rise in Privately Made Firearms

WASHINGTON — The first in a series of national firearm commerce and trafficking assessments was published this week after Attorney... Read More

WASHINGTON — The first in a series of national firearm commerce and trafficking assessments was published this week after Attorney General Merrick Garland commissioned the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to conduct the study last year. The first... Read More

2022-05-16 19:47:52
by Tom Ramstack
Mass Shootings Contribute to Calls for Gun Violence Reduction Efforts

WASHINGTON — Denunciations continue this week over two mass shootings during the weekend that also are fueling calls for more... Read More

WASHINGTON — Denunciations continue this week over two mass shootings during the weekend that also are fueling calls for more action to reduce gun violence. A prime example is being considered in Washington, D.C., where gun violence surged during the... Read More

2022-04-12 16:07:33
by Reece Nations
Biden Announces ATF Director Nominee, New Ghost Gun Regulation

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced a ban on kits to create unlicensed “ghost guns” on Monday while introducing Steve... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced a ban on kits to create unlicensed “ghost guns” on Monday while introducing Steve Dettelbach as his nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In remarks delivered from the... Read More

2022-02-17 21:16:50
by Reece Nations
Justice Department Sues Missouri to Prevent Gun Law Restriction 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Department of Justice on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to prevent Missouri from enforcing a state... Read More

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Department of Justice on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to prevent Missouri from enforcing a state law it says hinders the enforcement of federal firearm laws. The DOJ’s complaint, filed in federal court in Jefferson City,... Read More

On Parkland Anniversary, Biden Urges Congress on Gun Control

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years after 17 people were gunned down at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, President Joe Biden... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years after 17 people were gunned down at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, President Joe Biden says his administration stands with the advocates working to end gun violence and is urging the nation to uphold the... Read More

2021-12-15 15:46:02
by Alexa Hornbeck
Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Field Hearing On Reducing Gun Trafficking And Violence

CHICAGO — On Monday the Senate Judiciary Committee held a field hearing in Chicago on reducing violence in the city... Read More

CHICAGO — On Monday the Senate Judiciary Committee held a field hearing in Chicago on reducing violence in the city where homicide rates have increased more than 4% in the last year. “At least 12 major cities have set homicide... Read More

2021-12-14 15:28:08
by Dan McCue
Hoyer Seeks Review of Firearms Rules on US Capitol Grounds

WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer asked the Capitol Police Board on Tuesday to update Congressional leadership on the... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer asked the Capitol Police Board on Tuesday to update Congressional leadership on the current status of firearms rules within the U.S. Capitol Complex, and to consider an outright ban on guns in committee... Read More

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