By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) 09/13 — Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand’s government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership.
By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 09/06 — A teen who tipped law enforcement last year to a possible school shooting plot at a Vermont high school was honored by state police with a lifesaving award Friday.
By MATT SEDENSKY and ASTRID GALVAN, Associated Press EL PASO, Texas (AP) 08/06 — Authorities in two U.S. cities scoured leads in a pair of weekend mass shootings that killed 31,
By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) 07/29 — Florida’s attorney general asked the state Supreme Court to disqualify a proposed ballot measure seeking to ban assault weapons,
By THOMAS BEAUMONT and ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press 07/23 – Joe Biden is proposing to reverse several key provisions of the 1994 crime bill he helped write in an acknowledgment that his tough-on-crime positions of the past are at odds with the views of the modern Democratic Party.
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 06/25 — California has among the most stringent gun laws in the country and on Monday a far-reaching new initiative to curb violence will require background checks for every ammunition purchase.
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 06/22 — A rookie Sacramento police officer who died during a domestic violence call was ambushed by a gunman and had no chance of surviving after she was shot,
By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) 06/04 — A man who was out on parole was arrested after fatally shooting four men and wounding a woman in an hour-long downtown rampage Tuesday in the northern Australian city of Darwin,
By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) 05/19 — Swiss media were reporting that early exit polls Sunday show that voters approved a measure to strengthen Switzerland’s gun laws,
By ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 05/06 — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is proposing that all gun owners be licensed by the federal government,
By JILL COLVIN and LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) 04/26 — In a largely symbolic gesture to a group that helped him win the White House,
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By JAMES ANDERSON, Associated Press DENVER (AP) 04/12 — Colorado became the 15th U.S. state on Friday to adopt a “red flag” gun law allowing firearms to be taken from people who pose a danger,
By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) 04/11 — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she owns a gun and called it a “false choice”
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) 04/11 — A federal judge has ruled that the East St. Louis Housing Authority’s rule prohibiting public housing tenants from owning a firearm is unconstitutional.
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/11 — More than a million high-capacity ammunition magazines flooded into California during a one-week window created when a federal judge temporarily threw out the state’s ban,
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 03/30 — High-capacity gun magazines will remain legal in California under a ruling Friday by a federal judge who cited home invasions where a woman used the extra bullets in her weapon to kill an attacker while in two other cases women without additional ammunition ran out of bullets.
By LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) 03/28 — The largest supplier of bump stocks turned in its entire remaining inventory to be destroyed — some 60,000 devices.
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 03/22 — Four rural Nevada counties are balking at a new state law calling for strict background checks,