TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 12/28 — For Florida, the 2010s were a decade of high-profile mass shootings: at a nightclub, a high school,
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press 10/29 – A judge on Tuesday struck down gun restrictions that the Pittsburgh City Council imposed after last year’s synagogue massacre,
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.