By CONOR LOBB of Capital News Service, RICHMOND, Va. (AP) 03/06 — The General Assembly passed measures this session repealing restrictions on sex before marriage,
By MORGAN LEE, Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) 02/26— New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a red-flag gun bill Tuesday that will allow state district courts to order the temporary surrender of firearms,
By ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) 02/17 — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday after some of his fellow Democrats balked at the proposal.
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 02/14 — A 23-year-old man who posted on Facebook, “I don’t know why I don’t go on a killing spree.”
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press, SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 02/10 — Polygamists have lived in Utah since before it became a state. Eighty-five years after plural marriage was declared a felony,
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) 02/09 — Two more rural Arizona counties have declared themselves to be “Second Amendment sanctuary counties,” taking stances in favor of gun rights even as some supporters of the measures acknowledge they’ll have no or little real legal effect.
By ALAN SUDERMAN and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press, RICHMOND, Va. (AP) 01/20 — Thousands of gun-rights activists rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday under a heavy police presence,
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 KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 10/17 — New York City lawmakers are moving a step closer to closing Rikers Island, a massive jail complex notorious for violence and dysfunction that is increasingly seen as a relic.
KELVIN CHAN, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) 10/23 — Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change.
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 ELANA SCHOR and JUANA SUMMERS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 09/10 — Every top Democratic presidential contender is touting a detailed overhaul of the criminal justice system to end rules and practices that have been blamed for the mass incarceration of a generation of African Americans.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) 06/29 — A former New York City police detective who was a leader in the fight for the Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund died Saturday at age 53.Read more »
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 BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) 06/14 — All law enforcement agencies in Florida will have to cooperate with federal immigration authorities under a bill signed by Gov.
By WILSON RING, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 05/24 — A federal program that has helped thousands of police departments across the country buy 1.35 million bulletproof vests has been made permanent and named after the Vermont senator who helped conceive of the idea.
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,