Weapons laws and regulations

In this image made from video, people bring their guns to exchange for money in Christchurch, New Zealand Saturday, July 13, 2019. Dozens of Christchurch gun owners on Saturday handed over their weapons in exchange for money, in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics. (TVNZ via AP)
July 13, 2019 - 3:22 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Dozens of Christchurch gun owners on Saturday handed over their weapons in exchange for money, in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics. Police said they paid more than 430,000...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, Police Sr. Sgt. Paddy Hannan shows New Zealand lawmakers an AR-15 style rifle similar to one of the weapons a gunman used to slaughter 50 people at two mosques, in Wellington, New Zealand. Dozens of Christchurch gun owners handed over their weapons in exchange for cash in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics. New Zealand lawmakers in April rushed through new legislation to ban so-called military-style weapons after a lone gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques in March. (AP Photo/Nick Perry, Fie)
July 13, 2019 - 1:36 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Dozens of Christchurch gun owners on Saturday handed over their weapons in exchange for money, in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics. Police said they paid more than 430,000...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, right, listens to speakers along with Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, left, during a rally at the State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Governor Northam called a special session of the General Assembly to consider gun legislation in light of the Virginia Beach Shootings. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
July 09, 2019 - 12:35 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's governor led gun-control supporters in chants of "Enough is Enough!" outside the Capitol Tuesday after summoning legislators to debate and vote on new gun laws. Gov. Ralph Northam ordered lawmakers back for a special session to consider a wide range of gun-control...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, right, listens to speakers along with Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, left, during a rally at the State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Governor Northam called a special session of the General Assembly to consider gun legislation in light of the Virginia Beach Shootings. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
July 09, 2019 - 11:13 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's governor led gun-control supporters in chants of "Enough is Enough!" outside the Capitol Tuesday after summoning legislators to debate and vote on new gun laws. Gov. Ralph Northam ordered lawmakers back for a special session to consider a wide range of gun-control...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2012, file photo, State Sen. Tommy Norment, R-James City County, looks over rules of the Senate during debate on the new Senate rules at the start of the 2012 session of the Virginia Senate at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Norment is calling for a broad ban on guns in government buildings, a surprise legislation he filed the day before state lawmakers are set to debate gun laws. He filed a bill Monday, July 8, 2019, that would extend a state prohibition on guns in courthouses to any "building owned or used by a locality for governmental purposes." (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 09, 2019 - 10:10 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's governor led gun-control supporters in chants of "enough is enough!" outside the Capitol Tuesday after summoning legislators to debate and vote on new gun laws. Gov. Ralph Northam ordered lawmakers back for a special session to consider a wide range of gun-control...
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In this June 27, 2019, photo, a motorcyclist drives by a sign along the old Route 66 in Needles, Calif. The small desert town bordering Arizona and near the Nevada state line recently labeled itself a "2nd Amendment Sanctuary City." (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 03, 2019 - 12:40 am
NEEDLES, Calif. (AP) — The Old West desert town of Needles, California, is where the beleaguered Joad family crossed the Colorado River into California in John Steinbeck's classic novel "The Grapes of Wrath" and was a boyhood home to "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz. These days, Needles is gaining...
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July 03, 2019 - 12:34 am
NEEDLES, Calif. (AP) — The small California desert town of Needles has declared itself a sanctuary city of a different kind — for gun owners. The 5,000-resident town across the Colorado River from Arizona near the Nevada state line recently labeled itself a "2nd Amendment Sanctuary City." Officials...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Chris Puehse, left owner of Foothill Ammo helps a customer at his shop in Shingle Springs, Calif. Californians will have to undergo criminal background checks every time they buy ammunition starting July 1 under a 2016 voter-approved ballot initiative. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 25, 2019 - 6:39 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Starting Monday, California will require criminal background checks for every ammunition purchase. Gov. Gavin Newsom touted the state's latest attempt to deter gun violence at a news conference Tuesday, saying it will save lives. Opponents are suing in hopes of eventually...
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Supporters of New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker rally for the Democratic presidential hopeful ahead of Majority Whip Jim Clyburn's "World Famous Fish Fry" on Friday, June 21, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
June 21, 2019 - 11:10 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates in South Carolina (all times local): 11:10 p.m. California Sen. Kamala Harris is calling attention to the fourth anniversary of a massacre at a Charleston church where a white supremacist shot and killed nine black South...
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June 21, 2019 - 11:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says prosecutors must prove that people charged with violating federal gun laws knew they were not allowed to have a weapon. The government says the decision could affect thousands of prosecutions of convicted criminals who are barred from having a gun. The court...
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