Weapons laws and regulations

FILE - In this June 20, 2019 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 02, 2020 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal of the federal ban on bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic firearms to fire rapidly like machine guns. The justices did not comment in declining to review a lower court-ruling that upheld the ban, which took effect nearly a...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, photo, Kat Ellsworth of Chicago, poses for a portrait with five of the seven guns she owns at the Caliber Tactical Gun Range in Waukegan, Ill. Ellsworth was firmly against firearms and favored gun-control until just a few years ago when she went with a friend to a gun range and discovered a love for firearms and shooting. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
February 28, 2020 - 2:32 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Like many liberals, Lara Smith considers herself a feminist, favors abortion rights and believes the nation’s immigration policies under the Trump administration have just been “vile.” But when it comes to guns, Smith sounds more like a conservative: She opposes reviving the nation...
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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the First in the South Dinner, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 25, 2020 - 11:26 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 12:50 a.m. The State newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, is endorsing Democrat Pete Buttigieg for president. The editors of the paper write in an editorial posted late Monday that the former mayor of...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during First in the South Dinner, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 24, 2020 - 9:27 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Bernie Sanders says he’ll be ready for attacks he expects his Democratic presidential rivals to shower on him during the next presidential debate. The Vermont senator solidified himself as the...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during First in the South Dinner, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 24, 2020 - 8:45 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Bernie Sanders is asking South Carolina voters not to believe the negative TV ads they’re seeing about his candidacy. The Vermont senator didn’t mention any of his opponents during remarks to a...
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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins demonstrators calling for a union and $15 minimum wage at McDonald's, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 24, 2020 - 7:25 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Pete Buttigieg is keeping up his criticism of Bernie Sanders as he pitches himself to black voters in South Carolina. Speaking at a Baptist church banquet hall in North Charleston, Buttigieg says...
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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins demonstrators calling for a union and $15 minimum wage at McDonald's, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 24, 2020 - 7:14 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Pete Buttigieg is keeping up his criticism of Bernie Sanders as he pitches himself to black voters in South Carolina. Speaking at a Baptist church banquet hall in North Charleston, Buttigieg says...
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CORRECTS BYLINE TO KEITH RIDLER, NOT KEN RITTER - Charles Nielsen, 58, and his 11-year-old granddaughter, Bailey Nielsen, testify before a House panel at the Idaho Statehouse on Monday. Feb. 24, 2020 in Boise, Idaho. Visitors to Idaho 18 and older who can legally possess firearms would be allowed to carry a concealed handgun within city limits under legislation that headed to the House on Monday, Feb. 24. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)
February 24, 2020 - 5:37 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 11-year-old girl toting a loaded AR-15 assault weapon appeared Monday at a legislative hearing with her grandfather, who is supporting a proposal that would allow visitors to Idaho who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun within city limits. Charles...
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CORRECTS BYLINE TO KEITH RIDLER, NOT KEN RITTER - Charles Nielsen, 58, and his 11-year-old granddaughter, Bailey Nielsen, testify before a House panel at the Idaho Statehouse on Monday. Feb. 24, 2020 in Boise, Idaho. Visitors to Idaho 18 and older who can legally possess firearms would be allowed to carry a concealed handgun within city limits under legislation that headed to the House on Monday, Feb. 24. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)
February 24, 2020 - 1:50 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 11-year-old girl toting a loaded AR-15 assault weapon appeared Monday with her grandfather, who is supporting legislation that would allow visitors to Idaho who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun within city limits. Charles Nielsen addressed the...
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FILE - This Monday an. 20, 2020 file photo shows pro gun demonstrators holding signs in front of the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va. In a state once synonymous with the Old South, Democrats are using their newfound legislative control to refashion Virginia as the region's progressive leader on racial, social and economic issues. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 17, 2020 - 4:51 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — 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. Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew cheers...
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