Weapons laws and regulations

FILE - In this April 25, 2018 file photo, Dave Fitzgerald of Girard, Ill. waves flags while listening to speakers during the annual IGOLD (Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day) rally at the Capitol 8 in Springfield, Ill. A growing number of rural counties in Illinois are standing up for their rights as gun owners and to do it they've co-opted a word that to conservatives represents nothing more than a liberal policy to skirt the law: Sanctuary. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP File)/
May 06, 2018 - 10:59 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Several rural Illinois counties have taken a stand for gun rights by co-opting a word that conservatives associate with a liberal policy to skirt the law: sanctuary. At least five counties recently passed resolutions declaring themselves sanctuary counties for gun owners — a...
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May 06, 2018 - 10:58 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Several rural Illinois counties have taken a stand for gun rights by co-opting a word that conservatives associate with a liberal policy to skirt the law: sanctuary. At least five counties recently passed resolutions declaring themselves sanctuary counties for gun owners — a...
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May 05, 2018 - 3:58 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The National Rifle Association has tweeted at followers to avoid patronizing a Dallas restaurant that said it's donating a portion its proceeds this week to "organizations dedicated to implementing reasonable and effective gun regulations." The restaurant, Ellen's, is located in...
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May 01, 2018 - 6:02 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will now prohibit anyone convicted of domestic violence from possessing a firearm. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) signed the new law on Tuesday. Previously, the state required anyone convicted of a felony and certain misdemeanors to give up their...
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May 01, 2018 - 5:57 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will now prohibit anyone convicted of domestic violence from possessing a firearm. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the new law Tuesday. Previously the state required anyone convicted of a felony and certain misdemeanors to give up their firearms. But the law...
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April 26, 2018 - 12:18 pm
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's stock-car-racing governor is questioning whether to race this season at a local speedway where many spectators are hunters after an outcry over gun restriction legislation he signed. A spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Phil Scott says the governor is checking with the...
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April 26, 2018 - 12:15 pm
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's stock-car-racing governor is questioning whether to race this season at a local speedway where many spectators are hunters after a public outcry over gun restriction legislation he signed. A spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Phil Scott says the governor is checking with...
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April 26, 2018 - 11:13 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Republican state senator from upstate New York says she won't seek another term this November. Sen. Kathy Marchione (mahr-shee-OHN') of Halfmoon announced her decision Wednesday. She said she wants to spend more time with family, including her aging mother and four...
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Turkey's Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli, right and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, stand during a welcome ceremony prior to their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, April 16, 2018. (Baris Oral, Pool Photo via AP) ** TURKEY OUT **
April 16, 2018 - 7:56 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments following the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria (all times local): 2:55 p.m. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has defended the weekend's airstrikes in Syria, saying the international community had to uphold the international ban on the use of chemical...
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In this image released by the Department of Defense, a U.S. Air Force B-1 Bomber separates from the boom pod after receiving fuel from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker on April 13, 2018, en route to strike chemical weapons targets in Syria. President Donald Trump declared "Mission Accomplished" for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related facilities left enough others intact to enable the Assad government to use banned weapons against civilians if it chooses. (Department of Defense via AP)
April 16, 2018 - 6:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has indicated new economic sanctions will be announced Monday against Russia for enabling the government of Syrian leader Bashar Assad to continue using chemical weapons. The ambassador to the U.N. said Russia has blocked six attempts by the U.N...
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