Weapons laws and regulations

Holly Blastic, 37, holds her son Henry Schroetlin, 5, during a rally outside the State Capitol ahead of the House's plan to hold votes on several gun control proposals Wednesday Feb. 28, 2018, in Springfield, Ill. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune)
February 28, 2018 - 5:20 pm
State lawmakers across the U.S. are considering new laws in the wake of the Florida high school shooting, and legislatures from Maine to Alaska took action on Wednesday. A rundown of what's happening in statehouses: ALASKA Lawmakers were reviewing a bill that would let authorities temporarily take...
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The statue of Robert E. Lee is seen uncovered in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. City officials removed the tarps in the morning after a judge ruled that they could not remain, citing a statute that prevents "moving or damaging of such memorials." (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 3:39 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Virginia General Assembly has defeated every bill the city of Charlottesville advocated for after a white nationalist rally last summer that shocked the nation. Measures dealing with Confederate monuments, independent militias and gun restrictions —...
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State Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Augusta, looks over the bill book during the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. The Republican-controlled Virginia General Assembly appears to be on track to defeating every measure aimed at preventing the kind of violence that broke out at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last summer, (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 28, 2018 - 1:12 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Virginia General Assembly has defeated every bill the city of Charlottesville advocated for in the wake of a white nationalist rally last summer that shocked the nation. Measures dealing with Confederate monuments, independent militias and gun...
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February 28, 2018 - 12:40 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans in the New York state Senate have blocked an effort by Democrats to force a vote on four gun control bills. Democrats tried to bring the bills to the floor Wednesday but were overruled by the Senate's GOP majority. The bills would have strengthened background checks...
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February 28, 2018 - 12:34 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans in the New York state Senate have blocked an effort by Democrats to force a vote on four gun control bills. Democrats tried to bring the bills to the floor Wednesday but were overruled by the Senate's GOP majority. The bills would have strengthened background checks...
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Former Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine speaks to protesters, numbering near 1,000, as they gather at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center before marching to the Florida Capitol for the Rally in Tally in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
February 27, 2018 - 4:19 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida (all times local): 4 p.m. Authorities say they've arrested a Florida teen who threatened to kill students and had a pipe bomb in his home. A Broward Sheriff's Office news release says the 16...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General at their Winter Meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 27, 2018 - 12:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department officials are forging ahead with plans to ban rapid-fire bump stocks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday — a move that would likely set the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the devices remain on the market. Sessions said top...
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Former Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine speaks to protesters, numbering near 1,000, as they gather at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center before marching to the Florida Capitol for the Rally in Tally in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
February 27, 2018 - 12:04 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida (all times local): 12 p.m. A board of county commissioners is honoring the Florida police officer credited with taking a suspected school shooter into custody about an hour after 17 people...
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Former Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine speaks to protesters, numbering near 1,000, as they gather at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center before marching to the Florida Capitol for the Rally in Tally in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
February 27, 2018 - 11:38 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Mississippi lawmakers have proposed letting teachers and other school employees with special training carry guns onto campus. The Senate Judiciary A Committee...
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The Rally in Tally protesters chant after marching to the Florida Capitol for the Rally in Tally in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
February 27, 2018 - 11:17 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Nearly two weeks after a shooting at a high school killed 17 people, the Florida Legislature is debating a school safety bill. On Tuesday, House Republicans rejected Democratic-filed amendments that would ban assault weapons, strip language that would allow some teachers to...
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