Weapons laws and regulations

FILE - In this April 10, 2013 file photo, craftsman Veetek Witkowski holds a newly assembled AR-15 rifle at the Stag Arms company in New Britain, Conn. A ruling released Friday, April 6, 2018, by a federal judge in Boston, dismissed a lawsuit challenging Massachusetts' ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, stating that assault weapons are beyond the scope of the Second Amendment right to "bear arms." (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 06, 2018 - 9:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling Friday upholding Massachusetts' ban on the weapons. U.S. District Judge William Young dismissed a lawsuit challenging the 20-year-old ban, saying assault weapons...
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April 06, 2018 - 1:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging Massachusetts' ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, saying in a ruling released Friday that the weapons fall beyond the reach of the Second Amendment. U.S. District Judge William Young said assault weapons are military...
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FILE--In this Sept. 7, 1945, file photo, an unidentified man stands next to a tiled fireplace where a house once stood in Hiroshima, Japan. The Los Alamos Historical Museum recently announced it won't be hosting a traveling exhibit organized by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum until all parties can work out their differences over the theme. (AP Photo/Stanley Troutman, file)
April 03, 2018 - 2:12 pm
A museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico — a once-secret New Mexico city that developed the atomic bomb which helped end World War II — has put an exhibit from Japan on hold because of its theme of abolishing nuclear weapons. The Los Alamos Historical Museum confirmed Monday that it will not host a...
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FILE--In this Sept. 7, 1945, file photo, an unidentified man stands next to a tiled fireplace where a house once stood in Hiroshima, Japan. The Los Alamos Historical Museum recently announced it won't be hosting a traveling exhibit organized by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum until all parties can work out their differences over the theme. (AP Photo/Stanley Troutman, file)
April 03, 2018 - 12:34 pm
A museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico — a once-secret New Mexico city that developed the atomic bomb which help end World War II — has put an exhibit from Japan on hold because of its theme of abolishing nuclear weapons. The Los Alamos Historical Museum confirmed Monday that it will not host a...
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FILE--In this Sept. 7, 1945, file photo, an unidentified man stands next to a tiled fireplace where a house once stood in Hiroshima, Japan. The Los Alamos Historical Museum recently announced it won't be hosting a traveling exhibit organized by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum until all parties can work out their differences over the theme. (AP Photo/Stanley Troutman, file)
April 03, 2018 - 11:57 am
A museum in a once-secret New Mexico city that developed the atomic bomb has put an exhibit from Japan on hold because of its theme of abolishing nuclear weapons. The Los Alamos Historical Museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico, recently announced that it won't be hosting a traveling exhibit organized by...
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Protesters Sarah Hopper, left, and Selame Caldart, right, chant as they lead the 50 Miles More march down West Memorial Drive in Janesville, Wis., House Speaker Paul Ryan's home turf, on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP)
March 28, 2018 - 4:10 pm
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Some Wisconsin students who took their demonstration against gun violence on the road have reached their destination — House Speaker Paul Ryan's home turf. About 50 students set out Sunday from Madison on their "50 Miles More" march. They reached their destination in...
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A group of about 40 students make their way along Old Highway 92 south of Evansville, Wis., on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, as they march to U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's hometown of Janesville to call for stricter gun control laws. An end-of-march event is scheduled at Traxler Park in Janesville on Wednesday, March 28 at noon. (Anthony Wahl/The Janesville Gazette via AP)
March 28, 2018 - 2:25 pm
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Some Wisconsin students who took their demonstration against gun violence on the road have reached their destination — House Speaker Paul Ryan's home turf. About 50 students set out Sunday from Madison on their "50 Miles More" march. They reached their destination in...
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In this March 24, 2018, photo, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, from Florida's 10th congressional district, responds to demonstrators during a rally in downtown Orlando, Fla., as a part of the nationwide protest against gun violence across the U.S. They have walked out, marched and demanded action across America to stop gun violence. But it's far from certain that the young people behind the "March for Our Lives" movement will be a political force at the ballot box this fall. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
March 26, 2018 - 9:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — They have walked out, marched and demanded action across America to stop gun violence. But it's far from certain that the young people behind the "March for Our Lives" movement will be a political force at the ballot box this fall. Republicans are skeptical. Democrats are hopeful...
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In this March 24, 2018, photo, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, from Florida's 10th congressional district, responds to demonstrators during a rally in downtown Orlando, Fla., as a part of the nationwide protest against gun violence across the U.S. They have walked out, marched and demanded action across America to stop gun violence. But it's far from certain that the young people behind the "March for Our Lives" movement will be a political force at the ballot box this fall. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
March 26, 2018 - 8:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — They have walked out, marched and demanded action across America to stop gun violence. But it's far from certain that the young people behind the "March for Our Lives" movement will be a political force at the ballot box this fall. Republicans are skeptical. Democrats are hopeful...
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In this March 24, 2018, photo, people hold the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington in support of gun control. They have walked out, marched and demanded action across America to stop gun violence. But it's far from certain that the young people behind the "March for Our Lives" movement will be a political force at the ballot box this fall. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 26, 2018 - 7:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — They have walked out, marched and demanded action across America to stop gun violence. But it's far from certain that the young people behind the "March for Our Lives" movement will be a political force at the ballot box this fall. Republicans are skeptical. Democrats are hopeful...
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