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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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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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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New Jersey Assemblyman Louis D. Greenwald, standing left, D-Voorhees, N.J., discusses the Assembly, as they consider a half-dozen gun control bills expected to get a vote Monday, March 26, 2018, at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. New Jersey's Democrat-led Assembly passed six measures Monday aimed at strengthening the state's already-strict gun laws. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
March 26, 2018 - 5:38 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-led Assembly on Monday passed a half-dozen bills aimed at strengthening the state's already-strict gun laws, including a measure to permit the seizure of weapons upon a court order. The legislation comes just days after tens of thousands of students...
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March 26, 2018 - 12:52 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Legislation to raise the legal age for gun purchases, expand background checks and ban high-capacity devices is expected to reach the desk of Vermont's governor by the end of the week. The Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee chairman says he believes two gun bills will be...
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March 22, 2018 - 6:45 am
SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — YouTube has tightened its restrictions on firearms videos. The video-serving network owned by Google is banning videos that provide instructions on how to make a firearm, ammunition, high-capacity magazines, and accessories such as bump stocks and silencers. The ban...
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March 19, 2018 - 5:59 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Senate committee is advancing a bill to force people with a domestic violence ruling against them to more quickly give up their firearms. The Judiciary Committee passed the bill unanimously Monday. Under the bill, people convicted of domestic violence would...
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Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, center, celebrates with his supporters at his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa., early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. A razor's edge separated Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in a GOP stronghold. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 16, 2018 - 10:15 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Pennsylvania's Conor Lamb and Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, the new miracle men of the Democratic Party, offer a clear model for how to run in Republican territory: Focus on economics, not guns, immigration or President Donald Trump. But that won't be easy when much of the party is...
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John Henninger, right, of Cecil Township, Pa., and Judy Kramer, left, of Bavington, Pa., wait for election returns at the election night party for Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, in Canonsburg, Pa., Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Rattled Republicans were hit with the reality check Wednesday in the startling strong performance of a fresh-faced Democrat deep in Trump country. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 15, 2018 - 7:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic congressional candidates have a midterm choice: Is campaigning as a liberal, moderate or some combination the best way to take on Republicans in territory won by Donald Trump in 2016? Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and Pennsylvania congressional candidate Conor Lamb attracted...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, a device called a "bump stock" is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in South Jordan, Utah. The Trump administration is proposing banning bump stocks, which allow guns to mimic fully automatic fire and were used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. The Justice Department's regulation, announced Saturday, March 10, 2018, would classify the device as a machine gun prohibited under federal law. The move was expected after President Donald Trump ordered officials to work toward a ban after 17 people were killed at a Florida high school. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
March 10, 2018 - 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Saturday it has taken the first step in the regulatory process to ban bump stocks, likely setting the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the trigger devices remain on the market. The move was expected after President Donald...
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