Weapons laws and regulations

Protesters are arrested as they block the streets near the Capitol and the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, March 1, 2018. It’s taken just two weeks for Washington’s battle over helping young immigrants to fade from blistering to back-burner. Congress now seems likely to do little or nothing this election year on an effort that’s been eclipsed by Congress’ new focus on guns, bloodied by Senate defeats and relegated to B-level urgency by a Supreme Court ruling. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 02, 2018 - 1:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's taken just two weeks for Washington's immigration battle to fade from blistering to back-burner. Lawmakers now seem likely to do little or nothing this election year on an effort that's been eclipsed by Congress' new focus on guns. The immigration effort has also been...
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Gov. Nathan Deal holds a press conference to address the jet fuel tax cut issue after the Senate Rules Committee stripped the Delta tax cut from legislation in Atlanta on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Deal is criticizing the "unbecoming squabble" that has engulfed the state Capitol since fellow Republicans threatened to punish Delta Air Lines for cutting business ties with the National Rifle Association. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 3:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Republican efforts to deny Delta Air Lines a tax break after the company cut ties with the National Rifle Association (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Pro-gun Republicans in the Georgia legislature have won a political victory over Delta Air Lines, denying the company a...
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A Dick's Sporting Goods store is seen in Arlington Heights, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Dick's Sporting Goods announced Wednesday that it will immediately end sales of assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. Dick's had cut off sales of assault-style weapons at Dick's stores following the Sandy Hook school shooting. But Dick's owns dozens of its Field & Stream stores, where there has been no such ban in place. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
February 28, 2018 - 8:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart took steps Wednesday to restrict gun sales, adding two retail heavyweights to the growing rift between corporate America and the gun lobby. Dick's said it will immediately stop selling assault-style rifles and ban the sale of all guns to anyone...
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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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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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Ruby Bridges Hall, a Tylertown, Miss., native who faced threats and ostracism when she became the first black child to integrate a public school in New Orleans in 1960, speaks with reporters prior to the Friends of Mississippi Civil Rights gala Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Jackson, Miss., where she and four other civil rights veterans were honored. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 23, 2018 - 10:40 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools. "When I think about our babies today and them not being safe in school, I think that...
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Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, cries as she recounts her story from that day, while state Rep. Barrinton Russell, D-Dist. 95, comforts her, as they talk to legislators at the state Capitol regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 22, 2018 - 11:15 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Holding hand-scrawled signs and wearing black "Parkland Strong" T-shirts, the 40 teenagers filed warily into a committee room at Florida's state Capitol on Wednesday. They hadn't been invited and the lawmakers they were intruding upon were in the middle of a meeting. Timid...
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A demonstrator holds a placard during a rally protesting the United States unilateral arms embargo on the country, in the capital Juba, South Sudan Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Anti-Trump demonstrations in South Sudan's capital turned violent on Tuesday as people took to the streets to protest the U.S. president's new ban on the supply of weapons to the army or rebels. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
February 06, 2018 - 12:00 pm
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Anti-Trump demonstrations in South Sudan's capital turned violent on Tuesday as people took to the streets to protest the U.S. president's new ban on the supply of weapons to the army and rebels. On Friday, the United States imposed a unilateral arms embargo on South Sudan...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2013, file photo, Michael Kiefer, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., checks out a display of rifles at the Rock River Arms booth during the 35th annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas. The largest gun industry trade show will be taking place in Las Vegas Jan. 23-26 just a few miles from where a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
January 23, 2018 - 9:33 am
The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room in October using a display case worth of weapons, many of them fitted with bump stocks that enabled them to mimic fully...
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