Gun control

Officials guide students off a bus and into a recreation center where they were reunited with their parents after a shooting at a suburban Denver middle school Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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May 08, 2019 - 12:50 pm
By KATHLEEN FOODY and P. SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Two high school students used at least two handguns in the shooting at a charter school that killed one of their classmates and injured eight others in a Colorado community that just weeks ago marked the 20th...
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Jeff Katz
May 08, 2019 - 12:21 pm
Democrat presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell (D-CA) is making clear his proposed “assault weapons” ban would explicitly prohibit current possession of commonly owned semiautomatic rifles. Swalwell tweeted this on Monday: There are 15 million assault weapons in America. A ban on future sales does...
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Jeff Katz
April 29, 2019 - 3:46 pm
The tragic shooting at Chabad of Poway synagogue in California left one dead and three wounded, but it's likely it could have been even worse if not for a combat veteran in the congregation who charged the shooter and was assisted by an off-duty Border Patrol agent who was also armed. These are the...
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Jeff Katz
April 29, 2019 - 12:56 pm
In the wake of tragedy at a California synagogue, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her support to the victims, but in the same tweet used the opportunity to advocate gun control and push the Senate to vote on gun control legislation. Heartbroken to hear of the San Diego synagogue...
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Jeff Katz
April 28, 2019 - 4:00 pm
A gun control advocate made a sign showing the size of the hole an AR-15 makes in its target. I'm thinking this person has never actually shot an AR-15. Said no one who has ever shot an AR-15. pic.twitter.com/BQ5pZSph3r — Carl Higbie (@CarlHigbie) April 27, 2019
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March 21, 2019 - 1:14 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bump stocks — the attachment used by the killer during the 2017 Las Vegas massacre to make his weapons fire rapidly like machine guns — will become illegal in the U.S. next week. It's the only major gun restriction imposed by the federal government in the past few years. Owners...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
January 04, 2019 - 1:40 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is promoting a series of gun-control measures he says promote public safety while still respecting individual gun rights. The Democratic governor announced seven proposals at a Capitol news conference Friday ahead of the start of the legislative...
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July 20, 2018 - 1:43 pm
By DENISE LAVOIE , AP Legal Affairs Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nationally, teachers are overwhelmingly against the idea of carrying weapons into classrooms. Not so in the westernmost county of Virginia, where declining revenues from growing tobacco and mining coal have left the local government...
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(Dreamstime)
June 29, 2018 - 1:55 pm
(RICHMOND, Va. - wrva.com) The father of a murdered Roanoke TV reporter - gunned down live on the air - says today is especially hard for him and his family because his daughter, Alison, was born in Annapolis, and the victims of the newspaper shooting there were journalists, like she was. He says...
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Cameron Kasky, center, speaks during a news conference, Monday, June 4, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. A day after graduating from high school.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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June 06, 2018 - 3:25 pm
KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press, PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A day after graduating, a group of Florida high school shooting survivors announced they'll spend their summer crisscrossing the country, expanding their grass-roots activism from rallies and schools walkouts to registering young voters to help...
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