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Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg participates in a roundtable on criminal justice reform. (Sarah Warnock/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
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December 05, 2019 - 4:25 pm
By STEVE PEOPLES AP National Politics Writer AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg unveiled a gun control policy on Thursday just steps from the site of one of Colorado's worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all assault weapons, mandatory permits for gun...
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In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, a man looks at the shotgun section of Cabela's while shopping on Black Friday in Hazelwood, Mo. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
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December 03, 2019 - 4:55 pm
By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates' calls for tighter restrictions. By the end of...
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Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, during arguments in the first gun rights case before the Supreme Court in nine years.
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December 02, 2019 - 3:44 pm
By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts appeared Monday to be the key vote in whether the Supreme Court considers expanding gun rights or sidesteps its first case on the issue in nearly 10 years. The court’s dismissal of the case would be a disappointment to...
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October 11, 2019 - 4:01 pm
By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people. The bill was vetoed twice by former governor...
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October 02, 2019 - 10:00 am
By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — After back-to-back mass shootings in Ohio and Texas this summer, gun control burst back on the scene as a major political issue for Democrats. Now it risks taking a back seat as impeachment fever overtakes Washington. Gun control advocates are...
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October 01, 2019 - 3:41 pm
In a startling exchange during House Judiciary Committee hearing on banning assault weapons, Dr. RaShall Brackney, Chief of the Charlottesville Police Department, said she supports a ban on essentially all guns. While answering a question on whether she would support a ban on hunting rifles, she...
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September 06, 2019 - 5:26 pm
By JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated Press . PHOENIX (AP) — The head of the Arizona Republican Party faced a backlash Friday after sending a fundraising email that said Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly, who rose to prominence when his wife was shot in the head, will be stopped "dead in his...
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September 05, 2019 - 5:08 pm
By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ten states and nearly two dozen members of Congress are joining the National Rifle Association in supporting gun-maker Remington Arms as it fights a Connecticut court ruling involving liability for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting...
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September 05, 2019 - 4:52 pm
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Drug chains CVS and Walgreens as well as grocery chain Wegmans Food Market have joined the chorus of retailers requesting that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in their stores even where state laws allow it. The announcements made...
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September 04, 2019 - 9:27 am
New Zealand gun buyback exposes emotions, possibly hustlers By NICK PERRY Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Some New Zealand gun owners are upset they're being compelled to hand over their assault weapons for money. Others believe a government-imposed ban on certain semi-automatics...
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