Gun politics

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, shooting instructor Frankie McRae demonstrates the grip on an AR-15 rifle fitted with a "bump stock" at his 37 PSR Gun Club in Bunnlevel, N.C. The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday, April 18, 2018, that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)
April 18, 2018 - 2:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month. The announcement comes about a month after President Donald Trump said...
Read More
April 18, 2018 - 12:59 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A survivor of a mass shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school in February is calling for a boycott of two of what he says are the biggest investors in gun manufacturers: BlackRock and The Vanguard Group. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior David Hogg used the hashtags #...
Read More
In this Jan. 8, 2018 photo, Park County School District 6 board chair Kelly Simone, center, listens to members of the community voice their opinions on Policy CKA, which would allow armed personnel in schools, during a public forum about the policy in Cody, Wyo. The Wyoming school district where the U.S. education secretary famously suggested teachers might need to carry guns to protect children from grizzly bears is about to vote whether to do just that. The Park County School District No. 6 board votes Tuesday, April 17, 2018, on allowing trained school employees to carry concealed firearms. (Rebecca Noble/The Cody Enterprise via AP)
April 17, 2018 - 11:17 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming school district where U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested that teachers might need to be armed to protect children from grizzly bears voted Tuesday on doing just that, though concerns about school shootings worry parents more than the possibility of big...
Read More
April 16, 2018 - 8:49 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on gun control measures in the New Jersey Legislatures (all times local): 9:15 p.m. New Jersey's governor is applauding lawmakers for advancing gun control legislation, including a measure to bar so-called ghost guns. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy in a statement on...
Read More
People stand in front of damaged buildings, in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. Faisal Mekdad, Syria’s deputy foreign minister, said on Monday that his country is "fully ready" to cooperate with the fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that's in Syria to investigate the alleged chemical attack that triggered U.S.-led airstrikes. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
April 16, 2018 - 6:05 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 2:05 a.m. Syrian state-run television says Syria's air defenses have confronted a new "aggression," shooting down missiles over the area of Homs in the country's center. It did not elaborate or say who carried out the airstrikes...
Read More
Supporters of the Greek Communist party protests against U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria, in central Athens on Monday, April 16, 2018. Police used tear gas to disperse the protesters trying to pull down a statue of U.S. President Harry S. Truman. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
April 16, 2018 - 11:37 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The French prime minister says Western airstrikes on Syria sent a strong, clear message to dissuade Syria's government from using chemical weapons. Edouard Philippe told French lawmakers France's "riposte" was "...
Read More
FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott speaks to the media in Montpelier, Vt. Scott is set to sign the first significant gun restrictions in the state's history during a Statehouse ceremony on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke, File)
April 11, 2018 - 1:49 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat — the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history, signed into law by the Republican governor. It's a remarkable...
Read More
FILE - In this March 24, 2018, file photo, Jaclyn Corin, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and one of the organizers of the rally, speaks during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control in Washington. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are traveling around the country to talk about gun control. “I’ve been invited to synagogues and churches and colleges and high school walkouts, and it’s so much, and I wish I could go to everything,” said Corin, who is part of the core group of “Never Again MSD.” “It’s the best problem in the world where everybody wants to help us and wants to include us.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 10, 2018 - 12:42 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — New Jersey, Colorado, Los Angeles, Raleigh-Durham — the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students reel off their upcoming travel schedule at a dizzying pace. This is their new life, traveling the country advocating for gun control, all while trying to keep up with their...
Read More
FILE - In this March 11, 2018 file photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks after the end of the legislative session at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Scott appears ready to jump into Florida’s Senate race, setting up a high-profile showdown against incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. A top Scott aide, Jackie Schutz Zeckman, resigned as the governor’s chief of staff Sunday, March 25 and says Scott will make a “major announcement” on April 9. Flanking Scott is Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran, left, and Senate President Joe Negron. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser,File)
April 09, 2018 - 6:55 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Calling Washington "horribly dysfunctional," Florida Gov. Rick Scott is challenging U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in an election that could be one of the most expensive and highly-watched races in the nation. The Republican governor was expected to criticize "career politicians"...
Read More
This April 1, 2018, photo shows Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich. A gun openly carried by a spectator at a school concert at Pioneer High School in 2015 has turned into a major legal case as the Michigan Supreme Court considers whether the state’s public schools can trump the Legislature and adopt their own restrictions on firearms. Michigan’s high court is set to hear arguments Wednesday, April 11. (AP Photo/Ed White)
April 08, 2018 - 9:57 am
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A gun openly carried by a spectator at a school concert in 2015 has turned into a major legal case as the Michigan Supreme Court considers whether the state's public schools can trump the Legislature and adopt their own restrictions on firearms. The case from Ann Arbor has...
Read More

Pages