Daily Journal masthead
follow in feedlyrss feed
Stories with subject: Gun politics
  • Iowa police ask people not to use gun-shaped phone case 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 5:38 pm

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Law enforcement officials in Sioux City are urging people not to use a cellphone case that looks like a gun, saying the device could be confused for the real thing.

  • Wyoming doesn't report mental-health data to FBI database 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 2:05 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Every once in a while Frank Gerstenkorn gets a weird feeling when someone walks into his Guns & Gear store downtown.

  • Hassan likely to veto bill removing concealed gun license 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:20 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's gun laws are likely to be the center of debate next week as Gov. Maggie Hassan takes action on a bill that would make it easier for people to carry hidden guns. She has said she'll veto it.

  • Kansas gun dealer to pay $132K to woman for selling to felon 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 6:35 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Owners of a southeast Kansas gun shop sued for selling a weapon that a man used to kill himself and his 8-year-old son have reached a $132,000 settlement with the child's mother, according to lawyers in the case.

  • New Oklahoma laws target gun safety, ridesharing programs 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 4:57 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Dozens of new laws went into effect Wednesday in Oklahoma, including one that sets up regulations for ridesharing programs such as Uber and Lyft and another that requires courts to report certain information for background checks on gun buyers.

  • Kansas residents have higher taxes but less gun regulation 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:08 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas residents are paying higher taxes on cigarettes, groceries and other consumer goods but no longer have to obtain a state permit to carry a concealed gun under new laws that took effect Wednesday.

  • Missouri Supreme Court keeps farming, gun rights measures 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 8:38 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld two constitutional amendments guaranteeing the right to farm and the right to bear arms, but also said voters could go to court to challenge the summaries of ballot issues even after they've been approved by voters.

  • New law removes gun restriction for people hunting with bows 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:09 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - People hunting with a bow in Louisiana can now carry any size gun they want when hunting.

  • Christie creates gun study commission after woman's death 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 12:22 am

    NEWARK, New Jersey - Republican Gov. Chris Christie has created a commission to study the ownership and possession of firearms after a woman who had received a domestic-violence restraining order against an ex-boyfriend was killed at home while waiting for a gun permit to be approved.

  • DC can enforce 'good reason' handgun requirement, for now 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - People who want to carry a concealed handgun in the nation's capital will once again have to show a good reason, at least until that portion of the law is argued in court.

  • Idaho new laws include official state amphibian 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 1:55 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Summer in Idaho brings not only plenty of outdoor cookouts and floats down the river, but also state laws ready to go into effect.

  • Liberal justices prevail in high-profile Supreme Court cases story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-27-15 9:10 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court term that is nearing its end shows how silence can signal success.

  • Pennsylvania court rejects law that aided NRA gun challenges 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 5:41 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania state court on Thursday struck down a law designed to make it easier for gun owners and organizations like the National Rifle Association to challenge local firearms ordinances in court.

  • Lifting Sunday hunting ban on guns gets final legislative OK 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 4:40 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's long-standing ban on hunting with firearms on Sundays now only needs Gov. Pat McCrory's signature for it to end after legislation received final General Assembly approval Wednesday.

  • Gov. Walker ends decades-old waiting period for handguns story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 3:49 pm

    MILWAUKEE - After signing two bills that loosen Wisconsin's gun laws, Gov. Scott Walker defended the timing of his public event Wednesday, saying it had been scheduled before nine people were shot and killed last week in a South Carolina church.

  • NY gun law critic says registration data show low compliance 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 11:44 am

    ALBANY, New York - A group opposed to New York's two-year-old gun law says registration data show few owners complied with the requirement to register firearms reclassified as assault weapons.

  • Appeals court says US citizen abroad can challenge gun ban 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 11:40 am

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court says a U.S. citizen living in Canada should have a trial to challenge a federal law that bans people living outside the country from buying guns when they come back to visit.

  • After Charleston shootings, gun curbs dormant in Congress story has photos
    Updated: Jun-20-15 3:14 am

    WASHINGTON - This week's slaughter of nine people in a South Carolina church left prospects that Congress will curb guns right where they've been for years - remote for now, according to lawmakers and activists on both sides of the issue.

  • NRA board member blames victim for Charleston shooting story has photos
    Updated: Jun-19-15 6:49 pm

    HOUSTON - A Houston attorney on the National Rifle Association's board of directors is blaming the deadly Charleston church shooting on one of the victims, saying the slain pastor had opposed concealed carry legislation as a state senator that could have saved him and his fellow worshippers.

  • Gun rights still trumping gun controls in politics story has photos
    Updated: Jun-19-15 6:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - They offered prayers and moments of silence. They sought to comfort. Some flashed with anger and frustration that, once again, America was forced to confront another mass shooting.

  • Sawed-off shotguns legal in Indiana starting July 1 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 4:23 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana residents soon will be able to legally own manufactured sawed-off shotguns under a repeal of the state's ban on their possession.

  • Medical examiner rules police stun-gun death a homicide 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 4:09 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's medical examiner has ruled as a homicide the March death of a mentally ill Branford man who was shocked with a police a stun gun.

  • World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in US story has photos
    Updated: Jun-19-15 3:38 pm

    BEIJING - Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic black church in South Carolina that left nine people dead. Elsewhere around the world, the attack renewed perceptions that Americans have too many guns and have yet to overcome racial tensions.

  • Keith: Stricter gun laws wouldn't really make a difference story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-19-15 2:49 pm

    NEW YORK - Toby Keith says he's not sure how to prevent tragedies like Wednesday's church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, but doesn't think stricter gun laws would make a difference.

  • Obama says church shooting shows need for reckoning on guns story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 11:20 pm

    WASHINGTON - Giving voice to intense heartache, anger and sadness, President Barack Obama said Thursday the South Carolina church shooting that left nine people dead shows the need for a national reckoning on gun violence. He acknowledged, though, that there's no appetite in Congress for tighter gun laws.