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Stories with subject: Gun politics
  • new storyObama focusing on condolences, not gun laws, in Oregon visit story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 3:51 pm

    ROSEBURG, Oregon - President Barack Obama is bringing words of comfort and sympathy to grieving families of victims of the shooting rampage in Roseburg, Oregon, muting his message about the need for new laws to stem gun violence as he visits an area where firearms are popular.

  • new storyThe Latest: Obama arrives in Roseburg, site of campus attack 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 3:46 pm

    ROSEBURG, Oregon - The latest on President Barack Obama's visit to Roseburg, Oregon, following the deadly shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College (all times local):

  • new storySchaffer not running again for North Carolina House in 2016 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 3:13 pm

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - A Charlotte state House member who has championed legislation that tightened abortion rules and eased gun restrictions won't seek re-election next year.

  • Gun-rights activists protest Obama visit story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 2:30 pm

    ROSEBURG, Oregon - Gun-rights activists gathered near an Oregon airport on Friday to protest President Barack Obama's visit to meet with families of victims of last week's deadly college shooting.

  • UT professor cites campus-carry law in calling it quits 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 8:03 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - A tenured professor at the University of Texas says he will not teach next year because the new law allowing for concealed handguns at public universities has left him fearing for his safety.

  • In Oregon visit, Obama will find grief but also resentment story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 6:30 pm

    ROSEBURG, Oregon - When President Barack Obama arrives here Friday, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community college students and a teacher. But he will also find another deeply held emotion - seething anger over his calls for new gun restrictions.

  • Loudon County woman sues Knoxville over gun ban at fair 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 1:07 pm

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A Loudon County woman is suing the city of Knoxville over its decision to ban guns at Chilhowee Park during last month's Tennessee Valley Fair.

  • Senate Democrats preparing legislative package to curb guns 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 11:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats are preparing a legislative push to curb guns, a week after a mass shooting at an Oregon community college refocused attention on the nation's toll of firearms deaths.

  • Chicago gun laws not as strict as they once were 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 1:09 am

    CHICAGO - The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation's gun laws to the center of the presidential race. At least some of the Republicans who are running have pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control does not work.

  • Candidates bicker on range of issues in gubernatorial debate story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:18 pm

    DANVILLE, Kentucky - Democrat Jack Conway spoke out against arming teachers as a way to prevent schoolhouse shooting sprees, while Republican Matt Bevin advocated random drug testing for people receiving public assistance as the gubernatorial candidates bickered on a range of issues in a televised debate Tuesday night.

  • Drugs, guns, conservation among proposed Maine legislation 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 5:36 pm

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Lawmakers and state agencies in Maine have submitted more than 400 requests for bills for the upcoming legislative session, including proposals to fight the state's heroin and opiate epidemic, alter gun laws and protect popular land conservation programs currently frozen by Gov. Paul LePage.

  • NY district attorney's policy barring guns prompts debate story has photos
    Updated: Oct-05-15 10:15 am

    MINEOLA, New York - After a suburban district attorney barred her prosecutors from keeping handguns, even at home, her office said the goal was safety. But the now-changed restriction has touched off debate about whether prosecutors should be packing heat.

  • San Francisco's last gun store closing doors for good 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 8:29 am

    SAN FRANCISCO - The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.

  • Sheriff maintains support for gun rights after mass shooting story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-02-15 10:21 pm

    ROSEBURG, Oregon - This small town in southern Oregon's timber country strongly supports gun rights, and that hasn't changed for the county's top law enforcement officer since a gunman killed nine people at a local community college.

  • Lt. Gov: 'Fellow Christians' should consider handgun permits 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 7:27 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said in a Facebook posting Friday that "fellow Christians" should consider getting a handgun carry permit after a gunman killed nine people at a community college in Oregon.

  • Q&A: Gun control prospects in GOP-run Congress remain remote 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 5:56 pm

    WASHINGTON - Another mass shooting, another appearance by a stricken-looking President Barack Obama expressing anguish and frustration over congressional inaction on gun control laws.

  • LeBron James: 'There's no room for guns' story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 4:49 pm

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - LeBron James was at home with his three kids when news broke that a 5-month-old girl had been killed in a drive-by shooting - the third fatal shooting of a child in Cleveland in the past month.

  • Obama decries 'routine' response of country to shootings story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-02-15 7:16 am

    WASHINGTON - A grim President Barack Obama says the U.S. has "become numb" to mass shootings like Thursday's incident in Oregon, where 20-year-old gunman killed at least 9 people at Umpqua Community College.

  • Markell signs domestic violence legislation 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:46 am

    WILMINGTON, Delaware - Gov. Jack Markell is signing legislation that clarifies how and when authorities can confiscate firearms from and prohibit the purchase of guns by people accused or convicted of domestic violence.

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 11:00 pm

    Gunman opens fire at Oregon community college before dying in shootout; at least 9 dead

  • Nearly 50 new North Carolina laws take effect Thursday 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 7:24 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - All or portions of nearly 50 laws passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory during this year's legislative session took effect Thursday. Here's a look at some of the most significant or interesting changes:

  • Newtown families' suit against gun maker sent to state court 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 11:36 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - A wrongful death lawsuit filed against gun maker Remington by families of some Newtown school massacre victims has been sent from federal court back to state court, where it may have a better chance of succeeding.

  • University of Texas holds forum on concealed guns on campus 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 10:25 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Forced by state lawmakers to allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into classrooms, dorms and other buildings, the University of Texas is trying to figure out where the weapons might still be banned.

  • Va. gov, AG seek gun laws to protect domestic victims 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 3:21 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe is challenging the General Assembly to approve legislation to keep guns out of the hands of people who have committed domestic violence.

  • Gun rights backers hold open carry event at Ann Arbor park 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 6:26 am

    ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A group of gun rights supporters met for a picnic at an Ann Arbor park after they say two restaurants didn't want to host their gathering.