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  • new storyThe Latest: Clinton to campaign with mother of Sandra Bland story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 5:27 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local:

  • new storyMaryland lawmakers outline gun control measures 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 4:28 pm

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland Democrats outlined a package of gun control measures on Wednesday as part of their legislative priorities this session.

  • Gun compromise legislation easily passes Virginia House 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 3:41 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia House has approved three bills that would allow more concealed-weapon permit holders to legally carry guns in the state.

  • Senate bill aims to derail NKorea's nuclear weapons program story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 2:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, senators set aside their partisan differences on Wednesday to support legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.

  • New Orleans police seize 30 guns during Carnival season 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 7:52 am

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police confiscated 30 guns over the past 12 days while on patrol on or near the Mardi Gras parade routes.

  • Missouri ban on felons carrying guns ruled constitutional 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 6:24 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A recent amendment to the state constitution doesn't mean some felons now can carry guns, The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, affirming the status of current law.

  • Judge urges president to commute harsh sentence he imposed 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 5:42 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A former federal judge who gave a Utah music producer 55 years in prison for bringing guns to marijuana deals asked the president to commute the sentence Tuesday, the latest appeal in a case held up as an example of problems with mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

  • No settlement in lawsuit over stun gunned man's death 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 2:59 pm

    BANGOR, Maine - No settlement has been reached after a day-long federal court hearing about a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a man who died several days after police subdued him with a stun gun.

  • Former McAuliffe ally turns against him on gun compromise 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 1:54 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - One of Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's biggest donors and political allies has turned against him with an advertisement campaign condemning him for a deal he struck with GOP leaders on gun policy.

  • Former McAuliffe ally turns against him on gun compromise 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 1:39 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - One of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's biggest donors and political allies has turned against him with an advertisement campaign condemning him for a deal he struck with GOP leaders on gun policy.

  • DC gun case gets new judge after appeals court ruling 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 12:17 pm

    WASHINGTON - A new judge has been assigned to oversee a case about the District of Columbia's strict gun laws.

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden asks court to dismiss gun lawsuit 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 4:37 am

    ATLANTA - A lawyer for the Atlanta Botanical Garden has asked Georgia's highest court to reject a lawsuit that argues that the garden can't order people carrying guns to leave the property if they have valid licenses to carry weapons.

  • Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 1:27 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.

  • Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 9:43 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.

  • The Latest: Nevada lawmaker to support Oregon occupiers story has photos
    Updated: Feb-08-16 8:03 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - The Latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

  • Feds: Army deserter who supported IS faces gun charges 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 6:37 pm

    SEATTLE - An Army deserter from Washington state who called Osama bin Laden "a beautiful man," made statements supporting the Islamic State group and called for the death of American troops has been charged with illegally possessing firearms, including machine guns, federal prosecutors said Monday.

  • West Virginia House approves permitless concealed gun bill 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 5:18 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - After the bill was vetoed last year, a proposal to allow carrying a concealed gun without a permit in West Virginia passed its first major test Monday.

  • Dozens of domestic abusers guilty of violating Iowa gun ban 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 11:38 am

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - Dozens of Iowa residents have been convicted of violating a state law that bans domestic abusers from owning guns in the five years it's been in effect, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Editorials from around Ohio 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 10:18 am

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:

  • Committee suggests domestic violence gun law for New Mexico 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 11:03 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico lawmakers' push this year to crack down on violent crime doesn't include legislation that would strengthen laws to keep firearms from domestic abusers - despite recommendations from a state review team and a trend that has seen other states take such action.

  • Minnesota one of many states to tighten gun laws for abusers 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 5:37 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota is part of an early wave of states passing laws to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.

  • Missouri Democrat proposes gun ban for domestic abusers 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 4:44 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - While there's consensus in some other Republican-dominated states to ramp-up laws to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a Missouri proposal to do that appears to have little chance in the GOP Legislature.

  • Bill would require courts to tell abusers to give up guns 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 3:29 pm

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Judges would be required to inform domestic violence abusers they are prohibited from possessing firearms, under a measure coming before Maryland lawmakers.

  • Kansas won't join effort to tighten domestic abuse gun laws 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 1:08 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Kansas appears unlikely to join more than two dozen states that have passed laws in the last two years making it more difficult for domestic abusers to possess weapons, a state representative who introduced a similar law during the 2015 legislative session said.

  • More than 5,700 charged under Joshua's Law since inception 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 1:07 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - In 2014, New Hampshire enacted a law that expressly created a domestic violence charge to cover cases of abuse involving intimate partners. The enactment of a specific domestic violence charge allowed the names to be entered into a federal database that prohibits people convicted of such charges from purchasing or possessing a firearm. Here at a glance are key details of what is known as Joshua's Law: