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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.
The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people.
Colt’s Manufacturing Co. is suspending production of rifles for the civilian market, including the popular AR-15 used in fatal mass shootings and that figures prominently in a national debate between advocates for gun rights and gun control.
For one gun owner, the bump stock was just a hunk of plastic that didn’t work as advertised and had been taking up space in his drawer for the past three years.
Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling Friday upholding Massachusetts’ ban on the weapons.
An Ohio youth baseball league is raffling off an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and other guns for a fundraiser to reduce registration fees.
The Spokane County GOP is considering whether to continue raffling guns as part of its annual Lincoln Day fundraiser, said Stephanie Cates, chairwoman of the party.
The Florida Senate spent hours debating a bill to increase school safety and restrict gun purchases in a rare Saturday session that often turned into a debate on gun control and arming teachers in the aftermath of last month’s Parkland school shootings.
An Oregon youth softball program has decided to move forward with plans to raffle off an AR-15-style assault weapon as part of its fundraiser.
Some of her classmates say it’s no use, that nothing can – or will – be done to prevent another mass shooting. But Christina Morrison, a junior at Freeman High School, says she’ll walk out of class on April 20, joining students across the country, to press lawmakers for stricter gun control. She said a few classmates plan to join her for the demonstration, and she hopes to rally more in the coming weeks.
Pullman police arrested three men early Friday after reports that they assaulted four men and pointed a rifle at pedestrians in the Greek Row area.
In a country of relaxing gun laws where it’s now legal to open-carry in 45 states and there are 14.5 million people with carry permits, every day seems to bring a new version of what open carry can mean.
A pastor in an affluent suburb of Portland may have run afoul of Oregon law when he transferred an AR-15 assault rifle that he won in a softball league raffle to a gun-owning friend for safekeeping without performing a background check.
A 19-year-old man who shot and killed three people Saturday at a party in suburban Seattle was so unfamiliar with his newly purchased AR-15 semi-automatic rifle that he parked his car across the street and read the firearm’s instruction manual just before the attack, police wrote in a probable-cause statement made public Monday.
The man who killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven others was described as a loner, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and a follower of black militant groups on social media.
One officer was a newlywed. Another had survived multiple tours in Iraq. A protester was shot trying to shield her sons. The stories of those killed or wounded in a sniper attack in Dallas during a protest over recent police shootings of black men emerged Friday as their identities became known.
An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers amassed a personal arsenal at his suburban home, including bomb-making materials, bulletproof vests, rifles, ammunition and a journal of combat tactics, authorities said Friday.
A candidate running for Congress in the Florida Panhandle has announced a Facebook contest to give away a semi-automatic rifle.
The largest massacre in Australia’s post-colonial history so shocked that nation that within 12 days, comprehensive gun-control legislation was agreed upon. There has not been another mass shooting in Australia since.