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  • W.Va. AG court filings: dismiss gun law question 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:26 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The attorney general says a court challenge should be dismissed over whether West Virginians can bring guns to city recreational facilities that hold school events.

  • Grossman debates head of Massachusetts gun lobby 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:21 pm
  • BOSTON - Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman faced off against the state's gun lobby director in an informal debate Thursday meant to highlight what the Democratic candidate for governor says is the failure of a party primary opponent - Attorney General Martha Coakley - to embrace tougher gun control.

  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:43 pm
  • CHICAGO - Illinois regulators finalizing the state's conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun owners from becoming cannabis-using patients, a person close to the process told The Associated Press.

  • Brewer signs 1 of 4 pro-gun bills passed Wednesday 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:40 pm
  • PHOENIX - Republican Gov. Jan Brewer wasted no time signing into law one of a series of gun bills approved by the Arizona Senate on Wednesday, one that bars local government agencies from restricting shooting on private property.

  • Judge upholds New York's tougher gun law 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:48 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - A trial-level judge has dismissed a challenge to New York's new gun law, rejecting legal claims that the law was pushed through the legislature improperly and that its restrictions violate the Second Amendment.

  • Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, he announced Wednesday, adding a new dimension to his long-running fight for tighter firearms regulation.

  • Father joins effort to change handgun age limits 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:34 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A Johnston father of two young daughters is joining with gun-rights advocates in seeking a change to an Iowa law that makes it illegal for children younger than 14 to fire handguns.

  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:23 am
  • WASHINGTON - Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

  • Martinsburg gun law changes get preliminary OK 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:19 am
  • MARTINSBURG, West Virginia - Martinsburg City Council has given preliminary approval to four proposed firearms ordinances designed to bring the city into compliance with a new state law.

  • Rhode Island Senate panel mulls gun-related bills 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:28 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A Rhode Island Senate committee took up gun legislation Tuesday, including a bill aimed at preventing people with severe mental illness from buying weapons and a proposal to ban the sale and possession of semi-automatic weapons.

  • Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:34 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nation's busiest death chamber.

  • Indianapolis council shies away from weapons ban 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:30 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis City-County Council has defeated a ban on residents discharging weapons recreationally within city limits after hearing the measure likely would attract lawsuits.

  • Outdoor lovers vote to ban baiting, feeding 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:27 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Outdoor enthusiasts say Wisconsin should ban deer baiting and feeding in the days leading up to the November gun season.

  • Poll: Competing gun measures have solid support 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:49 pm
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - Two competing gun initiatives on the November ballot both have enough support to pass, according to a poll released Tuesday that could indicate that many voters are confused about the measures involving background checks.

  • Man accused of shooting son-in-law with flare gun 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:19 pm
  • CHANDLER, Arizona - A Mesa man is accused of shooting a flare gun at his son-in-law and of trying to fatally stab the other man.

  • Override of local bans of guns in parks fails 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:28 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A bill seeking to do away with city and county governments' power to ban firearms in parks, playgrounds and ball fields has failed for the year.

  • Castle Rock council approves open carry election 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:53 am
  • CASTLE ROCK, Colorado - The Castle Rock Town Council has agreed to let voters decide whether or not to repeal the town's ban on openly carrying firearms in town-owned buildings and parks.

  • Open gun carry bill defeated in Tenn. House panel 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:35 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A bill seeking to allow Tennesseans to openly carry firearms in public without permits was overwhelmingly defeated a House subcommittee on Monday night.

  • Where McCord, McGinty, Schwartz and Wolf stand 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:12 am
  • A look at where the four Democratic gubernatorial candidates - state Treasurer Rob McCord, former Clinton White House environmental adviser Katie McGinty, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz and businessman Tom Wolf - stand on some key issues:

  • Idaho governor candidate spurns NRA questionnaire 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:07 pm
  • BOISE, Idaho - Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff has refused to answer the National Rifle Association survey and has criticized the organization for pushing for concealed-carry guns on Idaho college campuses.

  • Students have mixed views on campus gun law 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 2:17 pm
  • IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Starting July 1, Idaho's public college students can pack more than just homework and pencils to class - those with enhanced concealed-carry permits will be allowed to carry guns.

  • Correction: Boat Race-Guns story 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:01 am
  • JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana - In a story April 11 about the Thunder Over Louisville event, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the event is a boat race. Thunder Over Louisville is an air show and fireworks display.

  • CBI: 3,800 private gun sale background checks 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:43 am
  • DENVER - The actual number of background checks for private-seller gun transactions submitted to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation is much lower than previously stated.

  • Lone candidate in debate backs Connecticut gun law 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:45 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Senate Minority Leader John McKinney set himself apart Friday from most of his rivals for the Republican nomination for Connecticut governor by defending the wide-ranging gun control bill that was passed last year following the Newtown school massacre, a likely hot topic in this year's gubernatorial election.

  • Officials cancel meeting after gun ban mistake 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:04 pm
  • GEORGE, Iowa - Officials in the northwest Iowa community of George cancelled a City Council meeting after a clerk mistakenly placed a proposed gun ban on the agenda.