More Firearms Articles

  • Federal agent arrested after brandishing gun

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Police say an apparently drunk man arrested after allegedly brandishing a gun on a Burbank street is a federal agent. According to a police statement, officers responded early Wednesday after someone reported being approached by a very drunk man who pulled out a handgun....

  • Lawmakers send gun restraining order bill to Brown

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Judges would be able to temporarily take firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation was sparked by the deadly rampage earlier this year of a 22-year-old man near the University...

  • What about 'black-on-black crime'? Funny you should ask

    Plenty of black leaders and organizations in Chicago and elsewhere spend a lot of time and energy trying to prevent crime in their communities. There are rallies, conferences, prayer vigils and gun turn-in days. Last year, thousands of volunteers manned "Safe Passage" routes to get children to...

  • Lawmakers: Remington laying off 105 in New York

    ILION, N.Y. (AP) — Two New York state lawmakers say more than 100 workers at the Remington Arms manufacturing plant in the Mohawk Valley are being laid off as the company shifts two of its assembly lines to Alabama. Sen. James Seward of Oneonta and Assemblyman Marc Butler of Herkimer County...

  • 500 guns seized: Somalia tries to disarm Mogadishu

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government has launched a new disarmament campaign that has netted some 500 guns and sparked gun battles in a capital that is awash with weapons, said officials who want to get rid of the weapons before they fall into the hands of al-Qaeda-linked fighters Gun...

  • NYC expands community outreach to curb shootings

    NEW YORK (AP) — The city, responding to a recent spike in shootings, is expanding a community outreach program designed to help its most violence-plagued neighborhoods. The plan involves several city agencies and, at times, will enlist ex-gang members to act as mediators in crisis situations....

  • Group studying gun trafficking meets in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities from two high-crime regions of Illinois detailed some out-of-state sources responsible for the illegal flow of guns and the problems with prosecuting such crimes during Wednesday's first meeting of a legislative group aimed at studying the issue. Illinois State Police...

  • Book: Obama ignored gun lobby's bid to help rid illegal guns after Newtown

    The Obama administration ignored a willingness by the gun lobby to help in the fight against illegal guns and gun violence following the 2012 Newtown, Conn., school shooting, according to a new book.

  • California eyes first-in-nation firearms restraint

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could become the first state to allow family members, licensed therapists and health care providers to petition a judge to take firearms from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves. California's bill, AB1014, was prompted by an...

  • Northeastern Illinois facing federal gun charges

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 40-year-old northeastern Illinois man faces federal charges of illegally selling guns from his store and residence. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago says a grand jury this week returned a six-count against Patrick Sean Keiran of Elwood. Prosecutors say Keiran has operated...

  • Strict anti-gun laws are costing blue states gunmakers' business

    Beretta USA announced last week that it will relocate from Maryland to Tennessee, explaining that stringent gun laws supported by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley would make it nearly impossible for the company to manufacture or sell many of its products in the Old Line State.

  • New sanctions have U.S. gun buyers scrambling for popular Russian rifles

    A Las Vegas-based gun seller says he's experiencing a run on AK-47s, an apparent side effect of the White House's latest round of economic sanctions leveled against Russia.

  • House staffer arrested for carrying concealed weapon at Capitol

    A staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman was arrested Friday for carrying a concealed weapon inside the Capitol complex.



From the Weekly Standard

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