Gun politics

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), activist and Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow speaks in Oslo City Hall after the ICAN officially received the Nobel Peace Prize 2017, in Oslo, Norway. (Terje Bendiksby/ NTB scanpix via AP)
December 10, 2017 - 2:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima compared her struggle to survive in 1945 to the objectives of the group awarded this year's Nobel's Peace Prize during a formal presentation Sunday. Setsuko Thurlow, who was 13 years old when the U.S. bomb devastated her Japanese city...
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Heather Gooze, Las Vegas shooting witness, cries as she testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, entitled: "Firearm Accessory Regulation and Enforcing Federal and State Reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 06, 2017 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people. The House...
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Heather Gooze, Las Vegas shooting witness, cries as she testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, entitled: "Firearm Accessory Regulation and Enforcing Federal and State Reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 06, 2017 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation intended to make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines (all times local): 1:20 p.m. A Maryland police chief is calling on Congress to pass legislation that prohibits the use of devices that allow semi-automatic...
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In this Nov. 9, 2017, photo,House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi is slamming a Republican bill that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 04, 2017 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday slammed a Republican bill that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines ahead of a House vote later this week. It would be the first action by Congress on guns since mass shootings in...
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December 01, 2017 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional clock is running out, but there still are a handful of bills being batted around Capitol Hill to reauthorize a critical foreign intelligence collection program expiring in four weeks. The House intelligence committee on Friday passed the latest one 13-8...
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December 01, 2017 - 3:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lined up a vote next week in the House on making it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first gun-related legislation since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people. The bill is a top priority of the...
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November 24, 2017 - 6:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords asked two web hosting companies on Friday to shut down websites selling parts and machines that help make untraceable homemade firearms known as "ghost guns." The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence asked the...
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Ian Hockley, front left, father of Dylan Hockley, one of the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, speaks outside the Connecticut Supreme Court Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Hartford, Conn., following an appeal hearing on whether gun maker Remington Arms should be held liable for the 2012 school massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. A survivor and relatives of nine people killed in the shooting are trying to sue the North Carolina company that made the AR-15-style rifle used to kill 20 first-graders and six educators at the school in Newtown, Conn. A lower court dismissed the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
November 14, 2017 - 3:05 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza heard the message loud and clear when gun-maker Remington Arms marketed an AR-15-style rifle as an overpowering weapon favored by elite military forces, a lawyer for relatives of some victims of the massacre told the Connecticut Supreme Court...
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November 11, 2017 - 1:37 pm
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in Pennsylvania have chosen a nominee for next year's special election to complete the term of former Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, an anti-abortion lawmaker who resigned after his hometown newspaper reported he had suggested a mistress get an abortion when...
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Pope Francis poses with participants in the International symposium on a nuclear-weapons-free world, at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. The Vatican hosted Nobel laureates, U.N. and NATO officials and a handful of nuclear powers at a conference aimed at galvanizing support for a global shift from the Cold War era policy of nuclear deterrence to one of total nuclear disarmament. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 1:58 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis warned Friday that nuclear deterrence policies developed during the Cold War provided a "false sense of security" and he urged government leaders to instead pursue an admittedly utopian future of a world free of atomic weapons. Francis welcomed Nobel laureates,...
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