Gun politics

President Donald Trump walks from the podium after speaking about Iran from the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Trump says Iran is not living up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal that it signed in 2015, and announced a new strategy in the speech. He says the administration will impose additional sanctions on the regime to block its financing of terrorism. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 13, 2017 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal (all times EDT): 6:10 p.m. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says his first priority on Iran, now that President Donald Trump has announced his new approach, is to confer with allies. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon on Friday he wants to...
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October 10, 2017 - 5:19 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A gun-rights advocate who declared her firing range "Muslim-free" said Tuesday she's exploring challenging Arkansas' governor in the state's Republican primary next year. Jan Morgan, 54, owner of the Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in Hot Springs, said she's forming an...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrives at the Muniz National Guard Air Base, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. The trip comes days after U.S President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico and praised relief efforts without mentioning the criticism that the federal response has drawn. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
October 06, 2017 - 8:33 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Las Vegas this weekend to take part in a ceremony marking the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history. City officials said Friday that the vice...
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Beatrice Fihn, left, of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN, arrives for a press conference, at the headquarters of the International campaign to abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. ICAN is the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee honored the Geneva-based group "for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons." (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
October 06, 2017 - 3:58 pm
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a forceful show of support for a grassroots effort that seeks to pressure the world's nuclear powers to give up the weapons that could destroy the planet. The choice of the little-known...
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In this Oct. 4, 2017, photo, a device called a "bump stock" is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in South Jordan, Utah. The National Rifle Association announced its support Ton Oct. 5 for regulating the devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the Las Vegas massacre to lethal effect. It was a surprising shift for the leading gun industry group, which in recent years has resolutely opposed any gun regulations. Immediately afterward the White House, too, said it was open to such a change. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
October 06, 2017 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association has joined the Trump administration and top congressional Republicans in a swift and surprising embrace of a restriction on Americans' guns, though a narrow one: to regulate the "bump stock" devices the Las Vegas shooter apparently used to...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. On Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival killing dozens and wounding hundreds. Authorities trying to piece together the final days before Stephen Paddock unleashed his arsenal of powerful firearms on country music fans on the Las Vegas Strip have at least one potential trove of information: his gambling habits. Gaming regulators say they’re sorting through documents that can include suspicious transaction or currency reports. (Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP)
October 05, 2017 - 6:43 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities reconstructing the movements of Stephen Paddock before he opened fire from his hotel room sniper's perch said Thursday they were looking into whether he checked out larger music festivals in Las Vegas and Chicago. He booked rooms with views of the Lollapalooza festival...
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October 05, 2017 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the idea in Congress of banning "bump stocks" like the device used by the Las Vegas shooter (all times local): 6 p.m. The National Rifle Association says "bump stock" devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to perform more like fully automatic weapons should be "...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at a tax reform town hall with employees at the Dixon Valve & Coupling Company factory in Chestertown, Md., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The National Rifle Association joined the Trump administration and top congressional Republicans in a surprising joint embrace of a gun control measure, albeit a narrow one: to regulate “bump stocks,” legal devices the Las Vegas shooter apparently used to effectively automate his weapons _ to lethal effect. Ryan added his support, too, as have other top Republicans. “Obviously we need to look at how we can tighten up the compliance with this law so that fully automatic weapons are banned,” the Wisconsin Republican told reporters at an event in Chestertown, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 05, 2017 - 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association joined the Trump administration and top congressional Republicans Thursday in a swift and surprising embrace of a restriction on Americans' guns, though a narrow one: to regulate the "bump stock" devices the Las Vegas shooter apparently used to...
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Las Vegas resident Nancy Cooley signs a Vegas Strong banner honoring the victims of a mass shooting on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 05, 2017 - 4:51 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Brushed aside by the Republican-controlled Congress, gun control advocates have shifted much of their campaign for tighter firearms laws to the states — and they've chalked up some modest, unexpected successes. Republican governors in Nevada, North Dakota, Tennessee, Utah...
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October 05, 2017 - 1:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia officials say they won't appeal a court ruling against a strict city gun law, setting the stage for it to become easier for gun owners to get concealed carry permits in the nation's capital. City officials on Thursday announced their decision not to take the...
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