gun laws

President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Washington, as he prepares to leave Washington for his annual August holiday at his New Jersey golf club.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
August 09, 2019 - 12:06 pm
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. At the same...
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Kamala Harris
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May 15, 2019 - 11:11 am
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Kamala Harris wants to ban the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons by executive action if elected president. On Wednesday, the Democratic senator and presidential candidate from California will detail her proposal to stop importing the weapons until the Bureau of Alcohol...
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Steve Tawa
April 26, 2019 - 3:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Local domestic violence survivors and advocates gathered on the University of Pennsylvania campus to highlight the importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. Local domestic violence survivors and advocates, including @SenBobCasey , @WomenAgnstAbuse...
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NRA
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April 26, 2019 - 1:28 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a largely symbolic gesture to a group that helped him win the White House, President Donald Trump said Friday he is pulling the U.S. back from an international agreement on the arms trade, telling the National Rifle Association the treaty is "badly misguided." Trump made the...
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Survivors of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting embrace.
Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP
April 10, 2019 - 12:55 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Offering prayers and making speeches, Pennsylvania lawmakers came together in an unusual joint session Wednesday to commemorate the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack that killed 11 people last year. The service was held a day after the Pittsburgh mayor signed new gun...
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Kimberly Adams
March 24, 2019 - 8:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A second survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting has died in an apparent suicide, according to reports from the Miami Herald. The February massacre sparked anti-gun rallies nationwide, and on Sunday a group gathered at LOVE Park to keep their...
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New Jersey has been releasing information on illegal guns used in crimes for about a year now, including where those weapons came from
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David Madden
March 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey has been releasing information on illegal guns used in crimes for about a year now, including where those weapons came from. The state announced an expansion of that effort at an event in Jersey City. Eighty percent of the illegal weapons come from out...
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Larry Krasner
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Steve Tawa
January 24, 2019 - 12:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham is slamming the current DA, Larry Krasner, for resurrecting a 10-year-old gun law. She calls the move grandstanding, and she says it will definitely be thrown out when challenged in court. When City Council passed a...
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Semi-automatic rifles fill a wall at a gun shop.
Elaine Thompson/AP
January 01, 2019 - 5:22 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington on Tuesday joined a handful of other states that ban anyone under 21 from buying a semi-automatic assault rifle after voters passed a sweeping firearms measure in November that has drawn a court challenge from gun-rights advocates. The ballot initiative seeks to curb gun...
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In this photo taken from a video shot on Nov. 28, 2018, Mike Carnevale places his hand on the back of Mark Hennesey while instructing him at the American Tactical Systems' indoor range in Green Island, New York.
AP Photo/Michael Hill
December 04, 2018 - 11:54 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Should hateful tweets keep you from getting a gun? That's a question many have asked after suspects in several horrific mass shootings were found only later to have left social media hints of violence that went unheeded for years. Now a New York lawmaker has introduced a bill...
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