Gun politics - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Gun politics Germany: 2 charged with co-founding far-right terror group BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against two alleged co-founders of a far-right group that planned to bomb a refugee home. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that the two German men, identified only as Daniel A. and Marcel L. in line with German privacy rules, were charged with membership in a terrorist organization, preparing an explosion and vio... Thu, 18 May 2017 10:22:00 GMT 2017-05-18T10:22:00Z Democrats' debate for Virginia governor a study in nuance NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Democratic hopefuls for governor of Virginia clashed Tuesday over proposed gas pipelines and each other's past positions on gun rights at their penultimate debate in Norfolk on Tuesday evening. But the forum was mostly a study in policy nuances within the Democratic playbook. Both Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and former congressman Tom Perri... Wed, 17 May 2017 02:46:00 GMT 2017-05-17T02:46:00Z GOP flips Obama-era regulations, claim a boon to economy WASHINGTON (AP) — Final score: Republicans 14, Barack Obama's last-minute regulations, one. Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet and the environment. Over a few months, lawmakers used an obscure legislative... Mon, 15 May 2017 10:47:00 GMT 2017-05-15T10:47:00Z The Latest: GOP lawmakers mark success with rules reversals WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on GOP efforts to reverse Obama-era rules (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet the environment and more. Lawmakers have been usin... Mon, 15 May 2017 01:15:00 GMT 2017-05-15T01:15:00Z Georgia colleges now must implement concealed handgun law ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's public university presidents and police chiefs were strongly opposed to letting people carry concealed handguns on college campuses. Now that Gov. Nathan Deal has signed the campus-carry law, it falls on them to figure out how to implement it before the next school year begins. Opponents and supporters alike agree that the law Dea... Fri, 05 May 2017 20:31:00 GMT 2017-05-05T20:31:00Z Georgia governor approves carrying concealed guns on campus ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday allowing people with permits to carry concealed handguns on Georgia's public college campuses, despite the objections of state university leaders and his own veto of a campus-carry measure last year. Deal shocked fellow Republicans with the tone of last year's veto message, which referenced oppos... Fri, 05 May 2017 00:56:00 GMT 2017-05-05T00:56:00Z Rumors surround Justice Kennedy exit, but he's not talking WASHINGTON (AP) — As one justice settles into his new job at the Supreme Court, is another about to leave? Eighty-year-old Justice Anthony Kennedy is so far refusing to comment on speculation that he may soon retire after 29 years on the court. But that hasn't stopped President Donald Trump and, obliquely, the Republican senator in char... Thu, 04 May 2017 07:49:00 GMT 2017-05-04T07:49:00Z Trump to NRA: 'You have a true friend in the White House' ATLANTA (AP) — For nearly a decade, gun owners felt like they were living on pins and needles, worried about gun rights being taken away and feeling as though their way of life was scorned and under attack. All those fears disappeared the moment Donald Trump was elected president and, this weekend, National Rifle Association members gathering for the gun ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:31:00 GMT 2017-04-29T06:31:00Z Trump tells NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for gun rights Friday, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that "the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end." Trump, the first sitting president to address the group's annual convention in more than 30 years, assured the audience ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2017-04-29T00:00:00Z The Latest: Trump assures NRA he'll support gun rights ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the NRA's annual convention (all times local): 3 p.m. President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his support for gun rights, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that "the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end." Trump is the firs... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:48:00 GMT 2017-04-28T20:48:00Z Guns at the gun convention? Not with the president there ATLANTA (AP) — For the excited NRA faithful, one aspect of seeing President Donald Trump open their annual meeting Friday was a bit of a downer: No guns allowed. Guns are allowed in most public places in Georgia, including in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta where the National Rifle Association is holding its annual meeting this weekend. But as with most presiden... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:13:00 GMT 2017-04-28T18:13:00Z Facing a pro-gun government, anti-gun movement feels defiant WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, a favorite of the National Rifle Association, has custody of the Oval Office. The Republican-controlled Congress already has ditched one Obama-era rule to tighten access to guns. And an emboldened NRA has much more ambitious plans afoot for easing state and national gun laws as its annual convention unfolds this weekend in Atlanta. ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:26:00 GMT 2017-04-28T14:26:00Z Up against NRA, gun control advocates still voice optimism WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, darling of the National Rifle Association, has custody of the Oval Office. The Republican-controlled Congress already has ditched one Obama-era rule to tighten access to guns. And an emboldened NRA has much more ambitious plans afoot for easing state and national gun laws as its annual convention unfolds this weekend in Atlanta. ... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:34:00 GMT 2017-04-27T21:34:00Z Manifesto-writing fugitive appears in federal court MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin fugitive accused of stealing an arsenal of firearms and sending an anti-government manifesto to the White House was arrested Friday after a retired school counselor found him camping on his property and calmly talked to the man before calling authorities. The arrest of Joseph Allen Jakubowski settled fears among residents and ... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:39:00 GMT 2017-04-14T23:39:00Z The Latest: FBI: No remaining threat follows manhunt, arrest MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a man wanted for stealing guns and sending an anti-government manifesto to the White House (all times local): 2:35 p.m. The FBI says there are no additional threats related to the fugitive who was arrested in southwestern Wisconsin following a nine-day manhunt. Milwaukee-based special ag... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:35:00 GMT 2017-04-14T19:35:00Z Connecticut governor will not seek re-election to third term HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, known nationally for seeking stronger gun laws after the Newtown school shooting and for welcoming a Syrian refugee family rebuffed by then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, announced Thursday he won't seek a third term. The 61-year-old Democrat appeared with his wife, Cathy, and the couple's eldest son, Dannel, at an ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:58:00 GMT 2017-04-13T20:58:00Z Police hunt for gun theft suspect with manifesto for Trump MILWAUKEE (AP) — Before setting off a massive manhunt triggered by a gun shop break-in, authorities said Joseph Jakubowski first wanted to document the start of his self-proclaimed revolution against the government and law enforcement. "To anybody that got this letter, you might want to read it," the 32-year-old Jakubowski said as he walked in the parking... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:51:00 GMT 2017-04-10T21:51:00Z Arkansas panel backs gun ban at stadiums after SEC plea LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas House committee advanced a measure Tuesday to exempt college sporting events from a state law allowing guns after the Southeastern Conference appealed for guns to be banned from facilities such as football stadiums. Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the new state law last week allowing concealed handguns at colleges, governme... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 01:13:00 GMT 2017-03-29T01:13:00Z Arkansas reconsiders letting guns in stadiums, arenas LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers voted Thursday to exempt college sporting events from a new state law that greatly expands where concealed handguns are allowed, moving quickly to address concerns about the sweeping gun rights measure leading to armed spectators at stadiums and arenas. The Arkansas Senate voted 22-10 to add the exemption to a n... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:54:00 GMT 2017-03-23T21:54:00Z Nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, wife ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of survivors and victims' relatives from the Orlando nightclub massacre are suing the gunman's employer and wife, claiming they could have stopped Omar Mateen before the attack but didn't. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in South Florida on behalf of almost five dozen of the survivors and family members of thos... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:41:00 GMT 2017-03-22T21:41:00Z House votes to give VA more power to discipline employees WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House approved legislation Thursday to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire, suspend or demote employees for poor performance or bad conduct, part of a renewed GOP effort targeting VA accountability in the new Trump administration. The bill, which passed 237-178, would reduce the time that work... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:10:00 GMT 2017-03-16T22:10:00Z Concealed weapons bill awaits Arkansas governor's signature LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Permit holders who receive active shooting training would be able to carry concealed weapons almost anywhere in Arkansas, even the state Capitol, under a measure lawmakers sent Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday that goes far beyond the original goal of protecting college campuses. Hutchinson, who chaired a National Rifle Associatio... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:04:00 GMT 2017-03-15T23:04:00Z Sessions encourages cities to revive 1990s crime strategies RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Justice Department will encourage cities to revive decades-old strategies to fight violent crime, focusing on sending certain gun crimes to federal court, where they carry longer sentences in far-away prisons, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday. Sessions continued to push his tough-on-crime agenda to law enforcement off... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:46:00 GMT 2017-03-15T19:46:00Z Aiming to prevent attacks, EU lawmakers toughen gun laws BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers have voted to toughen the bloc's gun laws and close loopholes exploited by attackers in France. The lawmakers passed the rules on Tuesday in a 491-178 vote, with 28 abstentions. It will force EU countries to beef up laws on certain arms that fire blanks so they can't be easily converted to use li... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:51:00 GMT 2017-03-14T12:51:00Z UN: If confirmed, chemical attacks in Mosul a war crime IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The United Nations warned that the alleged use of chemical weapons in Mosul, if confirmed, would be a war crime and a serious violation of international humanitarian law, according to a statement released Saturday. "This is horrible," Lise Grande, the humanitarian coordinator in Iraq said in the statement, "there is never justification ... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 19:04:00 GMT 2017-03-04T19:04:00Z The Latest: Trump signs order loosening gun restrictions WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:10 p.m. President Donald Trump has signed a resolution blocking an Obama-era rule that would have prevented an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from buying guns. The rule was part of former President Barack Obama's push to strengt... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:15:00 GMT 2017-03-01T00:15:00Z GOP members of Congress face Trump foes at town halls BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. David Brat, who rode voter anger to a historic political upset nearly three years ago, was on the receiving end of constituent angst about the Trump administration as he held a town hall in Virginia. Protesters and supporters crowded a restaurant conference room in Blackstone where Brat fielded questions for abo... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:16:00 GMT 2017-02-22T15:16:00Z Congress blocks rule barring mentally impaired from guns WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people. On a vote of 57-43, the Senate backed the resolution, just one of several early steps by the Republican-led Congress to undo regulations implemented by former President Barack Obama. The House h... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:46:00 GMT 2017-02-15T22:46:00Z The Latest: House votes to overturn drug testing regulation WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the efforts of Congress to revoke regulations issued in the final months of the Obama administration (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The House has voted 236-189 to overturn a Labor Department rule establishing when states could require drug testing for certain laid-off workers seeking unemployment insurance. ... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:41:00 GMT 2017-02-15T22:41:00Z Pipeline exec compares Dakota protesters to terrorists WASHINGTON (AP) — A top executive at the company building the controversial Dakota Access pipeline on Wednesday compared pipeline opponents to terrorists. Joey Mahmoud, executive vice president of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, said protesters have "assaulted numerous pipeline personnel," destroyed millions of dollars' worth of construction equipment and even fired a ... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:00:00 GMT 2017-02-15T22:00:00Z