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Oregon governor signs bill expanding gun background checks

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill Monday requiring background checks on firearm transfers between private parties, making Oregon the eighth state to require screening on nearly all gun sales. The law, which takes effect immediat ...

Utah law allows gun owners to use deadly force in many cases

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say two Utah men fatally shot would-be criminals a few miles apart over the weekend, but neither shooter is expected to face charges in a gun-friendly state that was one of the first to pass a "Stand Your Ground"-style la ...

'Muslim-free' Arkansas gun range draws wary eye of Justice Department

[caption id="attachment_33756" align="alignright" width="300"] Gun range (File Photo)[/caption]On a Sunday afternoon in early January, a father and son walked into the Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in the 35,600-person town of Hot Springs, Arkansas. T ...

Priest says no more gun classes at Ann Arbor parish

The Ann Arbor Catholic priest under criticism for urging parishioners to arm themselves has posted on Facebook that his parish will no longer hold any classes to learn about earning a license to carry a concealed pistol. The Rev. Edward Fride said he ...

Gun rights group sues over Norman festival's weapons ban

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A decision by organizers of the Norman Music Festival to ban weapons during the upcoming three-day event in the Oklahoma college town prompted a lawsuit Wednesday by a gun rights group whose members want to carry their firearms a ...

Smith & Wesson says gun orders are stronger than it expected

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Smith & Wesson jumped Wednesday after the firearms maker said orders for its guns were stronger than expected. The company also boosted its earnings and sales outlook for the fourth quarter and year. The Springfield, Massach ...

Gun measures fuel debate, but no change to Colorado laws

DENVER -- For almost two years Colorado has required those buying guns from private individuals to pass background checks, and the effectiveness of the checks has been a source of regular debate in the Capitol. The debate was sparked again Monday as ...

NRA leaders warn members of looming gun-control efforts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leaders of the National Rifle Association on Saturday cited the new Republican majority in the U.S. Senate as evidence of the group's political clout, but warned of looming gun-control efforts in the final years of Barack Obam ...

Kansas to join states allowing concealed carry without permits

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas is poised to join a handful of other states that allow their residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit after the Legislature gave final approval Wednesday to a bill backed by the National Rifle Association. Th ...

Texas set to allow college students to carry concealed weapons on campus

The Texas senate is poised to approve a bill that would allow the state’s college students to carry concealed handguns on campus. The measure, known as Senate Bill 11, is expected to pass a final vote on Thursday after overwhelmingly clearing its fir ...


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