NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council is considering legislation to regulate the costumed characters who roam Times Square. The bill would require that the costumed performers be licensed and go through a […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state lawmaker wants to extend California’s requirement that gun buyers undergo background checks and register their weapons to anyone who assembles a firearm in their home. The legislation proposed Monday […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is stepping into a lawsuit against the company that handled background checks of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. The lawsuit alleges that […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Public schools would be barred from employing teachers and other workers convicted of sexual offenses against children or other violent crimes under a bill the House approved Tuesday. The measure would require […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Web-based car-sharing companies will have to make sure drivers undergo training and criminal background checks and have commercial liability insurance under rules approved Thursday by California regulators. The state Public Utilities […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for a Virginia gun store says the man identified as the Navy Yard gunman bought a shotgun and ammunition there two days before the rampage. Michael Slocum said in an […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide how Los Angeles should regulate medical marijuana storefronts that have cropped up over the past several years. The three measures are aimed at […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control. Wednesday’s vote was a jarring blow to the drive to curb firearms.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talks between two influential senators have emerged as the most promising route for a bipartisan breakthrough on expanding federal background checks for gun buyers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A National Rifle Association-sponsored study is recommending schools across the nation each train and arm at least one staff member.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even in its heyday, the statistic wasn’t the kind you could count on. A finding that 30-to-40 percent of guns changed hands outside the background-check system was, at best, a rough guide post in the murky gun-ownership universe.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of federal background checks for firearms sales declined in the U.S. last month, as retailers continue to run out of guns to sell during a buying spree driven by Washington’s new focus on gun control.