Firearm

July 26, 2002: Russian weapon designer Mikhail Kalashnikov presents his legendary assault rifle to the media while opening the exhibition "Kalashnikov - legend and curse of a weapon" at a weapons museum in Suhl, Germany. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)

AK-47 designer Kalashnikov wrote penitent letter

MOSCOW (AP) — In a regretful letter penned a few months before his death, Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, asked the head of the Russian Orthodox Church if he was to […]

01/13/2014

Aaron Alexis, the gunman in the Washington Navy Yard shooting. (AP Photo)

Navy Yard gunman visited range day before shooting

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 […]

09/17/2013

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Authorities report men smuggled guns to NYC on buses

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of gunrunners smuggled firearms into New York City by hiding them in luggage they carried on discount buses offering cheap fares and lesser odds of getting caught, authorities said […]

08/19/2013

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Govt: firearm-related homicides down 39 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says firearm-related homicides have fallen 39 percent since the mid-1990s, from 18,253 in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011. The study also says that in 2011, about 70 percent of all […]

05/07/2013

Woman at a gun store (AP Photo)

Fearful of ban, frenzied buyers swarm gun stores

NEW YORK (AP) — The phones at Red’s Trading Post wouldn’t stop ringing. Would-be customers from as far away as New York wanted to know if the Twin Falls, Idaho gun shop had firearms in stock.

12/28/2012