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

New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly looks at some of the guns seized as part of gun smuggling between the Carolinas and New York, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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