Illegal firearms

FILE - In this March 24, 2018, file photo, thousands of people gather on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol during a "March for Our Lives" rally in Austin, Texas. The vast majority of mass shooters have acquired their firearms legally with nothing in their background that would have prohibited them from possessing a gun. But there have been examples of lapses in the background check system that allowed guns to end up in the wrong hands. Very few states also have a mechanism to seize firearms from someone who is not legally allowed to possess one.(Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
September 07, 2019 - 8:05 am
Most mass shooters in the U.S. acquired the weapons they used legally because there was nothing in their background to disqualify them, according to James Alan Fox, a criminologist with Northeastern University who has studied mass shootings for decades. But in several attacks in recent years gunmen...
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Employees and volunteers at Windermere Real Estate work at selling "#Gilroy Strong" T-shirts, with proceeds benefiting shooting victims, in Gilroy, Calif., Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Gilroy is the latest U.S. community to vow that a gunman wouldn't tear them down. A shooter killed two children and a 25-year-old from upstate New York at the Gilroy Garlic Festival this past weekend. People in the rural community known for growing garlic have raised their voices in the defiant cry of "Gilroy Strong" as authorities seek a motive for the killings. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
July 30, 2019 - 5:48 pm
Officials say a 19-year-old gunman used a rifle he legally bought in Nevada and illegally brought into California to kill two children and a man at a food festival before he was killed by police. But police initially named a weapon that would be legal under California law, only later clarifying...
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July 30, 2019 - 5:44 pm
Officials say a 19-year-old gunman used a rifle he illegally brought into California to fatally shoot three people at a California food festival before he was killed by police. Police say the attacker at the Gilroy Garlic Festival used an AK-47-style rifle that he purchased legally in Nevada but...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2015 file photo, flowers and a portrait of Kate Steinle remain at a memorial site on Pier 14 in San Francisco. A federal appeals court refused to reinstate a lawsuit the parents of Kate Steinle filed against San Francisco for refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities seeking to deport a man later charged with killing Steinle. A three judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled Monday, March 25, 2019, that the city's non-cooperation policy with federal immigration officials broke no federal, state or local laws. (Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
March 26, 2019 - 1:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a woman fatally shot by an immigrant who wasn't held for deportation proceedings cannot sue San Francisco for negligence over the death that touched off a fierce national debate, a U.S. appeals court ruled. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...
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In this March 15, 2019 photo, Ryan Liskey displays a bump stock on top of his AR-15 at his home in Harrisonburg, Va. The ban on bump stocks is just a few days away and owners of the devices like Liskey are trying to figure out what to do. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
March 21, 2019 - 10:11 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — David Lunsford is an avid gun owner with a firing range on his Texas spread. With bump stocks about to be banned by the U.S. government, he grudgingly decided to sell off his and let someone else figure out what to do with them. "If I get caught with one, I'm a felon, and it...
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Law enforcement personnel talk to residents in the neighborhood as they continue their investigation at the scene following a shooting Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. A deputy U.S. marshal serving a felony arrest warrant was shot and killed outside the Tucson house the night before. The suspect was arrested after an hour-long standoff at the home. (Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 4:28 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A deputy U.S. marshal serving a fugitive arrest warrant against a man accused of stalking a female police sergeant after she seized a handgun and ammunition from him last year has been shot and killed outside a Tucson house. The suspect had recently visited the Tucson Police...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017 file photo, Johnny's Auction House owner John West prepares items, including a line of assault rifles at left, for auction where the company handles gun sales for both civilians and a half dozen police departments and the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, in Rochester, Wash. The Spokane City Council is considering a proposal to prohibit the police department from selling forfeited firearms, following an Associated Press investigation that found that more than a dozen guns sold by law enforcement agencies in Washington state ended up in new police investigations. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
November 01, 2018 - 4:09 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Spokane, Washington, City Council is considering a proposal to stop the police department from selling forfeited firearms, following an Associated Press investigation found that guns sold by Washington state law enforcement agencies were later used in new crimes. Councilwoman...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2018, file photo, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale speaks during the America First Policies event at MetraPark's Montana Pavilion in Billings, Mont. Democrats are questioning whether Rosendale illegally coordinated with the National Rifle Association after an audio recording surfaced of the Montana Republican saying the NRA planned to support his campaign. (Bethany Baker/The Billings Gazette via AP, file)
September 13, 2018 - 2:41 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democrats questioned Thursday whether U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale illegally coordinated with the National Rifle Association based on an audio recording of the Montana Republican saying the NRA planned to support his campaign. Rosendale spokesman Shane Scanlon called...
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Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, center, arrives at a magistrate's court in Gulu, northern Uganda Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Bobi Wine, who opposes the longtime president Yoweri Museveni, was charged with treason in the civilian court in Gulu on Thursday, minutes after a military court dropped weapons charges. (AP Photo)
August 23, 2018 - 11:37 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Ugandan government filed a charge of treason Thursday against a pop star-turned-lawmaker who has emerged as a major critic of the long-serving president and whose jailing drew outrage from top musicians around the world. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, popularly known as Bobi Wine,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017 file photo, Ugandan pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, centre, leaves shortly after being sworn in as a member of parliament in Kampala, Uganda. On Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 Ugandan military prosecutors withdrew weapons charges against the jailed pop star and lawmaker who opposes the longtime president. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi, File)
August 23, 2018 - 3:15 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker who opposes the longtime president was charged with treason in a civilian court on Thursday, minutes after a military court dropped weapons charges. The new charge was bound to bring fresh outrage from Ugandans and global musicians after...
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