Legislature fails to override most Sununu vetoes
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu got the last word Wednesday on gun control, voting rights and energy as lawmakers began trying to override his vetoes on more than 50...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Carol Manstrom lost her 18-year-old son when he grabbed his father's unsecured pistol and shot himself. Paul Kemp lost his brother-in-law when a man opened fire with a stolen...
PEARL, Miss. (AP) — The National Rifle Association's 2012 national Law Enforcement Officer of the Year has accused his former police department of forcing him to resign.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 3,600 people have written letters, emails and made phone calls to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in the month following the deadly mass shooting in Dayton.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With summer winding down, Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday that he's looking ahead toward the 2020 legislative session, with plans to push proposals for making insulin affordable,...
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Senate committee will hear from Democrats and a Republican who are sponsoring legislation that includes expanding background checks for most firearm purchases and a "red...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota lawmaker wants to ensure firearms are legal on the state Capitol grounds after a gun rights rally he hosted there drew some supporters who were probably...
Florida lawmakers open latest debate over mass killings
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a state with a painful history of gun violence, Florida lawmakers swiftly condemned shootings that claimed 31 lives earlier this summer in Texas and...
Mayor says he plans to sue aldermen over gun ban, pay cuts
ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mayor who brought a gun to a public hearing says he plans to file a lawsuit against the town's board of alderman.
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Gun control must include background checks, Dems tell Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democratic leaders warned President Donald Trump on Sunday that any proposal on gun control must include a House-passed bill to expand background checks for gun...
Gun violence against Denver teens, children is increasing
DENVER (AP) — The number of children and teens killed by gun violence in Denver is rising, and so is the number of youth charged with gun-related crimes, The Denver Post reported Sunday.
Kansas State Fair to evaluate gun rules for concert security
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas State Fair will reevaluate its gun policy this fall because concert security concerns could conflict with state law that allows gun owners to carry their weapons...
NY schools first to have ‘red flag’ petition power on guns
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Schools across New York began the academic year with a new tool intended to prevent student suicides and violence: the ability to ask a court to remove a troubled person's...
Coming for your AR-15? O’Rourke scrambles Dems’ gun message
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke's "hell yes" moment at the Democrats' presidential debate is scrambling his party's message on guns.
The Democrats have long contended their support of gun...
Nevada court cites gun rights in domestic violence ruling
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A change in Nevada state law to ban gun ownership by people convicted of domestic violence led the state Supreme Court to expand provisions for jury trials in misdemeanor...
Democratic leader in Texas state senate retiring in 2021
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Democratic leader in the Texas Senate has announced his retirement, giving up a seat that the party considers safe.
- San Antonio Express-NewsSenate Democrats threaten the Supreme CourtSeptember 5, 2019
- The Washington TimesKirsten Gillibrand supports ban, buyback of military-style, 'assault' weaponsAugust 19, 2019
- The Washington TimesDonald Trump flubs Ohio city reeling from mass shooting: God Bless 'Toledo,' not DaytonAugust 5, 2019
NRA board gathers for meeting at crucial time for gun debate
With the country at a critical juncture in the gun debate, a normally routine meeting of the National Rifle Association has taken on greater significance as its board of directors gathers near the...
Guns claim lives of 2 more children in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Guns have claimed the lives of two more children in the St. Louis area amid growing frustration about violence in the state's largest cities.
Gun control advocates fail in bid to block Oklahoma gun law
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gun control advocates have failed to get enough public support for a proposed ballot measure that would have asked Oklahoma voters whether to suspend a new law that will make...
Trump mocks Democrats, vows new tax cut on Baltimore visit
BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to the city he recently...
New Zealand plans further restrictions to gun ownership
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand's government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership.
Vow to ban assault weapons gives O’Rourke debate breakout
WASHINGTON (AP) — For a few moments anyway, there was a sense of what people once called "Beto-mania."
Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke delivered a debate performance on Thursday in...
Trump vows to protect 2nd Amendment after gun briefing
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged Thursday to protect the Second Amendment, hours after huddling with top advisers to discuss gun control measures he might be willing to publicly...
CEOs speak out on gun violence, want Congressional action
Big companies have been dipping their toes into America's gun debate for a few years. Now, some are diving in.
The CEOS of 145 companies — including Airbnb, Uber, DoorDash, Gap and Twitter —...
Publix: Only officers should openly carry guns in its stores
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — If you're carrying a gun, the Publix supermarket chain doesn't want to see it.
Publix is joining a growing number of retailers in asking customers not to openly carry...
- Globe NewswireShotSpotter Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial ResultsMay 9, 2019
- Globe NewswireShotSpotter Sets First Quarter 2019 Conference Call for Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. ETApril 25, 2019
- Business WireWorldwide Small Arms Markets: Focus on Gun Type, Cutting Type, Operation Type and Application - Forecast to 2023 - ResearchAndMarkets.comFebruary 5, 2019
- BusinessWireFCNL Welcomes New Ways to Track Ongoing Police MilitarizationOctober 2, 2018
- Globe NewswireShotSpotter is the Recipient of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Technology AwardAugust 16, 2018
New York law extending gun waiting period takes effect
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A law that went into effect Thursday lengthens the waiting period on certain New York gun purchases from three days to 30 days.
The Latest: Legislative gun violence proposal in the works
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on gun violence in Missouri's largest cities. (all times local):
The speaker of the Missouri House says a group of Republican lawmakers...
Texas mass violence committee members receive death threats
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Top leaders of a new Texas House committee that is addressing issues related to gun violence in the wake of two local mass shootings say some of its Republican members have...
Senators pitch Trump on expanded gun background check bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators pushing to require background checks for private gun sales made a fresh pitch to President Donald Trump on Wednesday as part of an effort to break the gridlock over...
Vermont GOP governor asks Senate leaders to act on guns
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Republican governor is calling on two top Republicans in the United States Senate to do more to reduce gun violence.
Police: Texas gunman was violent at psychiatric facility
DALLAS (AP) — The gunman who killed seven people in West Texas over Labor Day weekend was hospitalized nearly two decades ago at a psychiatric facility, where he punched a hole in a wall and...
Governor: Missouri in ‘crisis’ with violence in large cities
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri is in a "crisis" with violent crime in its largest cities, Gov. Mike Parson said Tuesday.
Parson met with St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, St. Louis County Executive...
Gun legislation stalls as congressional leaders trade barbs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that Democrats are engaging in "theatrics" over gun control legislation, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that "people...
NRA cancels Alaska meeting to focus on gun legislation
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Rifle Association has cancelled a board meeting in Alaska's largest city this week to focus on gun control related legislation in Washington.
Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Sept. 9
Trump's flawed approach to Afghanistan
He blew it by inviting Taliban to Camp David and not including Afghans in a peace deal.
Gun vendors selling to NJ must follow rules under order
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has begun using its purchasing power to try to influence gun vendors as well as insurers to embrace gun-safety measures, such as preventing firearms transfers to...
Recent Missouri editorials
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sept. 6
Time to bring down the hammer on the vaping industry
E-cigarettes have for too long held a unique place in the American regulatory framework. They...
NRA sues San Francisco over terrorist declaration
The National Rifle Association sued San Francisco on Monday over the city's recent declaration that the gun-rights lobby is a "domestic terrorist organization."
Man accused of plotting mass killing wants gun charges nixed
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge said Monday that he will decide by the end of this week whether to dismiss gun charges against a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling combat gear and...
Democrats press Trump to intervene with GOP on gun bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats pressed President Donald Trump on Monday to intervene with Senate Republicans and demand passage of a bipartisan bill to expand background checks for gun...
Congress returns to McConnell’s legislative ‘graveyard’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing criticism that the Senate has become little more than what one member calls an "expensive lunch club," Congress returns for the fall session Monday with pressure mounting...
US mass shooters exploited gaps, errors in background checks
Most mass shooters in the U.S. acquired the weapons they used legally because there was nothing in their backgrounds to disqualify them, according to James Alan Fox, a criminologist with...
Western Kansas congressman opens Senate bid to block Kobach
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Western Kansas' congressman launched a Senate campaign on Saturday, pitching himself to fellow Republicans as a pragmatic conservative who can keep the seat in GOP hands by...
State fires worker accused of making threats
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state employee whose guns were seized after he allegedly made threatening comments to co-workers has been fired.
Capitol Watch: NY strengthens gun license background check
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week signed gun legislation that bolsters the state's background check process for firearm licenses.
NRA slaps down Texas GOP ally who proposes gun control idea
DALLAS (AP) — One of the gun-rights lobby's staunchest defenders in Texas is bucking the National Rifle Association on background checks after a West Texas shooting rampage killed seven...