SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal agents on Friday arrested a former San Diego County sheriff's captain accused of running a gun trafficking business, and a lieutenant with access to weapons restricted for...
BOSTON (AP) — Two retired Massachusetts State Police troopers face criminal charges for allegedly accepting free guns from a state-contracted firearms dealer and accepting personalized assault...
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Tuesday sentenced a construction tycoon to six months in prison for illegal firearms possession in the latest case in a scandal that erupted when he was...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Monday it has reached agreement with the United States for a joint operation to combat gun smuggling along the U.S. border after seeing a spike in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 58-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to dozens of felonies after a raid at a Los Angeles mansion uncovered more than 1,000 guns.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 57-year-old man was released Thursday on bond a day after his arrest during a law enforcement raid on a Los Angeles mansion that uncovered more than 1,000 guns, according to...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 1,000 rifles and handguns and thousands of rounds of ammunition were seized Wednesday at a mansion in a posh area of town not far from the Playboy...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the seizure of more than 1,000 guns in Los Angeles (all times local):
Authorities say they've arrested a man after seizing more than 1,000...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to illegal firearms sales.
Federal and local authorities say 21-year-old Diosvany Cabreja...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three Newark men and another from Kearny have been indicted in connection with an eight-month investigation into what authorities call a "drive-through" drug market that...
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials say a New Jersey man has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for his role in attempting to sell at least 100 handguns without a license.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Police have identified a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in Massachusetts on Veteran's Day.
The Bristol district attorney's office says police are looking for 30-year-old Alexis Silva in connection with the Nov. 11 shooting in New Bedford that took the life of Reynaldo Pena.
Police responded to a report of shots fired around 2 a.m. and found Pena lying in the street.
SHIRLEY, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a man was arrested after police found dozens of unlicensed firearms stockpiled in his home.
Police say they seized approximately 47 illegal firearms, 44 homemade silencers and around 35,000 rounds of ammunition from the 62-year-old Shirley man's home. He was arraigned Thursday in Shirley District Court and was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing next week.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 26 people are facing charges and authorities seized more than two dozen guns and a significant amount of drugs during a series of raids in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.
U.S. Attorney Stephen Dambruch said Monday that many of those indicted are known members or associates of street gangs.
SEATTLE (AP) — Two men were indicted in federal court in Seattle on charges that they were trafficking fentanyl disguised as fake oxycodone pills in three Washington state counties.
U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says Bradley Woolard was charged Friday with five counts of drug distribution and illegal firearms possession. Hayes says they were selling the drugs in Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties.
SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington official says a man was killed in an officer-involved shooting that happened while SWAT officers were serving a search warrant on a residence in Shoreline.
King County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Abbott says a 55-year-old man confronted three SWAT officers with a handgun after they entered the residence to search for narcotics and illegal firearms.
Abbott says the officers opened fire on the man who died in the home.
SEATTLE (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a man near a West Seattle bus stop after an altercation.
SeattlePI.com reports Loyan Ahmed was charged as an adult with second-degree murder and illegal firearm possession in the Aug. 9 death of Taylor Fehlen.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say they discovered bomb-making materials when they arrested a Sioux Falls man suspected in recent burglaries.
Minnehaha County sheriff's authorities served a search warrant Tuesday at the apartment of 43-year-old Mark Einerwold and found compounds that, when mixed together, form an explosive.
SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 27-year-old man with first-degree murder and illegal firearm possession in the death of a 16-year-old boy in Seattle's South Park neighborhood earlier this year.
SeattlePI.com reports Juan Macias was charged Wednesday after his arrest Saturday.
ERWIN, N.Y. (AP) — New York state police say a school principal who killed a state trooper owned 12 illegal firearms, including eight assault rifles.
Police say Trooper Nicholas Clark was shot and killed early Monday by Steven Kiley, who had barricaded himself in a house near the Pennsylvania border.
Police on Friday said the illegal firearms recovered also included three handguns and one rifle. They also recovered numerous high-capacity magazines.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Good luck trying to find this guy.
Three times since April 2016, a Kansas City man walked into his local police station and reported he had been robbed of a 9 mm handgun — or two.
Once it happened near the corner of 42nd and Indiana, he said. Another time near a south Kansas City night club. The latest in the 18th and Vine district. Five guns in all, gone.
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has admitted to his role in an illegal firearms operation.
Prosecutors say in a news release 52-year-old Tommy Calhoun of Morgantown pleaded guilty in federal court in Clarksburg to one count of conspiracy to violate federal firearms laws.
The statement says Calhoun admitted that in May and June 2017 he made false statements to buy firearms, traded firearms for controlled substances and transported and sold the firearms in New York.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Attorney General's Office says a major methamphetamine trafficking ring in the Phoenix metro area has been dismantled.
Law enforcement officials reported seizing more than 30 pounds of meth and 18 illegal firearms when the defendants were arrested on May 2.
Authorities say five people also were indicted for their alleged involvement in the drug trafficking ring that operated in Tempe, Tolleson, Avondale and west Phoenix.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Tempe man has been arrested on suspicion of 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
Investigators with the Phoenix Police Internet Crimes Against Children Detail received information that 55-year-old Hernan Alberto Aristizabal allegedly was involved in the possession of a large amount of child pornography.
Authorities developed probable cause to search Aristizabal's home.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The aunt of a 17-year-old killed by a fellow student at an Alabama high school last week is calling for school safety reform and action against gun violence.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A 17-year-old high school junior was charged Friday with manslaughter and illegal firearms possession in a classroom shooting that killed a fellow student at an Alabama high school.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Kentucky man who made five Molotov cocktails to blow-up a school has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, without the possibility of parole.
NEW YORK (AP) — A security guard at the National September 11 Memorial has admitted to trafficking more than 25 illegal firearms into lower Manhattan from outside of the city.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 57,000 illegal firearms including a rocket launcher and machine guns were handed in during a recent Australian amnesty in which gun owners could surrender such weapons without penalty.
The government and some gun policy analysts were surprised by the large number of weapons that were surrendered in the first nationwide amnesty since 1996, when a lone gunman killed 35 people in Tasmania state and galvanized popular support for tough national gun controls.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on anti-crime initiatives moving through the Wisconsin Legislature (all times local):
A package of anti-crime bills that would create stiffer penalties for repeat offenders and illegal firearm possession are on their way to Gov. Scott Walker.
The Assembly approved the bills Wednesday. The Senate passed them in November. They now go to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say seven members of a gun trafficking ring that transported illegal firearms from Ohio to New Jersey have been indicted on numerous charges, including racketeering and conspiracy.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewel announced the indictment Wednesday. He says at least 30 guns made their way between the two states from April 2016 through July 2017.
NEW YORK (AP) — A security guard at the Sept. 11 Memorial has been arrested on charges he helped move over 25 illegal firearms into Manhattan.
The guard, Maquan Moore, was held without bail after an appearance in Manhattan federal court Friday.
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said Moore and Morris Wilson introduced scores of firearms including assault-style weapons into a neighborhood near a school.
CUBA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state police say they've filed a murder charge against a Cuba man who they say beat his roommate to death.
A state police statement says officers first encountered 33-year-old Kimsey Barboan at a convenience store on Saturday and he appeared intoxicated and injured. He told officers he was assaulted by unknown men.
Officers found a rifle and a bloody bat in his pickup and he was arrested for illegal firearm possession and driving without a license.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan city has seen a sharp increase in seizures of illegal firearms in recent years.
Grand Rapids police have seized more than 265 illegal guns so far this year, up from 254 in 2016 and more than double the 127 guns recovered in 2013, The Grand Rapids Press reported.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A 40-year-old Charleston man has been sentenced to almost five years in federal prison for having both a gun and a felony conviction.
Authorities say Markus Davis pleaded guilty earlier to illegal firearm possession.
Charleston police say they pulled over Davis' vehicle on Feb. 22 for a traffic violation and found a stolen, loaded Taurus handgun in his pants.
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal authorities say that a 44-year-old man has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for cutting down the barrel of a 12-gauge shotgun to less than 18 inches.
According to prosecutors, Ian Nigel Page, of Crownsville, Maryland, pleaded guilty to making an illegal firearm in June when he cut the barrel of the Remington shotgun to less than 18 inches in West Virginia's Preston County in May 2015.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A man goes on trial this week in the shooting death of a woman hit by a bullet outside her Pennsylvania home two years ago.
Twenty-four-year-old Knowledge Frierson is charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, illegal firearm possession, receiving stolen property and robbery in the October 2015 death of 55-year-old Carolyn Barr in Williamsport.
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state firefighter who faces drug and weapons charges after authorities say they found painkiller pills and an illegal firearm in his house has pleaded not guilty.
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say five self-proclaimed neo-Nazis have been arrested after an ongoing investigation found them in possession of illegal firearms, methamphetamine and Nazi propaganda material.
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says the five were arrested in a Tampa Bay area suburb Tuesday. A sixth person is still at large.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who illegally possessed assault-style weapons and ammunition has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former Tucson police officer has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in federal prison for illegal firearms sales.
Prosecutors say 34-year-old Joe Santiago Valles previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States, aiding and abetting false statements in firearms transactions, tampering with a witness and identity theft.
Valles partnered with a federally-licensed firearms dealer who ran the business out of his home from October 2015 until April 2016.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors launched an initiative Friday aimed at stemming the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun violence that President Donald Trump says is at "epidemic proportions."
Trump's remark on Twitter came ahead of an announcement by Chicago police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about the formation of the Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia will allow gun owners to hand in illegal firearms without penalty from next month as concerns grow over gun crimes involving such weapons, a federal minister said Friday.
The three-month nationwide amnesty on surrendered firearms will be Australia's first since 1996, when a lone gunman killed 35 people in Tasmania state and galvanized support for tough national gun controls.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say they have arrested a 33-year-old man who's accused of fatally shooting another man after a fight at a block party.
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for having an illegal firearm during a gun battle in a car at a downtown gas station.
Frankie Manuel Miranda survived the August 2015 shooting, but another man was fatally shot in the head. Miranda and another man were shot but survived.
The shooting occurred during a drug deal involving Miranda and three others.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge in West Virginia has ordered two men locked up for illegal gun possession while a third admitted having shotguns and a pistol prohibited by his prior drug and domestic violence convictions.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man in the U.S. illegally has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine into Kansas City, Kansas.
The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2o5StU9 ) reports that 33-year-old Juan Antonio Herrera-Zamora was sentenced Monday after being found guilty last year in federal court on drug trafficking and illegal firearm possession charges.
PLEASANT GARDEN, N.C. (AP) — A former Greensboro Police Department officer is facing charges after authorities say they found an illegally possessed firearm and other stolen goods at his home.
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A judge has revoked the bond of a man charged with murder in the slaying of an Auburn University football player.
WSFA-TV (http://bit.ly/2ne7Yqh ) reports that 24-year-old Markale Dandre Hart remains in jail in Tallapoosa County without bond because of the decision.
Dadeville police arrested the Camp Hill man last month on charges of receiving stolen property; driving under the influence and illegal firearm possession.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico penalties would increase for illegal firearms possession among people previously convicted of a violent felony under a bill approved by the state House of Representatives.
The House voted 58-2 on Tuesday to approve the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Nate Gentry of Albuquerque. It would increase the penalty to three years in jail from 18 months. The measure now moves to the Senate.