Student gun control advocates protest outside Smith & Wesson
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Student gun control advocates and one of the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on Sunday completed a 50-mile, four-day march in Massachusetts to the headquarters of gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson, where they protested gun violence and weapons manufacturing.
More than 100 protesters rallied outside company headquarters in Springfield. They held American flags and signs that read "We Can End Gun Violence" and "Books not Bullets."
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal agency that oversees the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile recommended Thursday that the production of the plutonium cores that trigger nuclear warheads be split between South Carolina and New Mexico.
Officials said the plan will boost the resiliency and flexibility of weapons manufacturing by not relying on a single site.
Colorado school districts ban field trips to Rocky Flats
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's largest school district has banned students from taking school-sanctioned field trips to Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, the former nuclear weapons manufacturing site.
The Denver Public Schools board on Thursday brought forward a resolution forbidding its nearly 100,000 students from taking trips to the site — which sits 16 miles northwest of Denver — saying it is too much of a risk for visiting schoolchildren.
Israel uncovers illegal Palestinian weapons-making network
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has uncovered an illegal Palestinian weapons manufacturing network in the West Bank in one of its largest raids during a months-long crackdown on illicit arms, the military said Tuesday.
Since the start of the year, Israel has seized dozens of weapons, shuttered arms-making factories and arrested weapons dealers in a clampdown in the West Bank meant to quell a spate of Palestinian violence.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says security forces have arrested a "major weapons dealer" who is a member of the Palestinian security services in the West Bank.
The military says it arrested Mahayub Borhan Rashad Knaza in the West Bank city of Nablus early on Monday and confiscated weapons manufacturing equipment.
Recent Israeli raids have seized weapons, shuttered arms-making factories and arrested weapons dealers as part of a crackdown meant to quell a...
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