Illegal weapons

March 01, 2018 - 9:37 am
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A white supremacist faces up to 10 years in prison for illegally buying a gun authorities say he planned to use in a hate crime attack similar to the South Carolina church shootings. Benjamin McDowell, 30, pleaded guilty Monday to being a felon in possession of a weapon,...
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Law Enforcement Minister Angus Taylor comments in Canberra, Thursday, March 1, 2018, about the large number of weapons that were surrendered in the first nationwide amnesty since 1996. An Australian government report says more than 57,000 illegal firearms including a rocket launcher and machine guns have been handed in during a recent amnesty in which gun owners have been allowed to surrender such weapons without penalty. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
February 28, 2018 - 10:15 pm
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...
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February 26, 2018 - 1:41 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say rapper YoungBoy's Florida arrest stems from kidnapping and weapons charges filed in Georgia. The Leon County Sheriff's arrest affidavit shows Kentrell DeSean Gaulden was arrested at a Hampton Inn & Suites in Tallahassee over the weekend on a Waycross,...
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In this Oct. 20, 2017 photo, rifles are lined up and ready to be auctioned at Johnny's Auction House, where the company handles gun sales for about a half dozen police departments and the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, in Rochester, Wash. Law enforcement officials around the U.S. are split over the longtime practice among police departments of selling the guns they confiscate. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
January 08, 2018 - 7:46 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Juhl made one last attempt to patch things up with his fiancée, then took back his ring, put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger as she and her mother ran from the apartment. The bullet went through a wall and narrowly missed a neighbor's head as she bent to pick up her...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2015 file photo, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, right, is led into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco. Garcia Zarate, a homeless undocumented immigrant acquitted of killing Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier ,is scheduled to be sentenced on a lesser gun charge Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool, File)
January 05, 2018 - 7:22 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Mexican man acquitted of murder in the shooting death of a San Francisco woman that sparked a national immigration debate was sentenced Friday to time served for illegal gun possession. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Samuel Feng also denied a defense request to grant Jose...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2016 file photo, Kavan Collins, stands on his father's porch in Chicago. Collins was shot on June 28, 2016, while holding his mother's hand on the city's South Side. One of the bullets had struck him in his face, fracturing his jaw. Chicago police say Collins accidentally shot himself in the hand Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 at a home on the city's South Side. Investigators are trying to determine how he got the handgun and are questioning a man who was in the home at the time of the shooting. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim File)
December 20, 2017 - 9:44 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A 5-year-old boy who was struck in the face last year by a stray bullet fired during a drive-by shooting accidentally shot himself in the hand this week with a gun his father had obtained illegally, Chicago police said Wednesday. Kavan Collins found the loaded, uncased gun under a...
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December 20, 2017 - 9:43 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a 5-year-old boy who shot himself in the hand months after he was shot in the face (all times local): 8:30 p.m. A Chicago man has been arrested after his 5-year-old son, who was shot in the face in a 2016 drive-by shooting, accidentally shot himself in the hand with the...
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November 29, 2017 - 5:13 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says its officers seized two guns in separate incident at a North Carolina airport. A news release from the TSA said a Charlotte man was stopped at a security checkpoint at Charlotte Douglas International Airport after the x-ray...
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November 27, 2017 - 9:29 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian appeals court on Monday acquitted 35 crewmembers and security guards of a private U.S. ship, including six former British soldiers and 10 Indians, who were sentenced last year to five years in prison on charges of illegally transporting weapons and ammunition in Indian...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 file photo, Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the incoming commander of the United States Strategic Command, speaks to reporters following a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb. On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2017, the top officer at U.S. Strategic Command says an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
November 18, 2017 - 9:28 pm
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of Strategic Command, told a...
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