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  • Md.’s gun-control law before federal judges

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A federal appeals court will hear arguments on key provisions of Maryland’s sweeping gun-control law. The hearing is set for Wednesday before a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court…

  • Va. Senate committee defeats gun control proposals

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A series of gun control measures has been defeated by a Republican-controlled Virginia Senate committee. The Senate Courts of Justice panel voted Monday against bills aimed at beefing up Virginia’s gun…

  • Federal court to hear arguments on Maryland gun-control law

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal appeals court has set oral arguments over the constitutionality of a Maryland law banning 45 assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals scheduled arguments…

  • Gun sales in Virginia drop in 2014 following 3 years’ growth

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gun sales in Virginia have declined for the first time since 2010. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1w0WiTt ) reports that Virginia State Police recorded background checks for 405,838 gun transactions in 2014.…

  • Report: Gun deaths of officers jump 56 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report finds that the number of law-enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent in 2014. The annual report released Tuesday by the nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial…

  • More people than ever are ‘packing’ at the airport

    With nearly two full months remaining in the year, the Transportation Security Administration has already snagged a record number of guns at security checkpoints.

  • Va. Beach wants lost, stolen guns reported

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach’s City Council wants the General Assembly to require owners to report lost or stolen guns. Media outlets report that the proposal is part of the city’s legislative agenda.…

  • DC chief seeks changes to concealed-carry law

    BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People who carry concealed handguns near public events and demonstrations in the nation’s capital shouldn’t have to be personally warned by a police officer before they are subject…

  • Teen killed playing with gun

    A 13-year-old boy has died in Northeast. He was shot by another child as the two played with a handgun.

  • 2 vehicles exchange gunfire in western Maryland

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Hagerstown police are looking for the occupants of two vehicles that exchanged gunfire as they traveled through a city neighborhood. Police say there is no evidence anyone was hurt by the…

  • D.C. Council approves concealed carry

    D.C. Council votes to allow concealed carry weapons.

  • DC leaders propose concealed handgun permits

    BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Residents of the nation’s capital will be able to get licenses to carry concealed handguns outside the home, but only after they provide a specific reason for needing…

  • Russia sanctions put squeeze on area gun owners

    Sanctions on Russia by the Obama administration include a ban on importing AK-47s, which are produced in Russia.

  • Norton to warn Congress about interfering with D.C.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants Congress to know that it wouldn’t be wise to interfere in local District of Columbia affairs during the budget process. Norton, a Democrat who represents the District…

  • Residents rally against possible Arlington gun shop

    Nauck residents have started circulating a petition to the Arlington County Board protesting a potential gun store in their neighborhood.