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  • Police: Thieves steal 30 handguns from Virginia pawn shop

    POWHATAN, Va. (AP) — Police say thieves have stolen 30 handguns from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Virginia. Multiple news outlets report the break-in occurred early Monday morning at American Family Pawn & Guns…

  • Catholic University students vote for right to carry guns

    WASHINGTON — Some students at the Catholic University of America say it’s time to allow guns to be carried on campus. But the college located in Northeast D.C. says it will not be changing its gun…

  • Study: Guns and anger is the most dangerous mix

    WASHINGTON — The most dangerous person with a gun may be an angry young man. That’s the finding of a study by researchers at Duke, Harvard and Columbia universities who searched for an answer to…

  • 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…