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Wounded Indianapolis Officer Sues Seller of Gun Used to Shoot Him

An Indianapolis police officer’s lawsuit against the original seller of a handgun later used to wound him might have to overcome a state law in Indiana that gives gun sellers significant immunity. The lawsuit filed Dec. 10 in a Marion …

Gun Group, North Carolina Locals At Odds Over Firearms in Playgrounds

When North Carolina lawmakers approved a bill expanding where concealed weapons are legally allowed, it created a dilemma for communities that had banned firearms from playgrounds. To comply with the legislation, some municipalities have had to change their local laws. …

State Proposals to Mandate Insurance for Gun Owners Falter

Plans to mandate liability coverage for U.S. gun owners after last year’s school shooting in Connecticut have languished as opponents attack the proposals by comparing them to President Barack Obama’s health overhaul. Lawmakers in Illinois voted down by a margin …

Illinois Lt. Governor: Cities Should Consider Assault-Weapons Bans

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is urging Illinois communities to consider banning assault-style weapons before new legislation is signed that could prohibit local governments from doing so in the future. The General Assembly approved a measure last month that would end …

N.Y. Congresswoman Receives Death Threats Over Gun Liability Insurance Bill

A New York congresswoman who recently proposed federal legislation that would require gun owners to buy liability insurance said she has been receiving death threats over her proposal. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., issued a statement Wednesday saying that “Yesterday, several …

Colorado Lawmaker Wants Assault Weapons Liability for Sellers and Owners

Sellers and owners of assault weapons could be liable for damages caused by shootings in Colorado, another response from Democrats to recent mass shootings that has made gun-control one of the biggest issues of this year’s legislative session. Democratic Senate …

South Dakota House Passes Bill on Arming Teachers

A bill that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns was approved by the South Dakota House after supporters said it could make would-be attackers think twice about entering a school building. Representatives voted 42-17 …

Massachusetts Bill Would Require Gun Liability Insurance

As lawmakers cast around for ways to curb gun-related violence, some are hoping the insurance market might offer incentives. A bill filed on Jan. 18 in Massachusetts would require gun owners to purchase liability insurance in the event that a …

Heavy-Duty Restricted Guns Legally Sold in Texas

In a heavily guarded store just southwest of Houston, twin .50-caliber “Ma Deuce” machine guns rise up side by side from a mount that could be bolted to the deck of a warship or truck bed. The guns can fire …

Angry Over Denial for Disaster Aid, Louisiana Man Pulls Assault Rifle

A man who allegedly got a fully loaded AR-15 assault rifle from his pickup truck after being turned down for disaster food stamps is jailed in St. John the Baptist Parish, La. A claims processor in LaPlace told officers that …