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Judges Issues Temporary Halt to Distributing Plans to Make 3-D Guns

A judge issued a temporary restraining order against the distribution of materials to make guns using 3-D printers. A group of states sued the Trump administration Monday in federal court in Seattle to block its legal settlement allowing a small …

Gun Control Advocates Take Aim at 3-D Printed Guns Deal by Trump Administration

A Texas nonprofit firm’s plan to publish technical designs for firearms online so anyone with a 3-D printer can use them to manufacture fully operational “downloadable” guns is drawing fire from New Jersey and national gun-control groups. Defense Distributed would …

Students Lead March for Stronger Gun Safety Laws

Thousands of high school students and supporters gathered in Washington and across the U.S. Saturday to demand tougher gun laws from an older generation that’s delivered little change after years of mass shootings. Participants in the March for Our Lives …

Smith & Wesson Gun Maker CEO Defends Safety Efforts

The top executives of gun maker American Outdoor Brands Corp. on Tuesday defended their safety efforts in a letter to asset manager BlackRock Inc. posted on the website of the maker of Smith & Wesson guns. American Outdoor Brands and …

Texas Doctors Concerned About High Rate of Child Gun Accident Victims

Dr. David Wesson points to a spot below his belly button. That’s where the .22-caliber bullet pierced the abdomen of the first pediatric gunshot victim he ever treated. The Houston Chronicle reports the boy was 1 month old. He was …

West Virginia House Approves Bill Waiving Permits for Concealed Guns

After the bill was vetoed last year, a proposal to allow carrying a concealed gun without a permit in West Virginia passed its first major test this week. The Republican-led House of Delegates voted 68-31 on the concealed carry legislation. …

In Florida, Neighbor’s Backyard Could Be a Shooting Range

Near the National Key Deer Refuge in Florida’s Lower Keys, on a sleepy street called Mango Lane, retired sheriff’s deputy Huey Gordon checked the waterway behind neighbor Doug Varrieur’s home for boat traffic. “All clear?” asked Varrieur, an author of …

Rate of School Shootings in U.S. Unchanged Amid Increased Security

There’s been no real reduction in the number of U.S. school shootings despite increased security put in place after the rampage at a Connecticut elementary school in December 2012 left 20 children and six educators dead. An Associated Press analysis …

Family of North Carolina Teen Killed by Stray Bullet Sues Gunmaker

The family of a North Carolina teenager shot and killed by a stray bullet is suing the gunmaker. A state lawsuit filed Monday in Charlotte says the Remington Model 700 rifle misfired and the company was negligent in making it. …

Connecticut’s Gun Liability Insurance Bill Withdrawn After Hearing

Connecticut’s recently proposed bill that would require firearm owners to maintain excess personal liability insurance and self defense insurance was withdrawn last week following a two-hour hearing held earlier during the week, a local newspaper reported. Similarly, in Maryland, a …