Lawsuit Challenges California’s Assault Weapons Ban

SAN DIEGO — A gun-rights group sued Thursday to block California from enforcing its assault weapons ban, contending it violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The lawsuit was the latest among gun advocacy and lobbying groups to challenge Californi...
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US Economy Grew at Strong 3.2% Rate in First Quarter

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2% annual rate in the first three months of the year, a far better outcome than expected, overcoming a host of headwinds including global weakness, rising trade tensions and a partial government shutdown. Ther...
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How California Got Tough on Guns

The modern American gun debate began on May 2, 1967, when 30 protesting members of the Black Panther Party marched into the California Capitol with loaded handguns, shotguns and rifles. by Ben Christophe...
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In Plea Deal, Russian Woman Admits to Being a Secret Agent

WASHINGTON — A Russian gun-rights activist admitted Thursday that she was a secret agent for the Kremlin who tried to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups as Donald Trump rose to power. Maria Butina, 30, agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charg...
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Valley Republicans Rake in Big Donations from Gun Rights Groups

Whether you are for it or against it, gun control is again leading the national conversation after one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history killed 17 people Wednesday, Feb. 14. Those killed included 14 students and three faculty members at a high ...