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  • Hunting sales tax holiday starts Sept. 5

    August 25, 2014 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana hunters will have a chance to outfit themselves for the coming season with a weekend of state and local sales tax exemptions during the annual 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday. Starting Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 7, individual consumer purchases of... more »
  • Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1

    April 17, 2014 6:47 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made has killed one person and left three others injured. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Michael Knight says rescue workers were called Wednesday afternoon to a blast at the Rio Ammunition plant in... more »
  • Second amendment tax holiday this weekend

    September 5, 2013 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Retailers are gearing up for Louisiana's annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday, which starts this weekend. Consumers will not have to pay state sales tax on guns, ammunition, or hunting supplies purchased Friday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 8. For a complete list of what... more »
  • Conn. lawmakers pass wide-ranging gun control law

    April 4, 2013 8:16 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut lawmakers have approved wide-ranging legislation in response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown, and the governor plans to sign it today. The bill includes gun control measures that ban the sales of large-capacity ammunition magazines and more than 100 weapons that previously were legal.... more »
  • Obama to unveil gun violence measures today

    January 16, 2013 5:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's broad effort to reduce gun violence will include proposed bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, as well as more than a dozen executive orders aimed at circumventing congressional opposition to stricter gun controls. Obama will announce the measures today at a White... more »
  • New York about to pass tough gun law

    January 15, 2013 10:38 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - Legislation that would give New York state the toughest gun restrictions in the nation is expected to easily pass today in the state Assembly. It's already won approval in the state Senate, where the Republican leader says it is "well-balanced" and "protects the Second Amendment." It provides... more »
  • Local law agencies notice ammo shortage Play Video

    January 14, 2013 5:52 PM

    GONZALES - Officers at the Gonzales Police Department are part of a growing group nationwide dealing with an ammunition shortage. "The manufacturers that are supplying to law enforcers are also supplying to the local retailers. With that being said, It's a basic economy test supply and demand," said Sgt.... more »
  • Leaders say no, but some Democrats want tougher gun limits

    July 24, 2012 3:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - A handful of Democrats are calling for a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips after the movie theater shooting rampage in Colorado, but House and Senate leaders of both parties have no plans to touch the issue this election year. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch... more »
  • Baton Rouge teen arrested for bringing ammo to school

    September 29, 2011 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Broadmoor High School student was arrested this morning after being caught with ammunition at school, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. According to Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Hicks, a teacher found the ammo in the 16-year-old 11th grader's bag and alerted authorities. ... more »
  • Group sues EPA over lead ammunition, tackle

    November 23, 2010 11:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - Three environmental groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to try to force it to prevent lead poisoning of wildlife from spent ammunition and lost fishing tackle. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington by the Center for Biological Diversity and two other groups.... more »
  • Goodwill doesn't want Hand Grenades

    September 3, 2010 7:52 PM

    A Goodwill store had to be evacuated briefly in Albuquerque, New Mexico after a worker found a hand grenade, pistol, ammunition and some marijuana in a collection box. The grenade was inert and the bomb squad took it away for demolition. It was found to be a World War II-style... more »
  • Victim identified in homicide

    July 9, 2010 3:01 PM

    Update : A victim has been identified in a homicide in the River Landing subdivision. The victim is Corey Kitts, a plant worker. Police believe Kitts was shot in his sleep and possibly with his own hand gun. They said a gun matching the same caliber as the murder weapon... more »

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