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NRA says assault weapons ban unlikely

WASHINGTON – The president of the National Rifle Association expressed confidence Sunday that Congress will not pass a new ban on assault weapons, a major aim of gun-control proponents after …


NY legislative leaders buckle down on gun controls

ALBANY, N.Y. — As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo prepares to push his 2013 agenda in his State of the State speech today, legislators are working overtime behind closed doors …


Mass murderers’ other commonality: AR-15

The guy who killed all those people at Sandy Hook Elementary used a Bushmaster AR-15 .223-caliber assault rifle with 30-round magazines. The guy who killed all those people in the …


Obama: Ban assault weapons

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, and said Vice President Joe Biden would lead an …


Voter backlash lingers for supporters of weapons ban

As President Barack Obama set up a task force to recommend ways to prevent tragedies like the mass murders in Newtown, Conn., a progressive group in Washington joined the call …


Obama pressing for policy changes after shooting

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking a team led by Vice President Joe Biden to offer “concrete proposals” to curb gun violence no later than January, in the aftermath …


Some gun backers now signaling support for gun control talks

WASHINGTON — Democrats say meaningful action in the wake of the horrific school shootings in Connecticut must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the …


Newtown plans burials as school’s future debated

NEWTOWN, Conn. — A grieving Connecticut town braced itself today to bury the first two of the 20 small victims of an elementary school gunman and debated when classes could …


No easy fix to halt violence

In an address to the nation, President Barack Obama promised action to prevent future mass shootings in response to Friday’s killings at a Connecticut elementary school. In crafting potential policy …


Will there be a time to talk gun control?

If only those 20 children had been armed. If only those children had been trained and licensed in conceal and carry, then maybe there would have been a way to …


Spokane officials consider response to school shooting

In an address to the nation, President Barack Obama promised action to prevent future mass shootings in response to Friday’s mass murder at a Connecticut elementary school. In crafting possible …


Judge to issue decision soon in college guns suit

A North Idaho judge plans to issue a written decision soon in a college student’s lawsuit challenging a policy that restricts firearms on his campus.


Court denies gun-ban appeal

CHICAGO – A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld ordinances barring the ownership of handguns in most cases in Chicago and suburban Oak Park, finding a Supreme Court ruling in a …


Montana takes shot at federal gun control

HELENA – Montana is trying to trigger a battle over gun control – and perhaps make a larger point about what many folks in this ruggedly independent state regard as …


Pair of Montana Democrats may be gun lobby’s best allies

HELENA – Two Montana Democrats are leading the charge against gun control – and forcing former political foes to recognize that Democrats could be their strongest allies while the party …


Gun sales are booming

Gun sales have skyrocketed around the Inland Northwest since the November general election, with gun shop owners citing fears that a Democratic president and Congress will tighten gun control. “The …


Store owners watch run on firearm sales

Gun sales have skyrocketed around the Inland Northwest since the November general election, with gun shop owners citing fears that a Democratic president and Congress will push gun control legislation.


Gun-rights backers hail decision

Inland Northwest gun-rights advocates greeted Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling as a long-awaited victory – though the victory was closer than they’d have liked, with the Supreme Court rejecting Washington, D.C.’s, …


Brady Law Faces Key Test In Supreme Court Session

Sheriff Jay Printz of Ravalli County, Montana, stands before the Supreme Court Tuesday after arguments against the Brady law. Photo by Associated Press


Los Angeles Joins Other Cities To Ban Sale Of Cheap Handguns

The city on Wednesday banned sales of so-called Saturday night specials, the cheap and easily concealed handguns criticized as the weapon of choice for criminals. The ordinance, approved 13-0 by …