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Debra J. Saunders: Trump’s tough talk on guns and NRA gives way to political reality

During a February White House discussion on school safety, President Donald Trump singled out Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., for not including a provision to raise the legal age to buy …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

Survivors of Florida school shooting take gun control message abroad

Student survivors of the worst high school shooting in U.S. history took their message abroad for the first time Saturday, calling for greater gun safety measures and sharing with educational …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Students to lawmakers: Act on gun violence or we will boot you out

Students and adults gather on the steps at the state Capitol after school walkouts to protest gun violence.


Students to lawmakers: ‘we will boot you out’ for lack of action on gun violence

Students and adults gather on the steps at the state Capitol after school walkouts to protest gun violence.


Teacher accidentally fires gun in class, students injured

Police say a teacher in California accidentally fired his gun in a classroom, injuring three students.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 9:49 a.m.

US students stage school walkouts to protest gun violence

Warning their futures are being stolen from them, tens of thousands of young people across the U.S. walked out of school to demand action on gun violence Wednesday in one …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 3:39 p.m.

House backs school safety bill in Florida shooting response

The House overwhelmingly approved a bill to improve school safety Wednesday, the first gun-related action by Congress since the shooting that left 17 dead at a Florida high school.


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 3:08 p.m.

Outdoors stores quietly continue to sell assault weapons

Some big retailers have curbed sales of assault weapons after last month’s school shooting in Florida. But others are sticking to their guns.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Inslee signs bump stock ban

Gov. Jay Inslee signs bump stock ban, but the Senate delays a debate over new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles and school security measures.


Idaho kills gun control bill aimed at domestic abusers

Idaho’s House has spiked a proposal that would have prevented convicted domestic abusers from owning guns.


Voluntary waiver of gun rights gets final approval

Washington residents who are suicidal or otherwise in mental distress could voluntarily surrender their right to possess or buy firearms.


‘Trump slump’ in gun sales continues despite control debate

Gun store owners called it the “Trump slump.” Sales of firearms slowed dramatically after the election of Republican Donald Trump as president in 2016 allayed fears of a Democratic crackdown …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Florida lawmakers debate school-safety bill in rare session

The Florida Senate spent hours debating a bill to increase school safety and restrict gun purchases in a rare Saturday session that often turned into a debate on gun control …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Where they stand: McMorris Rodgers and Brown on gun control, background checks

Both Lisa Brown and Cathy McMorris Rodgers support bans on bump stocks, but some of their positions on other gun issues are significantly different.


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Panel approves changes for semi-auto rifle restrictions

Supporters of restrictions and tougher background checks for semi-automatic “assault” weapons make changes to bill in effort to get it to pass.


GOP cautious, Dems elated, by Trump’s stance on guns

Republicans reacted cautiously Thursday to President Donald Trump’s call for quick and substantial changes to the nation’s gun laws, while elated Democrats said they will try to hold Trump to …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Vegas gun range billboard changed to ‘Shoot a School Kid’

A guerrilla art collective claimed credit Thursday for changing a freeway-side billboard inviting Las Vegas tourists to fire high-powered assault-style rifles to read, “Shoot A School Kid Only $29.”


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Bump stock ban passes, ‘tactical’ rifle restrictions considered

Legislature passes the bump stock ban as Senate Democrats move to place restrictions on the sale of semi-automatic “tactical” rifles and provide more security for schools.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

Inslee to Trump: We don’t need pistol-packing teachers

Gov. Jay Inslee confronts President Donald Trump about a proposal to arm teachers.


Congress returns amid pressure to act on gun violence

After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off …


Spin Control: Two dozen kids massacred by knife in Norway? No way.

When you check out some “facts” on the guns vs. knives argument, they don’t stand up.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

The National Rifle Association, and now the state of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has some pondering the improbable: Could this latest carnage actually lead to gun reforms?


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Bump stock ban passes House

House passes bump stock ban, sends it back to the Senate.


Amy Goodman: Gun control after the Valentine’s Day massacre: Student survivors lead the way

The Pentagon is in our public schools, recruiting students to the military. At its side is the NRA, putting guns into the hands of children.


Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed “he would have shot and …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee calls for restrictions on military style semi-automatic rifles

The Legislature should make it harder to buy a military style, semi-automatic rifle, and require the buyer to be at least 21, Gov. Jay Inslee said.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Students ignite gun control debate at Cheney High School

Dozens of Cheney High School students left their classrooms when the clock struck noon Wednesday and staged an hourlong demonstration in subfreezing temperatures, joining a wave of young people across …


Spokane-area schools prepare for student walkouts demanding stricter gun control

Some of her classmates say it’s no use, that nothing can – or will – be done to prevent another mass shooting. But Christina Morrison, a junior at Freeman High …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Stevens County GOP, amid criticism from Democrats, pulls gun auction from event featuring Cathy McMorris Rodgers

The Stevens County Republican Party halted plans to raffle a semiautomatic rifle at an event where Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was scheduled to speak next month after outcry from her …