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Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

With frustration mounting over lawmakers’ inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a …


Dick’s Sporting Goods jumps as earnings guidance outweighs gun controversy

Dick’s Sporting Goods’ stock spiked as much as 28 percent – the most ever – after the sports retailer impressed investors with higher profit guidance, outweighing uncertainty over the loss …


Spin Control: Active initiative campaigns have to kick into high gear

Memorial Day weekend means its crunch time for efforts to get enough signatures on petitions for initiatives to the Legislature.


Sheriff: Parents, don’t bring guns to school lockdowns

Law enforcement officials in eastern Idaho have issued a public safety warning after several parents responded to a recent school lockdown armed with AR-15 rifles and a pistol.


Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrapped up three days of emotional meetings on school safety and mass shootings Thursday by speaking with survivors from last week’s shooting at a high school …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 2:34 p.m.

Trump salutes NRA, says elect Republicans to save gun rights

Months after the horror of the Parkland school shootings in Florida, President Donald Trump stood before cheering members of the National Rifle Association on Friday and implored them to elect …


Gun-rights advocates come well-armed to protest

Well-armed gun rights advocates rally at the Capitol where politicians urge them to register and vote.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Valley students rally against gun violence

More than 100 Central Valley and University High School students gathered at Terrace View Park in Spokane Valley Friday morning to protest gun violence for National Walkout Day.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 7:31 a.m.

Eastern Washington poll shows nearly 2-to-1 support for higher age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles

Eastern Washington voters overwhelmingly favor raising the age limit for buying a semi-automatic rifle but are evenly split on whether they think Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act, a …


Soon-to-be voters sit down with McMorris Rodgers

Spokane Valley residents had several questions on budget reform, tariffs and health care for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Friday afternoon during a town hall event.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 10 p.m.

Heartbroken by gun violence: Rallies across US demand change

In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into …


Parkland teens keep gun-control grown-ups at arm’s length

Hiding from a gunman at their South Florida high school, a small group of teenagers resolved on their own to launch a crusade against gun violence that has built up …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

New gun laws seek to protect victims of domestic violence, prevent suicide

New laws allow courts to take guns away from people who commit domestic violence harassers, voluntary surrender for people who fear they may commit suicide.


Seattle mayor pursues law to require owners to lock up guns

Seattle’s mayor and a city councilmember say they plan to propose legislation that would require gun owners to lock up firearms in their homes and vehicles.


Canada proposes tightening controls on gun sales

Gun retailers in Canada would be required to keep records of firearms inventory and sales for at least 20 years under government legislation introduced Tuesday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s …


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.