Stories tagged: gun control
Wed., March 14, 2018, 2:51 p.m.
Students and adults gather on the steps at the state Capitol after school walkouts to protest gun violence.
Wed., March 14, 2018, 8:32 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gov. Jay Inslee signs bump stock ban, but the Senate delays a debate over new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles and school security measures.
Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:51 a.m.
Idaho’s House has spiked a proposal that would have prevented convicted domestic abusers from owning guns.
Mon., March 5, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Washington residents who are suicidal or otherwise in mental distress could voluntarily surrender their right to possess or buy firearms.
Sun., March 4, 2018, 9:10 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
Supporters of restrictions and tougher background checks for semi-automatic “assault” weapons make changes to bill in effort to get it to pass.
Thu., March 1, 2018, 1:39 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Gov. Jay Inslee confronts President Donald Trump about a proposal to arm teachers.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018
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.
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.
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.
House passes bump stock ban, sends it back to the Senate.
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
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.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Oregon’s governor, backing gun-control legislation before a panel of state senators, said anguished voices in the wake of the school shooting in Florida that claimed 17 lives must be heard.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:02 p.m.
Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly Legislature had effectively …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
A top elected official in Dallas says the “madness” of school shootings must stop and is asking the NRA to hold its annual convention elsewhere.