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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

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.

Dallas official wants NRA to hold convention elsewhere

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.


Shooting survivors on potential collision course with Trump

Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with President Donald Trump.


Ed Rogers: GOP’s day of reckoning on guns is here

Well, here we are. Another horrific school shooting has gripped the country, and with it come the standard calls for Washington to do something. And it is time to do …


Lots of talk, little action in Congress after shootings

For a brief moment after the Las Vegas massacre last fall, Republicans and Democrats in Congress talked about taking a rare step to tighten the nation’s gun laws. Four months …


Gun legislation passes key House panel

A ban on bump stocks could get a House vote in next


Elizabeth Bruenig: The latest schoolhouse slaughter shows we have been defeated

Nothing symbolizes the foreclosure of the future like the slaughter of a nation’s young. And it’s so routine now – there have been 18 school shootings in 2018, an average …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: The question Trump failed to answer

Ava Rose Olsen, 7, watched the boy she planned to marry some day get shot at their school playground, and asked President Trump what he planned to do about it. …


Washington bill would require concealed weapon carriers to seek permission to bring guns into others’ homes

A person with a concealed pistol license would have to ask permission to bring a gun into another person’s residence under a bill being considered by a Senate committee.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Senate votes to ban bump stock devices

The Senate voted to ban “bump stock” devices that can allow a semi-automatic weapon to fire almost as rapidly as an automatic weapon.


Another school shooting: Are we numb to it?

The shooting of more than a dozen students at a Kentucky high school might have been expected to shock the nation, but Americans seem numbed by the apparent frequency of …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Domestic violence harassment could cost abusers their guns

A person convicted of domestic violence harassment could be forced to surrender their guns under a bill being considered by a Senate committee.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 6:54 a.m.

Bump stock ban passes committee

Senate committee passes ban on bump stock devices on a party-line vote.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:24 p.m.

Washington Senate panel could vote Tuesday on ‘bump stock’ ban

Supporters, opponents of major gun legislation pack Senate hearing.


Senate committee hears testimony on gun control bills

A couple who survived last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas were among those asking a Senate panel to pass a slate of gun control bills that include measures to …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Both sides gearing up for fight over gun control bills in Washington Legislature

Fight over gun control legislation heating up with a protest Friday and major hearing set for Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 9:24 a.m.

2018 Washington Legislature faces heavy lifting on money for schools, construction projects, water rights law

The 2018 Legislature faces some familiar issues, including a final fix for public schools, a construction budget left over from last year and a possible tax on carbon pollution.


Cynthia M. Allen: Handguns in church – looks like we can carry, but should we?

But with regard to the issue at hand, the real question is not whether churches and the like can permit congregants to carry handguns during religious services, it is whether …


Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman: Let’s agree on some gun-rights ground rules

It’s a right to keep and bear arms, not a heavily regulated government privilege, nor is it dependent upon service in a militia.


Outside View: Five years later, no progress on mass shootings

Five years after Sandy Hook, it is still far too easy for evil people to get guns and use them on schoolchildren, congregations, movie fans, ballplayers, concertgoers.


Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective

The following S-R editorial was published on Dec. 19, 2012, five days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., has hit home like no …


Spin Control: Pre-filed bills try to get a jump on session

Pre-filed bills sometimes get legislators started the coming legislative session.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:09 p.m.

House panel to weigh bill expanding gun rights

House Republicans moved forward on legislation to expand gun owners’ rights, the first gun-related measure since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed more than 80 people.


Front Porch: Political discussion has become too alienating

There’s a conversation I want to have with my cousin, but I can’t. It’s about guns.


Christine M. Flowers: Political opportunism, again, after attack

While I am tired of the right’s politicizing immigration in general after terrorist acts, I’m really sick and tired of the left’s constantly making “gun control” arguments after attacks where …


Phillips: Trump unlikely to back gun control

Trump is consistent on one thing: hugging his base. On guns, he hugged his base hard. And he has yet to let go.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

Washington should ban devices that make semi-automatic rifles fire faster, Inslee says

Gov. Jay Inslee calls for state restrictions on devices that make semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons.


Trio takes aim at Oregon’s suicide-prevention gun law

Three Republican politicians hope to overturn a new Oregon law that makes it easier to take guns away from people considered at risk of suicide.


Strict D.C. concealed carry gun permit law blocked by appeals court

A federal appeals court has blocked a District of Columbia law that makes it difficult for gun owners to get concealed carry permits.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Americans and guns: It’s really complicated, survey shows

Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.