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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 …


Oregon governor cites Florida shooting in local gun control

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.

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.