Stories tagged: gun control
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee calls for state restrictions on devices that make semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
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.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
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 have long had a complex relationship with guns.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that requires the notification of law enforcement and of people with protection orders if someone fails a background check after trying to buy …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
People considered at risk of suicide could have their guns taken away under a bill approved by the Oregon Senate.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 4 p.m.
In the face of daunting presidential election results and a formidable NRA, the groups that stand in opposition to looser gun laws say they are ready to rumble.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
A former New York City police lieutenant, two former police officers and a lawyer who once worked as a prosecutor were arrested in a federal gun licensing probe Tuesday as …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Police say one man is dead and another is facing life-threatening injuries after an overnight shooting outside a Kent gas station.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
A city leader says Seattle’s tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition brought in less than $200,000 in its first year.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Americans paid more than $6.6 billion over eight years to care for victims of gun violence, according to a new tally of hospital bills. And U.S. taxpayers picked up at …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Florida’s “stand your ground” law, a source of contention for years, could soon provide even more protection to people who invoke it. Some lawmakers want to make prosecutors prove a …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Some details remain to be honed as a new policy allowing trained staff members to carry firearms in schools is rolled out, Mountain View School District Superintendent Kent Stokes said. …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
A federal appeals court has upheld Maryland’s ban on 45 assault weapons and a 10-round limit on gun magazines. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, issued …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 5:31 a.m.
With time running out on many proposed changes to Washington gun laws, a proposal to license some semi-automatic weapons died in a House committee, but a revised version of the …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
The Republican-led Senate has voted to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
The Nampa Police Department says it’s reviewing policies following a photo of a school resource officer dressed in street clothes and walking into a school while holding a fake rifle.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Gun control advocates make the push for restrictions on semi-automatic weapons, require safes or lock boxes in homes.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee and state lawmakers are pushing to pass legislation that would force people to store their guns safely and would fix what some call a loophole in the …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
The Montana House has endorsed two bills to expand gun rights in the state. Lee Newspapers of Montana reports that preliminary votes for the two bills, which would expand legal …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
New York City recorded its fewest number of shootings last year and narrowly missed setting a record low for homicides.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
A naval program that has become a target for critics is preparing to commission a new vessel named after a well-known shooting survivor.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
The happiest of seasons is also among the deadliest: Unintentional shootings spike during the holidays, and are more likely to occur than any other time of the year, according to …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
Mountain View School District inched closer Monday night toward adopting a policy that would allow school personnel to carry weapons on its campuses.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 9:18 a.m.
Liberty University is planning to open a state-of-the-art shooting range on campus next fall as part of the conservative Evangelical Christian School’s commitment to promoting gun ownership and firearm sports.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
The CEO of Levi’s is asking customers and employees not to bring guns into its stores, offices or facilities, even in states where it’s legal.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
Chicago saw one of its most violent Thanksgiving holidays in years, with eight people killed and 62 others wounded between late Wednesday afternoon and early Monday.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 7:53 a.m.
A Marion County Circuit judge who is fighting to convince the Oregon Supreme Court to let him keep his seat has been arraigned on felony charges that he twice provided …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Five people were killed and at least 32 others were wounded in shootings in Chicago from Friday afternoon to early Monday, a weekend when city, state, county and federal police …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Jurors on Friday told a judge they can’t reach a decision after three days of deliberations in the murder trial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed …