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Up against NRA, gun control advocates still voice optimism

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.


Former N.Y. police, lawyer arrested in gun licensing probe

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 …


Police: 2 shot, 1 fatally, outside Kent gas station

Police say one man is dead and another is facing life-threatening injuries after an overnight shooting outside a Kent gas station.


Seattle gun-sale tax raises less than $200,000 in first year

A city leader says Seattle’s tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition brought in less than $200,000 in its first year.


Gun injuries cost Americans $730 million a year in hospital bills

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 …


Florida could flip burden of proving ‘stand your ground’

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 …


Schools chief defends arming staffers

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.

U.S. appeals court upholds Maryland assault weapons ban

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 …


Assault weapon owners in Washington won’t need licenses

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.

Senate votes to block rule on guns and mentally impaired

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.


Nampa police review policies after fake gun photo at school

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 in Washington see their best chance yet for tougher laws

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.

Lawmakers and Inslee push for more statewide gun measures

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 …


Montana House endorses bills to loosen gun restrictions

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 …


New York City has fewest shootings ever last year

New York City recorded its fewest number of shootings last year and narrowly missed setting a record low for homicides.


The Gabby: Navy to commission USS Gabrielle Giffords

A naval program that has become a target for critics is preparing to commission a new vessel named after a well-known shooting survivor.


Accidental shooting deaths, injuries spike over the holidays

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 …


Mt. View School District closer to guns on campuses

Mountain View School District inched closer Monday night toward adopting a policy that would allow school personnel to carry weapons on its campuses.


Gun-friendly Liberty University to open on-campus shooting range

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.


Levi’s CEO: Please don’t bring guns into our stores

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.


8 killed, 62 wounded in Chicago over holiday weekend

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.


Oregon judge indicted for allegedly providing gun to felon

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 …


37 shot in Chicago over weekend as ‘enforcement teams’ are deployed

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 …


Judge to deadlocked Cincinnati jury: Keep deliberating fate of officer

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 …


Spokane follows state trend on gun initiative, bucks it on minimum wage

Spokane voters supported new court orders to prevent gun violence but opposed a higher minimum wage.


Goodbye Smith & Wesson: Gunmaker dropping 19th-century founders from name

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., maker of handguns carried by Civil War soldiers and Clint Eastwood’s 1970s police character Dirty Harry, is looking to change its name.


Washington’s gun background check system needs fix, report says

Washington state’s system for conducting background checks on someone trying to buy a firearm is fragmented and “specific improvements” are needed.


Chicago has deadliest weekend with 17 killed

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson repeated his call for a crackdown on repeat gun offenders after weekend violence marked the deadliest so far in what has been the city’s most …


LAPD releases video showing suspect with gun before shooting

Los Angeles police released surveillance video Tuesday showing an 18-year-old black suspect running from police while holding what appears to be a gun in his left hand just before he …


Summer violence continues into October in Chicago: 46 shot over weekend

Five people were killed in shootings across Chicago over the weekend, including a 17-year-old girl in the Back of the Yards neighborhood and a man just outside a station on …