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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 …


Missoula to require background checks for private gun sales

A Montana city will require background checks for any private gun sales that occur within its borders.


Initiative 1491 of Washington would allow judges to order some people to surrender guns

Initiative 1491 would allow courts to order people judged to be a danger to themselves or others to surrender any firearms they own and ban them from buying new ones. …


Pro-gun demonstrators burn Oregon Gov. Brown in effigy at capitol

A group advocating for open-carry laws is being criticized for burning an effigy of Gov. Kate Brown outside the state capitol.


Vestal: Can a modest proposal to keep guns from troubled family members pass? An initiative aims to find out

How well a gun-control initiative fares with voters this fall may tell us whether we’re at the tip of a wave – where modest proposals to make the country safer …


Just 3 percent of adults own half of America’s guns

Just 3 percent of American adults own half of the nation’s firearms, according to the results of a Harvard-Northeastern survey of 4,000 gun owners.


Chicago police to undergo mandatory ‘de-escalation’ training

The Chicago Police Department launched mandatory training designed to help officers de-escalate conflicts, including situations involving the use of force and mental health issues.


Chicago shooting victims top 3,000 this year

More than 3,000 people have been shot in Chicago so far this year, more than all of last year, with 30 percent of the shootings in just three police districts …


John Hinckley to leave DC mental hospital for Virginia

The man who shot President Ronald Reagan is scheduled to leave a Washington mental hospital for good on Saturday, more than 35 years after the shooting. A federal judge ruled …


Ferguson wants assault-weapon ban

Attorney General Bob Ferguson calls for Legislature to ban assault weapons but head of Senate committee that would handle bill raises doubts it can pass.


Federal court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders

A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the 2nd Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.


Chicago marks deadliest day in 13 years

Monday was the deadliest day in Chicago in 13 years, and 10-year-old Tavon Tanner got caught in the worst of the gun violence as he played with his twin sister …