Stories tagged: gun control
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 …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 6 p.m.
Spokane voters supported new court orders to prevent gun violence but opposed a higher minimum wage.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
Washington state’s system for conducting background checks on someone trying to buy a firearm is fragmented and “specific improvements” are needed.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
A Montana city will require background checks for any private gun sales that occur within its borders.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016
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. …
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
A group advocating for open-carry laws is being criticized for burning an effigy of Gov. Kate Brown outside the state capitol.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
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.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
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.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 7:26 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
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.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
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.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
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 …