Stories tagged: guns
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
In some parts of open-carry America, even a trip to Wal-Mart can require an AR-15
In a country of relaxing gun laws where it’s now legal to open-carry in 45 states and there are 14.5 million people with carry permits, every day seems to bring …
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 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.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
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.
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
Clinton camp condemns Trump’s call to disarm bodyguards
Donald Trump was making his usual sarcastic call for Hillary Clinton’s Secret Service agents to be stripped of their firearms when he added an aside to his rally remarks: “Let’s …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 7:26 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Attorney general calls for ban of assault weapons
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is seeking legislation to ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, saying such weapons are designed for killing people and have no place …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
At least 90 homicides in Chicago in August, deadliest month since 1993
Sixteen people were shot in Chicago on the last day of August, making it the most violent month in the city in 23 years, according to police statistics.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
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.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 7:22 a.m.
Chris Brown freed after police stand-off, arrest
Chris Brown can’t avoid trouble. Following a bizarre, hourslong stand-off with police, the “No Air” and “Kiss Kiss” singer was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of assault with a deadly …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 7:23 p.m.
Tip leads to seizure of 27 guns at residence near Moses Lake
Police say they’ve arrested a man after a tip led them to find 27 illegally-owned guns, including a sawed-off shotgun with an altered serial number, at a residence in Central …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
Pastor who won AR-15 raffle may have violated Oregon law
A pastor in an affluent suburb of Portland may have run afoul of Oregon law when he transferred an AR-15 assault rifle that he won in a softball league raffle …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
Southwest Idaho deputies involved in shooting
Deputies in southwest Idaho have been involved in a shooting on Interstate 84 west of Hammett and the highway is closed in both directions.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Spokane man jailed after weekend standoff in Walla Walla
Bail was set at $50,000 this morning for a Spokane man suspected of several felonies in Walla Walla, including first-degree assault, first-degree kidnapping and possession of a dangerous weapon.
Sat., July 30, 2016, 6:16 p.m.
3 dead, 1 hurt in shooting near Seattle; suspect in custody
A gunman attacked a gathering of young adults at a suburban Seattle home early Saturday, killing two people at a fire pit before firing more shots from the roof, the …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 4:38 p.m.
Deadly Chicago police-involved shooting under investigation
Chicago police have “quite a few questions” after officers fatally shot a man driving a stolen car, and investigators have retrieved body cameras and cameras on squad car dashboards to …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 10:04 a.m.
New Sandy Hook School unveiled
The Sandy Hook Elementary School was opened to the media Friday, nearly four years after the mass shooting at the school.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 9:21 a.m.
Experts confront multiple explanations for surge of killings
The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations. Terms like contagion and copycat killing apply …
Thu., July 28, 2016, 8:13 p.m.
At vigil, Biden tries to comfort relatives of slain officers
The gunman’s bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and “touched the soul of an entire nation,” Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
Dr. Dre beats gun rap following Malibu driveway encounter
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to bring gun charges against rapper Dr. Dre. A spokesman for the Los Angeles district attorney said Wednesday there was a lack …
Tue., July 19, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
Baton Rouge rally for slain officers draws hundeds
Hundreds of people, white and black, attended a rally supporting law-enforcement officers at Baton Rouge police headquarters, about a mile from where three officers were shot to death Sunday morning.
Tue., July 19, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
Minneapolis march over police shooting results in 21 arrests
Hundreds of educators and community activists marched in downtown Minneapolis to protest the shooting death of a black man by a police officer earlier this month.
Sun., July 17, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Few hundred attend rapper’s gang summit in Los Angeles
Rappers The Game and Snoop Dogg are organizing a summit with Los Angeles-area gang members to discuss ways to curb violence.
UPDATED: Sun., July 17, 2016, 8:38 p.m.
Louisiana police shootings add new Cleveland GOP convention concerns
An Ohio man says he decided to visit Cleveland’s Public Square armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun the day before the start of the Republican National Convention to …
Sat., July 16, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
Sheriff: 3 dead, 1 wounded in Washington state shootings
Three people were killed and a fourth wounded in a multiple shooting late Friday in north Clark County. The suspected gunman remained at large early Saturday morning.
Sat., July 16, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
Poll finds stark party divisions on Muslims, Mexicans, guns, gays and God
It’s not just Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton who are so different from each other. On the eve of back-to-back political conventions, Republicans and Democrats across the land see their …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Man dead after firing at plainclothes Baltimore officers
Baltimore police officers responding to the sound of gunshots fatally shot a man who fired at them with an AR-15 style rifle, authorities said Friday.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Oregon governor pushes for stronger gun laws
Gov. Kate Brown is launching a series of gun-control efforts in Oregon and urging national bans on assault weapons and stronger state gun laws in the wake of recent mass …