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UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Vulnerable lawmakers answer a noisy gun debate with silence

In the politics of gun control, even those who say the least have considerable sway. Despite a clamor for action in the wake of the Florida school shooting, a powerful …


On guns, companies are getting out ahead of the politicians

This week, four major retailers slapped restrictions on gun sales that are stronger than federal law.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 9:06 a.m.

Delta CEO insists ‘we are not taking sides’ in U.S. gun debate

After Delta Air Lines withstood swift political retribution in its home state of Georgia for cutting ties with the National Rifle Association, the airline’s chief executive insisted Friday “we are …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

States seek to lure Delta as Georgia moves ahead on threat

Some states are taking advantage of a dispute between Georgia and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines over the company’s decision to cut ties with the National Rifle Association, urging the airline …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Delta tax cut stripped from Georgia bill after NRA feud

Republicans in the Georgia legislature took a step Wednesday toward fulfilling the GOP lieutenant governor’s vow to punish Delta Air Lines for severing business ties with the National Rifle Association. …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

Trump puts GOP in the hot seat on guns – for now

Putting fellow Republicans in the hot seat, President Donald Trump called for speedy and substantial changes to the nation’s gun laws on Wednesday, criticizing lawmakers in a White House meeting …


Delta tax break at stake in spat with Georgia GOP over NRA

A tax break that would save Delta Air Lines millions of dollars on jet fuel purchases appeared to be sailing through the Georgia legislature without much opposition – until the …


FedEx bucks corporate trend, sticks with NRA

While more than a dozen major U.S. companies have ended business partnerships with the National Rifle Association, FedEx says it’s sticking with the group amid discussion about guns in the …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

Georgia Republicans upset after Delta cuts ties with NRA

Delta’s decision to cut marketing ties with the National Rifle Association has prompted some Georgia Republican lawmakers to question whether the Atlanta-based airline should get a tax cut on jet …


Another company cuts ties with NRA

Hearing aid maker Starkey Hearing Technologies is joining other companies that have cut ties with the National Rifle Association after the latest school massacre.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

Dana Loesch is the new public face of the National Rifle Association, an organization long associated with older white men.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

The National Rifle Association, and now the state of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student …


Trump floats new gun measures as gun owners talk ‘betrayal’

When President Donald Trump raised the idea of banning “bump stocks” and curbing young people’s access to gun, gun owners and advocates who helped his political rise talked about disloyalty …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has some pondering the improbable: Could this latest carnage actually lead to gun reforms?


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 11:08 a.m.

Trump calls for arming many teachers, more guards at schools

President Donald Trump told conservatives that even Second Amendment supporters can get behind steps to fight gun violence, offering a red-meat call for arming teachers Friday while avoiding mention of …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

More companies end ties with NRA as pressure mounts

Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as U.S. corporations take a closer look at investments, cobranding deals and other ties to …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:15 a.m.

Dallas official wants NRA to hold convention elsewhere

A top elected official in Dallas says the “madness” of school shootings must stop and is asking the NRA to hold its annual convention elsewhere.


Outside NRA Headquarters, hundreds gather in vigil and protest

Gillian Beard shivered and cried outside the National Rifle Association headquarters Friday night, as she stood among strangers and mourned the killing of her best friend, one of the 17 …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part …


Oregon senator seeks documents on Russia money links to the NRA

A top Democrat is seeking documents from the National Rifle Association and the Treasury Department following reports of an FBI investigation into whether a Russian central banker funneled money to …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 11:30 a.m.

House panel takes up bill expanding gun owners’ rights

A key House committee moved forward Wednesday on a Republican bill to expand gun owners’ rights – the first gun legislation since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

NRA, hunting group say grizzly bear hunts needed for safety

The National Rifle Association and a sport hunting group want to ensure their members can hunt grizzly bears in the three-state region around Yellowstone National Park after the animals lost …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 1:43 p.m.

‘Murder insurance’ or protection in self-defense cases?

The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false …


NRA opposes full ban on ‘bump stocks’ used by Vegas gunman

The National Rifle Association is opposing a ban on “bump stocks” like the device used by the Las Vegas gunman to turn semi-automatic weapons into rapid-fire guns, stressing its support …


Amanda Erickson: Fear of crime drives America’s gun craze

It was in the 1960s and ’70s that Americans began talking about guns and gun rights as a crime issue. This framing turned the issue of gun ownership into a …


Christine M. Flowers: Political posturing after Vegas is repellent

I’m not blind to how people are using this tragedy to advance their political agendas.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Restrictions on ‘bump stock’ would take action from Congress

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives could reconsider the lawfulness of “bump stock” devices like the ones used by the Las Vegas gunman only if Congress amends …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Some Republicans open to banning ‘bump stocks’ used in Vegas

Senior congressional Republicans said Wednesday they are open to considering legislation banning “bump stocks” like the shooter in Las Vegas apparently used to make semi-automatic rifles perform more like fully …


Phillips: Trump unlikely to back gun control

Trump is consistent on one thing: hugging his base. On guns, he hugged his base hard. And he has yet to let go.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

GOP leaders say no action on gun legislation

House Republican leaders called for unity and prayer after the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, but offered no new legislation to tighten gun laws and said a bill to …