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NRA’s video message to ‘elites’: ‘We’re coming for you’

The election of President Donald Trump and Republican control of Congress meant the National Rifle Association could probably rest easy that gun laws wouldn’t change for at least four years. …


Pitts Jr.: High bar for death to be believed

“Why,” she asked, “must black death be broadcast and consumed to be believed, and what is it beyond spectacle if it cannot be used to obtain justice?”


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Americans and guns: It’s really complicated, survey shows

Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.


Political shift, hospital’s fears hand NRA defeat in Kansas

Kansas lawmakers bucked the National Rifle Association by approving a measure meant to keep concealed guns out of hospitals – a testament to how much the Republican-controlled Legislature shifted to …


Inslee signs gun background check notification bill

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that requires the notification of law enforcement and of people with protection orders if someone fails a background check after trying to buy …


Trump tells NRA: ‘You have a true friend’ in White House

President Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for gun rights Friday, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that “the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to …


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.


Trump has been quietly easing Obama-era gun restrictions

With little attention, President Donald Trump’s administration has been quietly loosening firearms restrictions in the United States after successfully seeking the support of gun owners on the campaign trail.


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 …


House panel kills proposal encouraging gun safety in schools

An Idaho House panel has spiked legislation encouraging public schools to offer gun safety courses as electives.


Erin Williams Hueter: Sexual assault victims deserve equal protection

Current law requires victims of sexual assault to return to court every two years if they need continued protection.


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 …


Amy Goodman: Trump rhetoric takes scary turn

Trump is a dangerous demagogue who is inciting violence, and the time for it to stop is now.


Conservative opposition endangers House Republican gun bill

Conservative opposition put a House Republican gun and anti-terrorism bill in jeopardy Wednesday, even as Democrats pressed for election-year votes on their proposals to stiffen firearm curbs.


GOP senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal

A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the chamber split along party lines to …


Trump to discuss terrorism watch list, no fly ban with NRA

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will be meeting with the National Rifle Association to discuss ways to block people on terrorism watch lists or no …


Terrorist watch list no obstacle to buying weapons, data show

More than 90 percent of known or suspected terrorists who’ve attempted to buy weapons since 2004 have passed a background check and been approved for the purchase, new government statistics …


Trump accepts NRA endorsement despite past views on guns

In December 2012, Donald Trump praised President Barack Obama’s comments about the shooting deaths at a Newtown, Conn., school. Nearly four years later, he accepted the endorsement of the National …


Sweeping gun-control measures get California Senate OK

Democrats in the California Senate made another attempt Thursday to outlaw the sale of assault weapons with easily detachable ammunition magazines as part of a wide-ranging slate of gun control …


President Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence

President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that “smart guns” would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy …


New Orleans eyes new gun-control measures to stem violence

The mayor of New Orleans, a city plagued by murders and shootings, hopes to stem the violence with new gun-control measures, including a requirement that stolen and lost guns are …


Newtown teacher charged with bringing gun to school

A middle school teacher was charged Wednesday after he was found carrying a gun at school, police said.


Mom shot by 4-year-old was apparent gun rights advocate

A northeast Florida woman whose 4-year-old son accidentally shot her in the back while they were traveling in her pickup truck is apparently a gun lover who made numerous social …


Americans pack classes to learn how to survive a shooting

Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting.


Leonard Pitts: Right ridicules Obama’s tears

NRA, GOP embrace guns, not shooting victims, families.


Milbank: Gun foes shift focus to background checks

States taking the initiative because Congress won’t act.


Shawn Vestal: Gun rights advocates take risk by objecting to bill

They’ve got your number, gun grabbers. The gun lobby has again helped undermine a piece of common-sense public safety legislation. The proposal, Washington House Bill 1857, would have allowed judges …


University of Idaho president proposes pay increase, tuition freeze

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben made waves in Boise last week by asking lawmakers to fully fund the 3 percent raises proposed for university employees next year – and …


Freshman legislator Dixon guides NRA license plate through process

BOISE – New North Idaho Rep. Sage Dixon introduced his first bill in the Legislature on Tuesday – to create a new specialty license plate to benefit the Friends of …