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NRA rips Texas ‘open-carry’ rallies

AUSTIN, Texas – In a blistering criticism of “open-carry” rallies in Texas, the National Rifle Association said gun enthusiasts who bring loaded rifles and tactical long guns into restaurants and …


Gabrielle Giffords, GU students speak at gun control hearing

OLYMPIA – Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged Washington legislators to “be bold, be courageous” and require wider background checks on gun sales. Gun rights advocates urged lawmakers to protect …


NRA sets its sights on Washington state politics

SEATTLE – When it comes to local politics, the National Rifle Association appears to be keeping a close eye on Washington state. The prominent gun-rights group contributed more to local …


Gail Gerlach says police violated his Miranda rights

The Spokane man who shot a car thief outside his home in March will take the witness stand next week to argue statements he made to police directly following the …


Vestal: Gun control rhetoric sounds tragically familiar

Christin McCarron would have turned 27 this year. Would have, that is, if she had not been murdered by Dean Mellberg at Fairchild Air Force Base on June 20, 1994. …


Hunting lobby has pull in D.C.

WASHINGTON – For all the talk about the National Rifle Association as the key player in defeating gun control proposals in the Senate last week, the hunting and wildlife lobby …


Gun laws make Idaho a haven for firearms supporters

BOISE – As the nation remains locked in debate over expanding background checks and other measures aimed at stemming gun violence, Idaho lawmakers this year pushed to expand the state’s …


Senator asks Fox not to broadcast NRA-sponsored race

A U.S. senator from Connecticut has sent a letter to media mogul Rupert Murdoch asking the Fox network not to broadcast Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race sponsored by the …


Washington Senate approves schools’ use of NRA gun safety materials

OLYMPIA – A resolution encouraging schools to use a firearms safety program for kids briefly ignited the gun-control debate in the state Senate on Friday. The resolution was in support …


NRA, NASCAR hook up

FORT WORTH, Texas – The National Rifle Association is taking its relationship with racing to a new level as the title sponsor of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. The …


President’s gun control plan gets mixed reactions in region

According to local gun distributors, the only benefit of President Barack Obama’s attempts at gun control is that guns are flying off the shelves. “If he was looking for a …


Gun fight ahead for Obama

WASHINGTON – Conceding “this will be difficult,” President Barack Obama, in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America, urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2012, 8:52 a.m.

NRA calls for armed police officer in every school

WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings.”


Some gun backers now signaling support for gun control talks

WASHINGTON — Democrats say meaningful action in the wake of the horrific school shootings in Connecticut must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the …


UPDATED: Sun., July 10, 2011, 6:14 a.m.

Ted Nugent whacks and stacks concerts, critters and critics

Ted Nugent is heard loud and clear by millions of people each year, and we’re not even talking about the rock ’n’ roll music assault he’s been making on the …


Ted Nugent Q&A

Q. When did you know you had what it takes to be a standout musician? A. The whole rock ’n’ roll thang and guitar band thang was all so new …


Short answers with Nugent

Ted Nugent has a knack for shooting first when answering a question, then tending to casualties in the following explanation. Q. Why do you scoff at compromise?