Stories tagged: NRA
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 9:04 A.M.
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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016
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.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 9:31 A.M.
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.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016, 5:20 P.M.
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 …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016, 11:42 A.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016, 8:25 P.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 3:15 P.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016, 1:59 P.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 8:55 A.M.
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 …
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016, 11:32 A.M.
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 …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 2:43 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 12:47 P.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016, 12:06 P.M.
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.
MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2016
Leonard Pitts: Right ridicules Obama’s tears
NRA, GOP embrace guns, not shooting victims, families.
THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2015
Milbank: Gun foes shift focus to background checks
States taking the initiative because Congress won’t act.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015
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 …
SUNDAY, FEB. 1, 2015
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 …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2015
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 …
SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
Smart Bombs: Industry alarmists heat up
After pounding the “job killer” theme and exhausting all Al Gore jokes, conservatives still face the problem of global warming. I’m all for a solution that doesn’t shake workers or …
TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
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 …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014
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 …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 29, 2013
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 …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27, 2013
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 …
SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013
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. …
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
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 …
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
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 …
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
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 …
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
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 …
TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
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 …