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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:31 a.m.

With court fight over, gun control measure goes around Legislature to voters

Supporters and opponents of gun control initiative campaign didn’t pause while the courts decided whether it would be on the ballot.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

DeVos says she won’t take action on funding to arm teachers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action” regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

NRA, others sue Edmonds over gun storage law

The National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation and two residents in the Seattle suburb of Edmonds are suing the city over its new gun storage law.


NRA sues New York officials for hurting ability to operate

The National Rifle Association is suffering grave financial harm that threatens its ability to pursue its advocacy mission because of a blacklisting campaign by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 7 p.m.

NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law

The National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation and two Seattle residents are suing the city over its new gun-safety law.


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Florida stopped doing gun permit checks for more than a year

For more than a year, Florida failed to do national background checks that could have disqualified people from gaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon.


The Parkland students outpaced them. So the pro-Trump media was prepared for the Santa Fe school shooting.

The NRA’s Twitter account used to go silent for days after a mass shooting. Not so much in 2018. A day after 10 people died in Santa Fe, Texas, @NRA …


Ryan Moore: The NRA is the true gun safety organization

I’m proud to be a life member of the National Rifle Association. The NRA was founded in the 19th century and it’s an organization that is committed to gun safety …


Oklahoma governor vetoes gun carry bill in defeat for NRA

Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill late Friday that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training, dealing a rare defeat to the National …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

Iran-Contra figure Oliver North named president of the NRA

Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North, the gung-ho Marine at the center of the Iran-Contra affair three decades ago, was named president Monday of the National Rifle Association, giving it star …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 2:34 p.m.

Trump salutes NRA, says elect Republicans to save gun rights

Months after the horror of the Parkland school shootings in Florida, President Donald Trump stood before cheering members of the National Rifle Association on Friday and implored them to elect …


French anger mounts after Trump says Paris needs more guns

Former French President Francois Hollande has two words for U.S. President Donald Trump’s claim that gun-toting Parisians could have thwarted Islamic State attackers at Paris’ Bataclan concert hall: “indecent and …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Yeti cut ties with NRA, so a SC man filled his cooler with explosives and shot it, video shows

Since YETI Coolers cut ties with the National Rifle Association, there has been outcry on social media and talk of a boycott of the fashionable coolers.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

Ted Nugent: Parkland teens attacking the NRA have ‘no soul’

Rocker Ted Nugent says the Florida students calling for gun control have “no soul” and are “mushy brained children.”


Francis Wilkinson: NRA’s blunders fueled the gun-safety marches

The confluence of those forces – opposing sexism, racism, corruption – into the March for Our Lives is only the latest confirmation of how spectacularly the National Rifle Association has …


Delta helps hundreds of students fly to D.C. for gun protest

Delta Air Lines donated three round-trip charter flights that allowed hundreds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to participate in the “March for Our Lives” protest against gun violence …


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 10 p.m.

Heartbroken by gun violence: Rallies across US demand change

In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into …


Froma Harrop: Students, don’t let the gun lobby wear you down

Only three students were shot at an American school Tuesday. Two of them were hospitalized, and only the 17-year-old gunman died. This made the attack at a southern Maryland high …


Debra J. Saunders: Trump’s tough talk on guns and NRA gives way to political reality

During a February White House discussion on school safety, President Donald Trump singled out Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., for not including a provision to raise the legal age to buy …


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 1:20 p.m.

Gun background check system riddled with flaws

Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nation’s gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions to keep weapons out of the hands of …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Soon after governor signs gun bill, NRA sues to block it

Weeks after their children were gunned down in the worst high school shooting since Columbine, parents of the victims stood in the Florida Capitol and watched Gov. Rick Scott sign …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Study: NRA gave $7 million to hundreds of schools

The National Rifle Association has dramatically increased its funding to schools in recent years amid a national debate over guns and school violence, an Associated Press analysis of tax records …


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Report: Washington No. 1 for NRA state candidate contributions

The Seattle Times reports that the National Rifle Association has been spending more money on state elections in Washington than any other state in recent years.


Delta rethinks discounts for ‘divisive’ groups after NRA fracas

Delta Air Lines Inc. is studying whether to end discounts for “politically divisive” organizations, after a firestorm over its decision to terminate a deal with the National Rifle Association.


Megan McArdle: Publicly slighting millions of NRA members isn’t good for business – or America

Remember when companies tried to stay out of politics? I’d imagine Delta Air Lines is recalling those days very fondly. The airline bowed to pressure from liberal activists to stop …


It’s clear Trump is hazy in outlining gun measure priorities

In his quest to tackle gun violence, President Donald Trump has alternated between calling for tougher laws and declaring his fealty to the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms, leaving …


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 …