Stories tagged: NRA
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 …
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017
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 …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
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 …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
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 …
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 10 p.m.
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. …
Mon., June 26, 2017
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.
Sat., June 3, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
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 …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
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 …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
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 …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 4 p.m.
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.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 7 p.m.
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.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
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.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
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 …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
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.
Sat., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Sat., 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 …