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Senators pushing to require background checks for private gun sales made a fresh pitch to President Donald Trump on Wednesday amid continued gridlock over legislation to curb gun violence following a summer of more mass shootings.
President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.
The goal must be to find out what went wrong in order make corrections to ensure the federal law is followed. No, it won’t prevent all mass shootings, but it could reduce the number. It would be progress.
A federal appeals court panel has unanimously rejected a challenge to Washington’s law requiring background checks for gun transfers.
Putting those under psychiatric care on watch lists unfairly jeopardizes rights.
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 of the cartoon-motif Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program, which is sponsored by the National Rifle Association and offered free to schools. It calls for the state’s schools, preschools, early-learning centers and licensed day care facilities to consider using the program but doesn’t require them to do so.