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Colt suspends production of AR-15 for civilian market, citing ‘excessive manufacturing capacity’

Colt’s Manufacturing Co. is suspending production of rifles for the civilian market, including the popular AR-15 used in fatal mass shootings and that figures prominently in a national debate between …

UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Steady stream of Spokane gun owners shed bump stocks in state program

For one gun owner, the bump stock was just a hunk of plastic that didn’t work as advertised and had been taking up space in his drawer for the past …

UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 1:12 p.m.

Judge: Assault weapons ban doesn’t violate 2nd Amendment

Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling Friday upholding Massachusetts’ ban on the weapons.

Ohio youth baseball league raffling off AR-15, other guns

An Ohio youth baseball league is raffling off an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and other guns for a fundraiser to reduce registration fees.

UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 9:07 a.m.

Spokane County GOP weighs gun raffle at annual fundraiser; Chaffetz to speak

The Spokane County GOP is considering whether to continue raffling guns as part of its annual Lincoln Day fundraiser, said Stephanie Cates, chairwoman of the party.

UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Florida lawmakers debate school-safety bill in rare session

The Florida Senate spent hours debating a bill to increase school safety and restrict gun purchases in a rare Saturday session that often turned into a debate on gun control …

Oregon youth softball program to raffle AR-15-style gun

An Oregon youth softball program has decided to move forward with plans to raffle off an AR-15-style assault weapon as part of its fundraiser.

Spokane-area schools prepare for student walkouts demanding stricter gun control

Some of her classmates say it’s no use, that nothing can – or will – be done to prevent another mass shooting. But Christina Morrison, a junior at Freeman High …

UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

Trio accused of assault, pointing rifle at pedestrians near WSU Greek Row

Pullman police arrested three men early Friday after reports that they assaulted four men and pointed a rifle at pedestrians in the Greek Row area.

In some parts of open-carry America, even a trip to Wal-Mart can require an AR-15

In a country of relaxing gun laws where it’s now legal to open-carry in 45 states and there are 14.5 million people with carry permits, every day seems to bring …

Pastor who won AR-15 raffle may have violated Oregon law

A pastor in an affluent suburb of Portland may have run afoul of Oregon law when he transferred an AR-15 assault rifle that he won in a softball league raffle …

Mukilteo police: Man read gun manual just before shooting up party

A 19-year-old man who shot and killed three people Saturday at a party in suburban Seattle was so unfamiliar with his newly purchased AR-15 semi-automatic rifle that he parked his …

Dallas police killer was loner, followed black militants

The man who killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven others was described as a loner, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and a follower of black militant …

Among Dallas sniper victims: A newlywed, a veteran, parents

One officer was a newlywed. Another had survived multiple tours in Iraq. A protester was shot trying to shield her sons. The stories of those killed or wounded in a …

Dallas suspect amassed personal arsenal at suburban home

An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers amassed a personal arsenal at his suburban home, including bomb-making materials, bulletproof vests, rifles, ammunition and …

Florida congressional candidate announces AR-15 giveaway

A candidate running for Congress in the Florida Panhandle has announced a Facebook contest to give away a semi-automatic rifle.

In brief: Spokane police investigate theft of officer’s rifle

One of the Spokane Police Department’s assault-style AR-15 rifles was stolen from an off-duty officer’s personal vehicle last month, and an investigation has led to an arrest in the case. …

‘Constitutionalists’ protest at Spokane Valley Police Precinct

A protest spurred by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy’s statement that angered self-described constitutionalists drew more than 300 people to the Spokane Valley Police Precinct parking lot Saturday afternoon. Many …

300 protest against deputy comment; activist says people should be ‘armed equal to the police’

A protest spurred by a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy statement that angered self-described constitutionalists drew more than 300 people to the Spokane Valley Police Precinct parking lot Saturday afternoon.

AR-15 sale will raise GOP funds

State Republicans will have a chance to bid on the type of rifle at the center of the current gun-control vs. gun rights debate, an AR-15, at their spring fundraiser …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2013, 10:15 a.m.

Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

President Barack Obama is announcing a $500 million package of executive actions and legislative proposals aimed at reducing gun violence a month after a mass shooting in Connecticut killed 20 …

WSP gets chided for letter that seeks gun

OLYMPIA – Three dozen legislators are taking the Washington State Patrol to task for sending a letter to gun dealers that they fear is an unconstitutional “fishing expedition.” The patrol, …