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Supreme Court lets local ban on assault weapons stand

In a victory for gun-control advocates, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected a 2nd Amendment challenge to laws that forbid the sale or possession of semiautomatic weapons that carry more …


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 …


NRA says assault weapons ban unlikely

WASHINGTON – The president of the National Rifle Association expressed confidence Sunday that Congress will not pass a new ban on assault weapons, a major aim of gun-control proponents after …


Voter backlash lingers for supporters of weapons ban

As President Barack Obama set up a task force to recommend ways to prevent tragedies like the mass murders in Newtown, Conn., a progressive group in Washington joined the call …


Obama: Ban assault weapons

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, and said Vice President Joe Biden would lead an …


Editorial: Gun-ban bill takes too scattershot an approach

Last November, a man with a handgun executed four Lakewood, Wash., police officers in a coffee shop. Nearly a month later, a man with a handgun and rifle ambushed two …


Bill would ban some semi-automatics

OLYMPIA – A proposal to ban certain semi-automatic firearms was praised by the mother of a shooting victim and a city police chief Tuesday, but panned by gun-rights activists. The …


Proposed ban on some assault weapons gets mixed reviews

OLYMPIA — A proposal to ban certain semi-automatic firearms was praised by the mother of a shooting victim and a city police chief Tuesday, but panned by gun-rights activists.