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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Senators pitch Trump on expanded gun background check bill

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 2:03 p.m.

Trump says he wants background checks, also reassures NRA

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 …


Outside View: Enforcing gun laws would be progress

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Appeals court upholds Washington gun background check law

A federal appeals court panel has unanimously rejected a challenge to Washington’s law requiring background checks for gun transfers.