Stories tagged: gun control
Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 2:43 p.m.
President Donald Trump on Thursday poured cold water on prospects for a bipartisan compromise on gun legislation, even as Attorney General William Barr circulated a draft plan on Capitol Hill …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 4:29 p.m.
Six weeks after a pair of mass shootings killed more than 30 people, Congress remains “in a holding pattern” on gun control as lawmakers await proposals from the White House, …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 10:01 p.m.
Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand’s government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 8:19 p.m.
Congress appears no closer to approving legislation to curb gun violence as President Donald Trump wavers.
Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 6:39 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans are waiting on the White House to chart a path forward on gun violence legislation
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019, 10:27 p.m.
As the National Rifle Association’s troubles pile up, firearms owners are joining forces with an unlikely ally – gun control groups. At the same time, various pro-gun organizations at the …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
When shots rang out last year at a high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving 17 people dead, President Donald Trump quickly turned his thoughts to creating more mental institutions.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 11:26 a.m.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be careful that closing what he calls “loopholes” doesn’t clear the …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 5:16 p.m.
Democrats pressed President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to approve House-passed legislation expanding background checks and to take other steps curbing guns, in an offensive …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
Americans buy guns designed and marketed as hyper-lethal. They fill their magazines with bullets specifically manufactured to rip human bodies to shreds and make human lives unsavable.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 11:02 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants to consider background checks and other gun violence bills when lawmakers return.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 10:18 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers defends right to own guns, criticizes Donald Trump’s rhetoric in Spokane town hall
The eight-term congresswoman said she couldn’t support a ban on the sale of assault-style weapons but would support laws that would create a path for guns to be taken away …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence.
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
If President Donald Trump is serious about strengthening gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings, he should demand that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put a House-passed bill …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 8:22 p.m.
Speaking out against weekend mass shootings that rocked a nation, President Donald Trump on Monday called for bipartisan solutions to the bloodshed but offered few details and faced pointed questions …
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
Less than two hours after beginning a special session called in response to a mass shooting, Virginia lawmakers abruptly adjourned Tuesday and postponed any movement on gun laws until after …
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 8:34 a.m.
New rules for buying a semi-automatic rifle, storing firearms in Washington start today.
Tue., June 4, 2019, 6:18 p.m.
Four days after the deadly mass shooting in Virginia, the governor is calling on lawmakers to return this summer to take up gun-control legislation
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 9:02 a.m.
New gun laws could be “model” for rest of country, Gov. Jay Inslee says.
Sat., March 30, 2019
John Hart: I gave up my gun after the New Zealand mosque shootings. Why are Americans mad at me for it?
A few New Zealanders have an emotional attachment to their firearms, as they might with any piece of equipment that had served them well over a lifetime. But no one …
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 6:41 a.m.
Senate committee reconsiders ban on untraceable “ghost guns” made from 3D printers.
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 6:22 p.m.
A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll …
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban Thursday on sales of “military-style” semi-automatic and automatic weapons like the ones used in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that …
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:52 a.m.
Washington Legislature approves bill to buy back bump stocks for $150 each before they become illegal
Bump-stock buyback program will be quick, if the Legislature agrees to a plan that comes up with the money.
Tue., March 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
Senate passes restrictions on guns in day care centers.
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:14 p.m.
Washington gun dealers will be required to conduct enhanced background checks when selling semi-automatic rifles starting July 1, even if they disagree with the initiative that requires them, Gov. Jay …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring federal background checks for all firearms sales and transfers, the first major gun control legislation considered by Congress in nearly 25 …
Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
President Donald Trump is threatening to veto two Democratic bills expanding federal background checks on gun purchases, saying they do not sufficiently protect gun owners’ Second Amendment rights.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 9:52 p.m.
Proposed additions to gun-free zones advance but don’t include libraries.