Stories tagged: gun control
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence.
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
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
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
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
New rules for buying a semi-automatic rifle, storing firearms in Washington start today.
Tue., June 4, 2019
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
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
Senate committee reconsiders ban on untraceable “ghost guns” made from 3D printers.
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019
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
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
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
Senate passes restrictions on guns in day care centers.
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019
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
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
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
Proposed additions to gun-free zones advance but don’t include libraries.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
Public libraries, parks and child care facilities could be added to the list of gun-free zones in Washington in what supporters say is an effort to keep children safe in …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
Rep. Matt Shea calls for a gun behind every blade of grass and people willing to fight gun control.
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018
The photos from doctors came quickly and in succession: blood-stained operating rooms, blood-covered scrubs and shoes, bullets piercing body parts and organs.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
Spokane gun dealer, others challenge Initiative 1639 in federal court.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
The City Council of Republic, Washington is mulling legislation to countermand from state and national laws that limit Second Amendment gun rights, including the recently passed Initiative 1639.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
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