Stories tagged: gun control
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Jurors on Friday told a judge they can’t reach a decision after three days of deliberations in the murder trial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 6 p.m.
Spokane voters supported new court orders to prevent gun violence but opposed a higher minimum wage.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., maker of handguns carried by Civil War soldiers and Clint Eastwood’s 1970s police character Dirty Harry, is looking to change its name.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
Washington state’s system for conducting background checks on someone trying to buy a firearm is fragmented and “specific improvements” are needed.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson repeated his call for a crackdown on repeat gun offenders after weekend violence marked the deadliest so far in what has been the city’s most …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
Los Angeles police released surveillance video Tuesday showing an 18-year-old black suspect running from police while holding what appears to be a gun in his left hand just before he …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
Five people were killed in shootings across Chicago over the weekend, including a 17-year-old girl in the Back of the Yards neighborhood and a man just outside a station on …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
A Montana city will require background checks for any private gun sales that occur within its borders.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016
Initiative 1491 would allow courts to order people judged to be a danger to themselves or others to surrender any firearms they own and ban them from buying new ones. …
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
A group advocating for open-carry laws is being criticized for burning an effigy of Gov. Kate Brown outside the state capitol.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
Vestal: Can a modest proposal to keep guns from troubled family members pass? An initiative aims to find out
How well a gun-control initiative fares with voters this fall may tell us whether we’re at the tip of a wave – where modest proposals to make the country safer …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
Just 3 percent of American adults own half of the nation’s firearms, according to the results of a Harvard-Northeastern survey of 4,000 gun owners.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
The Chicago Police Department launched mandatory training designed to help officers de-escalate conflicts, including situations involving the use of force and mental health issues.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 7:26 p.m.
More than 3,000 people have been shot in Chicago so far this year, more than all of last year, with 30 percent of the shootings in just three police districts …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
The man who shot President Ronald Reagan is scheduled to leave a Washington mental hospital for good on Saturday, more than 35 years after the shooting. A federal judge ruled …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson calls for Legislature to ban assault weapons but head of Senate committee that would handle bill raises doubts it can pass.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the 2nd Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
Monday was the deadliest day in Chicago in 13 years, and 10-year-old Tavon Tanner got caught in the worst of the gun violence as he played with his twin sister …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
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 …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 9:21 a.m.
The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations. Terms like contagion and copycat killing apply …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 5:22 p.m.
Voters will decide whether Washington judges should be able to order people considered dangerous to give up their guns.
Tue., July 19, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
Hundreds of people, white and black, attended a rally supporting law-enforcement officers at Baton Rouge police headquarters, about a mile from where three officers were shot to death Sunday morning.
Sun., July 17, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Rappers The Game and Snoop Dogg are organizing a summit with Los Angeles-area gang members to discuss ways to curb violence.
UPDATED: Sun., July 17, 2016, 8:38 p.m.
An Ohio man says he decided to visit Cleveland’s Public Square armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun the day before the start of the Republican National Convention to …
Sat., July 16, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
It’s not just Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton who are so different from each other. On the eve of back-to-back political conventions, Republicans and Democrats across the land see their …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Baltimore police officers responding to the sound of gunshots fatally shot a man who fired at them with an AR-15 style rifle, authorities said Friday.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Gov. Kate Brown is launching a series of gun-control efforts in Oregon and urging national bans on assault weapons and stronger state gun laws in the wake of recent mass …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
A black man killed in front of a convenience store was remembered Friday as the “meaning of southern hospitality” and a good man whose death at the hands of two …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
The boyfriend of a woman whose 2-year-old son shot himself in the face at a Seattle motel has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday.