Stories tagged: gun control
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016
The happiest of seasons is also among the deadliest: Unintentional shootings spike during the holidays, and are more likely to occur than any other time of the year, according to …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016
Mountain View School District inched closer Monday night toward adopting a policy that would allow school personnel to carry weapons on its campuses.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016
Liberty University is planning to open a state-of-the-art shooting range on campus next fall as part of the conservative Evangelical Christian School’s commitment to promoting gun ownership and firearm sports.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016
The CEO of Levi’s is asking customers and employees not to bring guns into its stores, offices or facilities, even in states where it’s legal.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016
Chicago saw one of its most violent Thanksgiving holidays in years, with eight people killed and 62 others wounded between late Wednesday afternoon and early Monday.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016
A Marion County Circuit judge who is fighting to convince the Oregon Supreme Court to let him keep his seat has been arraigned on felony charges that he twice provided …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016
Five people were killed and at least 32 others were wounded in shootings in Chicago from Friday afternoon to early Monday, a weekend when city, state, county and federal police …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016
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
Spokane voters supported new court orders to prevent gun violence but opposed a higher minimum wage.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Voters will decide whether Washington judges should be able to order people considered dangerous to give up their guns.
Tue., July 19, 2016
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
Rappers The Game and Snoop Dogg are organizing a summit with Los Angeles-area gang members to discuss ways to curb violence.