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Man charged after toddler finds gun, shoots himself in face

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.


Highway gunman motivated by police shootings, authorities say

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.


Rare restraint, calls for understanding from candidates

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both called off political events Friday, hours after five police officers were killed in Dallas during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men …


UPDATED: Fri., July 8, 2016, 10 a.m.

Man exchanges gunfire with Georgia police officer

Authorities say a suspect exchanged gunfire with a police officer in south Georgia, but it’s unclear if anyone was wounded.


Hundreds protest in Seattle against recent police shootings

Hundreds of people marched through downtown Seattle to protest the police-related shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.


Ryan: ‘All options’ available for punishing Democrats for sit-in

Speaker Paul Ryan is considering options for punishing Democrats for last month’s House floor sit-in and hasn’t ruled out anything, the Wisconsin Republican said Thursday.


Conservative opposition endangers House Republican gun bill

Conservative opposition put a House Republican gun and anti-terrorism bill in jeopardy Wednesday, even as Democrats pressed for election-year votes on their proposals to stiffen firearm curbs.


Order in the House? Not so fast

House members return to Washington this week with battle lines drawn: Democrats vow to continue disrupting order until they get a vote on a gun control bill they support. Speaker …


California gun control bills sent to governor

Spurred by outrage over recent mass shootings, California lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a sweeping package of gun control bills, including a ban on the sale of semi-automatic …


Here’s who can carry a concealed gun in Idaho starting Friday

Starting Friday, Idaho will become the eighth state in the nation to allow most residents age 21 or older to carry concealed guns without a permit – even inside cities, …


Missouri governor vetoes sweeping gun rights bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a gun measure Monday that would allow the concealed carry of firearms without a permit and expand residents’ rights to stand and fight against perceived …


Court upholds reach of US gun ban for domestic violence

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the broad reach of a federal law that bars people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns.


Gun control effort survives in Senate

House Republicans steamrolled efforts by their Democratic colleagues to secure a vote on gun control legislation Thursday, but a bipartisan proposal in the Senate narrowly survived to fight another day.


After Orlando, slight cracks in gun-rights’ grip on Congress

The mere introduction Friday of a proposal backed by five Republicans and four Democrats highlights the post-Orlando, election-year pressures some lawmakers feel for action. One sponsor said that when the …


Amy Goodman: ‘Making a way’ on gun control

This historic protest was demanding what can only be called a meager measure, delaying suspected terrorists from buying guns. What about restoring the assault-weapons ban?


Lewis, who shed blood for civil rights, leads Dems on guns

Rep. John Lewis, who shed blood in Selma for civil rights, sat shoulder to shoulder with fellow Democrats on the House floor as the leader of an extraordinary protest demanding …


UPDATED: Wed., June 22, 2016, 8:30 p.m.

Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protest over guns

Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House’s legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures. Exasperated …


GOP senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal

A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the chamber split along party lines to …


Florida congressional candidate announces AR-15 giveaway

A candidate running for Congress in the Florida Panhandle has announced a Facebook contest to give away a semi-automatic rifle.


A divided Senate answers Orlando with gridlock on gun curbs

Democrats get their long-sought votes on gun control a week after the massacre in Orlando, Florida, but election-year politics and the powerful National Rifle Association dim any prospects for changes …


Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons bans in place

The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, in the aftermath of the shooting attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that …


Democratic senator frustrated by inaction on guns wages filibuster

A Democratic senator waged a filibuster into the night Wednesday, an attempt to force a vote on gun control legislation three days after 49 people were killed at a Florida …


Editorials: Can’t disengage from shootings if you want change

Viewed through the prism of our laws, we seem more frightened by the prospect of one legitimate purchaser being inconvenienced than a hundred dangerous people loading up on guns and …


Terrorist watch list no obstacle to buying weapons, data show

More than 90 percent of known or suspected terrorists who’ve attempted to buy weapons since 2004 have passed a background check and been approved for the purchase, new government statistics …


Six shot in downtown Oakland, 1 in grave condition

Oakland police say six people have been shot in the city’s downtown area and that a teenage girl is in critical condition.


Man going to gay pride event had numerous weapons, police say

Police found a loaded assault rifle with magazines rigged to allow 60 shots to be fired in quick succession, along with 15 pounds of chemicals mixed and ready to explode …


UPDATED: Tue., June 14, 2016, 9:23 p.m.

Obama dismisses Trump comments as more details emerge about Orlando killer

As federal authorities weigh whether to charge the wife of Orlando mass killer Omar Mateen, a stern President Barack Obama dismissed Donald Trump’s charge that Democrats have failed to clamp …


Gun injuries: Are they getting more deadly?

New research suggests that between the years 2000 and 2013, the injuries sustained by victims of firearms violence grew both more severe and more deadly, even as mortality from other …


Court rules concealed carry not basic right

In a victory for gun control advocates, a federal appeals court said Thursday people do not have a right to carry concealed weapons in public under the 2nd Amendment.


Trump accepts NRA endorsement despite past views on guns

In December 2012, Donald Trump praised President Barack Obama’s comments about the shooting deaths at a Newtown, Conn., school. Nearly four years later, he accepted the endorsement of the National …