Stories tagged: gun control
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.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
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.
Authorities say a suspect exchanged gunfire with a police officer in south Georgia, but it’s unclear if anyone was wounded.
Thu., July 7, 2016, 10:43 p.m.
Hundreds of people marched through downtown Seattle to protest the police-related shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.
Thu., July 7, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
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.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:31 a.m.
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.
Tue., July 5, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
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 …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
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 …
Tue., June 28, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
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, …
Mon., June 27, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
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 …
Mon., June 27, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the broad reach of a federal law that bars people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns.
Fri., June 24, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
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.
Fri., June 24, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
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 …
Fri., June 24, 2016
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?
Thu., June 23, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
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 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 …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
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 …
Mon., June 20, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
A candidate running for Congress in the Florida Panhandle has announced a Facebook contest to give away a semi-automatic rifle.
Mon., June 20, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
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 …
Mon., June 20, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
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 …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 9:05 p.m.
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 …
Wed., June 15, 2016
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 …
Tue., June 14, 2016, 8:25 p.m.
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 …
Tue., June 14, 2016, 8:07 p.m.
Oakland police say six people have been shot in the city’s downtown area and that a teenage girl is in critical condition.
Tue., June 14, 2016, 7:49 p.m.
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.
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 …
Tue., June 14, 2016, 6:41 p.m.
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 …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 11:27 a.m.
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.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
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 …