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Petitioner pushing for guns at Republican convention uses Spokane as fake hometown

Jim, AKA the Hyperationalist, said he launched an online petition using Spokane as a location because of its “everytown U.S.A.” image.

Mom shot by 4-year-old was apparent gun rights advocate

A northeast Florida woman whose 4-year-old son accidentally shot her in the back while they were traveling in her pickup truck is apparently a gun lover who made numerous social …

21 shot over 20 hours in Chicago

CHICAGO – Two people were killed and 19 others were wounded over 20 hours in Chicago from Tuesday through early Wednesday, the equivalent of someone shot every 58 minutes. The …

Billings man gets 80 years for fatal shooting

A Billings man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for shooting another man to death during an argument in April.

Police: Teen didn’t want to go to school, shoots family

A 16-year-old boy got into an argument with his family when he didn’t want to get out of bed and go to school and he shot his grandmother, a younger …

Man gets 25 years for southern Idaho laundromat shooting

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho – An Idaho man has been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison for shooting a Mountain Home Air Force Base airman at a laundry in …

Ohio school district welcomes students back after shootings

Students have returned to school in a southwest Ohio district two days after authorities say a 14-year-old boy shot students in a cafeteria.

Man holding gun accidentally kills himself while taking photo

A 43-year-old Concrete man died Sunday after accidentally shooting himself in the face with what he thought was an unloaded gun.

Idaho Senate spikes felon firearm ban bill

The Idaho Senate has spiked legislation that would have expanded the list of the worst kind of felons banned from owning firearms.

Georgia businessman requires handguns for his office workers

The owner of a Georgia-based insurance firm is requiring all of his employees to get permits to carry concealed weapons and providing each of them with a handgun.

Privatized gun registration has backing of House lawmakers

Idaho Republicans are backing a measure that would exempt the acquisition of sawed off shotguns, machine guns and silencers from public records request.

Gun-safety group wants new ballot measure

A gun-safety group is turning its attention to voters in Washington state after lawmakers failed to pass a bill to create “extreme-risk protection orders. These are orders that would let …

Fight over San Bernardino gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact

An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications for millions of cellphone users after a federal magistrate ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI hack into an iPhone …

Americans pack classes to learn how to survive a shooting

Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting.

Chicago homicides up dramatically in January

Chicago police are reporting a dramatic spike in the number of homicides and shootings in the city’s bloodiest January for at least 16 years.

As mass killings rise, how can sheriffs keep guns from mentally unstable?

WASHINGTON – Before issuing thousands of permits each year for North Carolinians to buy handguns, sheriffs in some counties across that state have gone through an oft-futile exercise. Relying on …

Leonard Pitts: Right ridicules Obama’s tears

NRA, GOP embrace guns, not shooting victims, families.

Gov. Jay Inslee orders more state data on gun violence

Gov. Jay Inslee ordered state agencies to come up with more data on gun deaths and determine whether people violating the state’s background check law are being prosecuted.

Inslee to unveil initiative to fight gun violence

Gov. Jay Inslee to announce an initiative on gun safety and mental health Wednesday.

Mitch Albom: Gun rights will eventually curtail other rights

Surveillance, interrogations and immigration reforms will address the security risk created by widespread gun ownership.

David Ignatius: Nation must rethink access to assault weapons

Suspected terrorists cannot fly, but they can buy a gun.

Ramesh Ponnuru: Gun control, mental health reform only do so much

benefits of changes would help but not solve violence problem.

Milbank: Gun foes shift focus to background checks

States taking the initiative because Congress won’t act.

Jamie Tobias Neely: There’s no way to suppress shooter names

Controlling guns, not information, a better way to stop mass shootings.

Backed by moms and money, gun-safety group expands its clout

A gun-control organization backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg that enlists mothers to speak out against gun violence is racking up some modest victories around the U.S., employing the state-by-state strategy …

Smart Bombs: Gun lobby’s solution to shootings riddled with holes

The gun lobby’s arguments are riddled with holes, but let’s follow the logic see if we can end the carnage.

Steve Massey: Safe society is one that embraces God

Faith and Values column: A return to God could be the best way to stem tide of mass shootings.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2015

Vestal: ‘They’re coming for your guns’ paranoia makes a mockery of real victims of mass shootings

Maybe you thought the nine dead and the torn-apart community of Roseburg, Ore., were the victims of the latest school gun massacre. But in this case, as with all of …

Inslee: Look for ways to cut gun violence

Gov. Jay Inslee wants to find ways to reduce gun violence but doesn’t have a specific proposal yet.

Inslee signs Sheena Henderson Law as victim’s family looks on

OLYMPIA – The family and friends of a Spokane woman killed by her estranged husband in a murder-suicide last summer watched Tuesday as the bill they hope will prevent similar …