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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.

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

benefits of changes would help but not solve violence problem.

David Ignatius: Nation must rethink access to assault weapons

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

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, 11:06 p.m.

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 …

Gun activists gather, as control activists plan to grade legislators on which way they vote

OLYMPIA – Voter-approved background checks on private gun purchases are unconstitutional and therefore not law, Rep. Matt Shea told gun-rights activists Thursday on the steps of the Capitol. “An unconstitutional …

Hundreds protest I-594 at Olympia gun-rights rally

OLYMPIA – Hundreds of gun-rights advocates, some dressed in camouflage and a few wearing Santa hats, gathered Saturday on the Capitol grounds to denounce the background-check law Washington voters approved …

Gun rights activists plan I-594 protest at Capitol

OLYMPIA – Gun rights activists plan to bring their firearms to the Capitol next month to engage in civil disobedience by violating the new background check law that they despise. …

Election 2014: I-591, I-594 differ over gun control

The duel between gun-control initiatives is not just a high-stakes clash between philosophies; it also pits a measure that’s short and sweet against one that features in-depth detail. Initiative 591, …

Riccelli, Benn discuss views on gun control, marijuana

The candidates for 3rd Legislative District state representative, position 1, were asked the same questions on key issues. Here are their answers to two questions, read about their top priorities, …

Gun control measure backing from Seattle region

The vast majority of money supporting the initiative to expand background checks on guns comes from just 10 ZIP codes in the Seattle area, much of it from people with …

Medical Examiner: James Brady’s death a homicide

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokeswoman says a Virginia medical examiner has notified police that this week’s death of former White House press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide.

Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

WASHINGTON — James Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and undertook a personal crusade for …

2 Washington state gun initiatives draw $3.5M in contributions

Two gun initiatives headed toward Washington’s November ballot have attracted nearly $3.5 million in contributions so far.

Two gun control issues will be on Washington ballot

OLYMPIA – Washington voters will face a pair of gun control issues this fall and will probably decide whether to have fewer students in some public school classes. But, because …

Spin Control: Business magazine gives Washington top score again

OLYMPIA – Workers of Washington rejoice. You’re in the best state in which to make a living. At least that’s the view of, an online business magazine that put …

Contradictory gun initiatives favored by majority, poll shows

OLYMPIA – Washington voters appear confused about a pair of contradictory gun initiatives that will be on the November ballot and could approve both this fall, a new survey suggests. …

Inslee signs domestic violence-gun law

OLYMPIA – When her ex-husband pointed a gun at her and threatened to blow her head off while she knelt in her Spokane living room, there was a point when …

Shawn Vestal: Gun hearing draws NRA, familiar attitudes

Surely you’ve heard. The government wants to take your guns. The government may act like it doesn’t want to take your guns, but you definitely should not believe that, because …