Stories tagged: gun control
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 5:16 p.m.
Democrats pressed President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to approve House-passed legislation expanding background checks and to take other steps curbing guns, in an offensive …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
Americans buy guns designed and marketed as hyper-lethal. They fill their magazines with bullets specifically manufactured to rip human bodies to shreds and make human lives unsavable.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 11:02 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants to consider background checks and other gun violence bills when lawmakers return.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 10:18 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers defends right to own guns, criticizes Donald Trump’s rhetoric in Spokane town hall
The eight-term congresswoman said she couldn’t support a ban on the sale of assault-style weapons but would support laws that would create a path for guns to be taken away …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence.
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
If President Donald Trump is serious about strengthening gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings, he should demand that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put a House-passed bill …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 8:22 p.m.
Speaking out against weekend mass shootings that rocked a nation, President Donald Trump on Monday called for bipartisan solutions to the bloodshed but offered few details and faced pointed questions …
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
Less than two hours after beginning a special session called in response to a mass shooting, Virginia lawmakers abruptly adjourned Tuesday and postponed any movement on gun laws until after …
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 8:34 a.m.
New rules for buying a semi-automatic rifle, storing firearms in Washington start today.
Tue., June 4, 2019, 6:18 p.m.
Four days after the deadly mass shooting in Virginia, the governor is calling on lawmakers to return this summer to take up gun-control legislation
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 9:02 a.m.
New gun laws could be “model” for rest of country, Gov. Jay Inslee says.
Sat., March 30, 2019
John Hart: I gave up my gun after the New Zealand mosque shootings. Why are Americans mad at me for it?
A few New Zealanders have an emotional attachment to their firearms, as they might with any piece of equipment that had served them well over a lifetime. But no one …
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 6:41 a.m.
Senate committee reconsiders ban on untraceable “ghost guns” made from 3D printers.
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 6:22 p.m.
A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll …
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban Thursday on sales of “military-style” semi-automatic and automatic weapons like the ones used in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that …
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:52 a.m.
Washington Legislature approves bill to buy back bump stocks for $150 each before they become illegal
Bump-stock buyback program will be quick, if the Legislature agrees to a plan that comes up with the money.
Tue., March 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
Senate passes restrictions on guns in day care centers.
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:14 p.m.
Washington gun dealers will be required to conduct enhanced background checks when selling semi-automatic rifles starting July 1, even if they disagree with the initiative that requires them, Gov. Jay …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring federal background checks for all firearms sales and transfers, the first major gun control legislation considered by Congress in nearly 25 …
Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
President Donald Trump is threatening to veto two Democratic bills expanding federal background checks on gun purchases, saying they do not sufficiently protect gun owners’ Second Amendment rights.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 9:52 p.m.
Proposed additions to gun-free zones advance but don’t include libraries.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Public libraries, parks and child care facilities could be added to the list of gun-free zones in Washington in what supporters say is an effort to keep children safe in …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 10:13 p.m.
Rep. Matt Shea calls for a gun behind every blade of grass and people willing to fight gun control.
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 10:57 a.m.
The photos from doctors came quickly and in succession: blood-stained operating rooms, blood-covered scrubs and shoes, bullets piercing body parts and organs.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
Spokane gun dealer, others challenge Initiative 1639 in federal court.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:55 p.m.
The City Council of Republic, Washington is mulling legislation to countermand from state and national laws that limit Second Amendment gun rights, including the recently passed Initiative 1639.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 10:11 p.m.
Starting next year,
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 7:06 p.m.
Californians will have to undergo at least eight hours of training, including live-fire exercises, before carrying a concealed weapon, under one of several firearms bills acted on by Gov. Jerry …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Supporters and opponents of gun control initiative campaign didn’t pause while the courts decided whether it would be on the ballot.