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Washington Legislature could see push to limit gun magazines

Gun control advocates will put their weight behind an effort to restrict high-capacity magazines as the 2020 Legislature considers a series of bills on firearms.


Virginia’s highest court upholds weapons ban at gun rally

Virginia’s Supreme Court has upheld a ban on firearms at a pro-gun rally in the state’s capital next week


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

State Rep. Matt Shea to gun rally in Olympia: Never back down

After a week in which he was officially removed from his committee assignments and moved to the back of the House floor, Rep. Matt Shea got a welcome more akin …


Prospect of gun control in Virginia draws threats, promise of armed protest

Gun rights advocates and militia members from across the country are urging thousands of armed protesters to descend on Virginia’s capital later this month to stop newly empowered Democrats from …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

U.S. mass killings hit new high in 2019, most were shootings

The number of mass killings carried out in the United States in 2019 is one of the biggest ever


Washington attorney general, legislators pushing for stricter gun control laws

Attorney General Bob Ferguson and a group of Democratic legislators will try for more gun control legislation next year with a push for pending bills that would ban the sale …


Helen Ubinas: I heard school shooting survivors’ stories. Then it happened again in California

The dozens of people at a recent book-reading knew it might not be long before another school attack. But less than 24 hours later?


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Seattle judge keeps ban on internet sales of 3D-printed gun plans

Plans for making plastic guns with a 3D printer have to stay off the internet, at least for now, because the Trump administration failed to follow proper procedures for changing …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Trump abandons proposing ideas to curb gun violence after saying he would following mass shootings

President Donald Trump has abandoned the idea of releasing proposals to combat gun violence that his White House debated for months following mass shootings in August, according to White House …


California adopts broadest US rules for seizing guns

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other …


Gun control risks losing momentum as impeachment fever rises

After mass shootings in Ohio and Texas this summer, gun control burst back on the scene as a major political issue for Democrats. Now it risks taking a back seat …


Arizona gun store swipes at gun control with ‘Beto Special’

A suburban Phoenix gun store owner says he will continue offering assault-style rifles at a discount in response to presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s call to confiscate them.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Trump says gun negotiations going ‘very slowly’

President Donald Trump on Thursday poured cold water on prospects for a bipartisan compromise on gun legislation, even as Attorney General William Barr circulated a draft plan on Capitol Hill …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

McConnell says Congress in ‘holding pattern’ on gun control

Six weeks after a pair of mass shootings killed more than 30 people, Congress remains “in a holding pattern” on gun control as lawmakers await proposals from the White House, …


New Zealand plans further restrictions to gun ownership

Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand’s government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

Senators pitch Trump on expanded gun background check bill

Senators pushing to require background checks for private gun sales made a fresh pitch to President Donald Trump on Wednesday amid continued gridlock over legislation to curb gun violence following …


Gun legislation stalls as congressional leaders trade barbs

Congress appears no closer to approving legislation to curb gun violence as President Donald Trump wavers.


McConnell says he’s waiting on Trump to chart path on guns

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans are waiting on the White House to chart a path forward on gun violence legislation


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019

Gun owners look beyond the NRA for representation

As the National Rifle Association’s troubles pile up, firearms owners are joining forces with an unlikely ally – gun control groups. At the same time, various pro-gun organizations at the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Trump eyes mental institutions as answer to gun violence

When shots rang out last year at a high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving 17 people dead, President Donald Trump quickly turned his thoughts to creating more mental institutions.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019

Trump: Again open to strengthening gun background checks

President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be careful that closing what he calls “loopholes” doesn’t clear the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Unified Dems press Trump, GOP on curbing guns

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 …


Francis Wilkinson: ‘Guns don’t kill people, bullets do’

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

McConnell wants to consider gun background checks in fall

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

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

McConnell, GOP Senate unlikely to act swiftly on guns

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence.


Democrats: Trump should demand Senate vote on gun bill

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

Trump vows urgent action after shootings, offers few details

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

GOP-led Virginia Legislature abruptly adjourns gun session

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

New I-1639 rules for buying a semi-automatic rifle start today

New rules for buying a semi-automatic rifle, storing firearms in Washington start today.