Stories tagged: gun control
Tue., Jan. 21, 2020
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.
Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
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
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 …
Sun., Jan. 5, 2020
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
The number of mass killings carried out in the United States in 2019 is one of the biggest ever
Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
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 …
Sat., Nov. 16, 2019
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
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
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 …
Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
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 …
Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
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 …
Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
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
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
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, …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
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 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 …
Tue., Sept. 10, 2019
Congress appears no closer to approving legislation to curb gun violence as President Donald Trump wavers.
Tue., Sept. 3, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence.
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
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
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
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 rules for buying a semi-automatic rifle, storing firearms in Washington start today.