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Delta helps hundreds of students fly to D.C. for gun protest

Delta Air Lines donated three round-trip charter flights that allowed hundreds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to participate in the “March for Our Lives” protest against gun violence …

UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 10 p.m.

Heartbroken by gun violence: Rallies across US demand change

In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into …

Froma Harrop: Students, don’t let the gun lobby wear you down

Only three students were shot at an American school Tuesday. Two of them were hospitalized, and only the 17-year-old gunman died. This made the attack at a southern Maryland high …

Debra J. Saunders: Trump’s tough talk on guns and NRA gives way to political reality

During a February White House discussion on school safety, President Donald Trump singled out Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., for not including a provision to raise the legal age to buy …

UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 1:20 p.m.

Gun background check system riddled with flaws

Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nation’s gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions to keep weapons out of the hands of …

UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Soon after governor signs gun bill, NRA sues to block it

Weeks after their children were gunned down in the worst high school shooting since Columbine, parents of the victims stood in the Florida Capitol and watched Gov. Rick Scott sign …

UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Study: NRA gave $7 million to hundreds of schools

The National Rifle Association has dramatically increased its funding to schools in recent years amid a national debate over guns and school violence, an Associated Press analysis of tax records …

UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Report: Washington No. 1 for NRA state candidate contributions

The Seattle Times reports that the National Rifle Association has been spending more money on state elections in Washington than any other state in recent years.

Delta rethinks discounts for ‘divisive’ groups after NRA fracas

Delta Air Lines Inc. is studying whether to end discounts for “politically divisive” organizations, after a firestorm over its decision to terminate a deal with the National Rifle Association.

Megan McArdle: Publicly slighting millions of NRA members isn’t good for business – or America

Remember when companies tried to stay out of politics? I’d imagine Delta Air Lines is recalling those days very fondly. The airline bowed to pressure from liberal activists to stop …

It’s clear Trump is hazy in outlining gun measure priorities

In his quest to tackle gun violence, President Donald Trump has alternated between calling for tougher laws and declaring his fealty to the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms, leaving …

UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Vulnerable lawmakers answer a noisy gun debate with silence

In the politics of gun control, even those who say the least have considerable sway. Despite a clamor for action in the wake of the Florida school shooting, a powerful …

On guns, companies are getting out ahead of the politicians

This week, four major retailers slapped restrictions on gun sales that are stronger than federal law.

UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 9:06 a.m.

Delta CEO insists ‘we are not taking sides’ in U.S. gun debate

After Delta Air Lines withstood swift political retribution in its home state of Georgia for cutting ties with the National Rifle Association, the airline’s chief executive insisted Friday “we are …

UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

States seek to lure Delta as Georgia moves ahead on threat

Some states are taking advantage of a dispute between Georgia and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines over the company’s decision to cut ties with the National Rifle Association, urging the airline …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Delta tax cut stripped from Georgia bill after NRA feud

Republicans in the Georgia legislature took a step Wednesday toward fulfilling the GOP lieutenant governor’s vow to punish Delta Air Lines for severing business ties with the National Rifle Association. …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

Trump puts GOP in the hot seat on guns – for now

Putting fellow Republicans in the hot seat, President Donald Trump called for speedy and substantial changes to the nation’s gun laws on Wednesday, criticizing lawmakers in a White House meeting …

Delta tax break at stake in spat with Georgia GOP over NRA

A tax break that would save Delta Air Lines millions of dollars on jet fuel purchases appeared to be sailing through the Georgia legislature without much opposition – until the …

FedEx bucks corporate trend, sticks with NRA

While more than a dozen major U.S. companies have ended business partnerships with the National Rifle Association, FedEx says it’s sticking with the group amid discussion about guns in the …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

Georgia Republicans upset after Delta cuts ties with NRA

Delta’s decision to cut marketing ties with the National Rifle Association has prompted some Georgia Republican lawmakers to question whether the Atlanta-based airline should get a tax cut on jet …

Another company cuts ties with NRA

Hearing aid maker Starkey Hearing Technologies is joining other companies that have cut ties with the National Rifle Association after the latest school massacre.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

Dana Loesch is the new public face of the National Rifle Association, an organization long associated with older white men.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

The National Rifle Association, and now the state of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student …

Trump floats new gun measures as gun owners talk ‘betrayal’

When President Donald Trump raised the idea of banning “bump stocks” and curbing young people’s access to gun, gun owners and advocates who helped his political rise talked about disloyalty …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has some pondering the improbable: Could this latest carnage actually lead to gun reforms?

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 11:08 a.m.

Trump calls for arming many teachers, more guards at schools

President Donald Trump told conservatives that even Second Amendment supporters can get behind steps to fight gun violence, offering a red-meat call for arming teachers Friday while avoiding mention of …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

More companies end ties with NRA as pressure mounts

Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as U.S. corporations take a closer look at investments, cobranding deals and other ties to …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:15 a.m.

Dallas official wants NRA to hold convention elsewhere

A top elected official in Dallas says the “madness” of school shootings must stop and is asking the NRA to hold its annual convention elsewhere.

Outside NRA Headquarters, hundreds gather in vigil and protest

Gillian Beard shivered and cried outside the National Rifle Association headquarters Friday night, as she stood among strangers and mourned the killing of her best friend, one of the 17 …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part …