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Oregon senator seeks documents on Russia money links to the NRA

A top Democrat is seeking documents from the National Rifle Association and the Treasury Department following reports of an FBI investigation into whether a Russian central banker funneled money to …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 11:30 a.m.

House panel takes up bill expanding gun owners’ rights

A key House committee moved forward Wednesday on a Republican bill to expand gun owners’ rights – the first gun legislation since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

NRA, hunting group say grizzly bear hunts needed for safety

The National Rifle Association and a sport hunting group want to ensure their members can hunt grizzly bears in the three-state region around Yellowstone National Park after the animals lost …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 1:43 p.m.

‘Murder insurance’ or protection in self-defense cases?

The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false …


NRA opposes full ban on ‘bump stocks’ used by Vegas gunman

The National Rifle Association is opposing a ban on “bump stocks” like the device used by the Las Vegas gunman to turn semi-automatic weapons into rapid-fire guns, stressing its support …


Amanda Erickson: Fear of crime drives America’s gun craze

It was in the 1960s and ’70s that Americans began talking about guns and gun rights as a crime issue. This framing turned the issue of gun ownership into a …


Christine M. Flowers: Political posturing after Vegas is repellent

I’m not blind to how people are using this tragedy to advance their political agendas.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Restrictions on ‘bump stock’ would take action from Congress

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives could reconsider the lawfulness of “bump stock” devices like the ones used by the Las Vegas gunman only if Congress amends …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Some Republicans open to banning ‘bump stocks’ used in Vegas

Senior congressional Republicans said Wednesday they are open to considering legislation banning “bump stocks” like the shooter in Las Vegas apparently used to make semi-automatic rifles perform more like fully …


Phillips: Trump unlikely to back gun control

Trump is consistent on one thing: hugging his base. On guns, he hugged his base hard. And he has yet to let go.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

GOP leaders say no action on gun legislation

House Republican leaders called for unity and prayer after the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, but offered no new legislation to tighten gun laws and said a bill to …


NRA’s video message to ‘elites’: ‘We’re coming for you’

The election of President Donald Trump and Republican control of Congress meant the National Rifle Association could probably rest easy that gun laws wouldn’t change for at least four years. …


Pitts Jr.: High bar for death to be believed

“Why,” she asked, “must black death be broadcast and consumed to be believed, and what is it beyond spectacle if it cannot be used to obtain justice?”


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Americans and guns: It’s really complicated, survey shows

Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.


Political shift, hospital’s fears hand NRA defeat in Kansas

Kansas lawmakers bucked the National Rifle Association by approving a measure meant to keep concealed guns out of hospitals – a testament to how much the Republican-controlled Legislature shifted to …


Inslee signs gun background check notification bill

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that requires the notification of law enforcement and of people with protection orders if someone fails a background check after trying to buy …


Trump tells NRA: ‘You have a true friend’ in White House

President Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for gun rights Friday, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that “the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to …


Up against NRA, gun control advocates still voice optimism

In the face of daunting presidential election results and a formidable NRA, the groups that stand in opposition to looser gun laws say they are ready to rumble.


Trump has been quietly easing Obama-era gun restrictions

With little attention, President Donald Trump’s administration has been quietly loosening firearms restrictions in the United States after successfully seeking the support of gun owners on the campaign trail.


Seattle gun-sale tax raises less than $200,000 in first year

A city leader says Seattle’s tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition brought in less than $200,000 in its first year.


Gun injuries cost Americans $730 million a year in hospital bills

Americans paid more than $6.6 billion over eight years to care for victims of gun violence, according to a new tally of hospital bills. And U.S. taxpayers picked up at …


House panel kills proposal encouraging gun safety in schools

An Idaho House panel has spiked legislation encouraging public schools to offer gun safety courses as electives.


Erin Williams Hueter: Sexual assault victims deserve equal protection

Current law requires victims of sexual assault to return to court every two years if they need continued protection.


Vestal: Can a modest proposal to keep guns from troubled family members pass? An initiative aims to find out

How well a gun-control initiative fares with voters this fall may tell us whether we’re at the tip of a wave – where modest proposals to make the country safer …


Amy Goodman: Trump rhetoric takes scary turn

Trump is a dangerous demagogue who is inciting violence, and the time for it to stop is now.


Conservative opposition endangers House Republican gun bill

Conservative opposition put a House Republican gun and anti-terrorism bill in jeopardy Wednesday, even as Democrats pressed for election-year votes on their proposals to stiffen firearm curbs.


GOP senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal

A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the chamber split along party lines to …


Trump to discuss terrorism watch list, no fly ban with NRA

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will be meeting with the National Rifle Association to discuss ways to block people on terrorism watch lists or no …


Terrorist watch list no obstacle to buying weapons, data show

More than 90 percent of known or suspected terrorists who’ve attempted to buy weapons since 2004 have passed a background check and been approved for the purchase, new government statistics …


Trump accepts NRA endorsement despite past views on guns

In December 2012, Donald Trump praised President Barack Obama’s comments about the shooting deaths at a Newtown, Conn., school. Nearly four years later, he accepted the endorsement of the National …