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Sweeping gun-control measures get California Senate OK

Democrats in the California Senate made another attempt Thursday to outlaw the sale of assault weapons with easily detachable ammunition magazines as part of a wide-ranging slate of gun control …


President Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence

President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that “smart guns” would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy …


New Orleans eyes new gun-control measures to stem violence

The mayor of New Orleans, a city plagued by murders and shootings, hopes to stem the violence with new gun-control measures, including a requirement that stolen and lost guns are …


Newtown teacher charged with bringing gun to school

A middle school teacher was charged Wednesday after he was found carrying a gun at school, police said.


Mom shot by 4-year-old was apparent gun rights advocate

A northeast Florida woman whose 4-year-old son accidentally shot her in the back while they were traveling in her pickup truck is apparently a gun lover who made numerous social …


Americans pack classes to learn how to survive a shooting

Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting.


Leonard Pitts: Right ridicules Obama’s tears

NRA, GOP embrace guns, not shooting victims, families.


Milbank: Gun foes shift focus to background checks

States taking the initiative because Congress won’t act.


Shawn Vestal: Gun rights advocates take risk by objecting to bill

They’ve got your number, gun grabbers. The gun lobby has again helped undermine a piece of common-sense public safety legislation. The proposal, Washington House Bill 1857, would have allowed judges …


University of Idaho president proposes pay increase, tuition freeze

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben made waves in Boise last week by asking lawmakers to fully fund the 3 percent raises proposed for university employees next year – and …


Freshman legislator Dixon guides NRA license plate through process

BOISE – New North Idaho Rep. Sage Dixon introduced his first bill in the Legislature on Tuesday – to create a new specialty license plate to benefit the Friends of …


Smart Bombs: Industry alarmists heat up

After pounding the “job killer” theme and exhausting all Al Gore jokes, conservatives still face the problem of global warming. I’m all for a solution that doesn’t shake workers or …


NRA rips Texas ‘open-carry’ rallies

AUSTIN, Texas – In a blistering criticism of “open-carry” rallies in Texas, the National Rifle Association said gun enthusiasts who bring loaded rifles and tactical long guns into restaurants and …


Gabrielle Giffords, GU students speak at gun control hearing

OLYMPIA – Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged Washington legislators to “be bold, be courageous” and require wider background checks on gun sales. Gun rights advocates urged lawmakers to protect …


NRA sets its sights on Washington state politics

SEATTLE – When it comes to local politics, the National Rifle Association appears to be keeping a close eye on Washington state. The prominent gun-rights group contributed more to local …


Gail Gerlach says police violated his Miranda rights

The Spokane man who shot a car thief outside his home in March will take the witness stand next week to argue statements he made to police directly following the …


Vestal: Gun control rhetoric sounds tragically familiar

Christin McCarron would have turned 27 this year. Would have, that is, if she had not been murdered by Dean Mellberg at Fairchild Air Force Base on June 20, 1994. …


Hunting lobby has pull in D.C.

WASHINGTON – For all the talk about the National Rifle Association as the key player in defeating gun control proposals in the Senate last week, the hunting and wildlife lobby …


Gun laws make Idaho a haven for firearms supporters

BOISE – As the nation remains locked in debate over expanding background checks and other measures aimed at stemming gun violence, Idaho lawmakers this year pushed to expand the state’s …


Senator asks Fox not to broadcast NRA-sponsored race

A U.S. senator from Connecticut has sent a letter to media mogul Rupert Murdoch asking the Fox network not to broadcast Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race sponsored by the …


Washington Senate approves schools’ use of NRA gun safety materials

OLYMPIA – A resolution encouraging schools to use a firearms safety program for kids briefly ignited the gun-control debate in the state Senate on Friday. The resolution was in support …


NRA, NASCAR hook up

FORT WORTH, Texas – The National Rifle Association is taking its relationship with racing to a new level as the title sponsor of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. The …


President’s gun control plan gets mixed reactions in region

According to local gun distributors, the only benefit of President Barack Obama’s attempts at gun control is that guns are flying off the shelves. “If he was looking for a …


Gun fight ahead for Obama

WASHINGTON – Conceding “this will be difficult,” President Barack Obama, in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America, urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2012, 8:52 a.m.

NRA calls for armed police officer in every school

WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings.”


Some gun backers now signaling support for gun control talks

WASHINGTON — Democrats say meaningful action in the wake of the horrific school shootings in Connecticut must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the …


UPDATED: Sun., July 10, 2011, 6:14 a.m.

Ted Nugent whacks and stacks concerts, critters and critics

Ted Nugent is heard loud and clear by millions of people each year, and we’re not even talking about the rock ’n’ roll music assault he’s been making on the …


Ted Nugent Q&A

Q. When did you know you had what it takes to be a standout musician? A. The whole rock ’n’ roll thang and guitar band thang was all so new …


Short answers with Nugent

Ted Nugent has a knack for shooting first when answering a question, then tending to casualties in the following explanation. Q. Why do you scoff at compromise?