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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

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. 9, 2019, 2:03 p.m.

Trump says he wants background checks, also reassures NRA

President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to …


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.


Texas lawmakers approve safe gun storage program despite NRA

Lawmakers in gun-loving Texas have quietly gone around the National Rifle Association by slipping language into a massive spending bill that would fund a $1 million public safety campaign on …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Oliver North out as NRA president after leadership dispute

Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North said Saturday that he will not serve a second term as the president of the National Rifle Association amid inner turmoil in the gun-rights group.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Trump tells NRA he’ll fight for gun rights

With pro-gun legislation largely stalled in Congress, President Donald Trump said Friday he is withdrawing the U.S. from an international agreement on the arms trade, telling the National Rifle Association …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

NRA beset by infighting over whether it has strayed too far

The National Rifle Association is used to battling forces that criticize its fiery and unbending efforts to protect gun rights. But as the group gathers for its annual convention this …


Trump to address NRA meeting for 3rd consecutive year

President Donald Trump will address the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association, one of his most loyal constituencies.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Parkland attack fueled big shift in America’s gun politics

Last year’s shooting at a Florida high school sparked a movement among a younger generation angered by gun violence and set the stage for a significant shift in America’s gun …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 6:40 p.m.

So-called ‘murder insurance’ policies backed by the NRA for self-defense shootings deemed illegal in Washington

Insurance coverage backed by the NRA that would assist gun owners who later claimed self-defense in a shooting may no longer be sold in Washington state, regulators announced Tuesday. The …


It’s a Twitter war: Doctors clash with NRA over gun deaths

The photos from doctors came quickly and in succession: blood-stained operating rooms, blood-covered scrubs and shoes, bullets piercing body parts and organs.


Gun-rights supporters sue to block I-1639

Spokane gun dealer, others challenge Initiative 1639 in federal court.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Judge dismisses NRA lawsuit over Seattle’s new gun-storage law

A King County judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation against Seattle’s new gun-storage law, siding with the …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Judge tosses NRA lawsuit over Seattle’s gun-storage law

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association against Seattle’s new gun-storage law.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

NRA’s spending is way down in the 2018 midterms. Does it have a popularity problem?

The National Rifle Association’s political spending is sharply down heading into the 2018 midterm elections, a shift that could reflect declining fundraising in the wake of a string of mass …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:31 a.m.

With court fight over, gun control measure goes around Legislature to voters

Supporters and opponents of gun control initiative campaign didn’t pause while the courts decided whether it would be on the ballot.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

DeVos says she won’t take action on funding to arm teachers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action” regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

NRA, others sue Edmonds over gun storage law

The National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation and two residents in the Seattle suburb of Edmonds are suing the city over its new gun storage law.


NRA sues New York officials for hurting ability to operate

The National Rifle Association is suffering grave financial harm that threatens its ability to pursue its advocacy mission because of a blacklisting campaign by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 7 p.m.

NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law

The National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation and two Seattle residents are suing the city over its new gun-safety law.


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Florida stopped doing gun permit checks for more than a year

For more than a year, Florida failed to do national background checks that could have disqualified people from gaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon.


The Parkland students outpaced them. So the pro-Trump media was prepared for the Santa Fe school shooting.

The NRA’s Twitter account used to go silent for days after a mass shooting. Not so much in 2018. A day after 10 people died in Santa Fe, Texas, @NRA …


Ryan Moore: The NRA is the true gun safety organization

I’m proud to be a life member of the National Rifle Association. The NRA was founded in the 19th century and it’s an organization that is committed to gun safety …


Oklahoma governor vetoes gun carry bill in defeat for NRA

Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill late Friday that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training, dealing a rare defeat to the National …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

Iran-Contra figure Oliver North named president of the NRA

Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North, the gung-ho Marine at the center of the Iran-Contra affair three decades ago, was named president Monday of the National Rifle Association, giving it star …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 2:34 p.m.

Trump salutes NRA, says elect Republicans to save gun rights

Months after the horror of the Parkland school shootings in Florida, President Donald Trump stood before cheering members of the National Rifle Association on Friday and implored them to elect …


French anger mounts after Trump says Paris needs more guns

Former French President Francois Hollande has two words for U.S. President Donald Trump’s claim that gun-toting Parisians could have thwarted Islamic State attackers at Paris’ Bataclan concert hall: “indecent and …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Yeti cut ties with NRA, so a SC man filled his cooler with explosives and shot it, video shows

Since YETI Coolers cut ties with the National Rifle Association, there has been outcry on social media and talk of a boycott of the fashionable coolers.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 3:21 p.m.

Ted Nugent: Parkland teens attacking the NRA have ‘no soul’

Rocker Ted Nugent says the Florida students calling for gun control have “no soul” and are “mushy brained children.”


Francis Wilkinson: NRA’s blunders fueled the gun-safety marches

The confluence of those forces – opposing sexism, racism, corruption – into the March for Our Lives is only the latest confirmation of how spectacularly the National Rifle Association has …