After struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring whether they will have more success by taking the issue directly to voters.
About 150 gun-control advocates rallied Thursday on the steps of the state Capitol, a day before lawmakers plan to hear public testimony on measures that would impose new restrictions on carrying and selling firearms.
Spokane police say a grandmother held a burglar at gunpoint at her home until authorities arrived.
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill Friday allowing the state’s school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns.
In order to ease the concerns of gun owners, Washington lawmakers seeking to expand background checks for gun sales have made a series of changes to their proposal.
From Oregon to Mississippi, President Barack Obama’s proposed ban on new assault weapons and large-capacity magazines has struck a nerve among rural lawmen and lawmakers, many of whom vowed to ignore any restrictions — and even try to stop federal officials from enforcing gun policy in their jurisdictions.
The Seattle-based online retailer is kicking in $30,000 to start the gun buyback program announced Tuesday by Mayor Mike McGinn and other city leaders to reduce firearms in the community.
The Clackamas Town Center shopping mall reopened Friday, three days after a gunman killed two people and wounded a third amid a holiday crowd estimated at 10,000 people.
Two men were arrested after taking part in a photo shoot for breast cancer awareness that involved rifles and body armor.
National sales figures show a dramatic increase in the rate at which Americans are purchasing firearms.