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Hawaii Could Be First to Put Gun Owners in Federal Database

LEGAL | By Marina Starleaf Riker | May 26
Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

California Senate Approves Sweeping Gun-Control Measures

LEGAL | By Jonathan J. Cooper | May 21
Democrats in the California Senate approved a wide-ranging series of gun control bills Thursday, reviving an effort to significantly tighten California's already strict gun laws in the wake of last year's terrorist attack in San Bernardino.

NRA's 'Bullets' Ad Targets Lawmakers, Draws Fire

CORPORATE | By Jonathan Lemire | Jan 7
Two state lawmakers behind a bill to control ammunition sales are condemning an image published by the National Rifle Association that shows their photos surrounded by bullets.

Obama's Gun Control Plan Prompts Swift Opposition

President Obama's forthcoming plan to use executive action to implement gun control measures prompts opposition from Republicans.

Judge Upholds Seattle 'Gun Violence Tax,' Dismisses NRA Suit

LEGAL | By Gene Johnson | Dec 27
A judge upheld Seattle's so-called gun violence tax Tuesday, rejecting a challenge from the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups.

States Explore Blocking Gun Sales to Terror Watch Lists

LEGAL | By Michael Balsamo | Dec 19
Congress may have declined to ban the sale of guns to people on federal terrorism watch lists, but one state - New Jersey - has, at least theoretically, been stopping such purchases since 2013.

Poll: Support for Tighter Gun Laws Ticks Up

NATIONAL | By Kathleen Hennessey and Emily Swanson | Oct 28
After a steady string of mass shootings and a revival of the political fight over gun control, Americans are slightly more likely than they were two years ago to say gun laws should be made stricter, a new Associated Press-GfK poll found.

Archie's Death Latest Comic Book to Inject Reality

NATIONAL | By Derrick J. Lang | Jul 15
Freckle-faced Archie will meet his demise when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on senator Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character, who's pushing for more gun control in Riverdale.

High Court Bolsters Domestic Violence Gun Law

HEALTH | Mar 28
People convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing guns even in states where no proof of physical violence is required to support the domestic violence charge, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Go Ahead Sinners, Make My Day: FRC VP Says Jesus is Packing Heat

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Feb 20
Retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin feels the scriptures need a Rambo-style reboot. The Executive VP of the anti-gay Family Research Council told a group of pro-family legislators Tuesday that Jesus is coming back with a gun.

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