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Healdsburg, Petaluma mayors part of gun background checks push

Healdsburg Mayor Susan Jones said it’s a ‘no-brainer’ to keep people with criminal records from obtaining guns, and she’s one of more than 1,000 mayors urging Congress to require background checks for online gun purchases.

Gun control advocates rally in Santa Rosa

Shirley Gillham was overcome with emotion Thursday as she read aloud the name of 5-year-old murder victim Max Walters to a group gathered at Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa.

Windsor council won’t back assault weapons ban

Gun-control advocates failed this week to convince the Windsor Town Council to support a federal ban on assault weapons when a majority of council members abstained from voting on the matter.

Rep. Mike Thompson pushes gun background-check legislation

In a move laden with election-year political implications, Rep. Mike Thompson announced Tuesday that he has more than 100 co-sponsors for a bill to expand background checks on gun buyers.

Arming teachers … and lawyers

The newest firearms proposal in Sacramento is arming principals, teachers and even janitors at public schools as a deterrent to violence.