Stories tagged: assault weapons
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 9:36 p.m.
Panel approves changes for semi-auto rifle restrictions
Supporters of restrictions and tougher background checks for semi-automatic “assault” weapons make changes to bill in effort to get it to pass.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
U.S. appeals court upholds Maryland assault weapons ban
A federal appeals court has upheld Maryland’s ban on 45 assault weapons and a 10-round limit on gun magazines. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, issued …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Attorney general calls for ban of assault weapons
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is seeking legislation to ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, saying such weapons are designed for killing people and have no place …
Mon., June 20, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons bans in place
The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, in the aftermath of the shooting attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that …
Tue., June 14, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Obama urges Congress to reinstate assault weapons ban
President Barack Obama is challenging Congress to reinstate the assault weapons ban and make it harder for terrorists to kill Americans.
Sat., May 11, 2013
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. …
Fri., Feb. 1, 2013
Shawn Vestal: Nailing down the hammer analogy
Perhaps you’ve come across the latest low-water mark in our debate about guns. It is the assertion – made recently in Spokane City Council chambers and at a public forum …
Fri., Jan. 11, 2013
Inslee won’t rule out tax hikes
OLYMPIA – The Legislature should consider a wide range of options in a search to increase gun safety and reduce the threat of violence, Gov.-elect Jay Inslee said Thursday. “There …
Mon., Aug. 17, 2009, 3:11 p.m.
Man carrying assault weapon attends Obama protest
PHOENIX — About a dozen people carrying guns, including one with a military-style rifle, milled among protesters outside the convention center where President Barack Obama was giving a speech Monday …