Stories tagged: firearms
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 5:31 A.M.
Assault weapon owners in Washington won’t need licenses
With time running out on many proposed changes to Washington gun laws, a proposal to license some semi-automatic weapons died in a House committee, but a revised version of the …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017, 5:01 P.M.
Yes, cops can bring guns into the Spokane Arena
Law enforcement officers may bring their guns into the Spokane Arena, and soon they’ll have waivers to prove it.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017, 6:06 P.M.
Gun industry seeks to ease restrictions on silencers
They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been as difficult as buying a machine …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 9:59 A.M.
German police find 100s of firearms in wanted man’s home
German police have uncovered hundreds of guns and rifles after searching the home of a man who was being investigated for breaking arms control laws.
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 10:17 A.M.
Oregon bans weapons in state workplaces
Oregon officials banned state employees from carrying weapons in the workplace unless they’re needed for their jobs, causing consternation Thursday among Republican leaders in the Legislature.
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016, 6:03 P.M.
Washington state gun database lacks info on thousands of handgun sales
A state firearms database relied upon by law enforcement officers lacks information on the sale of thousands of handguns in Washington in the past two years.
SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2016, 2:05 A.M.
Ammo for hunting moose continues to evolve
Interviews with hunters who shot big moose indicate there’s a wide range of guns that will bring down a big-game animal that stands 7-feet high at the shoulder.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 11:53 A.M.
Washington’s gun background check system needs fix, report says
Washington state’s system for conducting background checks on someone trying to buy a firearm is fragmented and “specific improvements” are needed.
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016, 12:27 P.M.
Just 3 percent of adults own half of America’s guns
Just 3 percent of American adults own half of the nation’s firearms, according to the results of a Harvard-Northeastern survey of 4,000 gun owners.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 9:31 A.M.
Conservative opposition endangers House Republican gun bill
Conservative opposition put a House Republican gun and anti-terrorism bill in jeopardy Wednesday, even as Democrats pressed for election-year votes on their proposals to stiffen firearm curbs.
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016, 11:33 A.M.
Sue Lani Madsen: Let’s treat gun safety like safe sex and teach it in schools
Sue Lani Madsen: What if we took the same approach to guns as we do to sex, and start educating children about firearms safety while still in school?
TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016, 4:25 P.M.
Here’s who can carry a concealed gun in Idaho starting Friday
Starting Friday, Idaho will become the eighth state in the nation to allow most residents age 21 or older to carry concealed guns without a permit – even inside cities, …
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
Tedder aims to be industry leader in booming gun holster market
Six years ago, Thomas Tedder was sitting in his kitchen in Fort Smith, Arkansas, crafting a better holster for his handgun. Today, he oversees a bustling North Idaho manufacturing business …
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016, 6:41 P.M.
Gun injuries: Are they getting more deadly?
New research suggests that between the years 2000 and 2013, the injuries sustained by victims of firearms violence grew both more severe and more deadly, even as mortality from other …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 5:25 P.M.
Variety of bills land in legislative discard pile
Some bills got caught the public’s attention briefly but didn’t get all the way through the Legislature.
FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016, 12:30 P.M.
Idaho Senate spikes felon firearm ban bill
The Idaho Senate has spiked legislation that would have expanded the list of the worst kind of felons banned from owning firearms.
TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2015, 10:54 A.M.
Pennsylvania gun rights for sex offender lands in Idaho Supreme Court
A former Idaho man’s problems convincing the state of Pennsylvania he should have the right to bear arms landed in the Idaho Supreme Court Tuesday, as the justices heard an …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2014
Up for bid in Post Falls: 1,000 guns from private collection
If you like guns, welcome to the candy store. A dizzying display of firepower from Winchester, Remington, Colt, Browning, Glock, Beretta, Ruger, Smith & Wesson and other manufacturers is ready …
TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014, 7:26 A.M.
Shooting at FedEx center wounds 6, suspect dead
KENNESAW, Ga. — A shooter described as being armed with an assault rifle and having bullets strapped across his chest “like Rambo” opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx station …
UPDATED: MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014, 3:34 P.M.
Teen shot, killed in man’s garage was from Germany
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 29-year-old Montana man who is charged with deliberate homicide in the shooting of a 17-year-old boy in his garage had set a trap …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014, 11:55 A.M.
Spokane man arrested with shotgun sticking out of backpack
A man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in Spokane when police officers found him riding a small bike with a full-size shotgun sticking out of his backpack.
FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014, 10:22 A.M.
Police arrest suspect in early April shooting
Troy Pasina, 36, was arrested Thursday on suspicions he fired a single bullet at another man during a dispute last week.
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
Consumer demand still fuels ammunition shortage
For more than four years, shooting enthusiasts have suffered through ammunition shortages that have often left shelves bare even at giant retailers such as Cabela’s. Ammunition manufacturers say point blank …
FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014, 1:09 P.M.
Convicted felon back in Spokane court for firearms charges
A convicted felon who police said has twice attempted to conceal firearms he carried from law enforcement will be back in Spokane Superior Court this afternoon. Jacob Peckham, 26, has …
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
Idaho lawmakers pass bill allowing guns on college campuses; Otter expected to sign
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Thursday to allow guns on Idaho’s public college campuses, even though the colleges don’t want them. The National Rifle Association-drafted bill now goes to …
TUESDAY, FEB. 4, 2014
Idaho bill that would allow guns on campus likely to pass
BOISE – Idaho’s state Board of Education and all eight of its public college and university presidents announced their opposition Monday to legislation that would allow guns on campus, but …
MONDAY, DEC. 30, 2013, 7:45 A.M.
Spokane man shoots himself while riding bike
SPOKANE — A Spokane man has shot himself in the hand while riding a bike. Spokane Police told KHQ-TV no one else was injured in the Monday morning incident. The …
MONDAY, DEC. 9, 2013
Washington’s firearm database lags behind sales
EVERETT – The Washington firearms database is missing information from thousands of handgun sales as the state struggles to keep up with the speed of purchases. The Department of Licensing …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 2013
Idaho Freedom Foundation downplays Rep. Mark Patterson email’s timing
BOISE – The timing of a supportive Idaho Freedom Foundation email blast praising an embattled state lawmaker’s failed gun rights legislation is raising eyebrows. The email arrived in the inbox …
TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 2013
Idaho Rep. Mark Patterson can carry gun without permit
BOISE – A legislator whose concealed weapon permit was revoked for lying about a long-ago rape case can still legally carry hidden guns – because Idaho is the only state …