Stories tagged: gun control
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 6:54 a.m.
Bump stock ban passes committee
Senate committee passes ban on bump stock devices on a party-line vote.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:24 p.m.
Washington Senate panel could vote Tuesday on ‘bump stock’ ban
Supporters, opponents of major gun legislation pack Senate hearing.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 1:17 p.m.
Senate committee hears testimony on gun control bills
A couple who survived last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas were among those asking a Senate panel to pass a slate of gun control bills that include measures to …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Both sides gearing up for fight over gun control bills in Washington Legislature
Fight over gun control legislation heating up with a protest Friday and major hearing set for Monday.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
2018 Washington Legislature faces heavy lifting on money for schools, construction projects, water rights law
The 2018 Legislature faces some familiar issues, including a final fix for public schools, a construction budget left over from last year and a possible tax on carbon pollution.
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 7:47 p.m.
Cynthia M. Allen: Handguns in church – looks like we can carry, but should we?
But with regard to the issue at hand, the real question is not whether churches and the like can permit congregants to carry handguns during religious services, it is whether …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman: Let’s agree on some gun-rights ground rules
It’s a right to keep and bear arms, not a heavily regulated government privilege, nor is it dependent upon service in a militia.
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
Outside View: Five years later, no progress on mass shootings
Five years after Sandy Hook, it is still far too easy for evil people to get guns and use them on schoolchildren, congregations, movie fans, ballplayers, concertgoers.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017
Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective
The following S-R editorial was published on Dec. 19, 2012, five days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., has hit home like no …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Spin Control: Pre-filed bills try to get a jump on session
Pre-filed bills sometimes get legislators started the coming legislative session.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
House panel to weigh bill expanding gun rights
House Republicans moved forward on legislation to expand gun owners’ rights, the first gun-related measure since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed more than 80 people.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, noon
Front Porch: Political discussion has become too alienating
There’s a conversation I want to have with my cousin, but I can’t. It’s about guns.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
Christine M. Flowers: Political opportunism, again, after attack
While I am tired of the right’s politicizing immigration in general after terrorist acts, I’m really sick and tired of the left’s constantly making “gun control” arguments after attacks where …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
Phillips: Trump unlikely to back gun control
Trump is consistent on one thing: hugging his base. On guns, he hugged his base hard. And he has yet to let go.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Washington should ban devices that make semi-automatic rifles fire faster, Inslee says
Gov. Jay Inslee calls for state restrictions on devices that make semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Trio takes aim at Oregon’s suicide-prevention gun law
Three Republican politicians hope to overturn a new Oregon law that makes it easier to take guns away from people considered at risk of suicide.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Strict D.C. concealed carry gun permit law blocked by appeals court
A federal appeals court has blocked a District of Columbia law that makes it difficult for gun owners to get concealed carry permits.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Americans and guns: It’s really complicated, survey shows
Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Inslee signs gun background check notification bill
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that requires the notification of law enforcement and of people with protection orders if someone fails a background check after trying to buy …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
Gun bill intended to prevent suicides moves forward in Oregon
People considered at risk of suicide could have their guns taken away under a bill approved by the Oregon Senate.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 4 p.m.
Up against NRA, gun control advocates still voice optimism
In the face of daunting presidential election results and a formidable NRA, the groups that stand in opposition to looser gun laws say they are ready to rumble.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Former N.Y. police, lawyer arrested in gun licensing probe
A former New York City police lieutenant, two former police officers and a lawyer who once worked as a prosecutor were arrested in a federal gun licensing probe Tuesday as …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Police: 2 shot, 1 fatally, outside Kent gas station
Police say one man is dead and another is facing life-threatening injuries after an overnight shooting outside a Kent gas station.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Seattle gun-sale tax raises less than $200,000 in first year
A city leader says Seattle’s tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition brought in less than $200,000 in its first year.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Gun injuries cost Americans $730 million a year in hospital bills
Americans paid more than $6.6 billion over eight years to care for victims of gun violence, according to a new tally of hospital bills. And U.S. taxpayers picked up at …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Florida could flip burden of proving ‘stand your ground’
Florida’s “stand your ground” law, a source of contention for years, could soon provide even more protection to people who invoke it. Some lawmakers want to make prosecutors prove a …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Schools chief defends arming staffers
Some details remain to be honed as a new policy allowing trained staff members to carry firearms in schools is rolled out, Mountain View School District Superintendent Kent Stokes said. …
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 …
Fri., 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: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Senate votes to block rule on guns and mentally impaired
The Republican-led Senate has voted to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm.