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Idaho might send cops to jail for enforcing gun controls

Idaho law enforcement officers who help the federal government confiscate any newly banned firearms or ammunition could get jail time and a $1,000 fine, under a measure introduced by lawmakers …


Spin Control: Gun legislation facing uncertain Capitol future

OLYMPIA – The massacre of first-graders and educators at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut may result in some major national gun-control legislation this year. Too soon to tell. But it …


Gun check bill clears key House committee

OLYMPIA – A bill requiring almost all gun buyers in Washington to undergo a background check passed a key House panel Tuesday and will likely be part of a package …


What would Jesus do about gun control?

OLYMPIA – What would Jesus do about gun control? A debate between a Spokane Valley legislator and a Seattle minister essentially posed that question Wednesday in a packed hearing on …


Washington school safety funding wins OK

OLYMPIA – Washington state would spend $10 million over the next two years to protect schools as part of a construction proposal that moved quickly through the state Senate on …


Washington state Capitol allows firearms

OLYMPIA – For Rep. David Taylor, a gun is like an article of clothing. He wears it everywhere – even on the floor of the state House of Representatives. “I’ve …


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 …


Conservation groups join boycott of Pa. outdoors show

Two of the nation’s largest hunting-oriented conservation groups have joined a fast-growing Second Amendment-based boycott of the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show in Harrisburg, Pa. The Missoula-based Rocky Mountain Elk …


Firearms Freedom Act bill unlikely to pass

OLYMPIA – A bill to exempt firearms made and sold in Washington state from current or future federal gun laws was introduced by 10 House Republicans Thursday, but the GOP …


Inslee wants coal ports, trains studied

OLYMPIA – State and federal agencies studying potential impacts of a new coal terminal near Bellingham must consider the increased train traffic in Spokane and other cities around the state, …


Gun fight ahead for Obama

WASHINGTON – Conceding “this will be difficult,” President Barack Obama, in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America, urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks …


Lawmakers react to gun bill

WASHINGTON – Inland Northwest lawmakers gave mixed reviews to President Barack Obama’s gun control proposals unveiled Wednesday. Washington’s Democratic senators lauded the $500 million package of proposals as the right …


President’s gun control plan gets mixed reactions in region

According to local gun distributors, the only benefit of President Barack Obama’s attempts at gun control is that guns are flying off the shelves. “If he was looking for a …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2013, 10:15 a.m.

Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

President Barack Obama is announcing a $500 million package of executive actions and legislative proposals aimed at reducing gun violence a month after a mass shooting in Connecticut killed 20 …


Early look at likely gun control proposals

President Barack Obama will unveil proposals Wednesday to curb gun violence, his response to the December massacre of 26 students and teachers at their elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The …


NRA says assault weapons ban unlikely

WASHINGTON – The president of the National Rifle Association expressed confidence Sunday that Congress will not pass a new ban on assault weapons, a major aim of gun-control proponents after …


NY legislative leaders buckle down on gun controls

ALBANY, N.Y. — As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo prepares to push his 2013 agenda in his State of the State speech today, legislators are working overtime behind closed doors …


Mass murderers’ other commonality: AR-15

The guy who killed all those people at Sandy Hook Elementary used a Bushmaster AR-15 .223-caliber assault rifle with 30-round magazines. The guy who killed all those people in the …


Obama: Ban assault weapons

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, and said Vice President Joe Biden would lead an …


Voter backlash lingers for supporters of weapons ban

As President Barack Obama set up a task force to recommend ways to prevent tragedies like the mass murders in Newtown, Conn., a progressive group in Washington joined the call …


Obama pressing for policy changes after shooting

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking a team led by Vice President Joe Biden to offer “concrete proposals” to curb gun violence no later than January, in the aftermath …


Some gun backers now signaling support for gun control talks

WASHINGTON — Democrats say meaningful action in the wake of the horrific school shootings in Connecticut must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the …


Newtown plans burials as school’s future debated

NEWTOWN, Conn. — A grieving Connecticut town braced itself today to bury the first two of the 20 small victims of an elementary school gunman and debated when classes could …


No easy fix to halt violence

In an address to the nation, President Barack Obama promised action to prevent future mass shootings in response to Friday’s killings at a Connecticut elementary school. In crafting potential policy …


Will there be a time to talk gun control?

If only those 20 children had been armed. If only those children had been trained and licensed in conceal and carry, then maybe there would have been a way to …


Spokane officials consider response to school shooting

In an address to the nation, President Barack Obama promised action to prevent future mass shootings in response to Friday’s mass murder at a Connecticut elementary school. In crafting possible …


Judge to issue decision soon in college guns suit

A North Idaho judge plans to issue a written decision soon in a college student’s lawsuit challenging a policy that restricts firearms on his campus.


Court denies gun-ban appeal

CHICAGO – A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld ordinances barring the ownership of handguns in most cases in Chicago and suburban Oak Park, finding a Supreme Court ruling in a …


Montana takes shot at federal gun control

HELENA – Montana is trying to trigger a battle over gun control – and perhaps make a larger point about what many folks in this ruggedly independent state regard as …


Pair of Montana Democrats may be gun lobby’s best allies

HELENA – Two Montana Democrats are leading the charge against gun control – and forcing former political foes to recognize that Democrats could be their strongest allies while the party …