Stories tagged: gun control
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
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
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
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
Pre-filed bills sometimes get legislators started the coming legislative session.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
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
There’s a conversation I want to have with my cousin, but I can’t. It’s about guns.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
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
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.
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.
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.
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 have long had a complex relationship with guns.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
The Nampa Police Department says it’s reviewing policies following a photo of a school resource officer dressed in street clothes and walking into a school while holding a fake rifle.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Gun control advocates make the push for restrictions on semi-automatic weapons, require safes or lock boxes in homes.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee and state lawmakers are pushing to pass legislation that would force people to store their guns safely and would fix what some call a loophole in the …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
The Montana House has endorsed two bills to expand gun rights in the state. Lee Newspapers of Montana reports that preliminary votes for the two bills, which would expand legal …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
New York City recorded its fewest number of shootings last year and narrowly missed setting a record low for homicides.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
A naval program that has become a target for critics is preparing to commission a new vessel named after a well-known shooting survivor.