Stories tagged: gun control
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016
NRA, GOP embrace guns, not shooting victims, families.
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 9:55 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee ordered state agencies to come up with more data on gun deaths and determine whether people violating the state’s background check law are being prosecuted.
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016, 4:54 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee to announce an initiative on gun safety and mental health Wednesday.
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016
Surveillance, interrogations and immigration reforms will address the security risk created by widespread gun ownership.
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015
Suspected terrorists cannot fly, but they can buy a gun.
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015
benefits of changes would help but not solve violence problem.
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015
States taking the initiative because Congress won’t act.
Sun., Oct. 25, 2015
Controlling guns, not information, a better way to stop mass shootings.
Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, 3:34 p.m.
A gun-control organization backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg that enlists mothers to speak out against gun violence is racking up some modest victories around the U.S., employing the state-by-state strategy …
Sun., Oct. 11, 2015
The gun lobby’s arguments are riddled with holes, but let’s follow the logic see if we can end the carnage.
Sat., Oct. 10, 2015
Faith and Values column: A return to God could be the best way to stem tide of mass shootings.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 11:06 p.m.
Maybe you thought the nine dead and the torn-apart community of Roseburg, Ore., were the victims of the latest school gun massacre. But in this case, as with all of …
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
Gov. Jay Inslee wants to find ways to reduce gun violence but doesn’t have a specific proposal yet.
Wed., April 29, 2015
OLYMPIA – The family and friends of a Spokane woman killed by her estranged husband in a murder-suicide last summer watched Tuesday as the bill they hope will prevent similar …
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015
OLYMPIA – Voter-approved background checks on private gun purchases are unconstitutional and therefore not law, Rep. Matt Shea told gun-rights activists Thursday on the steps of the Capitol. “An unconstitutional …
Sun., Dec. 14, 2014
OLYMPIA – Hundreds of gun-rights advocates, some dressed in camouflage and a few wearing Santa hats, gathered Saturday on the Capitol grounds to denounce the background-check law Washington voters approved …
Thu., Nov. 13, 2014
OLYMPIA – Gun rights activists plan to bring their firearms to the Capitol next month to engage in civil disobedience by violating the new background check law that they despise. …
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
The duel between gun-control initiatives is not just a high-stakes clash between philosophies; it also pits a measure that’s short and sweet against one that features in-depth detail. Initiative 591, …
Thu., Sept. 25, 2014
The candidates for 3rd Legislative District state representative, position 1, were asked the same questions on key issues. Here are their answers to two questions, read about their top priorities, …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014
The vast majority of money supporting the initiative to expand background checks on guns comes from just 10 ZIP codes in the Seattle area, much of it from people with …
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014, 3:04 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokeswoman says a Virginia medical examiner has notified police that this week’s death of former White House press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide.
Mon., Aug. 4, 2014, 11:22 a.m.
WASHINGTON — James Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and undertook a personal crusade for …
Wed., July 9, 2014, 11:38 a.m.
Two gun initiatives headed toward Washington’s November ballot have attracted nearly $3.5 million in contributions so far.
Fri., July 4, 2014
OLYMPIA – Washington voters will face a pair of gun control issues this fall and will probably decide whether to have fewer students in some public school classes. But, because …
Sun., June 15, 2014
OLYMPIA – Workers of Washington rejoice. You’re in the best state in which to make a living. At least that’s the view of MoneyRates.com, an online business magazine that put …
Wed., April 16, 2014
OLYMPIA – Washington voters appear confused about a pair of contradictory gun initiatives that will be on the November ballot and could approve both this fall, a new survey suggests. …
Sat., March 29, 2014
OLYMPIA – When her ex-husband pointed a gun at her and threatened to blow her head off while she knelt in her Spokane living room, there was a point when …
Wed., Feb. 5, 2014
Surely you’ve heard. The government wants to take your guns. The government may act like it doesn’t want to take your guns, but you definitely should not believe that, because …
Thu., Jan. 30, 2014
OLYMPIA – A pair of initiatives on gun control had their second and likely last hearing Wednesday, with supporters and opponents disagreeing sharply on when giving a gun to another …
Wed., Jan. 29, 2014
OLYMPIA – Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged Washington legislators to “be bold, be courageous” and require wider background checks on gun sales. Gun rights advocates urged lawmakers to protect …