Stories tagged: gun control
Sat., March 30, 2019
John Hart: I gave up my gun after the New Zealand mosque shootings. Why are Americans mad at me for it?
A few New Zealanders have an emotional attachment to their firearms, as they might with any piece of equipment that had served them well over a lifetime. But no one …
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 6:41 a.m.
Senate committee reconsiders ban on untraceable “ghost guns” made from 3D printers.
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 6:22 p.m.
A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll …
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban Thursday on sales of “military-style” semi-automatic and automatic weapons like the ones used in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that …
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 6:52 a.m.
Washington Legislature approves bill to buy back bump stocks for $150 each before they become illegal
Bump-stock buyback program will be quick, if the Legislature agrees to a plan that comes up with the money.
Tue., March 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
Senate passes restrictions on guns in day care centers.
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:14 p.m.
Washington gun dealers will be required to conduct enhanced background checks when selling semi-automatic rifles starting July 1, even if they disagree with the initiative that requires them, Gov. Jay …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring federal background checks for all firearms sales and transfers, the first major gun control legislation considered by Congress in nearly 25 …
Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
President Donald Trump is threatening to veto two Democratic bills expanding federal background checks on gun purchases, saying they do not sufficiently protect gun owners’ Second Amendment rights.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 9:52 p.m.
Proposed additions to gun-free zones advance but don’t include libraries.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Public libraries, parks and child care facilities could be added to the list of gun-free zones in Washington in what supporters say is an effort to keep children safe in …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 10:13 p.m.
Rep. Matt Shea calls for a gun behind every blade of grass and people willing to fight gun control.
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 10:57 a.m.
The photos from doctors came quickly and in succession: blood-stained operating rooms, blood-covered scrubs and shoes, bullets piercing body parts and organs.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
Spokane gun dealer, others challenge Initiative 1639 in federal court.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:55 p.m.
The City Council of Republic, Washington is mulling legislation to countermand from state and national laws that limit Second Amendment gun rights, including the recently passed Initiative 1639.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 10:11 p.m.
Starting next year,
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 7:06 p.m.
Californians will have to undergo at least eight hours of training, including live-fire exercises, before carrying a concealed weapon, under one of several firearms bills acted on by Gov. Jerry …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Supporters and opponents of gun control initiative campaign didn’t pause while the courts decided whether it would be on the ballot.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
On the steps of the Idaho State Capitol Building, issues of Second Amendment rights and gun control played out not at the hands of the nearly 1,000 who came to …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
Federal judge continues ban on posting plans on the internet to print plastic guns on 3D printers.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Washington voters will get to vote on a gun control initiative this November after all.
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 11:04 a.m.
Gun control advocates, including one of the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting and the parents of one of the victims, are marching 50 miles across Massachusetts this week …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 8:04 p.m.
Federal judge urges Congress and the Trump administration to face up to the potential problems of untraceable guns that can be created from computer files and 3-D printers.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 6:06 p.m.
A gun-control initiative should not go on the November ballot because the petitions that some 378,000 voters signed were not readable, a Thurston County Superior Court judge said.
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Initiative 1639, a gun control measure, has enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, but faces a new lawsuit.
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 7 p.m.
The National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation and two Seattle residents are suing the city over its new gun-safety law.
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 2:10 p.m.
Supporters of gun control initiative turn in more than 267,000 signatures.
UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
An effort to get the Washington Supreme Court to block a proposed gun-control initiative was dismissed.
Mon., June 25, 2018, 6:06 p.m.
Four initiative petition drives may have enough signatures to make the ballot, secretary of state’s office says.