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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:25 a.m.

Petition asks Trump to block I-1639

A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Gun sellers expect sales bump after Washington voters approve new rules

Starting next year,


California tightens rules for concealed weapons, bump stocks

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.

With court fight over, gun control measure goes around Legislature to voters

Supporters and opponents of gun control initiative campaign didn’t pause while the courts decided whether it would be on the ballot.


Youth argue Second Amendment rights, gun control at rally in Boise

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.

Judge continues ban on posting plans for 3D plastic guns

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.

State Supreme Court orders gun control initiative back on Washington’s November ballot

Washington voters will get to vote on a gun control initiative this November after all.


Gun control activists marching 50 miles to Smith & Wesson HQ

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.

Judge to Congress, executive branch: Face up to problems of 3-D printed guns

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.

Gun control initiative ordered off ballot

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.

Gun control initiative passes signature check, gets new legal challenge

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.

NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law

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.

Gun control campaign turns in signatures for I-1639

Supporters of gun control initiative turn in more than 267,000 signatures.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

Court rejects bid to keep gun-control measure off ballot

An effort to get the Washington Supreme Court to block a proposed gun-control initiative was dismissed.


4 initiative drives could turn in signatures next week

Four initiative petition drives may have enough signatures to make the ballot, secretary of state’s office says.


Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

With frustration mounting over lawmakers’ inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a …


Dick’s Sporting Goods jumps as earnings guidance outweighs gun controversy

Dick’s Sporting Goods’ stock spiked as much as 28 percent – the most ever – after the sports retailer impressed investors with higher profit guidance, outweighing uncertainty over the loss …


Spin Control: Active initiative campaigns have to kick into high gear

Memorial Day weekend means its crunch time for efforts to get enough signatures on petitions for initiatives to the Legislature.


Sheriff: Parents, don’t bring guns to school lockdowns

Law enforcement officials in eastern Idaho have issued a public safety warning after several parents responded to a recent school lockdown armed with AR-15 rifles and a pistol.


Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrapped up three days of emotional meetings on school safety and mass shootings Thursday by speaking with survivors from last week’s shooting at a high school …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 2:34 p.m.

Trump salutes NRA, says elect Republicans to save gun rights

Months after the horror of the Parkland school shootings in Florida, President Donald Trump stood before cheering members of the National Rifle Association on Friday and implored them to elect …


Gun-rights advocates come well-armed to protest

Well-armed gun rights advocates rally at the Capitol where politicians urge them to register and vote.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Valley students rally against gun violence

More than 100 Central Valley and University High School students gathered at Terrace View Park in Spokane Valley Friday morning to protest gun violence for National Walkout Day.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 7:31 a.m.

Eastern Washington poll shows nearly 2-to-1 support for higher age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles

Eastern Washington voters overwhelmingly favor raising the age limit for buying a semi-automatic rifle but are evenly split on whether they think Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act, a …


Soon-to-be voters sit down with McMorris Rodgers

Spokane Valley residents had several questions on budget reform, tariffs and health care for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Friday afternoon during a town hall event.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 10 p.m.

Heartbroken by gun violence: Rallies across US demand change

In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into …


Parkland teens keep gun-control grown-ups at arm’s length

Hiding from a gunman at their South Florida high school, a small group of teenagers resolved on their own to launch a crusade against gun violence that has built up …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

New gun laws seek to protect victims of domestic violence, prevent suicide

New laws allow courts to take guns away from people who commit domestic violence harassers, voluntary surrender for people who fear they may commit suicide.


Seattle mayor pursues law to require owners to lock up guns

Seattle’s mayor and a city councilmember say they plan to propose legislation that would require gun owners to lock up firearms in their homes and vehicles.


Canada proposes tightening controls on gun sales

Gun retailers in Canada would be required to keep records of firearms inventory and sales for at least 20 years under government legislation introduced Tuesday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s …