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UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

Dana Loesch is the new public face of the National Rifle Association, an organization long associated with older white men.


Spin Control: Two dozen kids massacred by knife in Norway? No way.

When you check out some “facts” on the guns vs. knives argument, they don’t stand up.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Bump stock ban passes House

House passes bump stock ban, sends it back to the Senate.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee calls for restrictions on military style semi-automatic rifles

The Legislature should make it harder to buy a military style, semi-automatic rifle, and require the buyer to be at least 21, Gov. Jay Inslee said.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Domestic violence harassers could lose gun rights

Senate votes to take guns away from people convicted of domestic violence harassment.


Washington bill would require concealed weapon carriers to seek permission to bring guns into others’ homes

A person with a concealed pistol license would have to ask permission to bring a gun into another person’s residence under a bill being considered by a Senate committee.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:24 p.m.

Washington Senate panel could vote Tuesday on ‘bump stock’ ban

Supporters, opponents of major gun legislation pack Senate hearing.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Both sides gearing up for fight over gun control bills in Washington Legislature

Fight over gun control legislation heating up with a protest Friday and major hearing set for Monday.


Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman: Let’s agree on some gun-rights ground rules

It’s a right to keep and bear arms, not a heavily regulated government privilege, nor is it dependent upon service in a militia.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

Country artists rethink gun rights

Country music has long idealized the gun-owning lifestyle. But after a mass shooter killed himself and at least 58 people at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest country music festival, voices …


Phillips: Trump unlikely to back gun control

Trump is consistent on one thing: hugging his base. On guns, he hugged his base hard. And he has yet to let go.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Antifascists comply with order to remove ammunition at rally

Groups at an anti-fascism rally in downtown Kansas City complied with a police order on Saturday to remove ammunition from their weapons, but they said the order violated their rights …


Up against NRA, gun control advocates still voice optimism

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.


Trump has been quietly easing Obama-era gun restrictions

With little attention, President Donald Trump’s administration has been quietly loosening firearms restrictions in the United States after successfully seeking the support of gun owners on the campaign trail.


Iowa lawmakers pass the state’s most expansive gun rights bill

With one stroke of a pen, Gov. Terry Branstad is poised to make Iowa one of the friendliest states for gun owners.


Gun injuries cost Americans $730 million a year in hospital bills

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 5:46 p.m.

Concealed weapon amendment clears Idaho House committee

A proposal from Rep. Don Cheatham, R-Post Falls, to exempt active military members from the requirement that they be Idaho residents in order to carry a concealed gun without a …


Assault weapon owners in Washington won’t need licenses

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: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Gun control advocates in Washington see their best chance yet for tougher laws

Gun control advocates make the push for restrictions on semi-automatic weapons, require safes or lock boxes in homes.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

Spokane County sheriff ‘dumbfounded’ by repeal of rule barring mentally ill from buying guns

News that the U.S. House of Representatives had repealed a rule banning mentally ill people from buying guns left Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich confused Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 11:21 a.m.

State Rep. Matt Shea wants to repeal gun sale background checks approved by Washington voters

Spokane Valley legislator Rep. Matt Shea says he’ll introduce a bill to repeal a voter-approved law that requires background checks on most private gun sales.


Early ideas on guns, abortion, unions for the 2017 Legislature

Some lawmakers were busy in the off month drafting proposals for the 2017 session.


Spokane Valley could become a Second Amendment sanctuary city under councilman’s proposal

A city councilman wants Spokane Valley to declare itself a Second Amendment sanctuary city and symbolically proclaim the city’s support for its citizens’ right to keep and bear arms.


In some parts of open-carry America, even a trip to Wal-Mart can require an AR-15

In a country of relaxing gun laws where it’s now legal to open-carry in 45 states and there are 14.5 million people with carry permits, every day seems to bring …


Vestal: Can a modest proposal to keep guns from troubled family members pass? An initiative aims to find out

How well a gun-control initiative fares with voters this fall may tell us whether we’re at the tip of a wave – where modest proposals to make the country safer …


Clinton camp condemns Trump’s call to disarm bodyguards

Donald Trump was making his usual sarcastic call for Hillary Clinton’s Secret Service agents to be stripped of their firearms when he added an aside to his rally remarks: “Let’s …


Gun rights activists sue Katie Couric over documentary edits

Virginia gun rights activists have filed a $12 million defamation lawsuit against Katie Couric and other makers of a documentary over an edit they say misrepresented the activists’ response to …


Firestorm after Trump says gun backers might stop Clinton

Donald Trump said Tuesday that Second Amendment advocates might find a way to stop Hillary Clinton from rolling back gun rights if she’s elected, setting off a political firestorm as …


Dems demand gun votes, loudly, in 2-minute House session

House Democrats continued their disruptive demands for votes on gun control Tuesday, though this time it lasted less than two minutes.


Missouri governor vetoes sweeping gun rights bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a gun measure Monday that would allow the concealed carry of firearms without a permit and expand residents’ rights to stand and fight against perceived …