Stories tagged: gun rights
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 9:06 p.m.
House passes bump stock ban, sends it back to the Senate.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 10:16 p.m.
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.
Senate votes to take guns away from people convicted of domestic violence harassment.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
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.
Supporters, opponents of major gun legislation pack Senate hearing.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Fight over gun control legislation heating up with a protest Friday and major hearing set for Monday.
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.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
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 …
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: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
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 …
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.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 7 p.m.
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.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
With one stroke of a pen, Gov. Terry Branstad is poised to make Iowa one of the friendliest states for gun owners.
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
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 …
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: 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, 10:03 p.m.
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.
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.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
Some lawmakers were busy in the off month drafting proposals for the 2017 session.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
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.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 3:53 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
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 …
Tue., June 28, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
House Democrats continued their disruptive demands for votes on gun control Tuesday, though this time it lasted less than two minutes.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
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 …
Fri., June 24, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
The mere introduction Friday of a proposal backed by five Republicans and four Democrats highlights the post-Orlando, election-year pressures some lawmakers feel for action. One sponsor said that when the …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 2:44 p.m.
Maxine Bell is almost certainly headed toward the happy conclusion of a 30-year career as a rock-solid, budget-minded Idaho conservative legislator.