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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Gun rights, 51st state are linked, Shea tells rally

Rep. Matt Shea links gun rights, a new state in Eastern Washington at a Capitol rally.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 7:27 a.m.

Libraries, parks and child-care facilities would become gun-free zones under Washington Senate bill

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 urges crowd to resist gun restrictions with firearms ‘behind every blade of grass’

Rep. Matt Shea calls for a gun behind every blade of grass and people willing to fight gun control.


In plea deal, Russian woman admits to being a secret agent

A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday that she conspired to infiltrate the American gun-rights movement to gather intelligence on conservative political groups as Donald Trump …


Gun-rights supporters sue to block I-1639

Spokane gun dealer, others challenge Initiative 1639 in federal court.


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: 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.


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.


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: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, considering 2020 White House bid, now says he supports assault weapons ban

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Sunday that he supports an assault weapons ban, in a signal that the moderate Democrat is seeking to appeal to progressives as he tests the …


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.


Richland WinCo shooter had his gun rights restored

A Umatilla man who shot a woman in the Richland WinCo last week was legally allowed to own a gun. But that wasn’t always the case.


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.


Russian gun rights advocate, charged in U.S. with acting as Russian Federation agent

A Russian national with alleged ties to a top Russian official was charged in federal court in Washington Monday with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation, …


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.


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: Sat., April 14, 2018, 3:15 p.m.

Gun rights advocates holding rallies at state capitols in U.S.

Gun rights supporters – many carrying rifles and ammunition – gathered at state capitols across the U.S. on Saturday to push back against efforts to pass stricter gun control laws …


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 …


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.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Otter lets ‘stand your ground’ law take effect, though he says it would OK shooting mischievous kids

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Wednesday allowed a “stand your ground” gun-rights bill to become law without his signature – though he said it would legally allow mischievous Idaho kids …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Students to lawmakers: Act on gun violence or we will boot you out

Students and adults gather on the steps at the state Capitol after school walkouts to protest gun violence.


Students to lawmakers: ‘we will boot you out’ for lack of action on gun violence

Students and adults gather on the steps at the state Capitol after school walkouts to protest gun violence.


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Idaho House passes ‘stand your ground’ law, 57-12

Idaho lawmakers passed a “stand your ground” law on Tuesday that supporters said will simply write into law provisions that have existed in Idaho case law and jury instructions for …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Inslee signs bump stock ban

Gov. Jay Inslee signs bump stock ban, but the Senate delays a debate over new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles and school security measures.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Idaho House rejects bill to keep guns away from domestic abusers

After an emotional debate, the Idaho House on Tuesday narrowly rejected legislation to mirror federal law by barring those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence against an intimate partner from possessing …


Voluntary waiver of gun rights gets final approval

Washington residents who are suicidal or otherwise in mental distress could voluntarily surrender their right to possess or buy firearms.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Idaho Senate backs ‘stand your ground’ gun law on party-line vote

The Idaho Senate has passed a “stand your ground” gun law on a 29-6 party-line vote, with all Senate Republicans voting in favor and all Senate Democrats voting against.


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Panel approves changes for semi-auto rifle restrictions

Supporters of restrictions and tougher background checks for semi-automatic “assault” weapons make changes to bill in effort to get it to pass.