Stories tagged: gun rights
Thu., April 13, 2017, 7 p.m.
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.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
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.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 5:31 a.m.
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News that the U.S. House of Representatives had repealed a rule banning mentally ill people from buying guns left Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich confused Thursday afternoon.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.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
Early ideas on guns, abortion, unions for the 2017 Legislature
Some lawmakers were busy in the off month drafting proposals for the 2017 session.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
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.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
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 …
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.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 3:53 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
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 …
Tue., June 28, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
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.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
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 …
Fri., June 24, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
After Orlando, slight cracks in gun-rights’ grip on Congress
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.
Shawn Vestal: Far-right fake charities target true conservatives
Maxine Bell is almost certainly headed toward the happy conclusion of a 30-year career as a rock-solid, budget-minded Idaho conservative legislator.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Sweeping gun-control measures get California Senate OK
Democrats in the California Senate made another attempt Thursday to outlaw the sale of assault weapons with easily detachable ammunition magazines as part of a wide-ranging slate of gun control …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Idaho Senate approves bill on concealed carry permits
Idahoans 21 or older wouldn’t need a permit to carry a concealed gun inside city limits in the state, under legislation that passed the Senate Wednesday on a 27-8 vote.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 2:38 p.m.
Idaho Senate panel backs permitless concealed-carry gun bill
New legislation to let Idahoans age 21 or over carry concealed guns without permits inside city limits cleared a Senate committee Monday on a 6-3 vote.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Mom shot by 4-year-old was apparent gun rights advocate
A northeast Florida woman whose 4-year-old son accidentally shot her in the back while they were traveling in her pickup truck is apparently a gun lover who made numerous social …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 2:42 p.m.
Gun activist Anthony Bosworth receives $250 fine for carrying rifle at courthouse
U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Rodgers on Wednesday handed down a $250 fine to Anthony Bosworth, the gun rights activist who openly carried an assault rifle on federal courthouse grounds …
Tue., Nov. 10, 2015, 10:54 a.m.
Pennsylvania gun rights for sex offender lands in Idaho Supreme Court
A former Idaho man’s problems convincing the state of Pennsylvania he should have the right to bear arms landed in the Idaho Supreme Court Tuesday, as the justices heard an …
Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, 3:34 p.m.
Backed by moms and money, gun-safety group expands its clout
A gun-control organization backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg that enlists mothers to speak out against gun violence is racking up some modest victories around the U.S., employing the state-by-state strategy …
Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, 10:57 p.m.
Obama says ‘it’s about the families’ after Oregon meeting
President Barack Obama, faced with protests over his meeting Friday with victims of an Oregon shooting, held to his view that something must be done about deadly gun crimes. But …
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015
Rally centers on veteran, potential weapons confiscation in Priest River
A group of about 100 people in Priest River, Idaho, lined up outside a U.S. Navy veteran’s house Thursday to protest claims that federal officials plan to confiscate the man’s …
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015
Gun activists gather, as control activists plan to grade legislators on which way they vote
OLYMPIA – Voter-approved background checks on private gun purchases are unconstitutional and therefore not law, Rep. Matt Shea told gun-rights activists Thursday on the steps of the Capitol. “An unconstitutional …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 15, 2015, 6:11 p.m.
Shea tells gun rights activists I-594 not law
OLYMPIA — Rep. Matt Shea told gun-rights activists today voter-approved background checks on private sales violate state and federal constitutions and aren’t law. “An unconstitutional law is no law at …