Stories tagged: gun safety
Fri., May 5, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Turkey hunters stalk each other; then one of them fires
Soon after his shotgun’s blast, the hunter sprinted toward what he thought was a coveted prize: the wild turkey gobbler he’d been calling to and watching. But Kenneth Dienst found …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers reject bill calling for gun-safety classes in the state’s schools
After much debate and lots of questions, an Idaho House panel rejected legislation Tuesday encouraging the state’s schools to offer elective gun-safety classes.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
House panel kills proposal encouraging gun safety in schools
An Idaho House panel has spiked legislation encouraging public schools to offer gun safety courses as electives.
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, 4:14 p.m.
Lawmakers and Inslee push for more statewide gun measures
Gov. Jay Inslee and state lawmakers are pushing to pass legislation that would force people to store their guns safely and would fix what some call a loophole in the …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 6 p.m.
Spokane follows state trend on gun initiative, bucks it on minimum wage
Spokane voters supported new court orders to prevent gun violence but opposed a higher minimum wage.
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 …
Sat., June 4, 2016, 7:44 p.m.
Quick action by professor kept UCLA gunman from escaping
LOS ANGELES – UCLA professor Ajit Mal was in his office Wednesday getting ready to teach his 10 a.m. engineering class when he heard two pops. He came out of …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
Gun-safety group wants new ballot measure
A gun-safety group is turning its attention to voters in Washington state after lawmakers failed to pass a bill to create “extreme-risk protection orders. These are orders that would let …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 11:06 p.m.
Vestal: ‘They’re coming for your guns’ paranoia makes a mockery of real victims of mass shootings
Maybe you thought the nine dead and the torn-apart community of Roseburg, Ore., were the victims of the latest school gun massacre. But in this case, as with all of …
Thu., Jan. 1, 2015
Gun toddler used to shoot mom was in purse’s holster
Veronica Rutledge grew up around guns in North Idaho and retained her interest in them as a wife and young mother. She was a hunter and a recreational shooter who …
Thu., May 2, 2013
Veteran chases down, detains burglary suspect
As concealed weapons permit holders, Jared and Heather Martin regularly talk to their 12-year-old daughter about gun safety and responsibility. They have already started using Tuesday morning as their prime …
Sat., March 9, 2013
Washington Senate approves schools’ use of NRA gun safety materials
OLYMPIA – A resolution encouraging schools to use a firearms safety program for kids briefly ignited the gun-control debate in the state Senate on Friday. The resolution was in support …
Sun., Feb. 17, 2013
Out & About: Obama gun frenzy pays conservation dividend
Obama gun flap boosts habitat OUTTAX – State fish and wildlife agencies across the country are direct beneficiaries of the unprecedented spike in firearms sales spurred by President Obama’s 2008 …
Wed., March 14, 2012, 7:58 a.m.
3-year-old boy in Tacoma kills self with gun in car
A 3-year-old boy fatally shot himself with a gun he found in a car while his family stopped for gas early today, police said, marking western Washington’s third recent shooting …