Stories tagged: gun sales
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Background check failures for gun purchases could be reported to Washington State Patrol under proposed legislation
Felons and other people who can’t legally buy guns would be reported to law enforcement when they fail a background check and potential victims could get a warning under a …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
Washington state gun database lacks info on thousands of handgun sales
A state firearms database relied upon by law enforcement officers lacks information on the sale of thousands of handguns in Washington in the past two years.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
Missoula to require background checks for private gun sales
A Montana city will require background checks for any private gun sales that occur within its borders.
Sun., April 6, 2014
Consumer demand still fuels ammunition shortage
For more than four years, shooting enthusiasts have suffered through ammunition shortages that have often left shelves bare even at giant retailers such as Cabela’s. Ammunition manufacturers say point blank …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2012
Buyers rush to firearms dealers
Sam Bishop stood Tuesday at the counter of Sharp Shooting Indoor Range and Gun Shop. He was looking at a gun for home security while he felt he still could, …
Sun., March 7, 2010
Record guns sales boost wildlife programs
Wildlife agencies across the nation will reap some of the profits from record-setting gun sales that spiked from late 2008 and well into 2009 after Barack Obama’s nomination and election …
Sat., Jan. 17, 2009
Gun sales are booming
Gun sales have skyrocketed around the Inland Northwest since the November general election, with gun shop owners citing fears that a Democratic president and Congress will tighten gun control. “The …
Fri., Jan. 16, 2009, 3:53 p.m.
Store owners watch run on firearm sales
Gun sales have skyrocketed around the Inland Northwest since the November general election, with gun shop owners citing fears that a Democratic president and Congress will push gun control legislation.