Stories tagged: guns
UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 2:52 p.m.
Hundreds of Spokane students join nationwide protests against gun violence
Hundreds of Spokane students walked out of classes Friday to protest two decades of school gun violence that has left at least 130 dead and 255 injured across the country.
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:56 p.m.
Inslee, Nevada Democrats call for expanded background checks
Democrats urging more action to prevent gun violence will hold a press conference Thursday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to call for expanded background checks and a ban …
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 1:59 p.m.
Nuns, funds and guns: the firearms debate on Wall Street
Some of Wall Street’s heaviest hitters are stepping into the national debate on guns as investment firms ask firearms makers what they are doing about gun violence.
Sun., March 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
78 percent of gun deaths in Washington are by suicide. A new program to change that targets gun owners.
As student activists from Parkland, Florida have put a national spotlight on school shootings and gun violence, an unlikely coalition of public health workers and members of the gun industry …
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
Taylor Swift typically stays out of politics. Now she’s publicly supporting gun reform.
On Friday afternoon, Taylor Swift published an Instagram post that took many people by surprise: A logo for this weekend’s “March for Our Lives,” the student-led rally urging Congress to …
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Thousands rally through downtown at Spokane’s March For Our Lives
Flurries of snow blew across Riverfront Park as thousands of people, many of them middle- and high-school students, rallied against gun violence Saturday.
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: Sat., March 17, 2018, 7:16 p.m.
Superstore chain Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammo
Superstore company Fred Meyer said it will stop selling guns and ammunition.
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
Spokane County GOP weighs gun raffle at annual fundraiser; Chaffetz to speak
The Spokane County GOP is considering whether to continue raffling guns as part of its annual Lincoln Day fundraiser, said Stephanie Cates, chairwoman of the party.
Thu., March 15, 2018
Mark S. Knapp: School marshals a common-sense solution
There are once again many heated discussions about how to stop the carnage in our schools.
Tue., March 13, 2018, 7:08 p.m.
Legislature fails to pass bill to let patrol destroy guns
The Washington state Legislature ended its latest session without passing a bill that would allow the State Patrol to destroy firearms confiscated during criminal investigations, instead of trading them with …
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: Sun., March 11, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Trump backs off call for raising minimum age to buy gun
The White House on Sunday pledged to help states pay for firearms training for teachers and reiterated its call to improve the background check system as part of a new …
UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
A look at how background checks are conducted for gun buys
When someone buys a weapon from a gun dealer in the U.S., they are subjected to a background check to see if they have a criminal record, mental illness or …
Fri., March 9, 2018
Aaron Stark: If I could’ve gotten a gun, I would have been a school shooter
At the lowest point in my life, I almost did the most horrible thing imaginable. I grew up in a very chaotic and violent household. My mother tried to take …
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 …
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.
Fri., March 2, 2018, 7:36 a.m.
Congress’ immigration push sputters as guns grab attention
It’s taken just two weeks for Washington’s immigration battle to fade from blistering to back-burner. Lawmakers now seem likely to do little or nothing this election year on an effort …
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 10:33 p.m.
Where they stand: McMorris Rodgers and Brown on gun control, background checks
Both Lisa Brown and Cathy McMorris Rodgers support bans on bump stocks, but some of their positions on other gun issues are significantly different.
Thu., March 1, 2018, 1:39 p.m.
GOP cautious, Dems elated, by Trump’s stance on guns
Republicans reacted cautiously Thursday to President Donald Trump’s call for quick and substantial changes to the nation’s gun laws, while elated Democrats said they will try to hold Trump to …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
Trump puts GOP in the hot seat on guns – for now
Putting fellow Republicans in the hot seat, President Donald Trump called for speedy and substantial changes to the nation’s gun laws on Wednesday, criticizing lawmakers in a White House meeting …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 7:26 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Inslee can stand up to Trump, but can he stand up to the Legislature?
If Gov. Jay Inslee was not going to spend Monday vetoing the public records end-run the Legislature granted itself last week, at least he was doing the next best thing.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 6:28 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers debate gun rights and gun safety - not gun control
Rep. Heather Scott says she has an answer to school shootings: More retired law enforcement officers carrying concealed guns when they pick up their grandchildren from school. Scott proposed one …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
Congress returns amid pressure to act on gun violence
After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 9:09 p.m.
Colleges: Student protesters shouldn’t worry about admission
As some high school students face the threat of disciplinary action for participating in gun control demonstrations, dozens of colleges and universities are sending them a reassuring message: It won’t …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 11:41 a.m.
Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons
President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed a higher minimum age for buying certain rifles and tighter background checks for purchasers, saying “there’s nothing more important than protecting our children,” amid …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:58 p.m.
Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat
The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
Stuckart proposes gun tax to fund mental health services in Spokane
City Council President Ben Stuckart wants to levy a tax on sales of guns and ammunition within city limits, with the proceeds going to fund mental health programs. He’ll have …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 7:11 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Another shooting, another wave of paralyzing congressional sorrow
Congress is super, super sad right now, you guys. Their hearts are broken. Their grief is boundless. Their minds are reeling.
Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Montana man takes up legendary relative’s gun making
Approximately 230 years ago, a master gunsmith in Pennsylvania left his mark during America’s Golden Age of rifle making. Now one of his distant relatives is taking up the family …