Stories tagged: guns
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017
Lifting gun-silencer regs is dangerous
A bill now working its way through the House would remove silencers from the list of devices regulated by federal authorities.
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
Editorial: Freeman tragedy needs broader perspective
Why does it keep happening? What can we do? We all want to make sense of this. But the answers aren’t simple, no matter how much we wish they were
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017
Editorial: Our turn to face tragedy, pull together
Now it’s our community that will never be the same; our students, parents, teachers, doctors, nurses and first responders who will never forget.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
One in custody in connection to reports of shooter at hospital
One person was taken into custody Tuesday in connection to reports of an active shooter at the state’s largest hospital, the city said.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Man charged in fatal shooting at Seattle homeless encampment
A 34-year-old man has been charged in a fatal shooting inside a tent at a Seattle homeless encampment.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
N.Y. officer accidentally shoots U.S. marshal in New Jersey
A New York City police officer hunting for a fugitive in New Jersey has accidentally shot a U.S. marshal in the foot while firing on a dog.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 3 p.m.
‘Easy money’ made selling Army weapons stolen by US soldiers
More than $1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and sold in a vast black market, some of it to foreign …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Trio takes aim at Oregon’s suicide-prevention gun law
Three Republican politicians hope to overturn a new Oregon law that makes it easier to take guns away from people considered at risk of suicide.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Seattle gun tax is valid, high court says
Washington Supreme Court upholds Seattle tax on guns and ammunition.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Montana man fatally shoots 1-year-old son
Lewis and Clark County officials are still investigating after a Helena man killed his 1-year-old son in a reported accidental shooting.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
July violence pushes 2017 homicide total past 400 mark
July was another dangerous month in Chicago, with 74 homicides reported.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:35 a.m.
Shooting at Moscow courthouse leaves 3 dead, 4 wounded
Five defendants at a Moscow courthouse attacked their guards in a bungled escape attempt, leading to a shootout that killed three people and wounded four others, officials said Tuesday.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
Two people in cars hit by gunfire in Tukwila
Two people in different vehicles were hit by gunfire south of Seattle in Tukwila.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Strict D.C. concealed carry gun permit law blocked by appeals court
A federal appeals court has blocked a District of Columbia law that makes it difficult for gun owners to get concealed carry permits.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Black women picking up firearms for self-defense
It’s hard to find definitive statistics on gun ownership, but a study by the Pew Research Center released this month indicated that just 16 percent of “non-white women” identified themselves …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
‘The Juice’ will be loose: O.J. Simpson is granted parole
O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Home invader chased off by 17-year-old girl with handgun
Kimber Wood was lying in bed almost asleep Monday morning, with the TV on low-volume in the background, a handgun lying on the pillow next to her, when a faint …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Police fatally shoot elderly man who had tried to kill self
Police say an Oregon man who slit his wrists in a suicide attempt less than three weeks ago has been fatally shot by officers.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
55 shot, 11 fatally, in weekend shootings in Chicago
Eleven people were killed and 44 were wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago from Friday afternoon to Monday morning, including an attack that left a 10-year-old boy dead and a …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
Tennessee cities adjust to law letting guns in buses, hubs
The city of Nashville fought a losing battle this spring as a state law passed that lets people with gun permits enter city buses and its main bus terminal with …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
NYC mayor at officer’s funeral: ‘We must help our police’
A sea of police in blue uniforms filled a massive Bronx movie theater and the street outside to pay tribute Tuesday to a New York City officer who was shot …
UPDATED: Sun., July 9, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
For 2 terrifying hours, man on boat fires shots at police and toward Seattle-area shoreline
Officers fatally shot a gunman who, while on a boat, fired at police and toward the shore of Bainbridge Island, about 10 miles west of Seattle across Elliott Bay in …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 5 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Think right-to-carry laws have made you safer? Statistics show otherwise.
A new analysis published by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows the fallacy of promoting laxer gun laws.
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Miami judge rules Florida’s new ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is unconstitutional
Florida’s updated “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law is unconstitutional, a Miami judge ruled on Monday.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Woman caught with loaded gun at Maryland airport says her son placed it in her purse
A Virginia woman who was arrested Thursday at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport in Maryland when she tried to board a flight carrying a loaded pistol told officials that her son …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
Tacoma lifts ban on stun guns within city limits
The city of Tacoma has dropped its ban on stun guns.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Three Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case
Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Oregon teen sentenced for social media-fueled shotgun blasts
An Oregon high school student who fired shotgun blasts into a home with seven people inside has been sentenced to six years in prison.
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare
In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Americans and guns: It’s really complicated, survey shows
Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.