Stories tagged: guns
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 …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 8:08 a.m.
Guns in schools? Options explored in Kentucky after shooting
Hours after authorities say a 15-year-old student shot and killed two classmates at a western Kentucky high school, a Republican senator in the state’s Capitol rushed to file a bill …
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 11:26 a.m.
My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice
The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana – and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump – in …
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
Should police sell guns? Some chiefs say no
The Smith & Wesson 9 mm that Juhl used to kill himself in Yakima in 2014 was familiar to law enforcement: The Washington State Patrol had seized it years earlier …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 1 p.m.
Unruly man with guns arrested at Houston hotel
Houston police say an intoxicated man was arrested at a hotel ahead of a New Year’s Eve party for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing after officers found several guns …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 6 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Five years since Sandy Hook, Congress slumbers on gun safety
Five years ago today, 20 children and six adults were shot in class at a Connecticut school, and a lot of people thought it had finally, tragically arrived: The watershed. …
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Air rifles improve to legal hunting status
If your idea of an air gun is the official Daisy Red Ryder Model 1938 lever-action BB gun that Ralphie’s mom said would put his eye out in “The Christmas …
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 3 a.m.
Spin Control: Clash possible over new ‘no concealed guns in Senate Gallery’ rule
Some possible issues ahead for 2018 Legislature: gun rights in the Senate Gallery, censorship of social media, better training against sexual harassment.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Police: Policy banning guns for legal pot users under review
The Honolulu Police Department says it’s reviewing the policy requiring medical marijuana users to turnover their firearms following backlash from gun owners.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017
Guest opinion: Robin Ball: Adopt reciprocity for concealed carry permits
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act will also clear up confusion for our law enforcement officers in all states as citizens’ travel around our nation.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Supreme Court won’t review Maryland’s law banning sales of ‘assault weapons’
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a Maryland law banning the sale of semiautomatic guns with certain military-style features.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Guns were Black Friday must-haves, going by the FBI’s record 203,086 background-check requests
For decades, the term “Black Friday” has conjured up distinct images: Turkey-stuffed consumers awake at insanely early hours of the morning, bursting into big-box stores to fight over flat screen …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Sessions orders review of background check system for guns
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a far-ranging review of the FBI database used to check the backgrounds of prospective gun buyers, after the Air Force failed to report …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Arizona GOP senator, Trump Jr. fight on Twitter over guns
Donald Trump Jr. and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake are engaging in a war of words on Twitter.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Two charged in connection with Moses Lake heroin bust
Two men were charged in connection with a large drug and gun bust in Moses Lake in which over 11 pounds of heroin was recovered.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Appeals court upholds Washington gun background check law
A federal appeals court panel has unanimously rejected a challenge to Washington’s law requiring background checks for gun transfers.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Mom: Cub Scout kicked out of group after asking about guns
A Cub Scout was kicked out of his group after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about gun control and previous contentious comments she made about African-Americans.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Country artists rethink gun rights
Country music has long idealized the gun-owning lifestyle. But after a mass shooter killed himself and at least 58 people at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest country music festival, voices …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017
Amanda Erickson: Fear of crime drives America’s gun craze
It was in the 1960s and ’70s that Americans began talking about guns and gun rights as a crime issue. This framing turned the issue of gun ownership into a …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017
Editorial: Don’t assume ‘bump stocks’ will be banned
The NRA has said that it may be necessary to increase regulations for bump stocks and the like. No, we need a ban. Some members of Congress are trying to …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017
Kathleen Parker: Trump recaptures the spotlight
The very last thing Trump needs right now is a political shootout over guns.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 5 a.m.
‘Silencer’ bill gets mixed reaction from Inland Northwest lawmakers, law enforcement
A law that would transform an 80-year-old regulatory scheme governing the sale of noise-canceling devices for guns may soon get a vote in Congress. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said she’s …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane Police will add suppressors to rifles, citing concerns about hearing damage
Outfitting the agency’s 181 service rifles with suppressors is intended to protect officers and the public from the potential hearing damage if shots are fired, the department says.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
Christine M. Flowers: Political posturing after Vegas is repellent
I’m not blind to how people are using this tragedy to advance their political agendas.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017
Amy Goodman: We can have the gun debate
Let’s have the debate. Let’s open the airwaves and the halls of Congress, the classrooms and the town squares, to a vigorous debate about gun violence and how to stop …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Vegas shooting renews debate on high-capacity ammo magazines
The rapid-fire shooting that killed or injured hundreds of concertgoers in Las Vegas has highlighted the easy availability of ammunition magazines that allow shooters to fire dozens of shots without …