Stories tagged: guns
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.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
Sessions announces 12 cities to receive more manpower to fight crime
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new plan Tuesday in which 12 cities will receive more federal manpower to combat violence in their communities.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:34 p.m.
Seattle officers in fatal shooting of woman had crisis training
A Seattle police officer involved in a fatal shooting asked his partner to use a Taser on the woman authorities say was brandishing a knife, but police audio transcripts show …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:09 p.m.
Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners
The acquittal of a Minnesota officer in the death of a licensed gun owner who volunteered that he had a gun seconds before being fatally shot during a traffic stop …
Thu., June 15, 2017
Stu Bykofsky: Calls for gun limits predictable, unrealistic
The majority of Americans don’t own guns, but haven’t yet been able to thwart the NRA and get access to what’s called “sensible gun control.”
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
D.C. shooting: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, others shot at congressional baseball practice; shooter dead
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Pursuit leads to temporary lockdown at community college
The pursuit of a man believed to be carrying a gun forced the temporary lock down of the South Seattle Community College.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Dozens reported dead after gunman reportedly sets fires in Manila casino
A gunman burst into a casino at a resort complex in Manila early Friday, set fire to gambling tables and stuffed a bag with casino chips. He was later found …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Investigators seek manslaughter prosecution of Dwayne Thurman for suspected killing of wife
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has requested charges against Dwayne Thurman, who is suspected of shooting and killing his wife Brenda Thurman early last year while he was cleaning her …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Man with fake gun at Orlando airport wanted to speak to president
A mentally distressed former Marine who pointed a fake handgun at police in the Orlando International Airport and shouted “kill me” said he wanted to speak to the president, according …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Idaho fatal shooting suspect charged with gun crime
A man authorities are investigating in connection to a fatal shooting outside his home has been charged with illegally owning a gun as a convicted felon, but prosecutors say he …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 2:24 p.m.
52 shot in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend
Shootings over the Memorial Day weekend left seven people dead and another 45 wounded in Chicago, a sharp drop from last year, though almost half of this year’s victims were …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Seattle police say uptick in shootings due to gang quarrels
Authorities say the reason Seattle has seen a recent uptick in shootings is because personal disputes between gang members have been triggering a cycle of violence.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Spokane Valley detectives arrest 2 men accused of drugs, weapons violations
Spokane Valley Police detectives breached a Spokane Valley hotel room last week and booked two men into jail after seizing multiple guns and several ounces of drugs.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
4-year-old fatally shoots himself at day care, sheriff says
Virginia authorities say a 4-year-old boy fatally shot himself at the home of his child care provider, which is also the home of a Stafford County sheriff’s deputy.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Kennewick teen gets 4 years for taping woman, 73, to chair during home invasion
A 14-year-old boy will be locked up in a juvenile facility until he is 18 for helping tape 73-year-old woman to a recliner and stealing guns from her Kennewick home.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Inslee signs gun background check notification bill
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that requires the notification of law enforcement and of people with protection orders if someone fails a background check after trying to buy …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
People who fail background checks for guns to be reported to police
Background check failure law signed.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Montana governor vetoes bills on abortion, concealed weapons
Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a proposal that would bar doctors from performing late-term abortions and another that sought to allow lawmakers to carry concealed weapons in the Capitol and other …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Sheriff: Guns used to kill West Side couple possibly dumped near Mexican border
A sheriff in Washington says two guns used to kill a couple last year may have been dumped in western Arizona or eastern California near the U.S.-Mexico border, and authorities …
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
San Diego police kill 15-year-old who pointed a BB gun at officers
The teenager pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers. They yelled for him to drop the weapon, according to a police statement, but, instead, the …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Abortion, guns, state plane among bills vetoed by Montana governor
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed bills to restrict abortions and the governor’s use of the state airplane, along with another that would have allowed people to carry concealed weapons …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Islamic State magazine steers jihadists to U.S. gun shows for ‘easy’ access to weapons
In the most recent issue of Rumiyah, its glossy multilingual propaganda magazine, the Islamic State encouraged recruits in the United States to take advantage of laws that allow people to …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 6 p.m.
Georgia governor approves carrying concealed guns on campus
Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday allowing people with permits to carry concealed handguns on Georgia’s public college campuses, despite the objections of state university leaders and his own veto …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Idaho man sentenced to 12 years for killing son-in-law
A man who says he accidentally shot his son-in-law has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Three in custody, others sought after 2 Chicago police officers shot
Chicago police were questioning three people and were searching for others after two plainclothes officers were wounded Tuesday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood when gunmen began firing …