Stories tagged: guns
Thu., April 13, 2017, 7 p.m.
Trump has been quietly easing Obama-era gun restrictions
With little attention, President Donald Trump’s administration has been quietly loosening firearms restrictions in the United States after successfully seeking the support of gun owners on the campaign trail.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Court rules suburb can hear 137-shot case against police
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled a judge in the city where two unarmed blacks died in a 137-shot barrage of Cleveland police gunfire can hear criminal charges against five …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
San Bernardino school shooting: Veteran killed wife after making threats
The man who opened fire in a San Bernardino school was a deeply religious Navy veteran who accused his newlywed wife of infidelity.
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Teacher, boy die when husband opens fire in California class
A man walked into his estranged wife’s elementary school classroom in San Bernardino and opened fire without saying a word, killing her and an 8-year-old student before shooting himself in …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Two sought in fatal shooting of Yakima convenience store clerk
Police in Yakima are searching for two people suspected in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old convenience store clerk.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Contractor hired to remove lead from police shooting range
Boise officials have hired a contractor to clean up lead and other debris that’s accumulated at a police shooting range in the foothills on the north side of the city.
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:33 p.m.
Oregon police say they warned teen about fake gun prior to death
An Oregon police officer said he had warned a black teenager that carrying a fake gun might get him killed one day months before the teen was fatally shot by …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
Concealed pistol license holders may get reminder about expiration
Washington residents who hold a concealed pistol license may soon get a reminder when that license is about to expire.
Sat., April 1, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
Once-booming gun industry now recalibrating under Trump
President Donald Trump promised to revive manufacturing in the United States, but there’s one once-burgeoning sector poised to shrink under his watch: the gun industry.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Montana Senate endorses concealed weapons bills
The Montana Senate on Tuesday tentatively approved a measure along party lines granting state lawmakers the right to carry concealed firearms in the state Capitol and on other state property.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
Spokane police seize large amount of drugs, guns in several East Central busts during the weekend
The Spokane Police department seized a significant amount of guns and drugs in four separate incidents over the weekend, including arresting one man with three military-style rifles in his possession.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Police: 1 dead, 5 injured in central Florida shooting
A gunman in central Florida fatally shot an adult in a home and critically wounded another adult and two children, in what authorities describe as domestic violence, before shooting two …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Seattle gun-sale tax raises less than $200,000 in first year
A city leader says Seattle’s tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition brought in less than $200,000 in its first year.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Police officer, three others killed in Wisconsin town
A police officer and at least two other people were shot when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin on Thursday, investigators …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Gun injuries cost Americans $730 million a year in hospital bills
Americans paid more than $6.6 billion over eight years to care for victims of gun violence, according to a new tally of hospital bills. And U.S. taxpayers picked up at …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
Spokane GOP leaders stick with Tomi Lahren as featured speaker amid pro-choice comments
Conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren set off a social media storm when she referred to pro-life conservatives as hypocrites on the show “The View” on Friday. She’s set to headline …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers reject bill calling for gun-safety classes in the state’s schools
After much debate and lots of questions, an Idaho House panel rejected legislation Tuesday encouraging the state’s schools to offer elective gun-safety classes.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
House panel kills proposal encouraging gun safety in schools
An Idaho House panel has spiked legislation encouraging public schools to offer gun safety courses as electives.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 6 a.m.
Clarksville: Shooting with the sheriff leads to training lesson
Just a couple of good ol’ boys shooting a friendly game of 8-ball. With a slight difference, that is.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 10 a.m.
Sikhs respond to shooting near Seattle with fear, disbelief
Fear, hurt and disbelief weighed on the minds of those who gathered at a Sikh temple after the shooting of a Sikh man who said a gunman approached him in …
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
21 guns found at U.S. airports – in one day
U.S. airports have been breaking records for the number of passengers in the past few years.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
Idaho Falls bar patrons attack man pointing rifle at crowd
A group of patrons were able to disarm a man who entered an Idaho Falls bar and pointed a rifle at the crowd.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Florida could flip burden of proving ‘stand your ground’
Florida’s “stand your ground” law, a source of contention for years, could soon provide even more protection to people who invoke it. Some lawmakers want to make prosecutors prove a …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Schools chief defends arming staffers
Some details remain to be honed as a new policy allowing trained staff members to carry firearms in schools is rolled out, Mountain View School District Superintendent Kent Stokes said. …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 5:02 a.m.
Montana House rejects bill to allow guns in schools
The Montana House has voted down a proposal to allow guns in schools. Fifteen Republicans joined 41 Democrats Monday to reject the bill in a 56-44 vote.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017
Past opinions offer perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Iran-contra, March 2, 1987
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Officer pleads not guilty in Philando Castile shooting death
The police officer charged with fatally shooting Philando Castile last summer in Falcon Heights, Minn., pleaded not guilty Monday.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017
Regina Malveaux: Gun laws helping to protect women
We must continue to address the horrifying and unacceptable intersection of gun violence and domestic violence
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted ‘get out of my country’
In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to “get out of my country,” witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Homicides in Chicago outpacing last year after deadliest day so far in 2017
Homicides are now outpacing last year in Chicago after the city experienced its deadliest day so far this year, according to data kept by the Chicago Tribune.