Stories tagged: guns
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.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
Stray bullet bounces off Oregon woman’s head
Police say a Central Oregon woman suffered a small bump when a stray bullet crashed into her home and bounced off her head.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
U.S. appeals court upholds Maryland assault weapons ban
A federal appeals court has upheld Maryland’s ban on 45 assault weapons and a 10-round limit on gun magazines. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, issued …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Police detain shooter near California zoo; many shots fired
Officials say a gunman who fired numerous shots Friday morning in east Oakland near the Oakland Zoo has been disarmed and is in police custody.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Mount Vernon shooting suspect charged with additional count of attempted murder
The 44-year-old man charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting Mount Vernon police officer Mike “Mick” McClaughry was charged Thursday with an additional count of attempted murder.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Man pleads guilty to buying rifles in San Bernardino attack
A California man pleaded guilty Thursday to providing the high-powered rifles used to kill 14 people in the San Bernardino terror attack.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
6 dead, at least 6 wounded in Chicago shootings
Six people, including a 2-year-old boy and his uncle, were killed and at least six other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago during an 18-hour period from Tuesday morning …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Senate votes to block rule on guns and mentally impaired
The Republican-led Senate has voted to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Montana panel considers letting school workers carry guns
HELENA – A Montana legislator says schools would be safer if school employees with concealed weapons permits were allowed to bring their weapons to campus. Republican Rep. Seth Berglee of …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
Medical Examiner: Portland officer did not shoot teen in the back
Police say a Portland officer who shot and killed a 17-year-old fired three shots. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that state medical examiner Dr. Karen Gunson said Monday that despite social media …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 5:26 a.m.
Doug Clark: I prefer an armed Ozzie to an unarmed one
I all but coughed up my toast and coffee Sunday morning when I read about the sheriff having to give up his gat at the Arena Saturday night. We really …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
Yes, cops can bring guns into the Spokane Arena
Law enforcement officers may bring their guns into the Spokane Arena, and soon they’ll have waivers to prove it.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 6:06 p.m.
Gun industry seeks to ease restrictions on silencers
They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been as difficult as buying a machine …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
Bond for Texas murder suspect set at whopping $4 billion
A Texas court official has imposed a $4 billion bond on a 25-year-old man charged in a fatal shooting.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Las Vegas trial starts for 6 in Bundy ranch standoff
Trial opened Thursday in Las Vegas for six people accused of illegally wielding weapons to block a federal roundup of cattle near states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy’s ranch nearly three …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
S. Idaho man who shot at police gets 20 years in prison
A south-central Idaho man who fired shots at a Twin Falls sheriff’s sergeant during a high-speed chase has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Nampa police review policies after fake gun photo at school
The Nampa Police Department says it’s reviewing policies following a photo of a school resource officer dressed in street clothes and walking into a school while holding a fake rifle.
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
Congress scraps Obama rules on coal mining, guns
The Republican-controlled Congress on Thursday scrapped Obama-era rules on the environment and guns, counting on a new ally in the White House to help reverse years of what the GOP …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Lawmakers and Inslee push for more statewide gun measures
Gov. Jay Inslee and state lawmakers are pushing to pass legislation that would force people to store their guns safely and would fix what some call a loophole in the …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Montana House endorses bills to loosen gun restrictions
The Montana House has endorsed two bills to expand gun rights in the state. Lee Newspapers of Montana reports that preliminary votes for the two bills, which would expand legal …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 1:34 p.m.
School shootings rise when economy struggles, study suggests
A new study finds that school shootings rise when the economy tanks, even as violent crime in general appears to be unaffected. Researchers analyzed data from 379 shootings in schools …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Six shot, including 12-year-old girl, at memorial for slain woman in Chicago
The mourners had gathered near a street corner in Chatham on Chicago’s South Side on Wednesday evening, around teddy bears, balloons, candles and a poster memorializing a woman killed near …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
House proposal would require assault rifle owners obtain annual licenses, complete gun safety course
Semi-automatic assault weapon licenses proposed in House of Representatives.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
Man, teen to appear in court in Washington officer shooting
A man and a teenage boy are set to appear in court Thursday in connection with the December shooting of a Mount Vernon police officer.