Stories tagged: guns
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Family says wounded Washington state officer may be blind
The family of a Washington state police officer who was shot in the head last month while responding to a call may be permanently blind as a result of his …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Puerto Rico police seized guns from alleged airport shooter Esteban Santiago
More than four years before accused airport shooter Esteban Santiago killed five and wounded six others, Puerto Rico police in his hometown of Penuelas confiscated one or more handguns he …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
State Rep. Matt Shea wants to repeal gun sale background checks approved by Washington voters
Spokane Valley legislator Rep. Matt Shea says he’ll introduce a bill to repeal a voter-approved law that requires background checks on most private gun sales.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Oregon bans weapons in state workplaces
Oregon officials banned state employees from carrying weapons in the workplace unless they’re needed for their jobs, causing consternation Thursday among Republican leaders in the Legislature.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Injured Oregon state trooper was shot 12 times, family says
The family of a wounded Oregon State Police trooper says he was shot 12 times on Christmas night.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 4 a.m.
Show season begins for RVers, boaters, sportsmen
The boat, RV and sportsmen’s show season is underway, giving outdoor enthusiasts a chance to see the latest products from manufacturers and make deals. Some of the shows feature seminars …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
New York City has fewest shootings ever last year
New York City recorded its fewest number of shootings last year and narrowly missed setting a record low for homicides.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Lawyer again calls for firings over slaying of Tamir Rice
An attorney is renewing his call for the firing of the two white Cleveland police officers involved in the shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy killed while playing …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9:11 a.m.
Separate Portland shootings leave 2 wounded
Portland police are investigating a pair of early Thursday shootings.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 10:20 a.m.
Dylann Roof won’t work to spare his life in church massacre
Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof says he won’t call any witnesses or present evidence while representing himself during the punishment phase of his death penalty trial, but he is working …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 9:47 a.m.
Trooper still critical after shooting
An Oregon State Police trooper wounded in a Christmas night gunbattle was able to high-five his wife when he woke up from his first surgery, but he has more operations …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016
Funding needed for gun sale database
Legislators tempted to stall on the backlog problem for another year should be looking over their shoulders. Everytown for Gun Safety, the anti-gun group, could see the lack of legislative …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
The Gabby: Navy to commission USS Gabrielle Giffords
A naval program that has become a target for critics is preparing to commission a new vessel named after a well-known shooting survivor.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
Nearly 50 people shot in Chicago over holiday weekend
Five people were wounded in shootings in Chicago early Monday, bringing to almost 50 the number of people shot in the city since Christmas weekend began Friday afternoon.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
Accidental shooting deaths, injuries spike over the holidays
The happiest of seasons is also among the deadliest: Unintentional shootings spike during the holidays, and are more likely to occur than any other time of the year, according to …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 9:24 a.m.
Men arrested in fatal shooting of Idaho teen
Police in Idaho say they have arrested two suspects in the fatal drive-by shooting of a teenager.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 8:41 a.m.
Shots fired outside hookah lounge in Renton
Police are searching for suspects involved in a shooting near the Nomads Hookah Lounge in Renton.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
Mt. View School District closer to guns on campuses
Mountain View School District inched closer Monday night toward adopting a policy that would allow school personnel to carry weapons on its campuses.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 8:35 a.m.
Idahoans still apply for weapons permits despite new rules
Though adults over the age of 21 in Idaho have been able to carry concealed weapons in most places without a county-issued permit since July, many residents are still seeking …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
Washington state gun database lacks info on thousands of handgun sales
A state firearms database relied upon by law enforcement officers lacks information on the sale of thousands of handguns in Washington in the past two years.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 6 a.m.
Police from throughout the Northwest burn drugs, guns at Waste-to-Energy Plant
Police departments from across Washington, Idaho and Oregon use Spokane’s Waste-to-Energy facility to dispose of confiscated drugs and guns. In 2015, the facility incinerated 61.59 tons, or 123,180 pounds, of …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
Oops! UPS delivers assault rifle instead of toy for Christmas gift
A New York couple was horrified when a UPS delivery that they thought was a Christmas present turned out to be an assault rifle.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 7:31 a.m.
Police: School resource officer shot at while driving
A Billings school resource officer says his patrol car was shot at while he was driving around the city.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 7:14 a.m.
Mount Vernon police officer shot; suspect in custody
Police arrested a suspected gunman early Friday following a standoff in a community north of Seattle, after a police officer was shot and seriously wounded, the Washington State Patrol said.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
Dylann Roof convicted in Charleston church shooting trial
After nearly a week of painful testimony that vividly recreated the massacre at this city’s famed “Mother Emanuel” church, it took jurors less than two hours to convict Dylann Roof …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Guns in schools: Colorado school district to allow teachers to arm themselves
A rural Colorado school district decided to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect students.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 9:18 a.m.
Gun-friendly Liberty University to open on-campus shooting range
Liberty University is planning to open a state-of-the-art shooting range on campus next fall as part of the conservative Evangelical Christian School’s commitment to promoting gun ownership and firearm sports.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 8:38 a.m.
Russia rejects US concern about IS seizing arms in Syria
The Russian military has scoffed at a top U.S. general’s suggestion that military equipment seized by the Islamic State group in the Syrian city of Palmyra could pose a threat …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 8:55 a.m.
Army sergeant in Texas admits funneling weapons to cartel
An Army sergeant who worked as a military recruiter has admitted he funneled dozens of assault weapons to a Mexican cartel last year with the help of other soldiers.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 7:09 a.m.
Federal charges for man who fired in pizzeria
A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle multiple times inside a pizza restaurant in the nation’s capital while investigating the internet conspiracy theory known as “pizzagate” will face …