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Youth argue Second Amendment rights, gun control at rally in Boise

On the steps of the Idaho State Capitol Building, issues of Second Amendment rights and gun control played out not at the hands of the nearly 1,000 who came to …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Gun rights enthusiasts joined by Shea, Fagan at Franklin Park rally

Armed gun enthusiasts and local politicians gathered at Franklin Park Saturday to advocate for their second amendment rights


No mystery to Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh’s gun views

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he recognizes that gun, drug and gang violence “has plagued all of us.” Still, he believes the Constitution limits how far government can go …


Second Amendment group asks court to block gun initiative from the ballot

A pro-gun nonprofit based in Bellevue has asked Washington’s Supreme Court to block an initiative that would implement a new slate of gun restrictions from reaching the November ballot, arguing …


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 1:12 p.m.

Judge: Assault weapons ban doesn’t violate 2nd Amendment

Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling Friday upholding Massachusetts’ ban on the weapons.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Trump says Second Amendment won’t be repealed

President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that the Second Amendment “WILL NEVER BE REPEALED” and called on voters to elect more Republicans in this fall’s congressional elections because the GOP “must …


Retired justice urges repeal of Second Amendment

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment to allow for significant gun control legislation.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

In Coeur d’Alene, armed gun-rights advocates demonstrate against school walk-out

About 400 yards west of Coeur d’Alene High School’s student walkout Wednesday, a second group – this one made up of adults, armed with semi-automatic weapons and handguns – staged …


It’s clear Trump is hazy in outlining gun measure priorities

In his quest to tackle gun violence, President Donald Trump has alternated between calling for tougher laws and declaring his fealty to the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms, leaving …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Where they stand: McMorris Rodgers and Brown on gun control, background checks

Both Lisa Brown and Cathy McMorris Rodgers support bans on bump stocks, but some of their positions on other gun issues are significantly different.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Stevens County GOP, amid criticism from Democrats, pulls gun auction from event featuring Cathy McMorris Rodgers

The Stevens County Republican Party halted plans to raffle a semiautomatic rifle at an event where Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was scheduled to speak next month after outcry from her …


Front Porch: Political discussion has become too alienating

There’s a conversation I want to have with my cousin, but I can’t. It’s about guns.


Marc A. Thiessen: Bump-stock solution a cop-out

Empowering ATF to ban firearms devices without explicit authorization from Congress is a far greater threat to the Second Amendment than any legislation Congress could pass.


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 …


Iowa lawmakers pass the state’s most expansive gun rights bill

With one stroke of a pen, Gov. Terry Branstad is poised to make Iowa one of the friendliest states for gun owners.


Gorsuch view on scope of Second Amendment a judicial mystery

Despite strong endorsements from some gun rights advocates, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has a slim appeals court record on the subject – a record that leaves his views a …


David Keene: Gun-rights parameters in their infancy

As with the First Amendment, a body of law defining what is and is not permissible under the Second Amendment will emerge.


Election sullies high court’s independence

Every step closer to accepting ideological litmus tests developed in the heat of political campaigns erodes the foundations of the judicial branch.


Council looks at costs associated with Valleyfest

At Tuesday’s meeting, council received a brief report from city staff outlining that Vallyefest costs Spokane Valley $25,774 in CenterPlace staff time, Mirabeau Park staff time and police department overtime.


Spokane Valley could become a Second Amendment sanctuary city under councilman’s proposal

A city councilman wants Spokane Valley to declare itself a Second Amendment sanctuary city and symbolically proclaim the city’s support for its citizens’ right to keep and bear arms.


Amy Goodman: Trump rhetoric takes scary turn

Trump is a dangerous demagogue who is inciting violence, and the time for it to stop is now.


Trump, on defense, blames media for Second Amendment flap

On the defensive once again, Donald Trump is blaming faulty interpretations and media bias for an uproar over his comments about the Second Amendment. He’s insisting he never advocated violence …


Kathleen Parker: It’s time to close gun-buying loopholes

Is it not logical, however, that the right of the greatest number of people to survive supersedes the right of a relatively few who wish to own weapons intended to …


No-fly, terror watch lists unsuitable for barring gun sales

Who knows whether any of these supposed terrorism suspects actually belong on any list? Due process? Transparency? Is this the America where you want to live, when any secret and …


Republican convention gun petition author is from Spokane, has legal history with online postings

Jim Ryan, former music director of Spokane’s Civic Theatre, was revealed as “The Hyperationalist,” more popularly known as the author of a petition 50,000 signatures strong calling for guns to …


Petitioner pushing for guns at Republican convention uses Spokane as fake hometown

Jim, AKA the Hyperationalist, said he launched an online petition using Spokane as a location because of its “everytown U.S.A.” image.


State Supreme Court: Paring knives not protected by 2nd Amendment

A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Seattle law prohibiting people from carrying fixed-blade knives such as kitchen utensils for self-defense does not conflict with the Second Amendment …


Mitch Albom: Gun rights will eventually curtail other rights

Surveillance, interrogations and immigration reforms will address the security risk created by widespread gun ownership.


Supreme Court lets local ban on assault weapons stand

In a victory for gun-control advocates, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected a 2nd Amendment challenge to laws that forbid the sale or possession of semiautomatic weapons that carry more …


David Ignatius: Nation must rethink access to assault weapons

Suspected terrorists cannot fly, but they can buy a gun.