Stories tagged: second amendment
Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
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.
Wed., March 15, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, midnight
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.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, midnight
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.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
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.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
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.
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, midnight
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.
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
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 …
Sun., June 19, 2016, midnight
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 …
Sun., June 19, 2016, midnight
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 …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
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 …
Tue., March 29, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
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.
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, midnight
Mitch Albom: Gun rights will eventually curtail other rights
Surveillance, interrogations and immigration reforms will address the security risk created by widespread gun ownership.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 8:26 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, midnight
David Ignatius: Nation must rethink access to assault weapons
Suspected terrorists cannot fly, but they can buy a gun.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 26, 2015, 9:47 p.m.
Gun rights activist found guilty of disobeying Spokane courthouse guards
A federal judge found Anthony Bosworth, an outspoken gun rights advocate, guilty of failing to comply with orders of guards outside the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse in February. Bosworth …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 18, 2015, midnight
Huckleberries: Coeur d’Alene newcomer misfires in challenge to incumbent Edinger
Toby Schindelbeck, a relatively recent California transplant, should fire the advisers helping him run his campaign for the Coeur d’Alene City Council. First, he angered some residents in a debate …
Fri., March 6, 2015, midnight
Gun rights activists plan rally at U.S. Courthouse in Spokane
Gun rights activists from across the nation have announced their intentions to demonstrate in front of the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse today in support of an Iraq War veteran …
Wed., July 9, 2014, 11:38 a.m.
2 Washington state gun initiatives draw $3.5M in contributions
Two gun initiatives headed toward Washington’s November ballot have attracted nearly $3.5 million in contributions so far.
Mon., July 7, 2014, 1:06 p.m.
Washington study: Gunshot victims more likely to be shot again
People hospitalized with a gunshot wound are 30 times more likely to come back to the hospital with another firearm injury than those hospitalized for another medical reason, according to …
Mon., May 5, 2014, 11:57 a.m.
High court nixes NJ appeal on gun rights in public
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday let stand New Jersey’s requirement that gun owners demonstrate a justifiable need in order to carry firearms in public, turning away …
Wed., March 26, 2014, 9:22 a.m.
High court bolsters domestic violence gun ban law
WASHINGTON — People convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing guns even in states where no proof of physical violence is required to support the domestic …
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013, midnight
Kootenai County commissioners decline to vote on gun ordinance
Kootenai County commissioners opted against voting Tuesday on a proposed ordinance declaring all federal gun laws invalid and directing the sheriff to prevent enforcement of such laws. “Ultimately it’s not …
Sun., Nov. 24, 2013, midnight
Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan Gottlieb gains an audience
SEATTLE – He takes them in stride, the nasty emails that come in three or four times a week. They’re not that many, but they display the raw emotion that …
Wed., Nov. 13, 2013, midnight
Gonzaga gun incident fires national debate
Two Gonzaga University students disciplined for pointing a pistol at a man they suspected of attempting to force his way into their school-owned housing have sparked a national debate pitting …
Tue., May 7, 2013, midnight
Otter woos gun makers to set up shop in Idaho
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter wants more guns and ammo produced in his state. Otter, a Republican, has sent letters to 79 firearms makers and ammunition producers in 28 …
Sat., Feb. 9, 2013, midnight
Hundreds rally for guns in Olympia
OLYMPIA – Second Amendment activists came well-armed Friday to a Capitol Campus rally, where Washington legislators promised to protect broad access to firearms and speakers denounced President Barack Obama and …
Sun., Jan. 20, 2013, midnight
Crowd in Coeur d’Alene roused for gun rights
A crowd of more than 1,000, many of them armed with rifles and pistols, rallied in support of gun-owner rights Saturday outside a Coeur d’Alene sporting goods store. It was …
Fri., Jan. 18, 2013, 7:17 a.m.
Gun rally planned for Saturday in Coeur d’Alene
COEUR D’ALENE — Gun advocates in North Idaho are planning a rally and encouraging participants to openly carry weapons as allowed by Idaho law. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports that …