Stories tagged: second amendment
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
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.
Armed gun enthusiasts and local politicians gathered at Franklin Park Saturday to advocate for their second amendment rights
Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
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 …
Tue., July 3, 2018, 1:32 p.m.
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.
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.
President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that the Second Amendment “WILL NEVER BE REPEALED” and called on voters to elect more Republicans in this fall’s congressional elections because the GOP “must …
Tue., March 27, 2018, 11:20 a.m.
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.
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 …
Sat., March 3, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
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.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, noon
There’s a conversation I want to have with my cousin, but I can’t. It’s about guns.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
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 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 …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Surveillance, interrogations and immigration reforms will address the security risk created by widespread gun ownership.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 8:26 a.m.
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 …