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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 unproven suspicion could cost you a constitutional right?

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 than 10 rounds of ammunition.

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 was carrying an assault rifle and pistol in support of a protest when the arrest occurred.

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 with Councilman Ron Edinger by saying he knows from his experience in California how to help Coeur d’Alene avoid becoming another Oakland. Or Spokane. Coeur d’Alene residents love being told by a newcomer – especially from California – what they’re doing wrong. Not. Secondly, Schindelbeck’s campaign circulated a flier stating that Edinger is a “registered Democrat” and a career politician. Many Lake City residents consider a Democrat to be almost as bad as an ex-Californian. Funny thing, though? Edinger is a registered Republican. Finally, the Second Amendment Alliance of southern Idaho supported Schindelbeck by depicting Edinger on its Facebook page as being anti-gun. But Edinger owns three guns and is part of a gun-loving and hunting family. The Second Amendmenters advocate permitless carry of concealed firearms. They misfired at Edinger because he voted for a city ordinance that banned guns from Coeur d’Alene parades. The ordinance was put in place years ago to prevent the defunct Aryan Nations from carrying loaded firearms during its reign of annoyance. So who’s counting? Is that strike three for Schindelbeck? We’ll find out on Nov. 3. Technical difficulties

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 arrested for possessing an assault rifle there about a week ago. Anthony Bosworth was taken into custody and has told conservative talk radio stations he was held for several hours Feb. 25. A video of the encounter, posted on YouTube, shows federal agents confiscating Bosworth’s AK-47 rifle and 9mm sidearm. Bosworth, part of a group that protested Washington’s new background check law at a rally in Olympia earlier this year, was cited and released.

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 a new study from the University of Washington.

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 another case over whether Americans have a constitutional right to be armed outside the home.

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 violence charge, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

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 enforceable,” county Prosecutor Barry McHugh said of the proposal from the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee.

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 Alan Gottlieb generates with his gun rights message. A recent email begins, simply, “You are an idiot.”

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 gun rights against private property rights. Seniors Erik Fagan and Daniel McIntosh say they were protecting themselves in their off-campus apartment with weapons assured them by the Second Amendment. But the apartment complex is owned by Gonzaga, which – like many universities – has chosen to prohibit firearms on its campus and in its buildings.

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 states promoting the benefits of relocating to Idaho. He also declared May “2nd Amendment Protection Month” statewide.