Stories tagged: firearms
Tue., Jan. 21, 2020
Gun control advocates will put their weight behind an effort to restrict high-capacity magazines as the 2020 Legislature considers a series of bills on firearms.
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019
Senate committee reconsiders ban on untraceable “ghost guns” made from 3D printers.
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019
Washington owners of bump stocks can turn them in to the Washington State Patrol for $150 on four days in March.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
Trump administration decision to outlaw all bump stocks complicates Washington plan to pay state owners to turn them in.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
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Mon., Nov. 5, 2018
The Spokane Police Department will no longer be able to sell the guns it confiscates after the Spokane City Council approved an ordinance requiring the department to destroy guns instead …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018
Federal judge urges Congress and the Trump administration to face up to the potential problems of untraceable guns that can be created from computer files and 3-D printers.
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018
A southwestern Idaho man who unlawfully sold firearms has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison.
Fri., July 6, 2018
Getting drunk and playing with a gun is a bad idea, as is taking too many pain pills and then deciding to go hunting.
Fri., April 20, 2018
Idaho officials say employment in the firearms industry has grown after targeting the sector a decade ago.
Fri., April 13, 2018
We “need to do something” about school shootings! We need “gun control”! What to do? I am a 30-plus-years civilian/law enforcement trainer who also does expert witness testimony in use …
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018
Some of Wall Street’s heaviest hitters are stepping into the national debate on guns as investment firms ask firearms makers what they are doing about gun violence.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018
YouTube, a popular media site for firearms enthusiasts, this week quietly introduced tighter restrictions on videos involving weapons, becoming the latest battleground in the U.S. gun-control debate.
Thu., March 15, 2018
There are once again many heated discussions about how to stop the carnage in our schools.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018
Walmart says it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21.
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
A so-called “cop watcher” who angered Portland police and prosecutors by showing up at their homes has pleaded guilty in federal court to using a firearms despite a felony record.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017
Moses Lake Police responded to a report of an accidental shooting at Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s home Wednesday night.
Tue., July 25, 2017
A federal appeals court has blocked a District of Columbia law that makes it difficult for gun owners to get concealed carry permits.
Mon., July 24, 2017
It’s hard to find definitive statistics on gun ownership, but a study by the Pew Research Center released this month indicated that just 16 percent of “non-white women” identified themselves …
Sat., July 1, 2017
Exactly one year after it went into effect, an Idaho gun law that allows people to carry concealed firearms without a permit has had little effect on crime rates, state …
Wed., April 26, 2017
They’re “indoorsmen” quick with a hash-tag quip and safely anonymous snark, demanding instant gratification, high pay and comfortable lifestyle.
Thu., April 13, 2017
With little attention, President Donald Trump’s administration has been quietly loosening firearms restrictions in the United States after successfully seeking the support of gun owners on the campaign trail.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
With time running out on many proposed changes to Washington gun laws, a proposal to license some semi-automatic weapons died in a House committee, but a revised version of the …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017
Law enforcement officers may bring their guns into the Spokane Arena, and soon they’ll have waivers to prove it.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017
They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been as difficult as buying a machine …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017
German police have uncovered hundreds of guns and rifles after searching the home of a man who was being investigated for breaking arms control laws.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017
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.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016
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., Nov. 6, 2016
Interviews with hunters who shot big moose indicate there’s a wide range of guns that will bring down a big-game animal that stands 7-feet high at the shoulder.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016
Washington state’s system for conducting background checks on someone trying to buy a firearm is fragmented and “specific improvements” are needed.