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Washington Legislature could see push to limit gun magazines

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

Ban on ‘ghost guns’ made on 3D printers considered by Washington Senate committee

Senate committee reconsiders ban on untraceable “ghost guns” made from 3D printers.

UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019

Bump stock owners can turn in devices for $150 check from state under new bill

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

Federal rule could jam state plan to buy up illegal bump stocks

Trump administration decision to outlaw all bump stocks complicates Washington plan to pay state owners to turn them in.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018

Gun sellers expect sales bump after Washington voters approve new rules

Starting next year,

City Council votes to bar police from selling rifles

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

Judge to Congress, executive branch: Face up to problems of 3-D printed guns

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.

SW Idaho man sentenced for illegally selling firearms

A southwestern Idaho man who unlawfully sold firearms has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison.

Guest Column: Smoking pot and smoking guns

Getting drunk and playing with a gun is a bad idea, as is taking too many pain pills and then deciding to go hunting.

Idaho sees job results after attracting firearms industry

Idaho officials say employment in the firearms industry has grown after targeting the sector a decade ago.

Robert B. Smith: Rationality should guide firearms measures

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

Nuns, funds and guns: the firearms debate on Wall Street

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 bans firearm sales and how-to videos, prompting backlash

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.

Mark S. Knapp: School marshals a common-sense solution

There are once again many heated discussions about how to stop the carnage in our schools.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018

Walmart sets age of 21 to buy firearms, ammunition

Walmart says it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21.

Portland ‘cop watcher’ pleads guilty to firearms charge

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

Grant County Sheriff’s deputy reports accidentally shooting of wife

Moses Lake Police responded to a report of an accidental shooting at Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s home Wednesday night.

Strict D.C. concealed carry gun permit law blocked by appeals court

A federal appeals court has blocked a District of Columbia law that makes it difficult for gun owners to get concealed carry permits.

Black women picking up firearms for self-defense

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 …

Law allowing concealed firearms with no permit a year old

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 …

Millennials take aim at hunting, shooting

They’re “indoorsmen” quick with a hash-tag quip and safely anonymous snark, demanding instant gratification, high pay and comfortable lifestyle.

Trump has been quietly easing Obama-era gun restrictions

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.

Assault weapon owners in Washington won’t need licenses

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

Yes, cops can bring guns into the Spokane Arena

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

Gun industry seeks to ease restrictions on silencers

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 …

German police find 100s of firearms in wanted man’s home

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.

Oregon bans weapons in state workplaces

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.

Washington state gun database lacks info on thousands of handgun sales

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.

Ammo for hunting moose continues to evolve

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.

Washington’s gun background check system needs fix, report says

Washington state’s system for conducting background checks on someone trying to buy a firearm is fragmented and “specific improvements” are needed.