Stories tagged: gun control
Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Well, here we are. Another horrific school shooting has gripped the country, and with it come the standard calls for Washington to do something. And it is time to do …
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 9:37 a.m.
For a brief moment after the Las Vegas massacre last fall, Republicans and Democrats in Congress talked about taking a rare step to tighten the nation’s gun laws. Four months …
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
A ban on bump stocks could get a House vote in next
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
Nothing symbolizes the foreclosure of the future like the slaughter of a nation’s young. And it’s so routine now – there have been 18 school shootings in 2018, an average …
Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 4:12 p.m.
Ava Rose Olsen, 7, watched the boy she planned to marry some day get shot at their school playground, and asked President Trump what he planned to do about it. …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
Washington bill would require concealed weapon carriers to seek permission to bring guns into others’ homes
A person with a concealed pistol license would have to ask permission to bring a gun into another person’s residence under a bill being considered by a Senate committee.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
The Senate voted to ban “bump stock” devices that can allow a semi-automatic weapon to fire almost as rapidly as an automatic weapon.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 5:48 p.m.
The shooting of more than a dozen students at a Kentucky high school might have been expected to shock the nation, but Americans seem numbed by the apparent frequency of …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 10:54 p.m.
A person convicted of domestic violence harassment could be forced to surrender their guns under a bill being considered by a Senate committee.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 6:54 a.m.
Senate committee passes ban on bump stock devices on a party-line vote.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:24 p.m.
Supporters, opponents of major gun legislation pack Senate hearing.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 1:17 p.m.
A couple who survived last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas were among those asking a Senate panel to pass a slate of gun control bills that include measures to …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Fight over gun control legislation heating up with a protest Friday and major hearing set for Monday.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
2018 Washington Legislature faces heavy lifting on money for schools, construction projects, water rights law
The 2018 Legislature faces some familiar issues, including a final fix for public schools, a construction budget left over from last year and a possible tax on carbon pollution.
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 7:47 p.m.
But with regard to the issue at hand, the real question is not whether churches and the like can permit congregants to carry handguns during religious services, it is whether …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
It’s a right to keep and bear arms, not a heavily regulated government privilege, nor is it dependent upon service in a militia.
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
Five years after Sandy Hook, it is still far too easy for evil people to get guns and use them on schoolchildren, congregations, movie fans, ballplayers, concertgoers.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017
The following S-R editorial was published on Dec. 19, 2012, five days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., has hit home like no …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Pre-filed bills sometimes get legislators started the coming legislative session.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
House Republicans moved forward on legislation to expand gun owners’ rights, the first gun-related measure since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed more than 80 people.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, noon
There’s a conversation I want to have with my cousin, but I can’t. It’s about guns.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
While I am tired of the right’s politicizing immigration in general after terrorist acts, I’m really sick and tired of the left’s constantly making “gun control” arguments after attacks where …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
Trump is consistent on one thing: hugging his base. On guns, he hugged his base hard. And he has yet to let go.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee calls for state restrictions on devices that make semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Three Republican politicians hope to overturn a new Oregon law that makes it easier to take guns away from people considered at risk of suicide.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
A federal appeals court has blocked a District of Columbia law that makes it difficult for gun owners to get concealed carry permits.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that requires the notification of law enforcement and of people with protection orders if someone fails a background check after trying to buy …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
People considered at risk of suicide could have their guns taken away under a bill approved by the Oregon Senate.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 4 p.m.
In the face of daunting presidential election results and a formidable NRA, the groups that stand in opposition to looser gun laws say they are ready to rumble.