Stories tagged: gun rights
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: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
After a week in which he was officially removed from his committee assignments and moved to the back of the House floor, Rep. Matt Shea got a welcome more akin …
Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson and a group of Democratic legislators will try for more gun control legislation next year with a push for pending bills that would ban the sale …
Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
Chief Justice John Roberts appeared Monday to be the key vote in whether the Supreme Court considers expanding gun rights or sidesteps its first case on the issue in nearly …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
Plans for making plastic guns with a 3D printer have to stay off the internet, at least for now, because the Trump administration failed to follow proper procedures for changing …
Sat., Sept. 7, 2019
Initiative 1639 raised the age for buying a rifle to 21 and requires an “enhanced background check.” The results are, by turns, stigmatizing for those with mental health issues, burdensome …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019
Walmart announced Tuesday it would no longer sell handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition.
Fri., May 10, 2019
The Washington State Supreme Court has overturned a lower court order that would have allowed a man convicted of juvenile felonies to get a concealed pistol license.
Mon., April 29, 2019
Wayne LaPierre, the fiery public face of the National Rifle Association for decades, fended off a backlash inside the organization over its finances and direction, winning re-election Monday as the …
Sun., April 28, 2019
Equipped with a variety of armaments and dressed in tactical military gear, protestors displayed their appetite for guns, the constitution – and in some cases, flags.
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019
With pro-gun legislation largely stalled in Congress, President Donald Trump said Friday he is withdrawing the U.S. from an international agreement on the arms trade, telling the National Rifle Association …
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019
Senate committee reconsiders ban on untraceable “ghost guns” made from 3D printers.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019
Washington Legislature approves bill to buy back bump stocks for $150 each before they become illegal
Bump-stock buyback program will be quick, if the Legislature agrees to a plan that comes up with the money.
Tue., March 12, 2019
Senate passes restrictions on guns in day care centers.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019
Proposed additions to gun-free zones advance but don’t include libraries.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
Rep. Matt Shea links gun rights, a new state in Eastern Washington at a Capitol rally.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
Public libraries, parks and child care facilities could be added to the list of gun-free zones in Washington in what supporters say is an effort to keep children safe in …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
Rep. Matt Shea calls for a gun behind every blade of grass and people willing to fight gun control.
Thu., Dec. 13, 2018
A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday that she conspired to infiltrate the American gun-rights movement to gather intelligence on conservative political groups as Donald Trump …
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
Spokane gun dealer, others challenge Initiative 1639 in federal court.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018
Supporters and opponents of gun control initiative campaign didn’t pause while the courts decided whether it would be on the ballot.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018
Federal judge continues ban on posting plans on the internet to print plastic guns on 3D printers.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018
Washington voters will get to vote on a gun control initiative this November after all.
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.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, considering 2020 White House bid, now says he supports assault weapons ban
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Sunday that he supports an assault weapons ban, in a signal that the moderate Democrat is seeking to appeal to progressives as he tests the …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018
A gun-control initiative should not go on the November ballot because the petitions that some 378,000 voters signed were not readable, a Thurston County Superior Court judge said.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018
A Umatilla man who shot a woman in the Richland WinCo last week was legally allowed to own a gun. But that wasn’t always the case.
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018
Initiative 1639, a gun control measure, has enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, but faces a new lawsuit.
Mon., July 16, 2018
A Russian national with alleged ties to a top Russian official was charged in federal court in Washington Monday with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation, …