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UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018

Eastern Washington poll shows nearly 2-to-1 support for higher age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles

Eastern Washington voters overwhelmingly favor raising the age limit for buying a semi-automatic rifle but are evenly split on whether they think Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act, a …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

New gun laws seek to protect victims of domestic violence, prevent suicide

New laws allow courts to take guns away from people who commit domestic violence harassers, voluntary surrender for people who fear they may commit suicide.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Otter lets ‘stand your ground’ law take effect, though he says it would OK shooting mischievous kids

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Wednesday allowed a “stand your ground” gun-rights bill to become law without his signature – though he said it would legally allow mischievous Idaho kids …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

Students to lawmakers: Act on gun violence or we will boot you out

Students and adults gather on the steps at the state Capitol after school walkouts to protest gun violence.


Students to lawmakers: ‘we will boot you out’ for lack of action on gun violence

Students and adults gather on the steps at the state Capitol after school walkouts to protest gun violence.


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018

Idaho House passes ‘stand your ground’ law, 57-12

Idaho lawmakers passed a “stand your ground” law on Tuesday that supporters said will simply write into law provisions that have existed in Idaho case law and jury instructions for …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018

Inslee signs bump stock ban

Gov. Jay Inslee signs bump stock ban, but the Senate delays a debate over new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles and school security measures.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018

Idaho House rejects bill to keep guns away from domestic abusers

After an emotional debate, the Idaho House on Tuesday narrowly rejected legislation to mirror federal law by barring those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence against an intimate partner from possessing …


Voluntary waiver of gun rights gets final approval

Washington residents who are suicidal or otherwise in mental distress could voluntarily surrender their right to possess or buy firearms.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018

Idaho Senate backs ‘stand your ground’ gun law on party-line vote

The Idaho Senate has passed a “stand your ground” gun law on a 29-6 party-line vote, with all Senate Republicans voting in favor and all Senate Democrats voting against.


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018

Panel approves changes for semi-auto rifle restrictions

Supporters of restrictions and tougher background checks for semi-automatic “assault” weapons make changes to bill in effort to get it to pass.


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018

Vegas gun range billboard changed to ‘Shoot a School Kid’

A guerrilla art collective claimed credit Thursday for changing a freeway-side billboard inviting Las Vegas tourists to fire high-powered assault-style rifles to read, “Shoot A School Kid Only $29.”


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018

Bump stock ban passes, ‘tactical’ rifle restrictions considered

Legislature passes the bump stock ban as Senate Democrats move to place restrictions on the sale of semi-automatic “tactical” rifles and provide more security for schools.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

Inslee to Trump: We don’t need pistol-packing teachers

Gov. Jay Inslee confronts President Donald Trump about a proposal to arm teachers.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

Idaho lawmakers debate gun rights and gun safety - not gun control

Rep. Heather Scott says she has an answer to school shootings: More retired law enforcement officers carrying concealed guns when they pick up their grandchildren from school. Scott proposed one …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018

NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

Dana Loesch is the new public face of the National Rifle Association, an organization long associated with older white men.


Spin Control: Two dozen kids massacred by knife in Norway? No way.

When you check out some “facts” on the guns vs. knives argument, they don’t stand up.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

Bump stock ban passes House

House passes bump stock ban, sends it back to the Senate.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee calls for restrictions on military style semi-automatic rifles

The Legislature should make it harder to buy a military style, semi-automatic rifle, and require the buyer to be at least 21, Gov. Jay Inslee said.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018

Domestic violence harassers could lose gun rights

Senate votes to take guns away from people convicted of domestic violence harassment.


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: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018

Washington Senate panel could vote Tuesday on ‘bump stock’ ban

Supporters, opponents of major gun legislation pack Senate hearing.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018

Both sides gearing up for fight over gun control bills in Washington Legislature

Fight over gun control legislation heating up with a protest Friday and major hearing set for Monday.


Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman: Let’s agree on some gun-rights ground rules

It’s a right to keep and bear arms, not a heavily regulated government privilege, nor is it dependent upon service in a militia.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Country artists rethink gun rights

Country music has long idealized the gun-owning lifestyle. But after a mass shooter killed himself and at least 58 people at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest country music festival, voices …


Phillips: Trump unlikely to back gun control

Trump is consistent on one thing: hugging his base. On guns, he hugged his base hard. And he has yet to let go.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017

Antifascists comply with order to remove ammunition at rally

Groups at an anti-fascism rally in downtown Kansas City complied with a police order on Saturday to remove ammunition from their weapons, but they said the order violated their rights …


Up against NRA, gun control advocates still voice optimism

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.


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.


Iowa lawmakers pass the state’s most expansive gun rights bill

With one stroke of a pen, Gov. Terry Branstad is poised to make Iowa one of the friendliest states for gun owners.