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Spin Control: Seattle city elections about issues similar to those at stake in Spokane

There’s a city that starts with an “S” that has municipal elections this year, where solutions to homelessness – or the lack thereof – have been controversial, where the questions …

Texas shooter got gun at private sale; denied in 2014 check

A law enforcement official says a gunman who killed seven people in West Texas had obtained his AR-style rifle through a private sale, evading a federal background check that previously …

Walmart employees staging a walkout to protest gun sales

Dozens of white-collar Walmart employees are expected to walk out Wednesday afternoon to protest the retailer’s gun policies after shootings at two company stores left 24 people dead.

Canada proposes tightening controls on gun sales

Gun retailers in Canada would be required to keep records of firearms inventory and sales for at least 20 years under government legislation introduced Tuesday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s …

UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 3:08 p.m.

Outdoors stores quietly continue to sell assault weapons

Some big retailers have curbed sales of assault weapons after last month’s school shooting in Florida. But others are sticking to their guns.

‘Trump slump’ in gun sales continues despite control debate

Gun store owners called it the “Trump slump.” Sales of firearms slowed dramatically after the election of Republican Donald Trump as president in 2016 allayed fears of a Democratic crackdown …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

Florida’s governor announced plans Friday to put more armed guards in schools and to make it harder for young adults and some with mental illness to buy guns, responding to …

Two men shot while selling gun at Portland park

Portland police say two men were wounded in a shooting at Woodlawn Park.

UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:50 p.m.

Background check failures for gun purchases could be reported to Washington State Patrol under proposed legislation

Felons and other people who can’t legally buy guns would be reported to law enforcement when they fail a background check and potential victims could get a warning under a …

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.

Missoula to require background checks for private gun sales

A Montana city will require background checks for any private gun sales that occur within its borders.

Consumer demand still fuels ammunition shortage

For more than four years, shooting enthusiasts have suffered through ammunition shortages that have often left shelves bare even at giant retailers such as Cabela’s. Ammunition manufacturers say point blank …

Buyers rush to firearms dealers

Sam Bishop stood Tuesday at the counter of Sharp Shooting Indoor Range and Gun Shop. He was looking at a gun for home security while he felt he still could, …

Record guns sales boost wildlife programs

Wildlife agencies across the nation will reap some of the profits from record-setting gun sales that spiked from late 2008 and well into 2009 after Barack Obama’s nomination and election …

Gun sales are booming

Gun sales have skyrocketed around the Inland Northwest since the November general election, with gun shop owners citing fears that a Democratic president and Congress will tighten gun control. “The …

Store owners watch run on firearm sales

Gun sales have skyrocketed around the Inland Northwest since the November general election, with gun shop owners citing fears that a Democratic president and Congress will push gun control legislation.