Stories tagged: guns
Wed., April 15, 2020
Dear Doc: I’m upset. My 12-year-old went to a friend’s house, where he played with a gun. It was unloaded, but, geez, it’s not safe. I did call the parents …
Sun., March 29, 2020
North Idaho’s ‘essential’ gun shops see increased business; Washingtonians seeking handguns will be turned away
Some North Idaho gun retailers have noticed a marked increase in business during the last few weeks in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, and that trend could continue with …
Mon., March 16, 2020
The world’s largest gun store, in metro Atlanta, has had lines that are six and eight people deep. A gun store in Los Angeles had lines that stretched down the …
UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020
OLYMPIA – Washington likely will be the first state to create an office focused on reducing firearm violence through data analysis and a grant program to help communities and Indian …
UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020
A person bringing a gun or other weapon in or near a child care center could be charged with a gross misdemeanor under a bill passed Tuesday by the Legislature.
Fri., Feb. 28, 2020
U.S. prosecutors are asking a judge Friday to deny bail for an elected Hawaii councilman accused of running a drug-trafficking organization, supplying guns, conspiring with a gang leader, requesting sexual …
Sun., Feb. 16, 2020
100 years ago in Spokane: Police show off arsenal of machine guns and sawed-off shotguns to dissuade would-be rioters
The Spokane Daily Chronicle ran a front page photo of 31 Spokane police officers armed with sawed-off shotguns and machine guns.
Tue., Feb. 11, 2020
The nation’s two largest teachers unions are calling on schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020
A Washington state man convicted of gun crimes that included shipping firearm parts to neo-Nazis in Sweden was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison.
Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Some years, the Legislature faces huge issues, spends months in partisan wrangling and needs extra weeks or even months to complete some tasks. 2020 might not be one of them.
Sun., Nov. 24, 2019
Twelve extreme risk protection orders have been issued by Spokane courts since a new law took effect that allows courts to temporarily remove guns from people who are threatening themselves …
Sat., Nov. 16, 2019
A lawsuit against America’s oldest gunmaker is being watched closely
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019
Beto O’Rourke’s call to confiscate the millions of AR-15 and AK-47-style firearms has raised questions about how such a program would be carried out.
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.
Tue., Sept. 3, 2019
America does not just have a gun crisis; it has a cultural crisis. America will not stop experiencing the effects of gun violence until we’re ready to face the many …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019
As the National Rifle Association’s troubles pile up, firearms owners are joining forces with an unlikely ally – gun control groups. At the same time, various pro-gun organizations at the …
Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
Washington state needs to enact exemptions to I-1639 for those who have submitted to previous background checks via the FBI and military.
Sat., Aug. 17, 2019
Washington state has stood up to the gun lobby and their allies, including white supremacist militias. It’s time for our members of Congress to have the courage to do the …
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019
New rules for buying a semi-automatic rifle, storing firearms in Washington start today.
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019
The Supreme Court on Monday struck a section of a 1980s law that allows prosecutors to seek stiffer penalties for certain violent crimes involving firearms, finding that the provision does …
Sat., June 1, 2019
The gunman in the Virginia Beach mass shooting used a firearm suppressor. Gun-control advocates call it the nightmare scenario they’ve been warning about
UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019
Virginia Beach officials Saturday sought to put the focus on the 12 people who were fatally shot in a government building, not the gunman. The guns recovered from the scene …
Mon., May 13, 2019
There is a better way to honor these martyrs’ courage.
Sat., March 30, 2019
John Hart: I gave up my gun after the New Zealand mosque shootings. Why are Americans mad at me for it?
A few New Zealanders have an emotional attachment to their firearms, as they might with any piece of equipment that had served them well over a lifetime. But no one …
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019
The government of New Zealand announced a ban on “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines Thursday, just a week after such weapons were used in attacks on two mosques in …
UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019
Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., which began scaling back gun sales in the wake of last year’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, is removing even more weapons from its shelves.
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019
The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring federal background checks for all firearms sales and transfers, the first major gun control legislation considered by Congress in nearly 25 …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson talks smoking age, marijuana, guns and Donald Trump in podcast
Ferguson said he’s confident the Washington Legislature will pass a bill this session increasing the legal smoking age to 21 and is eyeing a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019
A man was sentenced in Spokane on Thursday to 19 years in federal prison for leading and organizing a years-long drug conspiracy.