Gun Rights http://nwpr.org en Giffords Urges Lawmakers To 'Fight, Fight, Fight' For Background Checks http://nwpr.org/post/giffords-urges-lawmakers-fight-fight-fight-background-checks <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/012814AJ_Giffords_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>She was shot in the head during a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona in 2011. Tuesday former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords testified in Olympia in support of <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?year=2014&bill=594">Initiative 594</a>.<p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:21:35 +0000 Austin Jenkins 40635 at http://nwpr.org Giffords Urges Lawmakers To 'Fight, Fight, Fight' For Background Checks Oregon Lawmakers Could Reconsider Background Checks For Gun Purchases http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-could-reconsider-background-checks-gun-purchases <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/010914CL_gunsales_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for another fight over background checks for gun purchases.<p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 01:25:59 +0000 Chris Lehman 39822 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Could Reconsider Background Checks For Gun Purchases Signatures Submitted For Dueling Gun Measures In Washington http://nwpr.org/post/signatures-submitted-dueling-gun-measures-washington <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/11/112113AJ_GunRights_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington voters can expect a pair of dueling gun-related measures on next fall’s ballot.<p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:14:45 +0000 Austin Jenkins 37680 at http://nwpr.org Signatures Submitted For Dueling Gun Measures In Washington Oregonians Testify For And Against New Gun Bills http://nwpr.org/post/oregonians-testify-and-against-new-gun-bills <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/040513VA_GunBills_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Hundreds of people turned out to the Oregon Capitol Friday to testify at a Senate hearing on four proposed gun control bills.<p>One of the measures would ban guns from school grounds, and another would ban people from openly carrying a weapon in public buildings. The third bill would require more training to get a concealed carry permit. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 23:03:20 +0000 25451 at http://nwpr.org Oregonians Testify For And Against New Gun Bills Oregon Lawmakers Consider Slate Of Gun Bills http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-consider-slate-gun-bills <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/032813CL_gunbills.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. – Gun legislation is gaining momentum at the Oregon capitol. A Senate panel has scheduled a marathon hearing on a slate of measures that would require more background checks and limit where people could carry guns. The hearing is set for next Friday, April 5.<p>Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Floyd Prozanski has scheduled a three-and-a-half hour public hearing. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:41:25 +0000 Chris Lehman 25063 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Consider Slate Of Gun Bills Gun Control Advocates Regroup After Failed Bill http://nwpr.org/post/gun-control-advocates-regroup-after-failed-bill <p>Gun control advocates are regrouping this week. They’re looking at their options, now that a bill to broaden background checks for gun sales failed in the Washington legislature. They want to seize a moment when they believe public sentiment is on their side. KUOW’s Amy Radil reports.</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:06:01 +0000 Amy Radil 24342 at http://nwpr.org Mandatory Background Checks For Gun Sales Dies In Washington House http://nwpr.org/post/mandatory-background-checks-gun-sales-dies-washington-house <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/031213AJ_GunReferendum_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">OLYMPIA, Wash. – A controversial proposal to require criminal background checks for most gun purchases appears to have died in the Washington House. That announcement came Tuesday night after two days of efforts to wrangle enough votes to pass the measure.</span><p>For a time it looked like backers had the 50 votes they needed to pass the universal background check measure – if they agreed to send it to voters for final approval. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:26:11 +0000 Austin Jenkins 24205 at http://nwpr.org Mandatory Background Checks For Gun Sales Dies In Washington House Washington Sheriffs, Police Chiefs Say Pistol Database Is Valuable Tool http://nwpr.org/post/washington-sheriffs-police-chiefs-say-pistol-database-valuable-tool <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/030413AJ_Cops_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – Efforts to get gun rights leaders in Washington to support -- or at least not oppose -- universal background checks appear to have hit a stumbling block. At issue is a state database that tracks pistol sales. Second Amendment advocates want it shut down, but the state’s sheriffs and police chiefs say it’s a vital law enforcement tool.<p>Every time a licensed gun dealer in Washington sells a handgun, that information is uploaded into the state’s pistol database. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 01:38:38 +0000 Austin Jenkins 23723 at http://nwpr.org Washington Sheriffs, Police Chiefs Say Pistol Database Is Valuable Tool Oregon Corrections Officers Want To Bring Personal Guns To Work http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-corrections-officers-want-bring-personal-guns-work <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/022013CL_prisonguns_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. – Corrections officers in Oregon say they need the option of being armed while they commute to and from work. Lawmakers are considering a measure to overturn a rule that bans corrections officers from bringing personal guns to the grounds of state prisons.<p>The 2009 personal gun rule applies to employees and visitors at most state buildings. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:27:32 +0000 Chris Lehman 23074 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Corrections Officers Want To Bring Personal Guns To Work Bill Regulating Private Gun Sales Passes Committee http://nwpr.org/post/bill-regulating-private-gun-sales-passes-committee <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/021913AKoly_Rodne_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – A bill to require background checks for private gun sales is one step closer to a final vote. Tuesday, members of a Washington House committee voted seven to six.<p>Republican Rep. Jay Rodne opposed the bill, saying it would not be enforceable.<p>“We’re going to drain precious law enforcement resources to policing this measure,” he says.<p>But, Republican Rep. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:17:46 +0000 23008 at http://nwpr.org Bill Regulating Private Gun Sales Passes Committee