Gun Control http://nwpr.org en Idaho Students Make Last-Ditch Effort To Kill Guns-On-Campus Bill http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-students-make-last-ditch-effort-kill-guns-campus-bill <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/031014JR_GunsOnCampus_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Idaho university students are making a last-minute attempt to stop a measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on campus.<p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:31:06 +0000 Jessica Robinson 42587 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Students Make Last-Ditch Effort To Kill Guns-On-Campus Bill Idaho Colleges Ask Lawmakers To Consider Fiscal Side Of Guns On Campus http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-colleges-ask-lawmakers-consider-fiscal-side-guns-campus <p>State colleges and universities across Idaho are appealing to state lawmakers' fiscally conservative side in an attempt to sideline a proposal to allow guns on campuses. A House committee is scheduled to consider the bill Friday morning. But schools say it could cost hundreds of thousands – even millions – of dollars a year.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:29:40 +0000 Jessica Robinson 42109 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Colleges Ask Lawmakers To Consider Fiscal Side Of Guns On Campus More Than 200 Idaho Students, Faculty Rally Against Guns On Campus http://nwpr.org/post/more-200-idaho-students-faculty-rally-against-guns-campus <p>More than 200 people protested in the rain outside Idaho’s statehouse Thursday. They want lawmakers to reject a bill that would allow concealed weapons on college and university campuses.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:14:09 +0000 Adam Cotterell 42107 at http://nwpr.org More Than 200 Idaho Students, Faculty Rally Against Guns On Campus Oregon Lawmakers Consider Background Checks For Private Gun Sales http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-consider-background-checks-private-gun-sales <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/020614CL_guncontrol_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Former astronaut Mark Kelly was among those speaking out in favor of a measure requiring criminal background checks for most private gun sales in Oregon.<p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 01:10:25 +0000 Chris Lehman 41075 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Consider Background Checks For Private Gun Sales Oregon Lawmakers Open 35-Day Session http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-open-35-day-session <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/020314CL_openingday_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon lawmakers convened Monday for a whirlwind 35-day session. But the thorniest topics were largely absent from the opening day festivities.<p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:03:30 +0000 Chris Lehman 40920 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Open 35-Day Session 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 Bill And Melinda Gates Contribute To Washington Gun Control Measure http://nwpr.org/post/bill-and-melinda-gates-contribute-washington-gun-control-measure <p></p><p></p><p>Bill and Melinda Gates have each contributed $25,000 to the campaign to require background checks for most gun sales in Washington. The couple’s personal contributions late last month helped push the Yes on Initiative 594 campaign over the $1 million. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 01:58:57 +0000 Austin Jenkins 37271 at http://nwpr.org Bill And Melinda Gates Contribute To Washington Gun Control Measure Gun Control Advocates File Background Check Initiative http://nwpr.org/post/gun-control-advocates-file-background-check-initiative <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061113AJ_Stumbo_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Gun control supporters in Washington have filed an initiative to the legislature to require background checks for all gun sales. The move Tuesday follows a failed effort earlier this year at the Capitol to enact a universal background check measure.<p>The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility is the group behind the initiative. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:34:57 +0000 Austin Jenkins 29159 at http://nwpr.org Gun Control Advocates File Background Check Initiative Gun Control Fight Heads Toward Wash. Ballot http://nwpr.org/post/gun-control-fight-heads-toward-wash-ballot <p>Advocates for stricter gun laws in Washington state launched a campaign today to take the issue to voters.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">This comes after state lawmakers voted down a similar bill to expand background checks on gun sales.</span></p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:41:38 +0000 Liz Jones 26703 at http://nwpr.org Gun Control Fight Heads Toward Wash. Ballot