gun control

Gun Rights
5:52 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Firearm Background Check Bill Surfaces In Salem

A bill in the Oregon legislature would require criminal background checks for most private gun sales.
Augustas Didzgalvis Wikimedia

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 4:18 pm

Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for another round of debate over firearm regulations.

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Concealed Weapons Law
7:41 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Idaho Gun Rights Advocates Oppose NRA-Backed Guns Bill

The NRA's Dakota Moore speaks to the Idaho House State Affairs Committee.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 6:08 pm

A bill backed by the NRA in the Idaho House turned out some unlikely opponents Monday: Idaho gun owners.

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Government and Politics
4:41 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Gun-Related Measures Abound In Washington Legislature

Visitor7 Wikimedia

Originally published on Mon February 9, 2015 3:55 pm

From a proposed “stand your ground” law to a proposal to make it a crime to unsafely store a gun, gun rights and gun control measures abound in the Washington legislature this year.

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Gun Show Protest
6:34 am
Mon February 9, 2015

'Will Not Comply' Gun Show Planned In Yakima Area

Credit M Glasgow / Flickr

We’ve seen rallies and demonstrations against Washington’s new voter-approved background check law. But now a gun rights group is planning a “we will not comply” gun show.

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Gun Rights
3:58 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Tense Moments As Gun Rights Rally Spills Into Washington House Gallery

Jason McMillon was threatened with removal and arrest from the Washington House gallery for the ''tactical'' manner he was carrying his military-style pistol.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 5:04 pm

Guns are allowed in the Washington state Capitol, but state law makes it illegal to carry a firearm in a manner designed to intimidate.

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Gun Control
6:25 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

New Background Check Law Likely Stopped Prohibited Buyer At Washington Gun Show

FIle photo. Washington's new background check law took effect on December 4.
M Glasgow Flickr

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 6:12 pm

Washington’s new voter-approved background check law appears to have prevented the sale of a rifle to a man with a warrant out for his arrest.

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Olympia Gun Rally
6:38 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Gun Rights Activists Rally At Washington Capitol

Dave Grenier allowed people to handle his handgun as an act of defiance against the new background check law. Grenier believes the law violates the Washington constitution.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Several hundred gun rights activists rallied at Washington’s capitol Saturday to protest the new voter-approved law that requires background checks for person-to-person gun sales and transfers. Most participants in the "I Will Not Comply" rally were openly carrying handguns or rifles or both.

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Gun Rights
5:54 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Washington Capitol Prepares For Gun-Rights Rally Saturday

File photo. Several hundred gun rights advocates rallying at the Washington Capitol in January 2013.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 5:37 pm

The state of Washington is preparing for as many as 6,000 gun-rights advocates to attend a rally at the Capitol on Saturday.

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Gun Control
5:56 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Gun Control Leader Unfazed By Gun Transfer Event

Opponents of Initiative 594 plan to openly exchange guns at a rally on Dec. 13 in protest of the new gun law.
Credit Auraelius / Flickr

Washington’s ballot measure requiring universal background checks for gun sales takes effect Thursday. 

Opponents of Initiative 594 are protesting what they see as overly broad restrictions on gun transfers. They plan to openly exchange guns at a rally in Olympia on Dec. 13 under the banner “I Will Not Comply.” But sponsors of the new law said the transfer provision will not infringe the rights of legal gun owners.

Sandy Brown is the president of the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility.

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Washington Gun Initiatives
7:25 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Background Checks Just The Beginning, I-594 Supporters Say

Credit M Glasgow / Flickr

Washington’s Initiative 594 requires universal background checks for gun purchases and transfers. Initial results show the measure passing with nearly 60% of the vote . The opposing measure to bar expanded background checks, Initiative 591, has fallen short of passing so far. Backers of 594 say they are energized by this victory.

With the likely passage of Initiative 594, Washington has joined a handful of other states that require universal background checks for gun sales. Supporters say this success is just the beginning of their efforts.

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