gun rights

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he's taking executive action in an attempt to reduce gun violence. But his actions will mean few immediate changes for many gun buyers in the Northwest.

Two years ago, Washington lawmakers created a registry for individuals convicted of a gun-related felony. The law was sold as a way to improve police officer safety by creating a database just for them.

A bill that would require criminal background checks for private gun sales in Oregon is on its way to the governor's desk. The Oregon House narrowly passed the measure Monday.

Supporters and opponents of a measure that would require criminal background checks on private gun sales testified at the Oregon Capitol Wednesday.

People who buy guns from private sellers in Oregon would have to clear a background check under a bill moving through the legislature.

The Oregon Senate could vote Tuesday on expanding background checks to include private gun sales.

Oregon lawmakers appear to moving ahead on a measure that would require criminal background checks on most private gun sales.

Idaho Gun Rights Advocates Oppose NRA-Backed Guns Bill

Mar 17, 2015

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

Elected officials in Idaho do not need permits to carry concealed weapons.

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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