gun safety

Gun Background Checks
4:21 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Giffords Urges Lawmakers To 'Fight, Fight, Fight' For Background Checks

File photo of the Washington State Capitol Building
Colin Fogarty Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 4:05 pm

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 Initiative 594.

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Dueling Gun Measures
7:07 am
Mon January 27, 2014

A New Gun Exchange In The Midst Of Dueling Measures

Monday, Washington gun owners will have a new place to sell their firearms.
Credit Gregory Wild-Smith/Flickr

Starting Monday, Washington gun owners will have a new place to sell their firearms. That’s when a website called Washington Gun Exchange plans to launch. The arrival of this online marketplace comes as Washington lawmakers prepare to hold contentious hearings on dueling gun measures.

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Gun Rights
5:25 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Could Reconsider Background Checks For Gun Purchases

Augustas Didzgalvis Wikimedia

Originally published on Thu January 9, 2014 4:59 pm

Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for another fight over background checks for gun purchases.

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Washington Gun Measures
4:14 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Signatures Submitted For Dueling Gun Measures In Washington

Alan Gottlieb of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms poses with boxes of petitions for Initiative 591, a gun rights initiative.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 4:41 pm

Washington voters can expect a pair of dueling gun-related measures on next fall’s ballot.

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Gun Measure
5:58 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Bill And Melinda Gates Contribute To Washington Gun Control Measure

Bill and Melinda Gates have each contributed $25,000 to the campaign to require background checks for most gun sales in Washington.
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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.

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School Gun Proposal
5:20 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Idaho School Boards Reject Firearms Training Program

Members of the Idaho School Boards Association set their 2014 legislative agenda at their annual meeting in Coeur d'Alene.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 4:11 pm

School boards across Idaho have rejected a contentious plan to set up gun training for staff and teachers.

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Teachers and Guns
4:52 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Idaho School District Dumps Plan To Arm Teachers

Quagmar Flickr

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 4:16 pm

Officials at a school district in north Idaho say a plan to arm teachers is off. The proposal has been generating controversy in the Sandpoint area.

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Armed Teachers
6:44 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Idaho Parents Seek Recall Of School Official Behind Plan To Arm Teachers

Lake Pend Oreille School board chair Steve Youngdahl asked for public input on the idea of arming and training teachers and staff in case of a shooter on campus.
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A proposal to arm teachers in north Idaho is stirring up a heated response. A group of parents has launched a recall campaign against the school board member behind the plan.

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Gun Background Checks
4:35 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Wash. Gun Background Check Supporters Submit Petitions

Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed October 9, 2013 4:16 pm

Sponsors of an initiative to require universal background checks for gun sales in Washington have submitted 250,000 petition signatures. That’s the minimum needed to put the measure before the legislature in January.

If lawmakers fail to act, voters would see it on the ballot a year from now.

Supporters of Initiative 594 cheered as boxes of petitions were rolled into the Washington Secretary of State’s office.

Wheeling the cart was Cheryl Stumbo. She’s a survivor of the 2006 Jewish Federation shooting in Seattle.

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Guns and Schools
6:00 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Arming Teachers? Idaho School Districts Wants Parent Reaction

The proposal would give select teachers semi-automatic pistols equipped with a fingerprint recognition device.
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A school district in north Idaho is considering a plan to arm select teachers and staff with concealed handguns. The school board is asking for public comment at a meeting Tuesday in Sandpoint, Idaho.

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