guns http://www.kplu.org en Despite Calls To Arm Teachers, Most Schools Opt For Other Measures http://www.kplu.org/post/despite-calls-arm-teachers-most-schools-opt-other-measures <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Beginning Wednesday, visitors at schools in Idaho’s Coeur </span>a’Alene<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> School District will be required to check in by video and be buzzed in. It’s one of many security measures parents and students are seeing across the Northwest as a result of the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012.</span></p><p>But one of the most talked about changes — arming teachers — has failed to materialize.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 02:01:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 12371 at http://www.kplu.org Despite Calls To Arm Teachers, Most Schools Opt For Other Measures Advocates of Tougher Gun Laws Call for Starbucks Boycott http://www.kplu.org/post/advocates-tougher-gun-laws-call-starbucks-boycott <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group urging more restrictive gun laws is calling for a national boycott of Starbucks Saturday. The group is upset over Starbucks’ policy of letting customers bring firearms into stores in states that allow it.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:38:37 +0000 Ashley Gross 9745 at http://www.kplu.org Advocates of Tougher Gun Laws Call for Starbucks Boycott New Program Helps Seattle Businesses Ban Guns in Stores http://www.kplu.org/post/new-program-helps-seattle-businesses-ban-guns-stores <p>Dozens of businesses in Seattle are turning their backs on customers who carry guns. They’ve signed onto a new “gun-free zone” program launched by Washington Ceasefire with the support of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Businesses can register for the program by signing up on </span>Ceasefire<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> website and posting a "no guns allowed inside" decal on their windows.</span></p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 03:55:19 +0000 Florangela Davila 9681 at http://www.kplu.org New Program Helps Seattle Businesses Ban Guns in Stores Gun Made With 3-D Printer Is Successfully Fired http://www.kplu.org/post/gun-made-3-d-printer-successfully-fired <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wym1LF3mmYo</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 17:15:14 +0000 Mark Memmott 8674 at http://www.kplu.org Gun Made With 3-D Printer Is Successfully Fired Pasco first-grader suspended for talking about Nerf guns http://www.kplu.org/post/pasco-first-grader-suspended-talking-about-nerf-guns <p>The Pasco School District decided to overturn the suspension of a first-grader who was sent home for talking about toy guns.</p><p>The district determined no discipline was warranted after talking with the parents.</p><p>The father, Mike Aguirre, <a href="http://bit.ly/ZijagY" target="_blank">told the Tri-City Herald</a> his son Noah was punished for talking about Nerf guns and there's no evidence he threatened to harm another student.</p><p>The 6-year-old was suspended Feb. 28 at James McGee Elementary School. The district said Wednesday the incident will be erased from his record.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:42:40 +0000 The Associated Press 7920 at http://www.kplu.org Pasco first-grader suspended for talking about Nerf guns Seattle looking into surveillance tech. to tamp down gun violence http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-looking-surveillance-tech-tamp-down-gun-violence <p><em>(Updated with audio story, attached.)</em></p><p>Seattle has had it with the flare of gunfire lighting up its streets &ndash; and that&rsquo;s driving city leaders to pull out the stops to find solutions.</p><p>More aggressive search and seizures, stiffer local gun laws, increased police patrols, video cameras and now a technology that registers where a gun is fired in the city and notifies police seconds after the shooting &ndash; these are some of the tools Seattle officials are looking at to tamp down the violence.</p><p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 23:00:35 +0000 Jake Ellison & Paula Wissel 5168 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle looking into surveillance tech. to tamp down gun violence Shooting survivor's condition upgraded; most victims named; council seeking solutions http://www.kplu.org/post/shooting-survivors-condition-upgraded-most-victims-named-council-seeking-solutions <p>The only survivor of a shooting at a Seattle cafe where four other people were killed is expected to recover.</p><p>Harborview Medical Center reports Leonard Meuse has been upgraded from critical to serious condition. Spokeswoman Susan Gregg says he remains in the intensive care unit Thursday.</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 16:42:36 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 5151 at http://www.kplu.org Shooting survivor's condition upgraded; most victims named; council seeking solutions Idaho touts its red state culture to attract gun manufacturing jobs http://www.kplu.org/post/idaho-touts-its-red-state-culture-attract-gun-manufacturing-jobs <p>Idaho is among a handful of Western states using their gun-rights cred in this tough economy to attract jobs in the firearms industry.</p><p> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 22:02:42 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2306 at http://www.kplu.org Hot lead and "Super-Soakers" http://www.kplu.org/post/hot-lead-and-super-soakers <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956810.mp3</p><p>Sometimes it seems most of life&rsquo;s problems can be solved with proper application of high velocity projectiles.</p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:35:26 +0000 John Kessler & John Maynard 950 at http://www.kplu.org Hot lead and "Super-Soakers" Teens with illegal guns get off easy http://www.kplu.org/post/teens-illegal-guns-get-easy <p>A teenager caught with an illegal gun in Washington gets little more than a slap on the wrist.&nbsp; That’s the complaint of prosecutors who are trying to stiffen the penalty. Wed, 02 Feb 2011 01:32:57 +0000 Paula Wissel 691 at http://www.kplu.org