Gun laws http://www.kplu.org en Washington universal gun checks measure loses pivotal supporter http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-universal-gun-checks-measure-loses-pivotal-supporter <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/GunChecks.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – The fate of a universal background check measure in the Washington state House could be decided this week. Wednesday is a key cut-off deadline. But recently the gun control measure lost a pivotal “yes” vote.<p>Maureen Walsh was one of two Republicans who signed onto the measure to require background checks for all gun sales. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:52:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 7942 at http://www.kplu.org Washington universal gun checks measure loses pivotal supporter Washington Sheriffs, Police Chiefs Say Pistol Database Is Valuable Tool http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-sheriffs-police-chiefs-say-pistol-database-valuable-tool <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/030413AJ_Cops_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – Efforts to get gun rights leaders in Washington to support -- or at least not oppose -- universal background checks appear to have hit a stumbling block. At issue is a state database that tracks pistol sales. Second Amendment advocates want it shut down, but the state’s sheriffs and police chiefs say it’s a vital law enforcement tool.<p>Every time a licensed gun dealer in Washington sells a handgun, that information is uploaded into the state’s pistol database. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 01:36:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 7901 at http://www.kplu.org Washington Sheriffs, Police Chiefs Say Pistol Database Is Valuable Tool What gun control could look like http://www.kplu.org/post/what-gun-control-could-look In a pair of recent decisions, the Supreme Court has made it clear that Americans have a constitutional right to own handguns for self-defense. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:08:13 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 7394 at http://www.kplu.org Survey: Will this bus campaign change your mind about guns? http://www.kplu.org/post/survey-will-bus-campaign-change-your-mind-about-guns <p>You may have seen the new ads on city buses (250 in all) warning against the dangers of owning a gun.</p><p>But will the ads make a difference to you?</p><p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:55:33 +0000 Amelia Greim & Jake Ellison 4707 at http://www.kplu.org Survey: Will this bus campaign change your mind about guns? Seattle wants gun ban reinstated by state high court http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-wants-gun-ban-reinstated-state-high-court <p>The city of Seattle is asking the Washington Supreme Court to determine whether municipalities can ban people from carrying guns in local parks and community centers where children gather.</p><p>Seattle instituted its ban in 2009. Several individuals with concealed weapons permits challenged the ban, and a King County Superior Court judge struck down the ban as preempted by state law governing firearms regulation.</p><p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 01:19:31 +0000 The Associated Press 3331 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle wants gun ban reinstated by state high court