Gun Rights http://www.kplu.org en Poll: Gun Rights Initiative Losing Support While Background Check Remains Popular http://www.kplu.org/post/poll-gun-rights-initiative-losing-support-while-background-check-remains-popular <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158874024&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Support for a gun rights measure on Washington’s fall ballot is flagging, according to a new Elway poll released Tuesday. Meanwhile, a dueling measure that would expand background checks remains popular.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:54:36 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17742 at http://www.kplu.org Poll: Gun Rights Initiative Losing Support While Background Check Remains Popular Idaho Students Make Last-Ditch Effort To Kill Guns-On-Campus Bill http://www.kplu.org/post/idaho-students-make-last-ditch-effort-kill-guns-campus-bill <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/031014JR_GunsOnCampus_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Idaho university students are making a last-minute attempt to stop a measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on campus.<p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:43:31 +0000 Jessica Robinson 14693 at http://www.kplu.org Idaho Students Make Last-Ditch Effort To Kill Guns-On-Campus Bill Dueling Gun Control Measures: 1 Initiative Certified, 2nd Under Review http://www.kplu.org/post/dueling-gun-control-measures-1-initiative-certified-2nd-under-review <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The secretary of state's office has officially certified one gun-related initiative to the Legislature and is starting review of signatures on another.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Secretary of State Kim Wyman certified the results for <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/i-594-signatures-be-turned-next-week">Initiative 594</a> on Wednesday. That measure would require universal background checks on all firearm sales in Washington. Nearly 347,000 signatures were submitted for the initiative, far more than the minimum requirement of 246,372.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 03:19:41 +0000 The Associated Press 12794 at http://www.kplu.org Dueling Gun Control Measures: 1 Initiative Certified, 2nd Under Review Wash. Court Says Gun Limits OK before Conviction http://www.kplu.org/post/wash-court-says-gun-limits-ok-conviction <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Washington's high court is upholding a state law that prohibits some people from possessing a firearm before they have been found guilty of a crime.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The state Supreme Court said in a 5-4 ruling on Thursday that the law did not violate the Second Amendment rights of a man who was eventually convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm. Justices in the majority opinion wrote that the law is limited in both scope and duration.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:02:36 +0000 The Associated Press 11201 at http://www.kplu.org Idaho School District Dumps Plan to Arm Teachers http://www.kplu.org/post/idaho-school-district-dumps-plan-arm-teachers <div class="card-content" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 17.77777862548828px;"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden " style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline;"><div class="field-items" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline;"><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">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.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 22px;"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">But that part of a school safety plan is no longer under consideration.</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:48:34 +0000 Jessica Robinson 10762 at http://www.kplu.org Idaho School District Dumps Plan to Arm Teachers Supporters of Gun Background Checks Submit Signatures http://www.kplu.org/post/supporters-gun-background-checks-submit-signatures <p>Sponsors of an initiative to require universal background checks for gun sales in Washington have submitted 250,000 petition signatures, 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.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:09:54 +0000 Austin Jenkins 10358 at http://www.kplu.org Supporters of Gun Background Checks Submit Signatures I-594 Signatures to be Turned in Next Week http://www.kplu.org/post/i-594-signatures-be-turned-next-week <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">The</span><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;"> secretary of state's office says that advocates seeking to expand the use of background checks on gun sales plan to submit their petition signatures for an initiative to the Legislature next week.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>David Ammons, a spokesman for Secretary of State Kim Wyman, said Friday that supporters of Initiative 594 have made an appointment to turn in their signatures at 9 a.m. Wednesday, nearly three months before the Jan. 3 deadline.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:36:18 +0000 The Associated Press 10279 at http://www.kplu.org I-594 Signatures to be Turned in Next Week Starbucks Says Guns Unwelcome, Though Not Banned http://www.kplu.org/post/starbucks-says-guns-unwelcome-though-not-banned <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">The fine line that the retailer is walking to address the concerns of both gun rights and gun control advocates reflects how heated the issue has become, particularly in light of recent mass shootings.</p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 04:32:20 +0000 Candice Choi 10054 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks Says Guns Unwelcome, Though Not Banned Gun Rights Advocates to Rally at Starbucks Cafes http://www.kplu.org/post/gun-rights-advocates-rally-starbucks-cafes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A brewing controversy surrounding gun rights is headed to Starbucks locations today.</span></p><p>Gun rights advocates around the country are planning to rally at Starbucks cafes where they’re allowed to openly carry firearms. But a group of moms is trying to pressure Starbucks to stop allowing guns in its cafes.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Monica Spain 9576 at http://www.kplu.org Gun Rights Advocates to Rally at Starbucks Cafes Assault weapons ban is gun debate's first casualty http://www.kplu.org/post/assault-weapons-ban-gun-debates-first-casualty The prospects of an assault weapons ban emerging as part of any post-Newtown gun control law looks highly unlikely after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opted not to include it in a Democratic proposal to be offered on the Senate floor in coming weeks<em>.</em><p>"My understanding is it will not be [part of the base bill]" to be introduced on the Senate floor, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said after meeting with Reid on Monday, according to Politico. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:01:49 +0000 Greg Henderson 8060 at http://www.kplu.org Assault weapons ban is gun debate's first casualty Maker Of 3-D Printer Guns Now Has Federal Firearms License http://www.kplu.org/post/maker-3-d-printer-guns-now-has-federal-firearms-license <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAW72Y_XPF4</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:17:13 +0000 8042 at http://www.kplu.org Maker Of 3-D Printer Guns Now Has Federal Firearms License 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