(Reuters) - The National Rifle Association was more deeply involved than previously disclosed in the formation of a movement that encouraged county sheriffs not to enforce some gun-control laws, a U.S. gun-control advocacy group said on Monday, based on public records it obtained.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a group of bills Tuesday tightening rules on guns in some circumstances, part of a national shift toward more narrowly focused gun legislation.
If someone is suicidal or an imminent threat to others, should a local judge be able to temporarily take away that person's guns?
Colorado is the 16th state to say "yes," while another 21 have taken at least some steps toward adopting a so-called red flag law.
As 80,000 gun-rights enthusiasts begin rolling in to Indianapolis for the National Rifle Association’s annual convention this week, legislation involving guns is in the final stages of becoming law.
The Washington Legislature today passed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency request bill prohibiting the manufacture or possession of untraceable, undetectable 3D-printed guns. The bill also prohibits sending a printable gun file to a person who is ineligible to possess firearms. The bill designates undetectable firearms as contraband.
A bill to require the removal of firearms from domestic violence calls if there is probable cause that a crime was committed is in the state Senate Rules Committee.
Undetectable and untraceable firearms and their creation would be illegal under a bill being considered in the state Legislature.
Washington’s regulatory initiative I-1639 gets a boost from the state’s Catholic leadership.
A judge has thrown out an NRA challenge to Seattle’s safe storage law.
AN ACT Relating to requirements for pistol sales or transfers;1amending RCW 9.41.090; adding a new section to chapter 43.43 RCW;providing an effective date; providing a contingent expiration date;and declaring an emergency.
AN ACT Relating to restricting possession of weapons in certain locations; reenacting and amending RCW 9.41.300; adding a new sectionto chapter 9.41 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 43.216 RCW; prescribing penalties.
The legislature finds that public engagement and participation in government is an important component of our democratic system and that government is more effective when it gathers and considers public input when making policy decisions. The legislature further finds that in order to encourage public participation, the residents need to feel comfortable in exercising their rights to associate and speak freely their views on important and contentious public policy issues. The legislature further finds that the open carrying of firearms in public meetings of local governmental entities can result in intimidation and have a chilling effect on the willingness of residents to engage in public participation. The legislature intends to provide local jurisdictions with the authority to regulate the open carrying of firearms in public meetings of local governmental entities to foster an environment where all persons feel comfortable to engage and provide input in the governmental policy-making process.