gun control http://kuow.org en How Gun Bills Fared In The 2014 Legislative Session http://kuow.org/post/how-gun-bills-fared-2014-legislative-session <p>David Hyde checks in with KUOW's Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about what happened with gun-related proposals during this legislative session.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:25:03 +0000 David Hyde & Christine Streich 30878 at http://kuow.org How Gun Bills Fared In The 2014 Legislative Session Facebook Moves To Restrict Posts About Gun Sales http://kuow.org/post/facebook-moves-restrict-posts-about-gun-sales <em>This post was updated at 10:30 a.m. ET on March 6.</em><p>Facebook said Wednesday that it will limit minors' access to pages and posts that offer firearms for sale, along with other measures intended to curtail illegal gun trafficking.<p>"This is something we've been working on for a while," says Facebook spokesman Matt Steinfeld. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:38:14 +0000 editor 29968 at http://kuow.org Facebook Moves To Restrict Posts About Gun Sales How ‘Smart’ Gun Technology Could Help Make Guns Safer http://kuow.org/post/how-smart-gun-technology-could-help-make-guns-safer <p>David Hyde talks with Professor Stephen Teret from John's Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research about the new smart guns hitting the market. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:31:54 +0000 David Hyde & Hannah Burn 29766 at http://kuow.org How ‘Smart’ Gun Technology Could Help Make Guns Safer Gabby Giffords Makes Case For Washington Gun Checks http://kuow.org/post/gabby-giffords-makes-case-washington-gun-checks <p>Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was the star witness at a hearing on gun control and gun rights in Olympia. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:33:43 +0000 Taylor Winkel 27852 at http://kuow.org Gabby Giffords Makes Case For Washington Gun Checks Dueling Gun Bills Get A Hearing In Olympia http://kuow.org/post/dueling-gun-bills-get-hearing-olympia <p>Steve Scher talks with state Representative Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, and state Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, about two opposing gun background check proposals holding public hearings in Olympia this week. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:07:55 +0000 Steve Scher & Jason Pagano 27806 at http://kuow.org Dueling Gun Bills Get A Hearing In Olympia Oregon Lawmakers Could Reconsider Background Checks For Gun Purchases http://kuow.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-could-reconsider-background-checks-gun-purchases <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/010914CL_gunsales_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for another fight over background checks for gun purchases.<p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:56:47 +0000 Chris Lehman 26970 at http://kuow.org Oregon Lawmakers Could Reconsider Background Checks For Gun Purchases A Tale Of Two Gun Control Initiatives http://kuow.org/post/tale-two-gun-control-initiatives <p>Ross Reynolds hears about Initiative 591 from Philip Watson on behalf of the <a href="http://wagunrights.org/" target="_blank">"Protect Our Gun Rights" </a>campaign, and about Initiative 594 from Reverend Sandy Brown on behalf of the <a href="http://wagunresponsibility.org/" target="_blank">"Alliance for Gun Responsibility."</a> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:17:28 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Christine Streich 26679 at http://kuow.org A Tale Of Two Gun Control Initiatives How Can You Make A Gun? Get A 3-D Printer And A Blueprint http://kuow.org/post/how-can-you-make-gun-get-3-d-printer-and-blueprint <p>David Hyde talks with Tom Campbell, associate director of Virginia Tech’s Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, about the advent of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuSD9UWcu0g">3-D printed guns.</a> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:00:08 +0000 David Hyde 24763 at http://kuow.org How Can You Make A Gun? Get A 3-D Printer And A Blueprint Bill And Melinda Gates Contribute To Washington Gun Control Measure http://kuow.org/post/bill-and-melinda-gates-contribute-washington-gun-control-measure <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/11/111313AJ_BackgroundChecks_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Bill and Melinda Gates have each contributed $25,000 to the campaign to require background checks for most gun sales in Washington.<p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:00:32 +0000 Austin Jenkins 23827 at http://kuow.org Bill And Melinda Gates Contribute To Washington Gun Control Measure Senator Kline's Plan To Limit Child Access To Guns In Washington http://kuow.org/post/senator-klines-plan-limit-child-access-guns-washington <p>Steve Scher speaks with State Senator Adam Kline about his plan to re-introduce a bill that would restrict a minor's access to firearms. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:04:48 +0000 Steve Scher & David Hyde 22817 at http://kuow.org Senator Kline's Plan To Limit Child Access To Guns In Washington Wash. Gun Background Check Supporters Submit Petitions http://kuow.org/post/wash-gun-background-check-supporters-submit-petitions <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/100913AJ_GunInitiative_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Sponsors of an initiative to require universal background checks for gun sales in Washington have submitted 250,000 petition signatures. That&#8217;s the minimum needed to put the measure before the legislature in January.<p>If lawmakers fail to act, voters would see it on the ballot a year from now.<p>Supporters of Initiative 594 cheered as boxes of petitions were rolled into the Washington Secretary of State&#8217;s office.<p>Wheeling the cart was Cheryl Stumbo. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:17:59 +0000 Austin Jenkins 21844 at http://kuow.org Wash. Gun Background Check Supporters Submit Petitions After Newtown Tragedy, Some Schools Are All But Bulletproof http://kuow.org/post/after-newtown-tragedy-some-schools-are-all-bulletproof As parents send their kids off to school this fall, many are wondering what's been done since last year to make sure they're safe.<p>Many schools have embraced new security measures since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, from uniformed police on hallway patrol to shatterproof laminated windows.<p><strong>'How Could This Have Happened?'</strong><p>Bob Gay of Newtown, Conn., has a tattoo on his arm of his daughter Josephine's footprints as a baby and the number "2560," for the number of days she was alive.<p>"Joey," as her parents call her, was one of the 20 children killed in the sho Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:45:41 +0000 Craig LeMoult 20097 at http://kuow.org After Newtown Tragedy, Some Schools Are All But Bulletproof One By One, California Agents Track Down Illegally Owned Guns http://kuow.org/post/one-one-california-agents-track-down-illegally-owned-guns In California, officials are ramping up a unique program that identifies and seizes guns from people who are prohibited from keeping them. Under state law, a legally registered gun owner loses the right to own a firearm when he or she is convicted of a crime or becomes mentally ill.<p>Last year, state agents seized nearly 2,000 firearms, but implementing the gun seizure program is a painstaking job. In a recent operation, a caravan of four unmarked trucks traversed the bedroom communities of San Francisco's East Bay. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 06:56:00 +0000 Richard Gonzales 18856 at http://kuow.org One By One, California Agents Track Down Illegally Owned Guns Gun Rights Advocates Take Aim At November 2014 Ballot http://kuow.org/post/gun-rights-advocates-take-aim-november-2014-ballot <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Gun rights proponents are promoting&nbsp; a new gun rights initiative, I-591.&nbsp; This initiative would prevent Washington state from adopting background check laws that are more restrictive than the federal standards and would also prohibit any confiscation of firearms without due process. David Hyde talks about the proposal with Allan Gottlieb, chairman of the committee, Protect our Guns, the group behind Initiative 591. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:51:59 +0000 the conversation by ross reynolds 15301 at http://kuow.org Legislative Session Yields New Mental Health Bills, Advocates Say More Needs to Be Done http://kuow.org/post/legislative-session-yields-new-mental-health-bills-advocates-say-more-needs-be-done <p></p><p></p><p>Seattle’s Café Racer is closed today in remembrance.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's been a year since a gunman shot five people inside the eclectic coffee shop and bar.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Drew </span>Keriakedes<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Joe </span>Albanese<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> , Kimberly </span>Layfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Don </span>Largen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> were killed.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The cafe's cook, Leonard </span>Meuse,<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was the lone survivor.</span></p><p>After the gunman fled the scene, police say he made his way downtown where he &nbsp;killed &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gloria Leonidas&nbsp;and stole her car before shooting himself in West Seattle.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 16:01:32 +0000 Patricia Murphy 14004 at http://kuow.org Legislative Session Yields New Mental Health Bills, Advocates Say More Needs to Be Done