With every mass shooting, the debate over gun control grows more intense. Is there a pathway to a solution that will preserve gun rights, but also stop the carnage?

In this edition of Northwest Now, we take closer look at gun control and the recent executive action President Obama took on the issue. We’ll also hear both sides of the argument from organizations like Washington CeaseFire, and Washington Arms Collectors. Plus, we’ll visit a local family who lost both of their adult children in a tragic shooting incident last summer.

“I would just want to make it a little more challenging to get a gun than it would be bet a driver’s license,” said Matt Smith, who lost his daughter in a 2015 shooting incident. “I would like you to be a completely responsible owner of a firearm.”

Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program that you can watch every Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC.

Use the list below to find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn more about our show on our website.


KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels

(including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle)

KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels


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