KBTC's Northwest Now focuses on gun safety

Thursday, April 12

Tom Layson photoTacoma, Wash.--With all the incidents of child deaths and injuries involving the accidental discharge of firearms, Northwest Now is taking a closer look at the problem.

We'll examine the policy questions with Pierce County prosecutor Mark Lindquist and Ralph Fascitelli, president of Washington Cease Fire.

Northwest Now is also providing some practical steps you can take to keep your firearms safe, or to pass-on to those who might not be aware of them. There's no way to tell how many KBTC viewers own firearms, but it's probably pretty safe to say that even if a person doesn't have a gun, that person knows someone who does.

KBTC is offering this program to discuss policy, but also as a public service to take a little more time with practical instruction than might be afforded on other media outlets covering these tragic stories. Watch this edition of Northwest Now on Monday, April 16th at 6pm. Northwest Now also streams on the web at www.kbtc.org.

KBTC is a service of Bates Technical College in Tacoma. The public television station serves Western Washington with three transmitters and one translator.

By antenna over the air:

KBTC 28.1, 28.2  (Tacoma)
KCKA 15.1, 15.2  (Centralia)
K41KT-D /channel 41  (Grays River-Lebam)
K24IC-D  /channel 24  (Bellingham and North Puget Sound area)

Cable carriage:

Comcast channel 12 - Pierce & King Counties  (Channel 3 in Tacoma)
Comcast (HD) channel 108 - Bellingham, North Puget Sound area
Comcast (SD) channel 71 - Bellingham, North Puget Sound area
Click! (SD) channel 3 - Tacoma
Click! (HD) channel 503 - Tacoma
Rainier Connect channel 10
Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)
Verizon FiOS channel 28 

Satellite carriage:

Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)
DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)