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RIP to these Washington state legislative bills

Four weeks into the 2020 legislative session it’s impossible to say what new laws will be created on major issues like the environment, homelessness or taxes. It is possible to predict with some certainty which bills won’t become law.

Canada proposes tightening controls on gun sales

Gun retailers in Canada would be required to keep records of firearms inventory and sales for at least 20 years under government legislation introduced Tuesday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government.

Idaho Freedom Foundation downplays Rep. Mark Patterson email’s timing

BOISE – The timing of a supportive Idaho Freedom Foundation email blast praising an embattled state lawmaker’s failed gun rights legislation is raising eyebrows.    The email arrived in the inbox of nearly every Idaho legislator and thousands of others last week just as state Rep. Mark Patterson, R-Boise, was making national news over the loss of his concealed weapons permit. The Ada County sheriff said Patterson failed to disclose a 1974 assault with intent to commit rape for which he pleaded guilty and received a withheld judgment.