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A law restricting the sale of semiautomatic rifles approved by voters in 2018 is constitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday.
Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates’ calls for tighter restrictions.
Washington state needs to enact exemptions to I-1639 for those who have submitted to previous background checks via the FBI and military.
New rules for buying a semi-automatic rifle, storing firearms in Washington start today.
Washington gun dealers will be required to conduct enhanced background checks when selling semi-automatic rifles starting July 1, even if they disagree with the initiative that requires them, Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson warned today.
Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers stuck to her positions on immigration, the border wall and President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency during a Medical Lake town hall, saying she supports a strong border but is apprehensive about the president’s use of executive powers.
“Ozzie Knezovich is gonna get a bullet in his skull,” one of the Facebook posts said.
Stevens County Sheriff Brad Manke said on Friday that he will not enforce Initiative 1639, which brings sweeping changes for gun purchases, storage and background checks.
Rep. Matt Shea calls for a gun behind every blade of grass and people willing to fight gun control.
Spokane gun dealer, others challenge Initiative 1639 in federal court.
Starting next year,
During the 2018 election cycle, voters in the region appear to be split along geographic, as well as party, lines. We depict that split in 6 races.
Join us in voting Yes on Initiative 1639 this November to help prevent tragedies like the Freeman shooting from happening again.
Supporters and opponents of gun control initiative campaign didn’t pause while the courts decided whether it would be on the ballot.
Washington voters will get to vote on a gun control initiative this November after all.
A gun-control initiative should not go on the November ballot because the petitions that some 378,000 voters signed were not readable, a Thurston County Superior Court judge said.
Initiative 1639, a gun control measure, has enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, but faces a new lawsuit.
Supporters of gun control initiative turn in more than 267,000 signatures.
An effort to get the Washington Supreme Court to block a proposed gun-control initiative was dismissed.
There are several points in Sue Lani Madsen’s recent column (“We need culture change, not a law”) that are inaccurate, but we agree that when it comes to gun responsibility: the culture has to change. Right now, we are working to get I-1639, Safe Schools, Safe Communities, on the November ballot in Washington. A key component of the policy is Dangerous Access Prevention, which would hold gun owners accountable if a child or other prohibited person uses an unsafely stored firearm to cause harm. This policy is built upon successful laws in 28 other states. States with access prevention laws in place for at least one year saw a 23 percent drop in unintentional firearm deaths among youth younger than 15.