Stories tagged: I-1639
Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
Initiative 1639 raised the age for buying a rifle to 21 and requires an “enhanced background check.” The results are, by turns, stigmatizing for those with mental health issues, burdensome …
Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
Washington state needs to enact exemptions to I-1639 for those who have submitted to previous background checks via the FBI and military.
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 8:34 a.m.
New rules for buying a semi-automatic rifle, storing firearms in Washington start today.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 12:12 p.m.
Yakima County Sheriff Bob Udell has joined the ranks of law enforcement officers who say they will not enforce the new Washington gun control initiative that places stiff requirements on …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
The police chief of Republic, a tiny town in northeastern Washington, doesn’t think much of I-1639, the strict gun law state voters approved Nov. 6. Loren Culp won’t enforce it, …
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
Spokane gun dealer, others challenge Initiative 1639 in federal court.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:55 p.m.
The City Council of Republic, Washington is mulling legislation to countermand from state and national laws that limit Second Amendment gun rights, including the recently passed Initiative 1639.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
Washington residents will face more scrutiny on the purchase of semiautomatic rifles.
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 5 a.m.
Millions of dollars pour into initiative campaigns, fueling ads on television, the internet and in the mailbox.
Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Washington voters will have a chance to make the state one of the most restrictive in the country for gun purchases and ownership; proponents say I-1639 will save lives, opponents …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Supporters and opponents of gun control initiative campaign didn’t pause while the courts decided whether it would be on the ballot.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Washington voters will get to vote on a gun control initiative this November after all.
UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Initiative 1639, a gun control measure, has enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, but faces a new lawsuit.
Sun., July 22, 2018
Some groups spend big to get signatures for ballot initiatives.
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
Three initiatives submit far more signatures than they need to qualify for the ballot, but Secretary of State Kim Wyman says one proposal’s petitions raise legal concerns.
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 2:10 p.m.
Supporters of gun control initiative turn in more than 267,000 signatures.