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Washington May Become Model For Gun Measures

Washington voters decisively backed expanded background checks for guns

CBS Seattle–11/06/2014

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Washington Approves Expanded Gun Background Checks

Voters have passed a measure to expand background checks on gun sales and transfers in Washington state

CBS Seattle–11/04/2014

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Rival Gun Measures To Be Decided In Washington

Voters decide Tuesday whether to increase the number of background checks on gun sales and transfers conducted in Washington state

CBS Seattle–11/04/2014

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Gabby Giffords Spoke In Seattle For Gun Control

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was wounded three years ago in Tucson, spoke in Seattle Wednesday as part of a cross-country tour to promote gun control.

CBS Seattle–10/22/2014

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Rival Gun Measures On Ballot In Washington

Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other would prevent any such expansion.

CBS Seattle–10/10/2014

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Bill Gates And Wife, Melinda, Donate $1 Million To Gun Initiative

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million

CBS Seattle–08/25/2014

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Seattle Jewish Federation Takes Issue With NRA Lobbyist’s Comment

According to an audio recording of the no-on-Initiative 594 event in Silverdale, lobbyist Brian Judy said it staggers him when he meets Jewish people who are anti-gun

CBS Seattle–07/29/2014

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Strong Support For Gun Background Checks In Washington

The Elway Poll found that 70 percent of people were inclined to vote for Initiative 594

CBS Seattle–07/15/2014

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Washington’s Gun Initiatives Are Attracting Millions In Contributions

Two gun initiatives headed toward Washington’s November ballot have attracted nearly $3.6 million in contributions so far

CBS Seattle–07/09/2014

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Feds OK Pot Background Checks By State

After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is giving Washington state access to an FBI database so it can conduct nationwide background checks on people who apply to run legal marijuana businesses.

CBS Seattle–04/10/2014

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