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Judge Tosses Challenge To Expanded Gun Background Checks

A federal judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit challenging parts of Washington state’s new law expanding background checks on gun transfers, saying gun rights activists couldn’t challenge it because they aren’t being prosecuted for violating it.

05/08/2015

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Oregon Bill Passes Expanding Background Checks For Gun Sales

An Oregon bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all gun sales in the state made it through the Legislature Monday, overcoming obstacles that stymied two previous attempts to pass similar laws.

05/04/2015

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Flaw In Reporting Tribal Cases Stymies Gun Background Checks

A flawed reporting system between tribes and outside authorities allowed a man to buy a handgun that his son used to kill four classmates and himself in Washington state last year.

CBS Seattle–04/07/2015

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Oregon Committee To Vote On Gun Background Checks Bill

An Oregon Senate committee is scheduled to vote on a proposal requiring background checks on all private firearms sales.

CBS Seattle–04/02/2015

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Oregon Democrats Introduce Gun Background Checks Bill

Oregon Democrats are taking the first step toward requiring background checks on private gun sales.

CBS Seattle–03/26/2015

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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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