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.
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.
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.
An Oregon Senate committee is scheduled to vote on a proposal requiring background checks on all private firearms sales.
Oregon Democrats are taking the first step toward requiring background checks on private gun sales.
Washington voters decisively backed expanded background checks for guns
Voters have passed a measure to expand background checks on gun sales and transfers in Washington state
Voters decide Tuesday whether to increase the number of background checks on gun sales and transfers conducted in Washington state
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.
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.