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.
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
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
The Elway Poll found that 70 percent of people were inclined to vote for Initiative 594
Two gun initiatives headed toward Washington’s November ballot have attracted nearly $3.6 million in contributions so far
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.
FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in the state.
Former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a 2011 shooting, testified Tuesday before a Washington state House panel considering an initiative to expand firearm background checks in the state, telling lawmakers that “the nation is counting on you.”
Advocates of an initiative seeking to expand background checks for Washington state gun sales said they have submitted more than 250,000 signatures on their first batch of petitions delivered Wednesday to the secretary of state’s office.
Advocates seeking to expand the use of background checks on gun sales have filed a ballot initiative.