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Judge Tosses Challenge To Expanded Gun Background ChecksA 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.
Oregon Bill Passes Expanding Background Checks For Gun SalesAn 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.
Flaw In Reporting Tribal Cases Stymies Gun Background ChecksA 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.
Oregon Committee To Vote On Gun Background Checks BillAn Oregon Senate committee is scheduled to vote on a proposal requiring background checks on all private firearms sales.
Oregon Democrats Introduce Gun Background Checks BillOregon Democrats are taking the first step toward requiring background checks on private gun sales.
Washington May Become Model For Gun MeasuresWashington voters decisively backed expanded background checks for guns
Washington Approves Expanded Gun Background ChecksVoters have passed a measure to expand background checks on gun sales and transfers in Washington state
Rival Gun Measures To Be Decided In WashingtonVoters decide Tuesday whether to increase the number of background checks on gun sales and transfers conducted in Washington state
Gabby Giffords Spoke In Seattle For Gun ControlFormer 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.
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.
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
Seattle Jewish Federation Takes Issue With NRA Lobbyist's CommentAccording 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
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