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.
After struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring whether they will have more success by taking the issue directly to voters.
Supporters of gun control in Washington state are laying the groundwork for an initiative campaign to try and expand the use of background checks if a similar proposal fails to pass Congress.
A contentious proposal to expand background checks on Washington state gun sales failed Tuesday in the state House, where supporters said they were just a handful of votes short.