A group pushing an initiative that would require background checks for private gun sales in Washington state is citing a new study that finds many of the police deaths here since 1980 have come at the hands of people legally prohibited from having firearm
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
Attorney General Opinion: Ineligible For Concealed Carry Permit If Convicted Of Comparable Felony Abroad
People convicted in a foreign country of crimes comparable to felonies under Washington state law are ineligible for a concealed pistol license, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a legal opinion issued Tuesday
The husband of former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, appeared before Oregon legislators on Thursday to speak in favor of expanded background checks for gun sales, as Republicans contended the Democrat-proposed legislation is “political posturing” as Oregon’s May primary nears.
Washington lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday, and while they don’t have to grapple with a budget shortfall for the first time in several years, they still face pressing issues over funding for education and transportation.
Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.
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.