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Group Cites Police Killing In Support Of I-594

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

CBS Seattle–09/12/2014

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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

CBS Seattle–08/25/2014

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Seattle Jewish Federation Takes Issue With NRA Lobbyist’s Comment

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

CBS Seattle–07/29/2014

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Strong Support For Gun Background Checks In Washington

The Elway Poll found that 70 percent of people were inclined to vote for Initiative 594

CBS Seattle–07/15/2014

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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

CBS Seattle–06/04/2014

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Oregon Bill Would Expand Gun Background Checks

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.

02/07/2014

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5 Things To Watch In The State Legislature This Year

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.

CBS Seattle–01/13/2014

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Starbucks Says Guns Unwelcome, Though Not Banned

Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.

09/17/2013

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Advocates File Gun Control Initiative

Advocates seeking to expand the use of background checks on gun sales have filed a ballot initiative.

CBS Seattle–06/11/2013

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A New Front For Gun Background Checks: The Ballot

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.

CBS Seattle–04/28/2013

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