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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.
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.
Poll: Competing Gun Measures Lose Some Support A ballot initiative that would expand background checks on all firearm sales and transfers in Washington state has lost some support in the past few months but still has a lead over another measure that would prevent any such expansion, according to a new poll released Monday
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.
Steve Ballmer, Wife, Give $250K To Gun Initiative Former Microsoft CEO and new Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and his wife, Connie, have donated another $250,000 to a campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales in Washington state.
Shooting By 9-Year-Old Girl Stirs Debate Over Gunshe accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.
Arming School Administrators In Eastern Washington Sparks DebateEleven school administrators in one eastern Washington school district will be carrying guns on school grounds when the new school year begins.
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
First Batch Of Signatures Filed For State Gun Measure With Expanded Background ChecksAdvocates 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.
4 Indicted, Charged With Gun Trafficking In Snohomish CountyA federal grand jury in Seattle has indicted four previously convicted felons on charges they sold or conspired to sell dozens of weapons to an undercover agent in Snohomish County.
Gun Bill Backers Secure Key Vote In State HouseSupporters of a plan to expand background checks on gun sales are more optimistic about the bill's fate after securing another key vote. Democratic Rep. Jamie Pederson of Seattle said Tuesday he expected the state House would take up the measure later in the day. Supporters have been straining to corral a few extra votes that would give the bill majority support in the chamber.
Local Lawmakers Alter Gun Control BillIn order to ease the concerns of gun owners, Washington lawmakers seeking to expand background checks for gun sales have made a series of changes to their proposal.
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