City Council President Tim Burgess also has proposed a new law that would require mandatory reporting of lost or stolen firearms to the Seattle Police Department.
An 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.
Oregon Democrats are taking the first step toward requiring background checks on private gun sales.
The National Rifle Association has donated an additional $150,000 to its political action committee in Washington to fight a measure seeking universal background checks on gun sales and transfers
Supporters of preventing Washington state from adopting universal background checks for gun sales are set to turn in their first batch of signatures.
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.
In 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.
National sales figures show a dramatic increase in the rate at which Americans are purchasing firearms.