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Judge Tosses Challenge To Expanded Gun Background Checks

A 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.


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Washington May Become Model For Gun Measures

Washington voters decisively backed expanded background checks for guns

CBS Seattle–11/06/2014

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Gun Background Checks OK’d, Class Size Too Close

Washington state voters approved expanding background checks on gun sales and transfers, but a measure that would limit class sizes was too close to call.

CBS Seattle–11/05/2014

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Washington Approves Expanded Gun Background Checks

Voters have passed a measure to expand background checks on gun sales and transfers in Washington state

CBS Seattle–11/04/2014

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Rival Gun Measures To Be Decided In Washington

Voters decide Tuesday whether to increase the number of background checks on gun sales and transfers conducted in Washington state

CBS Seattle–11/04/2014

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5 Things To Know About Washington’s Election

Washingtonians won’t be electing a governor or U.S. senator this election, but they will weigh in on issues like gun background checks and class sizes. And voters in central Washington will see a first for the state — two members of the same party on the fall ballot in a congressional race.

CBS Seattle–11/03/2014

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NRA Donates $150K More To Fight Measure Seeking Universal Background Checks

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

CBS Seattle–10/14/2014

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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

CBS Seattle–10/13/2014

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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.

CBS Seattle–10/10/2014