Washington voters decisively backed expanded background checks for guns
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.
Voters have passed a measure to expand background checks on gun sales and transfers in Washington state
Voters decide Tuesday whether to increase the number of background checks on gun sales and transfers conducted in Washington state
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.
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
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
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.
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