NRA http://kuow.org en NRA Tells KUOW Why It Opposes Washington State Universal Background Check Bill http://kuow.org/post/nra-tells-kuow-why-it-opposes-washington-state-universal-background-check-bill <p>The National Rifle Association (NRA) is opposed to a proposed state law (<a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1588&amp;year=2013">House Bill 1588</a>) that would require universal background checks for gun purchases in Washington state.</p><p>Supporters aim to prevent more convicted felons from getting their hands on guns that can currently be purchased without a background check though private sales. The NRA says felons would still get guns though black-market sales and other avenues.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:05:00 +0000 David Hyde 8465 at http://kuow.org In Wake Of Tragedies, Wash. Lawmakers Will Examine Guns And Kids http://kuow.org/post/wake-tragedies-wash-lawmakers-will-examine-guns-and-kids <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2012/11/112912AJ_ArmedKids_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – A rash of accidental shootings involving kids and unsecured guns has some Washington lawmakers considering a change in the law. A legislative panel will meet Friday to discuss ways to prevent children from getting their hands on firearms.<p>This year started with a series of tragedies in western Washington. First, there was the boy who brought a gun to school in his backpack. It went off and critically injured a classmate. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:10:26 +0000 Austin Jenkins 4398 at http://kuow.org In Wake Of Tragedies, Wash. Lawmakers Will Examine Guns And Kids