Gun Laws
12:05 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

NRA Tells KUOW Why It Opposes Washington State Universal Background Check Bill

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is opposed to a proposed state law (House Bill 1588) that would require universal background checks for gun purchases in Washington state.

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.

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7:10 am
Fri November 30, 2012

In Wake Of Tragedies, Wash. Lawmakers Will Examine Guns And Kids

Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 4:22 pm

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.

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