“I got shot August 17, 2017, in my lower back. I was going to one of the homie's houses to play video games and eat pizza."
Initiative 1639, a measure that would make changes to how Washingtonians buy and own firearms, is the only statewide gun control measure on a ballot anywhere in the upcoming midterms.
Initiative 1639 is a sprawling, 30-page ballot measure that seeks to restrict access to semi-automatic rifles like the popular AR-15, which has become synonymous with mass shootings. But the initiative would also require the secure storage of firearms. Under the initiative, if a gun wasn’t safely stored and ended up in the wrong hands and someone was injured or killed, the gun’s owner could face felony community endangerment charges.
Issaquah is changing, and newcomers who find the sound of gunfire disturbing could help flip the 8th Congressional District. And that could help Democrats take the U.S. House.
The ruling from U.S. District Court in Seattle extends the ban on a Texas gun rights group
Vietnamese-American student Tommy Le was fatally shot by a King County Sheriff's deputy in June of 2017.
Four teenagers formerly jailed in a King County solitary confinement unit at an adult jail have settled a federal lawsuit against the county.