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Gun bill back on ballot

 

August 29, 2018



The Washington State Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon’s ruling on Initiative 1639 means the initiative will go before voters this November.

The controversial bill would raise the legal age to purchase semiautomatic rifles to 21 and impose safety restrictions on home storage, among other provisions.

Secretary of State Kim Wyman had certified I-1639 to appear on the ballots because it met the qualifications the Legislature has empowered the Secretary to enforce, including having the number of submitted signatures and containing certain language on each petition. However, Secretary Wyman also expressed significant concerns over the for...



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