By Madeline Coats
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

AG issues FAQ document on 1639


Attorney General Bob Ferguson released a “Frequently Asked Questions” document on Initiative 1639 on March 4, sending letters to all 39 sheriffs across the state.

In his letter, Ferguson highlights examples of misunderstandings from news reports. The FAQ document addresses points he says caused confusion.

Washington residents approved the initiative by a vote of nearly 60 percent last November.

I-1639 professes to increase public safety by reducing gun violence and accidents. The law creates an enhanced background check system, requires individuals to complete a firearm safety training course, raises the age of possession to 21 years old and establishes standards for safe storage of...

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