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By Rodger Nichols
For The Sentinel 

1639 goes into full effect

The watch is on to see if state will act to enforce measures


Washington Secretary of State

VOTES YES, COUNTIES NO: While I-1639 passed by about 60 percent of votes statewide, the counties in yellow did not pass the measure.

While Section 13 of the controversial I-1639 gun control measure requiring age requirements for gun purchases took effect Jan. 1, the balance of the measure theoretically took effect statewide Monday.

Among other things, those remaining measures require prospective purchasers of semi-automatic rifles to have completed a specific, I-1639-compliant firearm training course within the previous five years and wait nine days to take possession. The existing handgun registry will extend to semi-automatic rifle transfers and recipients will be required to pay an $18 fee to the Department of Licensing to process transfers. Also firearm owners of all types are required to store firearms locked up t...

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