gun violence

Washington State Supreme Court Upholds Seattle Gun Tax
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's tax on gun and ammunition sales has been upheld by the Washington state Supreme Court.
In a ruling Thursday upholding a lower court decision, justices said the levy was valid because its primary purpose was to raise revenue for "the public benefit...
Gov. Inslee to Take Action on Gun Violence
BURIEN (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he plans to take executive action to curb gun violence.
In an announcement Wednesday, the Democrat said his efforts will focus on suicide prevention and research into gun injuries and deaths in the state.
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State Considering Firearm Registry
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers have given final approval of a plan to create a central registry to track firearm offenders.
The state House approved the idea Tuesday with an 89-8 vote. Judges may require people convicted of gun offenses to register as firearm offenders...