Gun law age purchase Initiative can go before Washington voters, court rules
July 06, 2018
Initiative 1639 would raise the gun buying age in this state to 21 for those buying semi-auto weapons
(OLYMPIA, WA.) — A Washington Supreme Court commissioner rejected this week an effort by gun-rights supporters to keep a gun regulation Initiative from going to voters in November.
The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and others had filed a request for an injunction with the Washington Supreme Court.
The Seattle Times reports that Initiative 1639 would, among other things, raise the gun buying age to 21 for those buying semi-auto weapons. It would also require enhanced background checks, firearms training and waiting periods on gun purchases.
The group promoting the Initiative, the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility is scheduled to turn in some 360,000 signatures this week.
To move forward with the measure and get it on the next general election ballot, they have to turn in the valid signatures of least 259,622 registered voters signatures by today.
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