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January 30, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Lawmakers introduce bill to require background checks for all gun sales

OLYMPIA — A group of mostly Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday to require background checks on all gun sales — no exceptions. Currently, licensed firearms dealers at brick-and-mortar stores must conduct background checks, but private, unlicensed dealers at gun shows — or outside city gun buybacks — do not. House Bill 1588 would require…


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