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February 11, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Senate Democrats introduce six bills on guns and mental health

After nearly a month of discussions in the state House about a wide range of proposals to reduce gun violence, the state Senate is getting into the debate. Senate Democrats introduced six bills Monday dealing with firearm restrictions and mental health that may face resistance in the GOP-controlled chamber. The most high-profile measure would require background checks…


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December 17, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Seattle City Council adds gun safety to legislative agenda

The Seattle City Council today amended its annual legislative agenda to include several gun-safety measures in the wake of the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday that left 27 people dead, including 20 children. The council called on its city lobbyists to seek in the 2013 Legislature a ban on all assault weapons, a ban…


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