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December 21, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Background check blocks gun sale to wanted man

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The organizer of a Spokane County gun show says Washington’s new law requiring expanded background checks for firearms transfers blocked the sale of a rifle to a wanted man. The Northwest News Network reports that the man attempted to buy the weapon at the Lewis Clark Trader Gun Show at the Spokane…

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May 2, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Tacoma considering gun-show background checks

The Associated Press TACOMA — The Tacoma City Council will consider a resolution next week that would require background checks for gun purchases at gun shows on city property. Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland is one of the sponsors of the resolution that would eliminate the so-called gun-show exemption, The News Tribune reported Friday. The proposal would require a…

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June 10, 2013 at 4:57 PM

City Council approves crime-check hiring bill

The Seattle City Council today unanimously approved a bill that would prohibit employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history until after an initial screening. Employers could reject an applicant because of a criminal record, but only if there is a legitimate business reason to do so. The measure was strongly opposed by some business…

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