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November 14, 2011 at 12:30 PM

NYTimes: Washington state felons find it easy to get gun rights back

A New York Times investigation shows that many felons in Washington, and in several other states, face little to no resistance to regaining gun rights. “The most serious [Washington state] felons are barred,” Michael Luo writes. “But otherwise judges have no discretion to reject the petitions, as long as the applicant fulfills certain criteria.” Judges in…

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October 21, 2011 at 11:23 AM

White Center sweep nets drugs, 68 guns, 53 arrests

Local and federal law enforcement officials were on hand this morning to announce the results of a three-month undercover operating that targeted drug dealing and illegal gun sales in White Center.(Photo by Courtney Blethen Riffkin / The Seattle Times) A three-month undercover operation in the White Center area yielded dozens of arrests and the seizure of…

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