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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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October 23, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Would-be buyer arrested at Walla Walla gun show

The Associated Press WALLA WALLA — A man who tried to buy firearms with no paperwork at a Walla Walla gun show was arrested after he was recognized as a wanted ex-convict by off-duty officers at the same event. The 20-year-old also made the mistake of attempting to buy guns at a booth manned by off-duty Washington…


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September 9, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Gun used to kill state trooper purchased at gun show

By The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — Recently released records show that the felon who shot and killed Washington State Trooper Tony Radulescu in February likely inherited the murder weapon from his father or bought it at a gun show. The Kitsap Sun reports that agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives traced…


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