May 10, 2017 News

KING5: Governor Signs Law Targeting Illegal Gun Buyers

KING5 covers the signing of House Bill 1501, the Law Enforcement and Victim Safety bill:

“Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill into law that targets people who try to buy guns, even when they’re not legally allowed to because of a court order or conviction.

“This will not just keep guns out of the hands of those who are not eligible to have them, but keep the public and our law enforcement officers safe,” Inslee said.

The bill follows an investigation by KING 5 and public radio’s Northwest News Network. The probe found that in more than 3,200 cases over nine months in 2016, gun sales were denied because the buyers had failed background checks. However, law enforcement seldom followed up.”

Watch the full story at KING5.

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