May 10, 2017 News

Kitsap Sun: Inslee Signs Gun Background Check Notification Bill

The Associated Press, via the Kitsap Sun, told the story of one survivor of domestic violence who fought to pass House Bill 1501:

“Paula Harwood, 52, had testified in support of the bill as it worked through the Legislature, and joined other advocacy groups at Inslee’s side Wednesday. After the bill signing, she recounted how scared she was to learn her abusive ex-husband had tried and failed to buy a gun. Even though she had a protection order against him, the only way she learned about it was from a reporter who had been previously writing on the background check law.

She said that having an official notification system is ‘a matter of life and death.'”

Read more at the Kitsap Sun.

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