April 30, 2015 In the News

Inslee Signs Sheena Henderson Act for Police Gun Returns

Today in Olympia, Governor Jay Inslee signed the Sheena Henderson act, which allows family members to request notification when a confiscated gun is returned into law. As The Columbian reports:

Inslee signed the “Sheena Henderson Act” into law Tuesday afternoon with her family members looking on. The bill is named for a Spokane woman killed by her husband in a 2014 murder-suicide in which he used a weapon police had returned to him without her knowledge.Senate Bill 5381 passed both chambers of the Legislature unanimously. It allows family members to request police contact them before a person with a history of mental health issues or domestic violence gets guns back that police have taken away.

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