Snohomish County Career Fair - September 10
The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Giffords aids push for Wash. background checks

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY  |  COMMENTS
By Mike Baker
Associated Press
Published:
OLYMPIA-- Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is pressing Washington state lawmakers to support a bill that would expand background checks on gun sales.
Giffords made a call Monday to Republican. Rep. Maureen Walsh of Walla Walla, telling her to "be strong" in support of the measure. It didn't seem to be helping. Walsh initially supported the background checks bill but has since withdrawn her support, saying she doesn't think it will help stop gun violence.
Giffords was severely wounded in a mass shooting in January 2011 while meeting with constituents in Arizona.
Supporters of a bill to expand checks on gun sales are counting votes in the Washington state House.
Gun buyers currently must undergo a background check if they purchase a weapon from a federally licensed firearms dealer. The bill would expand that requirement to private sales.
Story tags » Legislature

More Northwest Headlines

NEWSLETTER

HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates

Calendar

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus