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I-594 signatures Rolling in

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OLYMPIA — Advocates seeking to expand the use of background checks on gun sales in Washington state have turned in more than 250,000 signatures, the first batch of petitions they plan to submit before a January deadline to qualify the initiative to the Legislature.

The plan would require background checks for online sales and private transactions, such as those that occur at gun shows. The checks would be conducted at federally licensed firearm dealers, where people already must undergo such scrutiny before purchasing a new weapon.

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