WA – Gun Control – Washington Will Be the First State to Alert Victims When a Domestic Abuser Tries to Buy a Gun

THE TRACE.COM July 14, 2017 – Thousands of times each year in the United States, someone convicted of domestic abuse or subject to an active restraining order seeks to illegally purchase a gun from a licensed dealer — usually, without any consequences. On July 23, Washington will become the first state to require authorities to notify victims when such an attempted sale takes place. The measure is part of a sweeping new law that seeks to crack down on all prohibited purchasers who attempt to buy firearms in the state, a practice known as “lie and try.”  [full article]

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