Initiative 594 http://kplu.org en Poll: Gun Rights Initiative Losing Support While Background Check Remains Popular http://kplu.org/post/poll-gun-rights-initiative-losing-support-while-background-check-remains-popular <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158874024&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Support for a gun rights measure on Washington’s fall ballot is flagging, according to a new Elway poll released Tuesday. Meanwhile, a dueling measure that would expand background checks remains popular.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:54:36 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17742 at http://kplu.org Poll: Gun Rights Initiative Losing Support While Background Check Remains Popular Gabby Giffords Urges Lawmakers To ‘Fight, Fight, Fight’ For Background Checks http://kplu.org/post/gabby-giffords-urges-lawmakers-fight-fight-fight-background-checks <p>Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was shot in the head during a 2011 mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, testified in support of Initiative 594 in Olympia on Tuesday. The initiative would require background checks for most gun sales and transfers, even those between individuals.</p><p>“Now is the time to come together, be responsible, Democrats, Republicans, everyone. We must never stop fighting; fight, fight, fight” Giffords said.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:13:20 +0000 Austin Jenkins 12988 at http://kplu.org Gabby Giffords Urges Lawmakers To ‘Fight, Fight, Fight’ For Background Checks Dueling Gun Control Measures: 1 Initiative Certified, 2nd Under Review http://kplu.org/post/dueling-gun-control-measures-1-initiative-certified-2nd-under-review <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The secretary of state's office has officially certified one gun-related initiative to the Legislature and is starting review of signatures on another.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Secretary of State Kim Wyman certified the results for <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/i-594-signatures-be-turned-next-week">Initiative 594</a> on Wednesday. That measure would require universal background checks on all firearm sales in Washington. Nearly 347,000 signatures were submitted for the initiative, far more than the minimum requirement of 246,372.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 03:19:41 +0000 The Associated Press 12794 at http://kplu.org Dueling Gun Control Measures: 1 Initiative Certified, 2nd Under Review Signatures Submitted for Dueling Gun Measures in Wash. http://kplu.org/post/signatures-submitted-dueling-gun-measures-wash <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington voters can expect dueling gun-related measures on next fall’s ballot. Sponsors of a gun rights initiative submitted nearly 350,000 signatures Thursday.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Thirteen boxes labeled “Save Your Gun: Yes on 591” were loaded onto a cart and trucked into the Washington Secretary of State’s Office. Initiative 591 would prohibit the state from confiscating a gun without due process. It would also bar state background checks that go beyond federal standards.</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:59:01 +0000 Austin Jenkins 11212 at http://kplu.org Signatures Submitted for Dueling Gun Measures in Wash.