wa–gun initiative

Gun initiative certified to appear on November ballot

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington secretary of state's office has certified a ballot measure that seeks to raise the minimum age to buy semi-automatic rifles to 21 from 18, require enhanced background checks and require gun owners to secure firearms kept in their homes.

Court rejects attempt to keep gun measure off ballot

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington Supreme Court commissioner has rejected an attempt by gun-rights supporters to keep a gun initiative off the November ballot.Backers of Initiative 1639 say they've gathered enough signatures to put the measure to voters and plan to turn those signatures in Friday.