News from the field of battle in Washington.


A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit heard arguments Monday over the legality of Washington’s voter-approved background check law for person-to-person gun transfers.

The suit, filed just weeks after the controversial referendum was approved by voters by a nine-point margin, was brought against state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste by groups to include the Second Amendment Foundation, the Northwest School of Safety and the Firearms Academy of Seattle. 

Rejected in 2015 by a lower court, the panel heard this week heard both sides of the challenge.

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