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Initiative 594, passed this fall by Washington state voters, forbids transferring firearms without a background check unless the guns are antique, or the recipients are relatives. “I read through the law about 10 different times looking for a loophole,” said Troy Luginbill, director of the Lynden Pioneer Museum. But he couldn’t find any exception to cover a museum returning World War II guns — too recent to be “antique” — from an exhibit to their owners. So the museum announced that the “very rare and unique firearms” in its exhibit on the Pacific theater would be returned before the law takes effect on Dec. 4. (AC/Bellingham Herald) ...This will clearly keep Washingtonians safer.
Original Publication Date: 30 November 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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