New Washington gun law already faces federal court challenge

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a trio of bills meant to address gun violence Tuesday, one banning the sale of certain semi-automatic rifles, one imposing a 10-day waiting period on firearms purchases and one clearing the way for lawsuits against gun makers or sellers in certain cases.

WA legislature approves ban of assault-style weapons

Cautious optimism is giving way to celebration for Washington state gun control advocates as the state’s assault-style weapons ban clears the legislature after more than half a dozen failed attempts.