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New gun-control bill to be filed

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New gun-control bill to be filed

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – A Seattle venture capitalist is backing a gun-control measure that’s to be filed today in the Washington Legislature.

Nick Hanauer tells KING5-TV the legislation a “no-excuses, no-exceptions criminal background checks bill.”

The measure would close a loophole in Washington’s current background check law that doesn’t require vendors at gun shows to check customers’ criminal histories.

Hanauer says if lawmakers don’t act on the bill, it will go on the statewide ballot next year.

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