Everytown for I-594

Voters in Washington State have passed I-594, the ballot initiative to require background checks on all gun sales and close dangerous loopholes in the law that give criminals and other dangerous people easy access to guns.

Online and Off the Record

Criminals and domestic abusers are prohibited from buying firearms, but until Washington State voters passed I-594, loopholes in the law made it easy for them to get guns. This investigation revealed those loopholes for the first time.

WA Online Sales

This investigation shows that more than 40,000 of these unlicensed gun sales take place each year on just a handful of Washington websites, one corner of the vast online market.

Fact Sheets

Everytown conducted extensive research on the marketplace for guns in Washington State -- and made some startling discoveries about the loopholes in the state's gun laws.

When guns end up in the wrong hands, police officers often pay the highest price.

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The share of Washington crime guns that were likely trafficked increased by nearly 50 percent between 2006 and 2013.

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The federal background check system has blocked 40,976 gun sales to prohibited people in Washington State since 1998.

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Washington State's Licensed Gun Dealers

Criminal background checks are quick and easy. 95% of Washington State residents live within 10 miles of a federal firearms licensee (FFL) who will conduct a background check at the time of sale. Enter your ZIP code below to see the FFLs nearest to you.


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