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Listen: An overview of gun laws in Washington state

A wall display of semi-automatic rifles.
Elaine Thompson
The Associated Press
In this photo taken Oct. 2, 2018, semi-automatic rifles fill a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Wash.

As mass shootings continue to occur around the country, many people are watching to see if Congress passes any new gun safety laws.

Here in Washington state, there are already several gun safety laws in effect. Some are the result of bills passed by the legislature and others, like I-1491 and I-1639, came from citizens and passed by voters. Three more high profile gun-related measures were passed this year by the legislature.

Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins joined KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick to explain what laws are in effect, the legal challenges and what might be next.

Kirsten Kendrick hosts Morning Edition on KNKX and the sports interview series "Going Deep," talking with folks tied to sports in our region about what drives them — as professionals and people.
Vivian McCall is a former KNKX reporter, producer and host. She previously spent eight years as a reporter in Chicago, where she wrote for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ public radio.