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State attorney general spells out law to sheriffs

Says I-1639 revolt could cost them and taxpayers

 

Last updated 2/13/2019 at 9:36am



Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson warned sheriffs and other law enforcement officers Tuesday that they are required to enforce a gun control law passed by voters last November.

Sheriffs in four local counties cite Second Amendment concerns about enforcing Initiative 1639, as do law enforcement officials in more than half the state’s 39 counties.

I-1639, which took effect on Jan. 1, ra...



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