Ballot measure for gun restrictions likely to qualify for a vote

Ballot measure for gun restrictions likely to qualify for a vote

A proposed ballot measure that would enact a string of regulations on guns is expected to qualify for the November ballot after advocates said they turned in more than 375,000 signatures to the state this week. Also likely headed for the ballot is an initiative that would prevent cities and counties from imposing taxes on sodas or other sweetened beverages. At a press event Friday, campaign workers for the gun-regulation measure, Initiative 1639, said they would easily clear the 259,622-signature bar to put the matter up for a vote. The initiative is considered the most far-reaching of three gun-related ballot measures to reach the ballot in the last four years, and will test voters’ appetites for tougher regulations in the wake of high-profile mass shootings around the country. Breaking News Be the first to know when big news breaks Recaptcha requires verification. I’m not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy – Terms Among new restrictions, it would raise the minimum age to buy certain semi-automatic weapons to 21 from 18, and create a 10-day waiting period to buy one. Those age limitations already are in place for handguns. Supporters made the case Friday that the measure could help prevent gun violence like the killings at a high school in Parkland, Florida, and the recent shooting at The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. "Initiative 1639 will save lives," said Stephen Paolini, the campaign manager for Yes on 1639. "It will build upon and strengthen our state’s current gun laws." Earlier this […]

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