OLYMPIA, Wash. – A bill to require background checks for private gun sales is one step closer to a final vote. Tuesday, members of a Washington House committee voted seven to six.
Republican Rep. Jay Rodne opposed the bill, saying it would not be enforceable.
“We’re going to drain precious law enforcement resources to policing this measure,” he says.
But, Republican Rep. Mike Hope, a police officer, said this measure could help prevent shootings like what happened in Newtown, Conn.