OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is set to announce an executive action seeking to curb gun violence.
Inslee will announce the statewide initiative on Wednesday at the Navos Mental Health and Wellness Center in Burien. He'll be joined by Dr. Jennifer Stuber, an associate professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work, and Dr. Monica S. Vavilala, Director of the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center.
The announcement comes the same week President Barack Obama announced his plan to tighten control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S. Obama's plan creates a more sweeping definition of gun dealers that the administration hopes will expand the number of sales subject to background checks.
Washington state already has expanded background checks to include online sales and purchases made at gun shows as a result of a 2014 voter-approved ballot measure.