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Steve Kirby: ‘Severe,’ ‘sensible’ bill on protective orders is a big deal for gun control

Tacoma Rep. Steve Kirby, under pressure from gun-control supporters over his role in the failure of proposed universal background checks on gun buyers in Washington, is lauding another gun-control measure that he says will do more.

House Bill 1840, sponsored by Rep. Roger Goodman and approved 61-37 in the House last week, would bar gun ownership for many people under restraining orders keeping them away from spouses or partners.

“To me it’s the biggest gun bill we’ve done since I’ve been in the Legislature,” Kirby said in an interview. “The bill proposes that we take away people’s guns if they have

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