House Democrats’ search for 50 votes to pass a bill requiring universal background checks for gun buyers has died. That’s according to a Twitter post a few minutes ago from Democratic Rep. Laurie Jinkins of Tacoma.
Efforts to get a deal on House Bill 1588 tied up the House for at least eight hours Tuesday, bringing the Democrat-controlled chamber to a halt one day before bill cutoff. Democratic Rep. Jamie Pedersen of Seattle led efforts to get more than the 47 votes he’d reported having on Monday, and one approach would have sent the question to voters in November.
Pedersen later confirmed …