OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Another measure seeking to control gun violence has failed in the Washington state Legislature.
A bill that would have required people to surrender their weapons when they are placed under a restraining order did not get a Senate vote ahead of a key deadline Wednesday. Democratic Rep. Roger Goodman expressed frustration about the lack of a vote, saying the measure was the most rational bill related to guns that the Legislature was considering this year.
Republican Sen. Mike Padden says the measure didn't get a vote because some were concerned about the idea of taking guns away from people who hadn't been convicted of a crime.
Lawmakers also considered a bill earlier in the session to expand background checks on gun sales, but that measure failed to get enough votes in the House.
Lawmakers have moved ahead with a plan to create a registry of gun offenders that law enforcement officials can access.