Washington state raises age to buy firearms

Posted at 7:31 AM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 09:31:12-05

Washington state has passed a new comprehensive gun safety law.

Residents voted Tuesday to raise the purchase age from 18 to 21.

Safety training will also be required for firearm purchases under the new law along with an enhanced background check system.

Washington’s Secretary of State Office said the changes were approved by 60 percent of voters.

The new laws go into effect in 2019.