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Wash. Voters Approve Measure Expanding Gun Restrictions

In this Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 photo, handguns sit in a glass display case at Metro Shooting Supplies, in Bridgeton, Mo.
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In this Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 photo, handguns sit in a glass display case at Metro Shooting Supplies, in Bridgeton, Mo.

Washington voters have approved Initiative 1491, expanding the state's gun restrictions.  Courts will now be able to issue what are called "extreme risk protection orders," which will prohibit anyone under the order from owning or purchasing firearms.

Supporters say the measure will help prevent gun violence while also respecting due process.

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