I-594 winning big: Washington State set to expand background checks on gun sales

The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, which has been working for months to make background checks universal in the Evergreen State, is having a great night so far. I-594, the coalition’s initiative, is prevailing by a significant margin, while I-591, the gun lobby’s competing initiative to prevent background checks from being expanded beyond what federal law requires, is failing.

This is in line with preelection polling, but it’s nonetheless a welcome relief to get some good news on what has otherwise been a disappointing night.