Wary of new gun law, Lynden museum to pull WWII rifles from exhibit

by RALPH SCHWARTZ  |  published on November 21, 2014

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The Lynden Pioneer Museum will remove World War II-era guns from a current exhibit and return them to their owners, to avoid violating the new background-check law, according to the museum’s director.

The new law, passed by voters this month as Initiative 594, requires background checks on the recipients of guns in all sales or transfers, with exceptions for family members and antiques.

The 11 rifles the museum borrowed from collectors for the exhibit are too new to qualify as antique under the law, and I-594 is silent on any exemption for museum displays.

“I read through the law about 10 different times looking for a loophole,” said Troy Luginbill, the museum’s director.

Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/11/19/3980749_wary-of-new-law-on-gun-background.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

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