The Seattle Times looked at the fate of several gun-related bills in the 2015 Washington Legislature, including Extreme Risk Protection Orders:
“Another would haven given authorities a path to take guns from people exhibiting dangerous symptoms of mental illness. That bill, known as the extreme-risk protective order, got a hearing in the House but stopped before it could get a vote on the House floor.
The bill didn’t just die along party lines. House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan, D-Covington, was one of the opponents, saying the focus should be on the mental-health aspect.
‘If someone’s an extreme risk to themselves or others, they should be committed and they should be evaluated and there should be some form of action taken,’ said Sullivan.”
Read the full story here.