States Vote on Gun Control

States Vote on Gun Control

While the main headlines will focus on the election of President-elect Donald Trump, states voted on other measures as well, including gun control.

Four states had gun control measures on the ballot this past Tuesday. Of those four states, two of them, California and Washington, have voted in favor of more strict measures, while the others, Nevada and Maine, are still too close to call as of Wednesday morning.

Here are the details on the measures that appeared on ballots:


The largely blue state approved several measures that include gun control on Tuesday. The voted in favor of a measure that will outlaw possession of large capacity ammunition magazines, as well as a proposition that would require a background check to purchase ammunition.

Californians also voted to extend a unique program that allows authorities to seize firearms from owners who obtained them legally, but are no longer allowed to own them.


Those in Washington State voted and approved a measure that would allow judges to issue orders temporarily seizing guns from individuals who are deemed a threat to the public.

Maine & Nevada

These states saw millions of dollars go into promoting measures that promoted background check on nearly all gun sales and transfers. The votes in these states are still being tallied and are too early to call as of Wednesday morning.

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