Several county sheriffs refuse to enforce the state's popular new gun law.

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By a big majority, Washington voters approved Initiative 1639, a sweeping gun-control measure, but sheriffs in at least 13 counties have said they may choose not to enforce provisions of the new law. Even before the courts have rendered judgement in a lawsuit challenging the initiative, the sheriffs have bought into the contention of gun-rights groups, such as the National Rifle Association, that the law is unconstitutional.

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