Over the past several years Washington has significantly strengthened its gun laws and recently earned a B+ in our Annual Gun Law Scorecard. In 2016 and 2017, respectively, Washington voters approved ballot measures that enacted universal background checks and an extreme risk protection order law to temporarily disarm high-risk individuals. In 2018, voters approved measures to raise the minimum age to buy guns to 21 and enact a child access prevention law. In 2017, the state had the 13th-lowest gun death rate in the country and supplied crime guns to other states at the 14th-lowest rate. To further improve its gun laws, Washington could invest in community violence intervention programs and close the dangerous loophole that allows abusive dating partners to keep their guns.