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Legislature considers raising age limit for gun purchases

As this year’s legislative session winds down, state lawmakers introduced a new bill in response to the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. SB 6620, and its companion in the House, HB 3004, introduced Friday, Feb. 23, would create a...

 

Washington State moves closer to bump stock ban

A bill that would ban bump stocks, a device that increases a weapon’s rate of fire, is a step closer to becoming law. SB 5992 passed the House of Representatives 56-41 on Friday, Feb. 23 largely along party lines. The bill passed in the Senate...

 

Lawmakers clash over legislation amid discussion on mass shootings

Washington State lawmakers introduced a multitude of bills early this 2018 session on issues of gun regulation to address the multiple incidences of gun violence in the nation. More than 10 firearm bills were introduced and led to heated debate...

 

Sexual abuse prevention training may come to WA schools

A proposed bill establishes a task force to provide child sexual abuse prevention curricula for all schools in the state. First introduced in 2015, HB 1539, sponsored by Representative Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale, unanimously passed the House of...

 

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