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By Leona Vaughn
WNPA News Service 

Lawmakers move to ban high-capacity magazines

Opponents say it would infringe on their gun rights.

 

Last updated 1/28/2020 at 2:52pm

Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service

Washington residents at a Senate Law and Justice Committee hearing on a proposed ban on high capacity gun magazines this week. Many wore orange in support of gun safety.

Gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition would be outlawed under a proposed law moving through the state Senate.

Supporters cite safety concerns, while opponents argue the measure, which cleared the Senate Committee on Law and Justice on Thursday, Jan. 23, would place new restrictions on Washington residents' right to bear arms.

   SB 6077, sponsored by 14 Democratic senators, would make it illegal to possess what the bill would define as a high-capacity magazine in most instances. Under the proposal, exemptions apply to people who already own the magazines, though use...



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