From Olympia: Senate and House vote to ban high-capacity magazines
Sen. Liias: This is a common sense policy that will save lives
Last updated 3/13/2022 at 8:57pm
Legislation to restrict the sale of high-capacity firearm magazines was approved by the Washington House of Representatives on a 55-42 vote Friday, March 4.
Senate Bill 5078, sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett), prohibits the manufacture, sale, import, or transfer of large-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. It would go into effect July 1.
"For too long we have accepted gun violence as an inevitable part of life," said Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett), prime sponsor of the bill. "My own community was impacted by gun violence in 2016, when three young lives wer...