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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

State Sen. Marko Liias

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...

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Reader Comments(1)

Robert McManis writes:

Thanks Marko (sarc). This feel good ban on magazines capable of holding 11+ rounds will do absolutely nothing to stop gun violence or any other kind of violence. So with your logic, a nut job shooting 10 bullets at innocent victims is less harmful than 15 or 30? Really? News flash--criminals don't follow the law by definition. You've just created a huge black market for these magazines which the law breakers will use to the fullest. Law abiding citizens will be the victims of stupid laws yet again. Registration is next....mark my words...


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