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Senate, House vote to ban high-capacity magazines

Mayor: 'These instruments of war have no place in our community'

 

Last updated 3/14/2022 at 8:28pm

Now that legislation to restrict the sale of high-capacity firearm magazines has been approved by both House and Senate in Olympia, and is expected to be signed by Gov. Jay Inslee, both supporters and proponents are letting their views be known.

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. The approved legislation does not ban the current possession of high-capacity magazines. It would go into effect July 1.

House members passed the bill on a 55-42 v...



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