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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Washington State Lawmakers Push Semi-Auto And Magazine Ban

Lawmakers in Washington state, with the support of Attorney General Bob Ferguson, are pushing two rabidly anti-gun bills for next year’s legislative session.

The two measures—Senate Bill 5050 and House Bill 1387—were both introduced last session, and Ferguson recently said he will renew his efforts to see the gun-ban legislation passed in 2018.

SB 5050 would prohibit all possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of commonly owned semi-automatic rifles and ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. HB 1387 would impose a registration and licensing system for these so-called “assault weapons” and “large-capacity magazines.”

Both of these anti-gun bills failed to move out of committee during the 2017 session, but will be carried over for consideration during the 2018 legislative session.