As high-capacity magazine ban dies in Olympia, other gun bills advance

As high-capacity magazine ban dies in Olympia, other gun bills advance

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(Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images) The latest effort to ban so-called “high-capacity” magazines in our state has failed in Olympia. RELATED: State patrol set to buy back bump stocks ahead of ban A pair of bill requested by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson that would have banned the magazines failed to get votes before a deadline this week, and are considered dead for this legislative session. In the Senate, SB 5062 would have made it illegal to possess magazines with 10 or more rounds while the House version, HB 1068 , would have banned magazines with 15 or more rounds. Dave Workman with the The Gun Mag said this was a win for the gun rights community, especially since most handguns come with magazines that hold ten or more rounds. “That just was a bad idea from the beginning, there are hundreds of thousands, millions of those things out there floating around and to criminalize those things — to turn them into contraband — just made no sense at all,” Workman said. The Attorney General was disappointed, but stressed he will continue to push for the law. “While we’re pleased that the House of Representatives passed our ban on 3D-printed ghost guns with bipartisan support, we’re disappointed that neither body took action on common-sense restrictions on magazine capacity. Our vote count showed us one vote short in the Senate, so we’re not surprised they did not bring it to the floor,” Ferguson said, adding he would work with the […]

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