Senate Democratic leadership propose gun bills

Senate Democratic leadership propose gun bills

In this Jan. 11, 2018 photo, a semi-automatic rifle at right that has been fitted with a so-called bump stock device to make it fire faster sits on a table at the Washington State Patrol crime laboratory in Seattle. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has called for a ban on bump stocks and a Washington state Legislature Senate committee held a public hearing Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 on several bills related to guns, including measures to prohibit high-capacity magazines and to ban bump stocks. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Democratic leadership in the state Senate have introduced two measures that they said are aimed at promoting safe gun ownership. Delaware State Senate President Dave Sokola (D-Newark) has introduced a bill that seeks to ban high-capacity magazines, including any capable of holding more than 17 rounds. Senate Bill 6 would also create a buyback program, giving high-capacity magazine holders until June 30, 2022, to sell them back to the state. “Responsible gun owners have no legitimate need to fire off 17 rounds without reloading,” said Sokola, in a prepared statement. “But limiting the sale of these absurdly large magazines will help to save lives in police standoffs and mass shootings where these items inevitably lead to far greater deaths and casualties.” A high-capacity magazine ban with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds was introduced in 2018, but didn’t make it to the House or Senate floor for debate or a vote. At least nine states and the District of Columbia […]

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