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By Leona Vaughn
WNPA Olympia News Service 

'High-capacity' magazine ban moving through Senate

Senate Bill 6077 would make it illegal to purchase, possess


Last updated 1/26/2020 at 11:39am

Leona Vaughn

Gun control supporters and opponents packed a Senate committee hearing Thursday as members took up a bill that bans magazines of more than 10 rounds.

OLYMPIA -- Ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds would be illegal to purchase or posses in Washington under a proposed law moving through the state Senate.

Supporters cite safety concerns, while opponents argue the measure, which cleared the Senate Committee on Law and Justice on Thursday, Jan. 23, would place new restrictions on residents' constitutional right to bear arms.

Senate Bill 6077, sponsored by 14 Democrats, would define 10-plus-round magazines as "high capacity" and make them illegal to possess or use.

Current owners would be exempt from prosecution for continuing t...

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