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By Roger Harnack

High-capacity magazine ban bill 'dead'

Time runs out on bill to limit how many rounds a magazine holds


Last updated 2/20/2020 at 10:01am

OLYMPIA — A bill that would have limited the number of rounds of ammunition a firearm magazine can hold is “dead” for this legislative session.

Substitute House Bill 2240 was on the docket for a second reading in the House, but was did not receive a second vote prior to 5 p.m. today, Feb. 19.

“The attempt to ban magazines in Washington state is dead,” Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, said from Olympia in a live broadcast on his personal social media feed shortly after 5 p.m. “We just got word we are done today and the magazine ban is dead.”

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