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By Roger Harnack
Cheney Free Press 

Gun-control measures signed into law

So-called ‘assault weapons’ banned in Washington


Last updated 4/27/2023 at 2:17pm

OLYMPLIA – The sale, import, distribution and manufacture of so-called “assault weapons” and related parts was immediately banned Tuesday morning, April 25, across the state.

With a large crowd of Democrats standing behind him at the Capitol, Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1240 into law.

It was the most sweeping of three gun-control measures he signed into law just before 11 a.m. with a large crowd of West Side Democrats standing behind him.

House Bill 1240 included an emergency clause allowing it to take effect immediately.

The bill essentially makes several specific semi-automati...

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