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...