Lawmakers move to ban high-capacity magazines
Supporters say fewer bullets would increase safety. Opponents say it would infringe on their gun rights.
Last updated 1/24/2020 at 3:04pm
Gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition would be outlawed 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 Washington residents’ right to bear arms.
SB 6077, sponsored by 14 Democratic senators, would make it illegal to possess what the bill would define as a high-capacity magazine in most instances. Under the proposal, exemptions apply to people who already own the magazines, though use is...