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By Sydney Brown
WNPA News Service 

Bill would ban open-carry weapons at peaceful state capitol protests

Many view bill as infringement on rights; others say guns used only to intimidate


Last updated 2/10/2021 at 7:01pm

A proposed ban on open-carry weapons during public demonstrations sparked a heated debate on whether the bill unreasonably restricts the Second Amendment to secure the protections of the First.

The Senate Law & Justice Committee voted Jan. 28 to send Senate Bill 5038 to the House in a 5-4 vote, with Democrat committee members voting together in the majority.

Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, said she introduced SB 5038 to limit “intimidation” by counterprotesters during a peaceful demonstration. She cited incidents in Kenosha, Wisc., during which a 17-year-old drove to a protest with the...

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