The Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is celebrating the passage of a bill by the state Senate that limits magazine sizes of firearms.
“The Legislature put public safety above the interest of the gun lobby,” Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement. “This historic vote represents an important step toward combatting mass shootings. The devastation of mass shootings traumatizes entire communities. The research is clear – bans on the sale of high-capacity magazines saves lives. It’s time for the House of Representatives to act, and send this public safety bill to the Governor.”
The AGO said it requested the legislation, and Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, spearheaded it.
The bill, Senate Bill 5078, passed Wednesday, 28-20, with all of the Republican senators present and one Democrat voting against it. If enacted, it would limit the size of most magazines sold to 10 rounds, grandfather in current magazines of higher capacity and limit their use.
Its companion bill in the House, House Bill 1164, had not been scheduled for a second reading.
“This creates the impression that the Legislature is doing something” to address the recent surge of violent and other crimes in this state, Dave Workman, senior editor at the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation, told The Center Square.
In reality it will do no such thing, he said.
“I don’t think that there’s any credible evidence that this is going to make any difference in preventing the kinds of crimes that Bob Ferguson and the lawmakers who signed onto this bill” wanted to prevent, he said.Workman pointed out practical problems with the legislation, including the facts that millions of higher capacity magazines already are in circulation in the U.S. and well trained marksmen can change magazines quickly.“Someone who wants to swap magazines can do that pretty fast if they know what they’re doing,” Workman said.For […]
Most “Conservative” News Outlets Are on the Big Tech Teat
Not long ago, conservative media was not beholden to anyone. Today, most sites are stuck on the Big Tech gravy train.
I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
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