Washington state lawmakers debating assault weapons ban.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington lawmakers are one-quarter of the…

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Washington lawmakers are one-quarter of the way through their 60-day session in Olympia, and one issue they’re debating is gun control.

A hearing is scheduled tomorrow in the Senate Judiciary Committee on a bill that would ban military-style assault weapons that can fire rapidly and carry a lot of ammunition. It’s sponsored by Sen. Adam Kline of Seattle and faces stiff opposition in an election year.

The bill is supported by the gun control group Washington Ceasefire and opposed by the National Rifle Association and the Citizen’s Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Source: KNDO Washington via AP.

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  • Jim

    Has been done in the past in different places and statisticaly did not make any difference. Just because a rifle looks like an assault rifle doesn’t make it one. Semi-Auto is still only semi-auto no matter what it looks like. Magazine restrictions never made any difference either. The “bad guys” always get what they want in terms of guns and ammo. The restrictions only limit the law abiding.