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By Rep. Joe Schmick
9th Legislative District 

Looking back at the Legislative session


March 17, 2022

The 2022 legislative session has ended.

Throughout the past 60 days, your voice has been heard as I try to represent our collective priorities as best I can. What follows is a quick recap of some of the larger issues of the session.

2nd Amendment

Senate Bill 5078 – bans firearms magazines of more than 10 rounds. This new law goes into effect July 1. It bans the sale, transfer and import of so-called “high-capacity magazines,” although most of us gun owners know it really bans standard magazines.

You have until July 1 to purchase or acquire firearms magazines over 10 rounds. After t...

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