Numerous new gun restrictions loom
April 13, 2023
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign multiple new firearms restrictions into law in the coming two weeks.
House Bill 1143 passed the Senate 28-18 on Saturday, April 7. That bill is now before the governor.
On the same day, House Bill 1240 passed the Senate, 27-21, and is now back before the House to reconcile changes between the newest version and one passed by the House earlier this year.
A reconciliation vote is expected to come quickly, as the only difference between the bills
House Bill 1143, when signed into law, requires a permit to purchase a firearm and completion of a f...