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Numerous new gun restrictions loom

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 firearm...


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