Washington State Governor Signs Bill Banning ‘Assault Weapons’

Washington State Governor Signs Bill Banning 'Assault Weapons'

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a news conference, Monday, April 13, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee appointed Pierce County Superior Court Judge G. Helen Whitener to the Washington Supreme Court to replace Justice Charles Wiggins, who retired from the court at the end of MarchWashington State Governor Signs Bill Banning 'Assault Weapons'InternationalIndiaAfricaWASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday signed legislation to ban so-called assault weapons in his state and strengthen background checks for individuals purchasing a firearm.”With my signature we will become the tenth state in the country to adopt an assault weapons ban,” Inslee said during a press conference.The ban will not apply to the US military and law enforcement agencies, according to a state official.Inslee also signed legislation that he said will increase accountability on gun dealers and manufactures to ensure they are complying with state firearm laws while conducting business in Washington.Washington State Governor Signs Bill Banning 'Assault Weapons'‘Our Country Has F***king Failed Us’: Katy Perry Breaks Down After Shooting Survivor’s Idol Audition28 February, 03:39 GMTIn late March, US House Democrats sent a letter to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan requesting a markup and floor vote on a bill to ban assault weapons in the United States.The Assault Weapons Ban of 2023, introduced by Democrats in January, would ban the sale and importation of 205 “military-style assault weapons,” but allow owners to keep existing firearms. The bill would also ban certain magazines and “bump-fire” stocks, as well as expand background checks.


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