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By Taylor McAvoy
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Lawmakers clash over gun legislation


February 21, 2018

Washington State lawmakers introduced a multitude of bills early this 2018 session on issues of gun regulation to address the multiple incidences of gun violence in the nation.

More than 10 firearm bills were introduced and led to heated debate throughout January. Four still have a chance to become law, having passed the cutoff deadline, Wednesday, Feb. 14.

“We are not doing nearly enough to regulate access to weapons designed to cause mass casualties. We can do better if we choose to do better,” Governor Jay Inslee wrote in a press release on Thursday, Feb. 15, the day after news broke about a 19-year-old who opened fire at a high school Florida killing 17 people.

“Thoughts and pr...

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