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By Emma Epperly
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

"Ghost Gun" bill moves to Senate Committees

 


Undetectable and untraceable firearms and their creation would be illegal under proposed legislation. These types of firearms are being manufactured most commonly via 3-D printers and are often referred to as “ghost guns.”

The Senate Law and Justice Committee heard public testimony on Engrossed House Bill 1739 last Tuesday. The Senate version, SB 5061, passed out of the Law and Justice Committee in January but did not move out of the Senate Rules Committee. Differences between the two bills were described as “non-substantive” by committee staff.

Rep. Javier Valdez, D-Seattle, is the prime sponsor of the bill which was requested by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

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