WA Lawmakers to Hear New Gun Control Bill Tuesday

A hurriedly-called public hearing on new gun control legislation in Washington State is scheduled Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the State Capitol. (Dave Workman)

Anti-gun lawmakers in Washington State are rushing through a bill that would require the same background check for certain rifles and shotguns with “tactical features” as is now required for handguns and a public hearing is scheduled Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m.

SB 6620 is sponsored by Senators Andy Billig, Reuven Carlyle, Jeannie Darneille, Manka Dhingra, David Frockt, Karen Keiser, Patty Kuderer, John McCoy and Kevin Ranker. All are Democrats.

Under this measure a semiautomatic rifle or shotgun with “tactical features” means:

(a) A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following:

(i) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;

(ii) A thumbhole stock;

(iii) A folding or



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