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By Taylor McAvoy
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Gun regulations draw an overflow crowd to hearing

Five firearm bills go before state lawmakers


People line up in the rain outside the Capitol's Cherberg Building for the hearing on five gun-regulation measures. - Taylor McAvoy photo

Nearly 1,000 people from law enforcement, gun rights groups, gun violence prevention groups, veterans, and Washington residents signed in to support or oppose contested firearm bills heard on Monday, Jan. 15 at the state capitol.

Hundreds lined up along the corridors of the capitol's Cherberg Building, where Senate bills are heard, and along exterior sidewalks to get into the hearing.

Packed into three filled hearing rooms, activists, lawmakers, and citizens heard five bills. Those under consideration included banning bump stocks and high-capacity magazines, a measure to expand background...

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