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By Taylor McAvoy
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Washington becomes the fourth state to ban bump stocks


Taylor McAvoy

Governor Jay Inslee signs a ban on bump stocks on Tuesday, March. 6.

A controversial gun control bill to ban bump stocks was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee.

SB 5922 passed both chambers in the Washington state legislature by slim margins and largely along party lines. The vote was 29-20 in the Senate and 56-41 in the House of Representatives.

Gov. Inslee signed the bill on Tuesday, March 6.

Starting July 1, 2018, bump stocks will be illegal to manufacture or sell, and starting July 1, 2019, the accessory will be illegal to possess. The bill also allows police officers to seize the weapons and, if found, possession or use of a bump stock qualifies a...

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