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Bill before State Legislature: permit to purchase firearms required!

Credit: MONICA ALMEIDA, NYT via The Olympian.

“WA gun buyers would need a permit to purchase firearms under bills before the Legislature”

The bill would require Washingtonians to obtain a permit after taking safety training classes.

From The Olympian:

Washington residents could soon have to have a permit to purchase firearms in the state under a new bill making its way through the House.

On Wednesday the proposed legislation had a public hearing in the House Appropriations Committee. The bill would require Washingtonians to take safety training classes to obtain a permit to purchase a firearm. Dealers would be strictly prohibited from selling to anyone in the state without a permit.

Additionally, the bill would clarify that dealers must wait 10 days after a background check is requested and must receive notification that a buyer is eligible to purchase a firearm through the Washington State Patrol Firearms Background Check Program before they can sell firearms to an individual.

Committee staff noted during a public hearing that residents would still be able to inherit firearms without having to get a permit, however.

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Posted by Steve on February 11, 2023 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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