“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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