Democratic-controlled Washington state legislature fails to pass two major gun control bills

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Washington state’s legislature has failed to pass legislation aimed at restricting firearm magazine capacity and prohibiting the sale of guns defined as “assault weapons.”

According to KING 5, the magazine capacity limit bill passed out of House and Senate committees but never made it to the floor for debate before the 5 p.m. deadline Wednesday.

Both chambers of the legislature are led by Democratic majorities, but Republicans filed 120 amendments, an unusually high number, to the magazine capacity bill as a strategy to delay debate of the bill and potential passage of the legislation, as Wednesday was the floor cutoff deadline for the 2020 legislative session.

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