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Daily Archives: March 8th, 2023

VICTORY! Washington State House votes to ban military style assault weapons

Excerpt: “The House today put public safety above the interest of the gun lobby,” Attorney General Bob Ferguson said. “The devastation of mass shootings extends far beyond the casualties and injuries. Mass shootings traumatize entire communities. We must stop selling these weapons of war in Washington.”
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Senate approves bill to update, loosen restrictions on police pursuits

Excerpt: The substitute bill passed by the Senate consisted of a compromise striker offered by Senator Manka Dhingra (D-45th District: Redmond, Kirkland, Sammamish, Duvall), Chair of the Law & Justice Committee. The compromise deeply divided both caucuses in the Senate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Support for an assault weapons ban in Washington State is growing, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 58% of respondents to NPI's winter 2023 Washington State poll said they are supportive of banning assault weapons, while 40% said they were opposed and 3% said they were not sure. A majority of likely voters continue to be strongly supportive. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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2023 town hall guide: Where + when you can meet with your Washington State legislators

Excerpt: Here's a roundup of all of the announced town halls that we know about this month, sorted by district. You'll notice that most legislators offer town halls jointly with their seatmates!
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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