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Washington state Senate approves open carry ban at Capitol, permitted rallies in party-line vote

Added 02-26-21 04:29:03am EST - “Washington? state senators voted along party lines Thursday to pass a bill that would ban the open carry of firearms and other weapons both at the Capitol building in Olympia and within 250 feet of a permitted demonstration anywhere…” - Foxnews.com

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Arizona joins four other states in seeking protection from any federal legislation that would affect Second Amendment rights.

Washington state senators voted along party lines Thursday to pass a bill that would ban the open carry of firearms and other weapons both at the Capitol building and grounds and within 250 feet of a permitted protest anywhere in the state.

Democratic Sen. Patty Kuderer, the bill’s sponsor, said guns and politically-charged situations "is a bad combination and it poses serious risk to public health and safety."

"What you need when you come to the Capitol is your voice. You don’t need a weapon," she said. 

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