January 2, 2019 In the News

Washington State Bans Sale of Semiautomatic Assault Rifles to Those Under 21

“People under 21 are no longer able to buy semiautomatic assault rifles in Washington, as of Jan 1. It is the first of several new state measures intended to reduce gun violence. The National Rifle Association has already filed suit….‘It is a meaningful step in the right direction,’ said Christian Heyne, legislative director at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, on Washington’s initiative. ‘Gun violence on the whole is such a complex problem. We need to have complex solutions, comprehensive solutions. This is a part of that conversation.’”

Read the full article by Mihir Zaveri at nytimes.com