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Raise age to purchase rifles like AR-15 to 21

Mar 01, 2018 - The Seattle Times

Washington lawmakers still have a few more days this legislative session to make a decision that would save lives.

Passing a bump-stock ban, as they did on Tuesday, was a good start. Raising the age limit to 21 for purchasing semi-automatic rifles, like the AR-15, and strengthening the background-check requirements for those purchases would be a great next step.

The Senate is considering a bill to do just that this week. Lawmakers should approve Senate Bill 6620, which also includes ...