House approves bill to ban "ghost" gun

By: 
Statesman-Examiner
Staff Writer

The state House of Representatives passed legislation Monday prohibiting the manufacture of untraceable, undetectable 3D-printed guns.
Pushed by State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and sponsored by Rep. Javier Valdez, D-Seattle, the measure banning "ghost guns" passed 57-39 vote.
It now heads to the state Senate for consideration.
“I support the Second Amendment. With that said, we cannot allow felons and other dangerous individuals to make an end-run around our state’s background check requirements by printing untraceable, undetectable 3D-printed guns,” Ferguson said. “Guns that can evade metal detectors pose too great a risk to the safety of our communities.”

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