7th District Representatives vote ‘no’ on bill limiting size of firearms magazines

Representatives from the 7th Legislative District voted against legislation tonight that would place a limit of 10 rounds for all firearms magazines purchased, manufactured, or transferred in Washington state.

The so-called high-capacity magazine ban, Senate Bill 5078, passed the House of Representatives with no support from Republicans.

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, and Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, issued the following statement after voting ‘no’ on the bill:

“This is a sad day for the freedoms of our citizens and for those who believe in our state and federal constitutions. The Democrats in this state have succeeded in their efforts to infringe upon the rights and freedoms that so many have sacrificed so much to protect.

“This bill will not deter criminals from committing violence. Not one drive-by shooting, not one armed home invasion, not one armed robbery. Violent criminals will find the tools they want to commit their crimes. However, this new policy will absolutely make our families and communities less safe. It hinders the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones in these uncertain times.”


Washington State House Republican Communications